Bicycle tourism (cycling) – a type of tourism in which the bicycle is the primary or sole mean of transportation. The concept of "cycling" has many meanings and applies to one of the outdoor activities, as well as a variety of sports tourism. This kind of tourism is divided into plain and mountain. For each type of cycling used bicycles adapted for this species. If the "plain" bikes have a minimum weight and a small amount of gear, the mountain biking, this is a complex structure having improved strength of the frame and wheels, the more gears, which facilitate the movement of the climbs and descents.
The sports tourism has its own rules, route categorization and discharge classification for athletes, as well as in other kinds of sports tourism.
All area highways are suitable for plain cycling. Mountain biking is developing mainly in Ile and Zhetisu (Jungar Alatau). There are individual routes in Terek and Kungey Alatau