Cycle Touring. Chapter 9: The Crossing to China & A Weekend of Recovery in Kashgar

Catching a flight directly from the United Kingdom to Kashgar, China, was the initial plan. Having changed our plans, enabling us to spend the first week journeying eastwards through Kyrgyzstan, I can wholeheartedly say that the short time spent in this enigmatic country was exceptional. Kyrgyzstan offered everything that a cycle touring introduction should provide. … More Cycle Touring. Chapter 9: The Crossing to China & A Weekend of Recovery in Kashgar

Cycle Touring. Chapter 8: Kunelek to Irkenshtam. The Pass Taldyk & Child Bandit Country

Leaving the relative comfort and security of Kunelek and our host, Kolbek, behind we continued our way South following the Gul’cha river. Mountains grew ever taller as we got our first glimpse of distant snow capped peaks. The valley floor suddenly opened up to a view of a little outcrop village sitting precariously atop canyon … More Cycle Touring. Chapter 8: Kunelek to Irkenshtam. The Pass Taldyk & Child Bandit Country

Cycle Touring. Chapter 7: Osh to Kunelek. An Ode to Kolbek

As those who are experienced in the art will know, cycle touring can be an extremely rewarding, yet arduous adventure. This is largely dependent upon your desired route and the countries of which you have an appetite to visit. When planning to cycle through such unforgiving countries, Kyrgyzstan, China, Pakistan, India and Nepal, Jacob and … More Cycle Touring. Chapter 7: Osh to Kunelek. An Ode to Kolbek

Cycle Touring. Chapter 6: Osh, Kyrgyzstan

Landing in Osh after three flights and a total of fourteen hours, killing time and drinking coffee in airport cafe’s was a welcome relief. Leaving the airport we were immediately barraged by taxi drivers enthusiastically offering their services. Understanding very little of what each other were saying, but mutually agreeing on a price, Jacob and … More Cycle Touring. Chapter 6: Osh, Kyrgyzstan