CASPIAN SEA AND SABALAN PEAK

CASPIAN SEA AND SABALAN PEAK

Reza and two of his friend made a spontaneous decision to cycle the length of the Caspian Sea. None has ever done camping in their lives, let alone an adventure, in the evening they were joking “wouldn’t it be cool to spend couple of days cycling along the Caspian Sea”. The morning after, they went and bought a tent, loaded up their old bikes and left Tehran heading north. After a healthy dose of pain and misery they finally cycled the length of the Caspian Sea. Decision made on the spot to extend the trip to go to the province of Azerbaijan followed by climbing the Mount Sabalan, the second highest peak in Iran (4,800m) with absolutely bear minimum preparation. Putting their mountain biking skills into test they climbed using their mountain bikes through mountain tracks, and from 3000m above shouldering the bikes most of the time. Enjoying fascinating natural frozen lakes in the peak, followed by the most dangerous experience of their lives of coming down the peak on their bikes. They were hosted by nomads as they travelled through remote part of Iran and experienced the infamous Asalem – Khalkhal road. That was where Reza picked up the adventure bug.

 

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