Motorcycle tours to China
2018 : The modern SILK ROAD is constantly evolving and being upgraded. There’s some exciting new sections being added to the ride, new routes, better paced riding with good facilities, fuel and modern hotels along the whole route to China and S.E. Asia.
2018’s Silk road adventure is again scheduled at 70 days for the whole expedition, with well paced riding, plenty of rest, whilst remaining very competitively priced, including all hotels, lodgings, local guides, fixers & supporting vehicles, from Kyrgyzstan & China to Thailand. The expedition also includes the costs of all overland travel permits, licenses, customs clearances as required. (which also includes the new permit regulations in Laos & Thailand).
2017’s ride was a small ride group, with a mixture of bikes; 2 Triumph 800 XRx/c’s, a Triumph Explorer 1200, plus the usual GS’s 800 and 4 GS 1200 LC’s. It was nice to see how these big water cooled bikes performed through Asia with no problems at all this year.
Tyre wear seems to also be almost absent! All bikes completed the ride through to Thailand on the one set of original tyres, mainly running Michelin Anakee’s, fitted new for the trip. I’ve been noticing over the years that guys seem to be veering towards bigger more powerful bikes, as well as new/newer machines. Whereas when we started riding to China, we were all riding what-ever we could get our hands on! some old R80’s R100, plus an assortment of road bikes, all of which coped just fine with the pot-holed Asian roads, or even the ‘lack of’ Kazakhstan roads!
Nowadays – there’s much much better roads most places, even Kazakhstan has many new smooth roads and services in most places! and in reality these modern large semi-off road bikes are better prepared than ever.
New China Ride stage – Amsterdam to Shangai, 2018
with options to freight bikes and continue riding in Japan,
66 days adventure riding. Bike freight Worldwide from Shanghai.
Motoexplorer is working with our new VRTW expedition partners to provide full support and overland logistics.
This tour is a road based cruiser ride, aimed for the bigger V-TWIN Motorcycles, like Harley-Davidson, Indian etc
& is a fully supported rod trip, with escort / assist bikes, support trucks throughout. All bikes are welcomed.
2018 UK – China to Bangkok
If you’d like a more independent ride out to China, you could join us from Bishkek,
Bishkek to Bangkok, includes all hotels, supported ride stages through Kyrgyzstan, China, Laos & Thailand and return freight of your motorcycle from Bangkok.
Return freight to UK is inclusive of; agents, shipping docs, de-berth to UK, outbound/inbound customs clearance to receiving agent.
Onward freight can also be arranged Wordlwide from the end of the trip in Bangkok.
We limit our ride group numbers so that we can use the nicest hotels and more family style accommodation which riders tend to prefer. Places like Kyrgyzstan also have very limited availability for nice places to stay, especially in the small villages.
2018 Silk Road Motoexplorer expedition departs: 26th July 2018
Booking applications on the trip open until; May 2018
Ride sets out from UK: 26th July.
MotoExplorer China 2018 – We’ll be assisting more independent travellers reach China and beyond.
Riders can join us on any section of the rides through Europe. Independent riders are also welcome to join or meet up with us along the Silk Road. We can provide route notes and advice for Kazakhstan which you can explore free spiritedly anytime, in conjunction with our Kazak-Rally lap.
MotoExplorers support truck will also offer facilities to support independent travellers exploring the Stans, providing Moto back up, support, parts, etc + an emergency moto recovery service from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Almaty-Bishkek etc.
Prices & options available on request, for 2018 motorbike Expeditions & supporting services.
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