Southeast Asia-China-Tibet-Central Asia-Turkey-Europe

China to Europe Motorcycle Expedition

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    A journey of a life time. Join us on this 60 day motorcycle expedition from the east to the west. Ride across Eurasia, the largest landmass on Earth, a region has the most ancient history, most diverse landscapes and cultures. Our expedition starts from tropical southeast Asia, Travelling north to China and we  can visit UNESCO world heritage city of Luangprabang. We ride to Lijiang,  Naxi Ethnic Town. We ride through the third deepest gorge in the world and climb up the foothills of the Himalayas and enter Tibet officially. We will ride through the great river trenches of Asia, Yangtse, Mekong and Salween rivers over several mountain passes above 5000 meters. Lhasa is well worth all the challenges. Mt. Everest base camp is not the end of our adventure but a new beginning as we venture to the sacred mountain - Kailash. Riding over some of the highest passes of the Karakorum Range and crossing some beautiful valleys we will find ourselves in a different world on the western edge of the Taklimakan Desert. Welcome to Kashgar, oneof the largest oasis on the silk road.
    Follow the Silk Road we shall venture into the Stan countries, we will ride through the mountainous Kyrgyzstan and to the icons of the Silk Road at Samarkand and take a ferry across the Caspian Sea to Azerbaijan. Riding the wine route to Tbilisi, We arrive at the Black Sea and we go into Turkey. So many things to see and experience in Turkey including the ancient roman ruins, Cappadocia underground city, and the old imperial capital Istanbul.  By crossing the bridge over the Bosporus Straight, we have officially left Asia and Europe awaits us.

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    Eurasia Motorcycle Expedition

    Laos to UK, 60 Days, 15000+ km

    Start May 9, 2021 from Laos or anywhere in Southeast Asia

    Finish July 10, 2021 in UK or anywhere in Europe



    Pre China stage: 

    Trip starts from Laos in Southeast Asia. Riders can join the group at Boten in Laos. RideChina guide will meet the group and organize border crossing to China next day.


    Buy a Bike option: Several Honda African Twin 750 are available from Cambodia. Please get in touch to ask for prices and bike details


    Stage 1: China-Tibet-Kashgar

    Guided and supported group riding through China, Tibet, Everest bc to Kashgar.

    Bike Rental Option: You can fly in China and rent our motorcycles to ride China Tibet Kashgar Stage


    Stage 2: Kirghistan - Turkey

    Guided and supported group riding through central Asia, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey


    Stage 3: Europe

    Free riding, or use our trip notes to continue your journey in Europe.


    Itinerary


    Week 1  Cambodia-Lao- China border

    We will start our journey from tropical Southeast Asia. Travel north to Vientiane, the capital of Laos, visit UNESCO world heritage city of Luangprabang. Continue riding northward we shall reach Chinese border at Boten town. China awaits us !


    Week 2  China - Tibet Border

    A nice scenic highway will lead us to Kunming, the city of eternal spring. This is a lively city of 7 million inhabitants. Weather starts to cool down when we ride to Lijiang , the UNESCO World Heritage Naxi Ethnic Town, in one week time we will be riding through the third deepest gorge in the world, retracing the ancient caravan trails, visiting small villages and Tibetan monasteries in Shangri_la, worshiping the highest unclimbed mountain in the world, climbing high to the foothills of the Himalayas. Tibet awaits us !


    Week 3 Road to Lhasa and Mt. Everest

    We enter Tibet officially, Eastern Tibet is a hidden treasure. Only a handful of westerners have traveled through this region. We will ride through the great river trenches of Asia, Yangtse, Mekong and Salween rivers. We shall ride over several mountain passes above 5000 meters. Riding a motorcycle into the holy city of Lhasa is well worth all the challenges. You will spent a rest day to explore the different lifestyle and existing culture of the roof of the world. Monasteries and shrines are the centre of the religious faith, which plays an important role in their day to day life since from thousand years. The adventure continues from the holy city Lhasa for a once in a lifetime opportunity to ride up to the base camp of Everest. This will be ultimate climax on two wheels ...


    Week 4  Mt. Kailash and Kashgar

    Mt. Everest is not the end of our adventure, we venture into far-west Tibet through the wildest land on earth. Meeting nomads dwelling in low, black tents, tend flocks of sheep and goats as well as herds of the yak. Pilgrims of Buddhists, Bon, Hindus and Jains all come to pay their homage to this sacred mountain - Kailash. We ride into the heavily eroded sandstone canyon and valleys of the upper Yarlung River where numerous ruins of ancient cities that once comprised the kingdom of Guge, temples in that area are still intact and contain exquisite murals and decorative motifs with a history of more than ten thousand years. Then we ride to Ngari-the largest city in the far west Tibet, climb some of the highest passes of the Karakorum Range and cross some beautiful valleys we find ourselves in a different world on the western edge of the Taklimakan Desert. Welcome to Kashgar, the oasis on the silk road.


