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Biking Iran In 10 Days , Shiraz to Persian Gulf

From Shiraz and  Ancient Persepolis to Silk Road ‘s Splendid desert city of Yazd and Zein Al Din Caravansary , with a wonderful end in Qeshm Island must  bring meaningful  experiences of ancient Persians’ history and culture  along with amazing adventures of desert and sea. 

Destinations: Shiraz – Persepolis – Abarkouh – Yazd – Sirjan – Bandar Abbas – Qeshm

Day 01: Shiraz, arrival day

You can fly directly from Istanbul or Dubai to Shiraz or fly Tehran and have night train to Shiraz. Arrive Shiraz, Check in and rest. Have Shiraz city tour, including Nasir Al Molk Mosque, Karim Khan citadel, Vakil Bath, Mosque and Bazaar, Eram garden and Hafez tomb.  Shiraz overnight.

Day 02: Shiraz – Persepolis – Abarkouh

Head north out of Shiraz on the main highway towards Marvdasht, continue to Persepolis and Nagsh –e – Rostam (65 Km). Visit these UNESCO’s World Heritage. Then Continue by supported car to Abarkouh. Abarkouh is famous for being as a desert city on Silk Road and also for its Ice house and oldest tree Cypress. Overnight at Abarkouh.

 Day 03: Abarkouh – Yazd

Start Biking toward Iran splendid desert city, UNESCO heritage Yazd City. Bike to Deh Shir about 70 km, stop for lunch, then continue by car to Yazd. Yazd overnight.

Day 04: Yazd

Have Yazd city tour, wander through the narrow streets of Yazd’s Old Town with your guide to lead the way. In the afternoon you are free to explore the ancient city at leisure. Afterwards, a good option is to visit the Jame Mosque of Yazd and Amir Chakhmaq Complex. This ancient desert city was a major stop on the caravan routes to Central Asia and India during the Silk Road period – Marco Polo visited the city on his way to China – and it still retains a rustic atmosphere today. Yazd is also the heart of the Zoroastrian religion.

Day 05:  Yazd – Sirjan

Cycle to Zein Al Din caravansary, then continue to Sirjan by Supported car. Sirjan overnight.

Day 06:Sirjan- Bandar Abbas – Qeshm

Drive to Bandar Abbas to go to amazing Qeshm Island by ferry Boat. Overnight Qeshm Island.

Day 07: Qeshm Island

Riding toward Kharbas caves, Stars valley & Naaz Island In southern coasts. Qeshm Island overnight.

Day 08: Qeshm Island

Transfer to Sooza, biking toward Laft town, Watching Dolphins, visiting the fascinating architecture of Laft and returning to the hotel.

Day 09: Qeshm Island

Transferring from the hotel to Harra sea forests, boat riding, biking along the shore toward Dargahan (24 km), biking toward Qeshm (18 km), sightseeing and accommodation in hotel.

Day 10: Qeshm Island, Departure day

This day is departure free day, you can return via Dubai or have domestic flight to Tehran and fly back home from Tehran.

Note:
You will cycle around 30-70 km/a day. Information listed in the itinerary are a guide to the approximate distances cycled each day. However, this may vary depending on the physical capabilities of the group, and changes to local conditions. For safety reasons we only cycle during daylight hours, so there may be some early morning starts. We take regular rest breaks throughout cycling days.

Tour Details

Included Services: Accommodation with Breakfast, Local Tour Guide, All Transfer with Privet Coach, Visa Services

Group Size: Min 2- Max 16

Best Time to go: Spring, Autumn, Winter

Tour Grade:3/5

Number of Cycling Days: 7 days

Highlights:Cycling, Cultural&Natural Sightseeing Tour

To have more details about program and price, please email mary@maraltours.com

Available departures

Unfortunately, no places are available on this tour at the moment

Persepolis

PersepolisPersepolis Persepolis (Pārsa) or as locals name Takhte Jamshid, founded by Darius I and later King Xerxes in 518 B.C, was the ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid Empire. It is situated 60 km northeast of the city of Shiraz in Fars Province, Iran. The earliest remains of the formal capital of the Achaemenid Empire date Read more

Yazd

YazdYazd is located on the ancient Silk Road and has ever Marcopolo here spent the night in a Karavanseray.  The old town with its traditional houses joined together is a living monument to himself. Some so-called “friendship” alleys you cannot pass each other without having to socialize with each other. Getting lost in the Old Town is Read more

Shiraz

ShirazShiraz, city of poets and nightingales, located in the heart of the ancient Persian empire. Not for nothing is here beautiful parks and idyllic gardens. Our word paradise comes even from Persian. Shiraz has a wonderful climate and is a tourist-friendly city where it is nice to stay. Shiraz is a medium Iranian town south of Esfahan towards Read more

Tehran

TehranCity of museums As compared with most of other big cities in Iran, the capital city, Tehran, is a rather newly established one. This big, populated and polluted mega city hosts some beautiful palaces and museums, namely, Golestan Palace, Sa’ad Abad Palace, Niyavaran Cultural-Historic Complex, The National Jewelry Treasury, The National Museum of Iran, The Read more