On this page we attempt to make available the experience of individual bicycle tourists who travel to Kyrgyzstan (you can share your experiences here).
Xinjiang Airlines (Kyrgyzstan to Urumqi/China)
No box required. Just wrap your bicycle tubes into carton and empty the tires. No problems.raymond thuring, August 24, 2004
Bus -- Kyrgyzstan
Your bicycle inside the luggage area is not a problem (if not already full). Complete Yurtas (=Nomad tents) are transported in the back side of the bus and your bicycle can easily go on top. Remember that, like in most public transport, you pay extra for the bicycle/luggage.
Our experience is 1 bicycle = 1 person (when you are with 2 bicycles it can also be 1 person). Sometimes it takes some persuasion from the ticket office that the bus driver needs to take you and your luggage. Expect to pay the bus driver separate as well (hey, he's got children too!)
In Bishkek we arranged a van through the ticket office to pick us up from the guesthouse and to bring us to the airport. Of course, like in Uzbekistan, a MTB fits easily upside down in the back side of a taxi. Bring some straps to tie your bicycle your own way.raymond thuring, August 23, 2004