    Week 5-6  the Stanz

    Follow the Silk Road we shall venture into the Stan Countries, we will ride through the mountainous Kyrgyzstan and to the icons of the Silk Road at Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva in Uzbekistan. Camp a night at the “Gateway to Hell” in Turkmenistan we take a ferry across the Caspian Sea to Azerbaijan.


    Week 7  Georgia Turkey

    Riding the wine route to Tbilisi, Georgia has way different landscapes and culture to the Stans. We shall be able to taste some top Georgian wines, as well Georgian Cuisine. Riding in at the foot of the Caucasus Mountain, we arrive at the Black Sea and go to Turkey, another hospitable country to visit. Some many things to see and experience in Turkey including the ancient roman ruins, Cappadocia underground city, and the old imperial capital Istanbul.  


    Week 8 Europe

    By crossing the bridge over the Bosporus Straight, we have officially left Asia and Europe awaits us. Montenegro contains amongst the best sights you can find anywhere in Europe, even some scenes so splendid they were researched for the set of a certain James Bond movie. Croatian sea town of Dubrovnik is well known for it’s old style splendor, followed by a fabulous ride along the coast road, look to your left and you’ll see the sun glittering on warm waters of the Adriatic sea as you ride the coast road through Croatia. Austria, The ‘Passes’ here are legendary, even with European riders who search out these regions to fully appreciate their bikes & their own capabilities! Continuing through central Europe, the riding highlights must be the famous B500 road through the black forest, it’s just an incredible road! as is much of southern Germany. We’ll take time here staying in some really unusual old style hotels and towns. Further north we’ll first ride alongside the River Rhine, a huge true working river.  UK As your tour reaches its finale, there’s still plenty to explore in the city of London, or how about exploring more of England.

    Eurasia Motorcycle Expedition
    Laos to UK, 60 Days, 15000+ km
    Start May 9, 2021 from Laos or anywhere in Southeast Asia
    Finish July 10, 2021 in UK or anywhere in Europe



    All Prices in US Dollar per person

    Dates

    Days

    Stages

    Rider

    Single room

    Passenger

    Bike Option

    May 10 – July 10

    60

    China to Munich

    14800

    2000

    7400

    Your own bike

    May 10 – June 29

    50

    China to Istanbul

    11800

    1680

    5900

    Your own bike

    May 10 – June 3

    25

    China Tibet Kyrgyzstan

    5200

    800

    2600

    Your own bike

    May 10 – June 3

    25

    China Tibet

    on rented bikes

    7500/

    8500

    800

    2600

    Chinese 650cc

    BMW F800GS


    Included in the cost:

    All accommodation on shared basis (or a single room, if booked)

    All breakfasts

    Dinners in China (May 10 – June 2 )

    Local overnight hotel parking charges

    Chinese Visa advice and letter of invitation

    Turkmenistan Visa advice and letter of invitation

    Tibet China Travel Permits for Foreign vehicles

    Customs Deposit for imported Vehicles

    All entry fees listed on the itinerary

    Chinese Driving License & Chinese Bike License Plate

    Daily route notes

    Expedition Tour Shirt, Stickers

    English Speaking Expedition Leader on motorcycle

    Support Vehicle, equipped with spare fuel, water, tools, selected spare parts and emergency first aid kit

    A trailer for emergency cases

    Support Vehicle Driver, with motorcycle mechanical experience

    Local Guides in Xinjiang & Tibet Provinces

    Local guide or fixer in Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan


    Please contact us if you need to freight your motorcycles to Asia to join the expedition



    "THANKS FOR EVERYTHING, you have been more than helpful... 

    and we are very pleased with Jah and our driver Tang.. One month they have really worked hard to make this trip come through...”

    -Carl from Singapore


    “In a blink of eyes, I could do it again”   

    -Andrew from Australia


    "Thanks for organizing the trip, its a great experience"

    -Dominick from Germany


    "Jah is an exceptional tour guide with a great team, I would whole heartedly recommend taking a tour with him ”

    -Dani from UK

GROUP SIZE

Minimum 8 participants

START/FINISH

SE Asia/Europe

DURATION

60 days

TRIP GRADE

Advanced  

ROUTE

Total distance 15000 km, daily rides 250-500 km. Laos-China-Tibet-Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan-Turkmenistan-Azerbaijan-Georgia-Turkey-Bulgaria-Serbia-Croatia-Slovenia-Austria-Germany

ACCOMMODATION

Hotels and Guesthouses

HIGHLIGHTS

World Heritage City Luangprabang, Lijiang and Lhasa. Rarely visited eastern Tibet, Shangri_la, Yangtse, Mekong and Salween Rivers. Himalayas and Karakorums, Tibetan culture, Yumdrok Lake, Mt. Everest base camp, Mount Kailash, Guge Kingdom Ruins, Chang Tang Plateau, Kashgar city. Silk Road Oasis, Kyrgyztan Tianshan mountain, Samarkhan and Bukhara, gateway to hell in Turkmenistan, Iran, Cappadocia, Istanbul.

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