News ID: 319046
Published: 1154 GMT December 29, 2021

Best cycling routes in Iran

Best cycling routes in Iran
Kish Island

Tourism in Iran is not limited to visiting historical monuments and mosques, and there are other exciting areas which await tourists in the country.

Interesting cycling routes provide an opportunity for tourists to visit amazing sights, local cultures, and to meet local people in the best possible way, wrote.

Mountain biking tour is one of the exciting, fun programs of the adventure tours. Generally, such programs are carried out either on usual routes, or on mountainous, desert, forest and sometimes off-road routes. Here, we will explore the best cycling routes in Iran.



Kish Island


Kish Island, southern province of Hormuzgan, located in the beautiful Persian Gulf, is a vast island totally suitable to be explored by bicycle. There are special cycling routes on the island making it an easier and safer cycling destination for tourists. Nights would be the best time for cycling in Kish Island. Cycling or strolling along the beaches with clear water and the landscape of Persian Gulf during the day, however, would also make a memorable time for every tourist.

Rentals are available, and you can choose your own wheels whether it’s a bike or a scooter.


Qeshm Island


Qeshm Island, Hormuzgan Province, offers one of the most pristine natures of Iran. Although it is the largest island in the Persian Gulf, tourists can explore this beautiful island by bike.

In fact, tourists can cycle the 270km route across the island while enjoying numerous attractions such as the Valley of the Stars, the Salt Cave, and the mangrove forest, as well as its scenic beaches, and sometimes the presence of camels along the way. Due to hot and humid climate of this region, winter is the best time for cycling in Qeshm Island.



Lar National Park


The combination of excitement, nature and culture encourages anyone interested in cycling to visit Lar National Park, located on the border between Mazandaran and Tehran provinces, at the foot of Damavand Mountain. The best time to visit this protected area is in the spring, when flora and fauna are at their best condition and you can take extraordinary photos there.

Cycling aside, slight challenges such as climbing hills, crossing rivers, and spending time in this park can undoubtedly be a memorable experience for you.


Cloud Forest


If you have always dreamed of cycling or hiking in the clouds, you can live your dream in the Cloud Forest (aka Abr Forest). This forest is located almost on the border of Semnan and Golestan provinces, earned its reputation because most of the time the forest is subsumed by an ocean of clouds. In the forest, clouds are so close to the trees that you can literally walk through them.

You will need to chart your way through the clouds as you embark upon your expedition in the forest, considered to be one of the most gorgeous natural landscapes in Iran by many tourists. Due to the pristine and lush nature of this forest, it is hard to believe that its southern neighbor is actually the Khar Turan National Park with its dry and semi-arid climate. Tourists who aim to cycle along the 150km route of the forest can start their journey from Shahrud, Semnan Province, and go through the forest to Aliabad and finally end their journey in Golestan Province.



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