be the first to explore pioneering routes in asia
Our newest route in the less explored western area of Yunnan along the border with Burma. The area is part of the formidable Henduan mountain range at the eastern end of the Himalaya and is UNESCO World Heritage listed. Home to three major rivers that drain the eastern Tibetan Plateau (the Yangtze, Mekong and Salween) the area combines mountains with peaks over 6000m and deep valleys providing dramatic landscapes. Home to thousands of rare plants and animals living alongside precious ethnic minority groups the area provides a rich cultural and natural experience.
For the first time ever, Koryo Tours and Serk has negotiated access for a group of foreign cyclists to ride through North Korea. For the inaugural Pyongyang Randonnée in 2020, we will ride south from Pyongyang to Kaesong (near the border with South Korea), cycle around the iconic May Day stadium in the heart of the city, test our legs on Dragon Mountain outside the capital, and then fly up to cycle the remote mountain roads and up to the crater edge of the fabled Mt Paektu in the far north- the sacred birthplace of the Korean people, and the highest point on the peninsula.
The Kham region spans the Tibetan Autonomous Region and Sichuan Province and is one of China’s less explored gems. The roads are flowing, the variety of scenery from start to finish is diverse and views and vistas are jaw dropping. Add in experiencing local Tibetan Culture and hospitality and you have 6 days of cycling heaven.
Tibet is one of the world’s greatest travel experiences. Serk offers you the chance to surround yourself in the ancient cultures of Tibet and ride your road bike through its stunning landscapes all the way to the iconic Everest Base Camp.
We’ve taken the time to carefully craft an experience which will regularly stop you in your tracks and challenge you over the world’s highest passes.
The Himalaya Project. It’s our regular trip to Everest to the power of 2 – 15 days and 14 passes over 4500m. Travel 3/4 across the region in search of altitude induced cycling nirvana.
Kyrgyzstan is one of the worlds best kept adventure secrets. Nestled between China, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan it’s the new frontier for gravel riding. This geographically isolated country is almost entirely made up of mountainous terrain and is famed for its gravel roads, ancient herding culture and spectacular scenery. We’ll take you on a 500km journey through some of the most remote roads in the region on a route inspired by the first edition of the SIlk Road Mountain Race. Expect to be completely immersed in nature and off the grid for 10 days of gravel biking bliss.
Xinjiang is China’s largest province and host to some of the most delightful landscapes anywhere on the planet. Snow capped mountains, lush valleys with blue lakes and wild hourses – this region has it all. Add to that the distinct culture of the Muslim Uyghur people and you have the ingredients for a truely unique China cycling experience. Fresh bitumen is unleashing Xinjiang’s wealth of cycling potential, and Serk will be one of the first to enjoy it.
Beijing is one of Asia’s best kept cycling secrets. There are mountains on three sides of the city which are responsible for trapping the notorious Beijing air. However once you drive over the first mountain range cycling heaven awaits. So too does better air and blue skies. Out there you’ll find 1000’s of kilometres of twisty cycling roads that rival the best cycling destinations around the globe.
Don’t believe us ? Come and give it a go. We promise you’ll be totally blown away !