Mountain Biking Highlight (Segment)
Planned by Silk Road Mountain Race
The old soviet road is only a short section of the overall route but it left a marking impression on riders in the first edition of the race. The 1.4 kilometre climb out of CP2 has an average gradient of almost 14%, gradually increasing on the way up, to reach 18% near the summit. It’s almost certainly a push from start to finish. Be careful of the remains of barbed wire fence that are sometimes strewn across the trail. In our opinion the reward is worth the effort though, with a fantastic section of single track on the way down towards the main road.