Tajikistan Motorcycle Rentals and Tours
Tajikistan is an adventure bike rider’s playground. Over 90% of it is mountainous but its most impressive peaks belong to the legendary Pamir Mountain range – an absolute must for every motorcycle traveller. Here’s our recommended motorcycle tour and rental companies.
Recommended Motorcycle Rental and Tour Companies in Tajikistan.
Please contact the companies listed on this page directly for more information.
Oibek is a well-known and trusted tour operator and has been working in tourism within Kyrgyzstan for the last 20 years. For the last eight years he was the manager of MuzToo and has now branched out on his own.
Services: Motorcycle tours and rentals, 4×4 rental, short and long-term vehicle storage, mechanics and guides for travellers and foreign travel companies, motorcycle and 4×4 repairs, Silkway Wheels hotel based in Osh with large parking space for bikes and overland vehicles. Oibek is also able to deliver and pick up your rental motorcycle from neighbouring countries.
Rental bikes: Yamaha XT600 and XT660R motorcycles and Toyota 4×4 Land Cruisers.
Rental prices: 1-7 days is £74 per day. 8-14 days is £67 per day. 15-90 days is £49 per day.
Tour prices: All tour prices include three meals, hotel accommodation, guide and mechanic with 4×4, bike, road expenses and visas. Tour prices start from £500.
- Kyrgyzstan Song Kol 10-day tour – £1,800
- Kyrgyzstan Tian Shan 14-day tour – £2,025 per person
- Tajikistan Pamir 15-day tour – £2,800 per person
Kit availability: Gear available.
“We’re passionate about motorcycles, travel and Kyrgyzstan. We have our own motorcycle fleet and organise unbelievable motorcycle tours throughout untouched Kyrgyzstan.”
Services: Guided motorcycle tours in Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.
Tour bikes: Honda CRF 250L, BMW F850GS, BMW F650GS, Triumph Tiger 800XCX.
Tour prices: A 7-day motorcycle tour is £1,752 ($2,120$), this includes the motorcycle, accommodation and meals etc. You can find more information on the range of tours Travel Land provides on their website.
Insurance: Optional extra.
Kit availability: No.
Silk Off Road Motorcycle Tours
“We are very proud to be the first company to organise motorcycle tours in Central Asia 18 years ago. Our record, tours and adventures speaks for themselves, but what’s really important for us is that people from all over the world come to us as clients and leave as friends.”
Services: Guided motorcycle tours in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. Motorcycle rentals also available (and cars too).
Rental bikes: Suzuki DR650SE, Suzuki DRZ400, Honda CRF250L, BMW GS650F
Rental prices: Prices range from $75 to $130 per day dependent on which bike model you choose and the duration of your rental. All rentals include unlimited mileage, tools, airport transfer, vehicle liability and third party insurance and a full set of documents for self-drive and cross border tours.
Tour prices: Tour prices range from $2,500 to $6,500 dependent on where you’re going and how long for. Check their website for a complete breakdown on tour prices and what’s on offer.
Insurance: Third party insurance included.
Kit availability: Helmets and gloves included.
Alatoo Moto (previously known as MuzToo) are well known in overlanding circles as the Central Asia pit-stop for motorcycle and car repairs. Expect good service.
Services: Motorcycle rental/ Guided tours/ Motorcycle repair/ Vehicle repair/ Onsite mechanic/ Work on your own vehicle using their tools/ Parts, spares, tyres/ Onsite accommodation
Rental bikes: Alatoo Moto has a fleet of Yamaha XT600E motorcycles.
Rental prices: It’s between $70 (£50) a day and negotiable dependent on your rental time.
Tour prices: Tour prices can be found on their new homepage www.alatoo-moto.com
Insurance: Mandatory insurance is included in rental and tour prices.
Kit availability: There is motorcycle gear available at no extra cost.
Zorro Moto is a new company in Osh, offering a range of rental bikes and custom made motorcycle tours.
Services: Motorcycle rental/ Guided tours/ Motorcycle repair/ Onsite mechanic/ Work on your own vehicle using their tools/ Parts and spares/ Long term storage/ Hidenau tyres
Rental bikes: Yamaha XT600E and SWM SuperDual X motorcycles
Rental prices: Expect between £65 – £85 a day and negotiable dependent on your rental time.
Tour prices: Prices vary dependent on group numbers. Best to get in touch directly.
Insurance: £7.65 per day.
Kit availability: Bikes come with maintenance tools, but no riding gear is available.
Quick Facts on Tajikistan Motorcycle Rentals and Tours
Money: Both somoni and USD widely used. Card is rarely accepted outside of the capital. ATMs can be found in main cities and towns.
Currency: Tajikistani somoni ЅM
Food: cook your own £2-£5. Home-stay meal £3-£6. Restaurant £5-£10
You can wild camp anywhere for free. Dorms and home stays £4-£11. Mid-range hotel £20-£40
Petrol: £0.61 litre
High: June – Sep. It’s boiling hot in the cities, but it’s a great time to ride and hike through the Pamirs.
Mid: April – May
It’s mild outside of the High Pamir range. But heavy rain tends to cause landslides, road blocks and road closures.
Low: Nov – Feb
Not a good time to ride in the Pamirs! Temperatures plummet to between -20C and -45C.
