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uzbekistan by bicycle

Postby mike1872 » Tue Jan 17, 2017 7:00 am

Hello to all,
I would have to be held in September, a solo journey by bicycle from Tashkent to Bukhara or, if I can, Khiva, and back to Tashkent by train.
Journey time of 17-18 days
Arrival in Tashkent by air with bicycle embarked (with Aeroflot or turkish).
I wish I had this information:
- it is sure the country for a bike trip?
- there are logistical problems or other problems to travel by bike?
- the train from khiva (Urgench) or Bukhara performs bicycle transportation?
- along the way there are countries where the night (hotels or private homes), at least every 70-100km?
Thanks to everyone who can help me with any information.
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Re: uzbekistan by bicycle

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Re: uzbekistan by bicycle

Postby arturowing » Fri Mar 17, 2017 1:54 pm

I traveled 2015 from Urgench, via Khiva, Bukhara, Samarkand to Tashkent by bicycle. Its really easy and the people very friendly. There are some htspots you may avoid, like larger roads/highways. I always felt safe, even if sometimes a little bit stressed because the highly kindness of locals, soemtimes it's close to harassment. I always avoid, in all ex sovjet countries, to drink alcohol togehter with locals, and I never get in troubles. In UZ sometimes I felt observed by civil police man and two times they get my cellphone and look for pornographical material, this was the explanation. But all in one it was a nice country. my blog either in spanish or german about UZ is here: http://www.bike4happiness.com/category/ ... tan-de_at/
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Re: uzbekistan by bicycle

Postby arturowing » Fri Mar 17, 2017 1:58 pm

Oh and I forgot:

Bike transportation by train: I guess its not regulated, and due to an advise of a local, I just deal the transportation with the controller onboard, givin him a little extra fee. May you have to bargain. Its not a problem and the black market seems to be more than usual there. Keep care, the train tickets are all written in cyrilic so you may take the wrong train as I did. Anyway, the experience is worth.
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