Trail – running in the footsteps of the great travelers, 8 days / 7 nights.
Running through this mysterious Uzbekistan gives you the opportunity to explore the historical cities of the Silk Road and immerse yourself in nature like you have never seen before.
Our trail running tours are designed with contrast in mind, meaning you’ll never find yourself running in the same environment twice. Our trails change every day: endless steppes, desert as far as the eye can see, agricultural villages or majestic mountains.
Here is an example of our trail and running tours in Uzbekistan. For more information on our other trails, do not hesitate to contact us. Come run on the Silk Road with Samarkand Running Tours!
Visit of the cities classified with UNESCO
Trail and running in various natural environments
Unique race around desert castles
Charming hotels in the heart of the old quarters
Departure from the airport of your choice to Uzbekistan. Dinner and night on board the plane.
Upon your arrival at Tashkent International Airport, our local team will welcome you and organize your transfer to the hotel. After checking in your rooms, you’ll have some time to have a small rest.
The morning will be spent for visiting the modern city of Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan. The tour will include the famous Chorsu Bazaar, Tashkent Metro (designed after the 1966 earthquake) and various modern squares.
You will then have lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, you will discover the Orthodox Church and will be transferred to the airport to take a domestic flight to Urgench located in the northwest of the country (duration of the flight – 1 hour).
You will be transferred to Khiva, about 35 km from Urgench. Check-in, dinner and overnight at your hotel.
After breakfast at the hotel, it will be time for your race number 1 “From rice fields to ancient Khiva” (detailed information will be provided upon request). After this first running experience, a lunch in a local restaurant will be much appreciated.
In the afternoon, you will visit the ancient fortress of Khiva inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. This walled city is divided into two main parts and you will visit the inner fortress. Dinner and overnight in Khiva.
In the morning, you will leave the first Silk Road city on your tour and head to the second, Bukhara. However, the next racing experience will be waiting for you on the way!
You will be driven to the desert to start your race number 2 “Running between the Kyzylkum and Karakum deserts” (detailed information will be provided upon request).
Lunch will be served under the yurt near the Ayaz-Kala fortress. In the afternoon, you will visit the fortresses of the desert, then you will go to the city of Urgench from where you will take a flight to Bukhara (duration 1 hour). Overnight in Bukhara.
The day will be spent exploring another city on the Silk Road, Bukhara, which has long served as a link between Iran and China. First you will visit the Samanid Mausoleum, which was built in the Middle Ages and is considered one of the best examples of the early development of Islamic architecture.
You will walk through the local bazaar and taste the sweetest fruits in the region. The visit to impressive historical monuments will be followed by a local lunch in the new town. At the end of the day, you will head to your next race spot around Bukhara for race number 3 “Following the steps of history” (detailed information will be provided upon request).
While running, you can enjoy a magnificent view of a sunset. You will then return to the hotel and enjoy some free time. Dinner and overnight in Bukhara.
Early in the morning, you will be transferred to the village of Uchtut located at the foot of the Zarafshan mountain range. Race number 5 “Overcome obstacles and reach the waterfall” (detailed information will be given to you on request) will allow you to run around the city of Samarkand and experience country life.
In just a few hours, you will pass through breathtaking villages. A small waterfall will indicate the finish of your running. You will then have lunch at a local house. Simply unforgettable…
In the afternoon, you will return to Samarkand and visit some sightseeing. A performance will be organized during your dinner to close the running tour of the Silk Road. Overnight in Samarkand.
You will leave the hotel after breakfast, at your convenience. You will visit some historical sites such as Registan Square which is considered the city center and consists of three main buildings.
Your next visit will be the necropolis of Shakhi Zinda, which keeps more than twenty burial buildings. After lunch, you will have time to walk around the city before your transfer to the station where you will take the high-speed train to Tashkent.
After dinner, you will be transferred to the city’s international airport. We wish you a pleasant return flight.
NB. This tailor-made trail and running tours is given as an example and can be modified or customized to your wishes. For more details and information, please contact our agency.