Motorcycle touring to China 2018
Motorcycle routes riding along the Silk Road to The Great Wall of China
MotoExplorer UK – Europe – Silk Road China tour – 2018
London to Bangkok By motorcycle
Total Expedition: 75 days 11000 miles
Start: 26 July 2018 >UK – Europe – China
finish: 07 October 2018 > Thailand
“to see China – You Must ride to the heart”
RIDE TO CHINA
75 days adventure motorbiking 11000 miles
MotoExplorers We have our own in Country guides & fixers + UK based
support vehicle UK to China, equipped to support your bike
Our In-Country guides & fixers work exclusive for your tour, with MotoExplorers UK
MotoExplorer dedicated Chinese agents & support services
34 days from UK/Europe to China – 5000 miles
41 days through China, Laos, Thailand – 6000 miles
Joining the Ride from any European location you prefer
Get in touch: email us for more information, booking details, terms & detailed ride notes.
Ride stage option 1.
Europe to Kazakhstan & Bishkek – China Torugart border
includes moto support vehicle, guide, fixer & all hotel accommodation
This is the route our Motoexplorer support truck takes in 2018, which is included in the guided expedition.
Leaving the hustle – bustling rat race of UK, we can start to stretch our bikes legs and enjoy the wide spaces and freedom to explore, heading east across Europe.
2018 – we have extended the ride stage and now include an opportunity to explore more Countries, the Baltic & former USSR countries of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. This route enables us to include a 2 day stop over in Moscow where you can take a rest from the bike and visit Red Square and take in the sights and sounds of Moscow.
We have also included a visit to Volgograd before turning north east as we ride alongside the Volga river towards Kazakhstan and the many adventures ahead as you journey along the mighty Silk Road.
option 2. Europe to Russia – Stage
For independent riders (who wish to travel without the support vehicle or guide) we can provide route notes and accommodation. Route option to cross the stunning Tatra mountains & then include a nice stage through northern Ukraine, via Kiev – all staying well away from the more southern Russian regions, northern Ukraine has some nice vast Countryside, old fashioned (very! – bumpy roads and some great quality hotels.
From Russia we continue east to Saratov before crossing into Kazakhstan, across to a nice large town at Uralsk where we stay in comfort and ‘dust 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.
Ride Stage 2. China to Laos & Thailand
Xingjian, Gansu, Autonomous Tibet regions, Sichuan, Yunnan Provinces
40 days – includes Moto permits for all Provinces.
Accommodation, guides, supporting vehicles,
Chinese driving licence, customs clearances, overland travel permits
From China – we hand over to our English speaking Chinese partner guides & local support vehicle.
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
motorcycles freighted from Bangkok – any destination
The local agent takes care of all procedures – you just drop the bike at the freight centre.
MotoExplorers Ride route overland through China
Ride to The Great Wall of China
Full final Routes & schedules are subject to last minute changes, i.e. weather & politics dependent.
Access to all routes can-not be guaranteed, due to adverse weather or political restrictions
We have an alternative route through China if required.
Ride Stage 3.
Laos – Thailand to Bangkok
Local supporting guides, fixer & support vehicle from Laos.
includes, hotels, (hotel accommodation
is all to a high standard throughout Laos & Thailand).
guide, motorbike travel permits, through Laos & Thailand
support van, hotels with Breakfast.
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
We can co-ordinate motorcycle shipping your bike into UK
Collection of your bike from a freight centre & hold in secure storage until you fly over to start your tour.
Flexible join stages from anywhere on-route through Europe.
RIDE UK / EUROPE TO CHINA – THAILAND
75 Days / 11000 miles
START EUROPE> 26 July 2018
All ride stages
return bike freight included
includes all hotels, guides, support vehicles, travel permits, UK to Thailand
26 July 2018 Ride: UK China Thailand
|Ride joining options|
start ride from:
|No. of days, inc hotels,|
permits, guides, fixers, return bike freight
|Join from options: Bike & Rider Price options|
Supported Ride & hotels,
through to Bk, Thailand
|Pillion price options|
|Rest / spare days|
|INCLUDES:||Moto-support, guides & local fixers, all permits, hotels/b&b, return bike freight to UK, (we can also ship Worldwide from Bangkok).||All hotels inc, b&b (single rooms option available)|
Return sea freight included
|Double rooms, b&b||12 rest / sight seeing days to explore the regions.|
|Start: 26th July 2018 UK Europe to Thailand||75 days ride & hotels||£12995||£6675||12|
|Join from: Russia|
i.e. after Moscow
|65 days ride & hotels||£11995||£5825||8|
|Join from: Bishkek & China||50 days ride & hotels|
Bishkek to Bangkok
World riders can also Freight motorcycles to any other locations, after finishing the ride in Bangkok.
Our freight partners in Bangkok will happily provide you with quotes for other destinations.
We can also assist organising freighting your bike over to UK for starting the expedition.
Not included / riders own costs:
visas (China & Russia), ferry, travel insurance, fuel.
Third party insurances (obtained on borders e.g. Russia, Kazakhstan, China, total aprox $200)
Non UK residents may need an additional visa for Ukraine & Kazakhstan.
Motorcycle Freight available to Worldwide destinations, from Bangkok.
Contact us for quotes
Motorbike tours & moto freight from Bangkok Thailand
Motorcycle tour options Ride Thailand-Laos-China-Europe-UK
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