Silk Road Motorcycle touring routes
Motorcycle routes riding along the Silk Road to The Great Wall of China
Silk Road China touring routes
Expedition: 69 days / 11000 miles
UK > THAILAND
Start: May >THAILAND/CHINA TO: > EUROPE
“to see China – You Must ride to the heart”
RIDE UK – CHINA or ASIA – CHINA TO EUROPE & UK
2019 ride options start from either UK/Germany/ Europe to Thailand
SE ASIA – THAILAND – LAOS – SOUTHERN CHINA – TO UK
(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
Europe stage – Use our ride notes – or vary with your own ride ideas.
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
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 – 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
From China – meet your English speaking Chinese partner guides & local moto support.
The China to Bangkok stages require local guides to travel & assist you with travel permits, customs, traffic regs,
customs clearances, local hotels
MotoExplorers Ride route overland through China
Ride to The Great Wall of China
Full final Routes & schedules may be subject to changes.
Laos – Thailand to Bangkok – option
or continue through China to Beijing or Shanghai exiting on the east coast port
Also China – Mongolia routes available
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.
please get in touch for more info
World riders can also Freight motorcycles to any other locations,
Tel: Steve Hotson + 44 (0)7788 101144
Skype available for international riders
See: China motorcycle touring Expeditions for more details