Visa: Visa requirements are dependent on your nationality. Please visit the country’s government website for visa information.
Driver’s licence: You need a valid motorcycle licence to legally rent a motorcycle or join a tour. If you risk riding without the correct licence, then not only will you be breaking the law, but your insurance will be invalid too.
International Driver’s Permit: An IDP is a requirement for many countries. The UK Gov website lists every country that requires one and which IDP is required.
Insurance: Motorcycle insurance needs to be checked with the rental or tour company. Ask what they offer, what’s included and what the legal requirements are.
You should purchase personal travel insurance separately from your home country before travelling.
The Legendary Pamir Mountains are why most people ride in Afghanistan. They are phenomenal and it’s one of the best places in the world to ride a motorcycle. You’ve got three options when you get there. Check out The Motorcycle Travel Guide: Tajikistan for loads more information.
The Seven Lakes ride is a hidden Tajik gem and well worth the ride. Check out the Tajikistan Top 5 for more info.
FAQs on Tajikistan Motorcycle Rentals and Tours
No, sorry. Mad or Nomad do not offer any rentals, tours or services. Please contact the companies listed on this page directly.
This page displays motorcycle rental and tour companies from around the world. We do a lot of research into these companies before adding them and speak to the managers and owners. Many of the companies we have also used in the past or have met the owners while travelling.
While we have collected them all together in one place for your ease, we take no responsibility in your business with them. We’re simply showcasing companies in one easy-to-use place and are not involved with your dealings with them. Any business you have with these companies is at your own risk. We will not be held liable or responsible in any way.
High season from June – Sep is the best time to rent a motorcycle in Tajikistan. It’s boiling hot in the cities, but it’s a great time to ride through the Pamirs.
This is hard to gauge as most rentals and tours actually start in Kyrgyzstan. Currently in early 2023 the border between the two countries is closed. So, riders will need to travel from Kyrgyzstan to Uzbekistan and into Tajikistan to ride the Pamirs. Rental and tour prices will depend on where you rent from and how long you want to go for,
Take a video on your phone of the entire bike, do a walk around and film the condition of the chain, fairings, tyres, any bumps, dents and scratches. By doing so, you can’t get caught out and blamed for something you didn’t do when you return it.
Check the wheel bearings, chain, oil, coolant, brakes, clutch and that the handlebars are straight. Tyres need a decent amount of tread and should be suitable for the terrain you’re riding in. Take it for a short test ride and don’t feel pressured or rushed. Go with your gut and if there’s anything that catches your eye, speak to the owners immediately.
This is down to personal preference, where you’re riding and what’s available. If you’re renting or joining a motorcycle tour in the States and you’re going to be primarily on road, then you may want to opt for a big touring bike. If you’re headed to rural or mountainous countries and are going off-road in Central Asia for example, then go for a mid-weight single-cylinder.
We usually find lighter and cheaper rental bikes are better because they’re less stress, you don’t have to worry about dropping them all the time, are easier to fix and more fun.
For more info on choosing the right motorcycle for your trip, have a look at the below guide and also check out the adventure bikes page too.
We recommend lightweight and comfortable gear suitable for the climate you’re travelling in. If you’re heading to a particularly cold place, then go for Gore-Tex pro laminate.
But, the best all-round option is ventilated, light and comfy adventure bike gear. Take the thermal and waterproof liners out and leave them at home. Take a cheap pair of waterproof throwovers and a compressible down jacket that can be stuffed into a small bag. You can use both items as layering if it’s cold and rainy and they double up when off the bike and will reduce the amount of gear you have to take with you in your luggage.
It’s always better to take your own bike gear over renting or using kit from the rental company. You know your own stuff fits, works and is comfortable – especially your helmet. The last thing you want is to get a few days into your trip and get a headache from a tight lid.
Check out our riding gear article for more info on how to choose the right clothing and the guides section for our recommended kit.
Contact the rental or tour company and ask what luggage the bike comes with. Your bike might come with soft bags, hard boxes, a top box or nothing at all.
You can often leave the gear you don’t want to take with you on the trip at the rental or tour company’s headquarters. So you can travel on a plane with a larger kit bag and just take the bag and gear you need on the bike.
The type of luggage you need depends on the type of trip you’re on, how much off-roading you’re doing and how long you’re going for.
A good option is to go for a waterproof duffle bag and a pair of Rok Straps as this type of luggage setup can be fastened to any bike’s pillion seat and you don’t need racks. And take an additional small and light rucksack for your important gear (camera, passport etc) so you don’t have to worry about it when off the bike.
For more info on choosing your motorcycle luggage, check out our guide page below.
READ MORE: Adventure Bike Luggage Guides
Companies may offer motorcycle insurance as an optional extra, include it in the price or not offer it at all. This again depends on the country you’re riding in.
It’s worth getting insurance if you can and ask what the excess is as you will usually be liable for damage to the bike.
Motorcycle insurance is separate from personal travel insurance. This is incredibly important and you need to be very careful when choosing your personal insurance policy because the fine print often won’t cover you for bikes over 125cc, renting, touring or using a bike as your main mode of transport.
Check out our Admin section as you’ll find detailed guides on personal insurance, paperwork and safety on the road.
READ MORE: Admin Guides
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