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A stage can not start better than a descent. From the 2109-meter-high Keckek-Bel Pass, it goes down in no time down to the Yssykkul Lake, where you can best enjoy its breakfast directly on the beach. As luck would have it, this is the best bakery on Yssykköl Lake. Inconspicuous, but recommended by many locals, is served every morning fresh flat bread, which could not be fluffier. It is paid for by the little sons of the baker, who like riding on their donkey through the area. Well-fortified, we will head back to the road before stopping off at the fun sandstone hills along Lake Yssykköl to give the freerider its own space. Erosion has created a multitude of different lines in the rocks over the centuries, reminiscent of the Red Bull Rampage in the legendary Utah. After that it is still a fairly flat, but long stage to Karakol, on which only rarely can be bought. With supplies, therefore, be economical to deal with, before you can fill in Karakol the stomach again.
The stage from Balyktschy to the Keckek-Bel Pass can be done well in one day from the distance and the elevation meters, but on some days a violent wind blows over the Yssykköl Lake, which can cost a lot of strength. Otherwise, the route is characterized by many lonely, beautifully situated roads, which are interrupted only by very small, rudimentary villages. These usually offer no way to increase stocks, so it is advisable to pack in Balyktschy enough drinking water and food. The people on the way are extremely friendly and most of the time you do not get around for one or the other invitation to a glass of vodka. Just right, at the desert-like temperatures. The last climb to the Keckek-Bel fits is dead straight and therefore mentally a bit exhausting. You can see the target for a long time, but you are getting closer very slowly. Once you are on top, you will be rewarded with a great foresight. But beware: if the weather is bad, it is not recommended to camp on the pass.