cycling the last 50 km out of 1511 towards Khorog gave us
a lot of time thinking about the last 4 weeks cycling through
that amazing country.
started 4 weeks ago in Dushanbe, approaching the Pamir Mountains,
and then passed by Khorog into the Warkhan Valley along
the Afghan border, to continue on the Pamir Highway. Via
Murghab we made our way up to Ak Baital Pass (4655m), the
highest point of our tour. Shortly after, we took a left
turn into the wild Bartang Valley, which brought us back
don't know what the greatest experience was: the altitude
challenge passing 3 passes higher than 4000 m and staying
1 week in that elevation, the scenery, the wild Bartang
Valley or just the unbelievable hospitality of the people.
At the end most probably it is all of the above. It was
by far the toughest ride we ever did ... thanks to Bartang
Valley, the head wind, the lose stones, dried river beds,
bolder stones and river crossings. It is also by far the
most remote place we have ever been … We still can't
believe that if you find a shop in a remote area …
they are only well stocked in … SHOES !!! ... but
thanks to the hospitality of the Tajik people and the liters
of tea and loads of bread
... we made it !!!
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