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8. The Chinese highway to CP2

Expert
12:59
189 km
14.6 km/h
1,400 m
920 m
Expert mountain bike ride. Very good fitness required. Suitable for all skill levels.

Tour Overview

Starting Point
12.8 km

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Convenience Store
21.5 km

Акбейит

Mountain Pass
50.6 km

Тузбель

Mountain Pass
61.7 km

Camping Site

Camping Site
182 km

Кичине-Сарыбелес

Mountain Pass
188 km

CBT

Guest House
189 km

CP 2 - Silk Road Mountain Race 2019

Mountain Biking Highlight

Elevation Profile

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Waytypes

Singletrack: 75.4 km
Path: 138 m
Street: 1.16 km
Road: 32.9 km
State Road: 79.2 km
Off-grid (unknown): 313 m

Surfaces

Unpaved: 75.4 km
Paved: 32.9 km
Asphalt: 79.2 km
Unknown: 1.61 km

Extra Tips

  • Includes an off-grid segment

    Navigation instructions may be limited.

Weather Forecast

Planned by Silk Road Mountain Race

17/11/2018

Comments

  • Silk Road Mountain Race

    The Chinese highway is 80 kilometers of smooth tarmac until you reach the border control point at Torugart. Riders will reach speeds they had almost forgotten were possible on the flat. Beyond Torugart though, the road becomes a rough mud track along the eerie no man's land with China. Be warned that this whole area can be extremely dry so think carefully about your water needs until you reach CP2. This is the one section where it might be worth thinking about bringing extra water from Baetov as the climb out of town and descent to the highway can also be very dry. Once you leave the wide valley where Chatyr Kul lake is located and turn off towards CP2, the landscape changes quickly and riders will again be treated to stunning alpine views until they reach checkpoint 2.

    • 16/11/2018