China Routes

Silk Road Motorcycle tour routes China

motoexplorer riding motorcycle to china 
Motorcycle routes riding along the Silk Road to The Great Wall of China

Silk Road China tour routes

Total Expedition: 69 days / 11000 miles

Start: July 2019 >UK
finish: Oct 2019 > THAILAND

“to see China – You Must ride to the heart”
Motoexplorer china tour village

2019 ride options start from either UK/Germany/ Europe to Thailand
July 2019


May 2019

(scroll to bottom of page to view the route in reverse,  maps from south Asia to northern Europe)

MotoExplorers RideChina Country guides & fixers + local
support along the Silk road from Russia, Kazakhstan to China

China tour 2019 ride details – click here

motorbike adventure riders touring stand & China 

Europe stage.  

We provide day to day route notes and accommodation guides – you can meet up with other riders anywhere along the route.
 Routes cross the stunning Tatra mountains & then include a nice stage through northern Ukraine, via Kiev – travelling through the safe region of northern Ukraine which has some lovely vast Countryside, old fashioned bumpy roads and some great quality hotels.

MotoExplorers – route crosses the nice safe northern regions of Ukraine.

From Russia you continue east to Saratov before crossing into Kazakhstan, across to a nice large town at Uralsk where we stay in comfort and cool down in the cities finest 4* hotel. It’s then a few days of hot riding, across the vast flat plains down to Aral, the town that used to be on the sea but is now in a desert.
Continue south towards the cool mountains of Kyrgyzstan and enjoy this stunning mountainous Country – a ‘bikers paradise’, as well as a nice respite from the heat.

Includes travel permit for the restricted Torugart border region & guide support to the China border,
travel with moto guide, support vehicle & includes all lodgings b&b

silk road motorcycle touring ride through Kyrhyzsan Tan Sian mountains

The mountains suddenly rise up out of the plains as we approach beautiful Kyrgyzstan, the bikers jewel of the trip.  A stunningly beautiful, natural – friendly country,  A real delight to travel through.  Lovely mountain roads, cool air & warm homestead hospitality set amongst proud mountains and incredible lakes.  We track south following the path of the old silk road up to Tash Rabat where an ancient road house still sits amongst the mountains. From there, an exciting short journey alongside the mountains, up to the Tourgart pass and to the China border. 


china tour through tiger leaping gorge

silk road china, Yunnan province

China – Laos & Thailand
Xingjian, Gansu, Autonomous Tibet regions, Sichuan, Yunnan Provinces
includes Moto permits for all Provinces.
Accommodation, guides, supporting Moto guides,
Chinese driving licence, customs clearances, overland travel permits
Motorcycle tours riding through china

From China – we hand over to our English speaking Chinese partner guides & local moto support.
The China to Bangkok stages have our local guides to travel & assist you, without watering down your
adventure. Includes all guide costs, travel permits, customs, traffic regs,
customs clearances, all local hotels B&B

MotoExplorers Ride route overland through China

buddhist temple in China Tibet

Ride to The Great Wall of China

Full final Routes & schedules may be subject to changes.

China Sichuan Province motorcycling tour route
China Sichuan Province

Yunnan tour china silk road

Laos – Thailand to Bangkok – optional

 Local supporting guides, fixer & support vehicle from Laos.
includes, hotels accommodation to a high standard throughout Laos & Thailand.
guide, motorbike travel permits, through Laos & Thailand
support truck / fixer.

Laos and Thailand now require riders to be issued overland travel permits and to travel with local supporting guides & vehicle.
The guides are there to assist you where needed and organise the necessary travel permissions for us.


All nationalities welcome, please get in touch for more info & enquire to join the expedition

Flexible join stages from anywhere on-route

Adventure motorcycle 1200 Tenere Yamaha on tour
Adventure Yamaha Tenere 1200 in Laos


Start 28th July 2019
Finish Thailand
RIDE STAGESNo. of days & AccommodationPRICES - Total: £12995Pillion & double room option
Options to ride with other bikes from EU, or set own pace riding solo.Total 69 Days, inc 1 rest day per weekTotal cost: £12999Total cost: £5500
1. Start Trier, Germany23 days Ride to Kazakhstan includes ride notes & all hotel locations, GPS etc£1000 / person PAYG hotels £1000 PAYG in EU-KZ
2. Guides, fixers & vehicle supported stages, Bishkek to Bangkokinc 46 days Ride China to Thailand inc hotels£11999£4500
Full expedition 69 days
Join from Trier.
UK-Europe-to-Thailand, Trier Germany to Bangkok Thailandoption to exit at Malaysia & continue riding.

yamaha adventure motorbike rider


Pre-trip guidance and advice / Letters of Invitation (loi's)Visas
Services of a support bike or vehicle with guide and fixer from join point, inc China Laos and Thailandpre-trip vaccinations - speak to your own GP
Assistance forwarding bike parts/tyresany hotels prior to your official joining point
Route notes & GPS lat/long coordinates from UK to ThailandTravel accident and medical Insurance
Customs paperwork and all formalities completed for entry into China, Laos + Thailand Insurances (bikes insured on borders after EU)
English speaking guides, fixers & support trucks, from China onwards oil / service parts / tyres
Return bike freight Thailand to UK (or EU / worldwide extra)personal spending money/food
Hotel accommodation twin room, bed and breakfast. (from your joining point to Bangkok)fuel / toll fees /speeding fines

World riders can also Freight motorcycles to any other locations,

Contact us for quotes

bmw GS adventure motorcycles on tour

If you are interested in the ride and would like to find out more,
then please contact me and I will be happy to tell you more about the expedition
and these fabulous areas of the world.

Tel: Steve Hotson + 44 (0)7788 101144
Skype available for international riders

See: China Expeditions for more details