Iran Cycling Tour

Iran Cycling Expedition: Scenic Routes and Cultural Highlights

A captivating cycling journey through Iran’s diverse landscapes, from the bustling streets of Tehran to the serene beauty of the Persian Gulf coast and the historic pathways of Shiraz. This carefully crafted tour combines challenging rides, cultural immersion, and scenic explorations, offering cyclists of all levels an unparalleled adventure. Gear up to pedal through Iran’s rich history, vibrant culture, and breathtaking natural wonders.

12 Days



Day 1: Arrival in Tehran

Description: Land at Imam Khomeini International Airport and transfer to your hotel. Evening welcome meeting with your guides to discuss the journey ahead.

Highlights: Introduction to Tehran, preparation for the adventure.

Day 2: Tehran to Qom

Description: Start with a scenic ride from Tehran to the holy city of Qom, experiencing urban landscapes that transition into desert vistas.

Highlights: Pedal through the changing scenery, and visit the Fatima Masumeh Shrine in Qom.

Day 3: Qom to Kashan

Description: Continue cycling through desert landscapes to Kashan, known for its historical houses and beautiful gardens.

Highlights: Explore the Fin Garden and the traditional bazaar of Kashan.

Day 4: Kashan to Isfahan

Description: A challenging ride to Isfahan, crossing rugged terrains with rewarding views.

Highlights: Arrival in Isfahan, evening stroll along the Zayandeh River, and view its historic bridges.

Day 5: Exploring Isfahan

Description: Rest day with a guided tour of Isfahan, including Naqsh-e Jahan Square, Imam Mosque, and Ali Qapu Palace.

Highlights: Discover Isfahan’s rich cultural and historical heritage.

Day 6: Isfahan to Yazd

Description: Embark on a long-distance ride to Yazd, traversing through Iran’s central desert landscape.

Highlights: Experience the silence and vastness of the desert, evening exploration of Yazd’s old town.

Day 7: Yazd

Description: A leisurely day in Yazd to recover from the ride and explore the city known for its windcatchers and Zoroastrian heritage.

Highlights: Visit the Tower of Silence and the Fire Temple, and enjoy a traditional Persian cooking class.

Day 8: Yazd to Shiraz

Description: Continue your cycling adventure towards Shiraz, the city of gardens and poetry, with a stop at the ancient ruins of Pasargadae.

Highlights: Visit the tomb of Cyrus the Great, and pedal through scenic routes to Shiraz.


Day 9: Exploring Shiraz

Description: A day off the bike to explore Shiraz’s cultural sites, including the Pink Mosque, Eram Garden, and the tomb of Hafez.

Highlights: Dive into Shiraz’s rich literary and garden culture.

Day 10: Shiraz to Bushehr

Description: A spectacular ride from Shiraz towards the Persian Gulf, experiencing dramatic changes in landscape and climate.

Highlights: Reach the coast, and enjoy the sunset over the Persian Gulf.


Day 11: Persian Gulf Coast to Tehran

Description: A leisure day at the coast with optional activities like swimming or exploring local markets. Evening flight back to Tehran.

Highlights: Relaxation by the Gulf, farewell dinner in Tehran.


Day 12: Departure

Description: Transfer to Imam Khomeini International Airport for your departure flight, ending your cycling journey through Iran.

Highlights: Reflections on an unforgettable cycling adventure across Iran.

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