Ultra-Trail Marathon nearby Almaty
Combine a sports event with a cultural tour!
update as per March 7th: already three participants have booked this tour, group has been formed.
For the third time this event will be organized, at a one hour drive from Almaty close to the Ili river. The running takes place at May 7th, you will arrive in the steppe area on the 6th and stay in tents. May 5 and 8-9 (with Victory Day celebrations on the 9th!) are spent in Almaty with excursions and free time. Accommodation in a 3* hotel in Almaty and one nights in a tent at the running area.
Day 1, May 4
Flight to Almaty
Day 2, May 5
Arrival in the early morning and transfer to a 3* hotel in Almaty. Breakfast and rest.
From 11 AM excursion in the city, including visits to Park Panfilow and the Zenkow Cathedral, the Green Bazar, Central Museum and other places if time permits.
Day 3, May 6
12:00 – registration for the race, getting the start numbers
13:00 – acquainted with the terrain
19:00 – registration is closed
19:10 – the beginning of the briefing,
20:00 – dinner
21:00 – opening of the Marathon, the show program “The Spirit of Tengri”
22:30 – general retreat
Dag 4, May 7
Day of the Race
04:30 – breakfast
06:00 – start “Trail” category (35 km) and the “Ultra” (70 km)
09:00 – start category “Sprint” (10 km)
13-00 – control time at the end of the 10 km and 35 km
14:00 – lunch
18:00 – control time at the end of 70 km
19:00 – rewarding
20:30 – return to the city of Almaty and transfer to hotel Astana International
Day 5, May 8
In the morning leisure time and and in the afternoon excursion to Big Almaty Lake at 28 kms from Almaty over an adventurous road. Lunch box included. Transfer back to the hotel.
Day 6, May 9
Today is Victory Day all over the former Soviet Union and also this is celebrated, mainly in the parks. Here families and the last WW2 surviving veterans will meet for fesitivities and this offers a unique chance for Westerners to witness the atmosphere of the WW2 victory in the former USSR.
Day 7, May 10
Transfer to Almaty International Airport in the night or early morning and flight back home.
At two people the cost of this program is €615 per person, at four persons €495 p.p. Please write to us for other group sizes.
Included in the offer are:
– four nights of accommodation in a 3* hotel in Almaty on May 5 and 7-9, on the basis of bed & breakfast and in double rooms and including an early check-in on May 5th.
– one night of accommodation in a tent in the Tamgaly Valley on May 6th, where the running will take place. Included are the rent of tent, sleeping bag and mat
– three meals a day on May 6-7
– transfers airport-hotel-airport in Almaty, plus hotel-Tamgaly Valley – hotel
– two days of excursions in and around Almaty as described in the program, with local, English speaking guidance
Not included are the international flight tickets to and from Almaty, the remaining lunches & dinners, registration for the event (depending on distance run and from USD 35-65) and services not mentioned in the program.
Finally we will withhold €15 per booking for the Dutch GGTO Travel Guarantee Fund.
|May 4-10, 2017|
|€615 p.p. at two persons, €495 p.p. at four persons, ex.the international flights|