China Routes

Motorcycle touring & moto support services through China

motoexplorer riding motorcycle to china 

MotoExplorer  China

London to Bangkok By Bike
Total Expedition: 70 days
Expeditions dept: Aug 2017 or 2018
Motorcycle routes by The Great Wall of China

start: 5th August > from UK – Europe – China
Thailand < 12th October finish

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


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

30 days from UK/Europe to China
40 days through China, Laos, Thailand

Full China tour 2017 ride details click here

Motorcycle tours riding through china

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.

motoexplorers adventure motorcycle expeditions

70 Days

START EUROPE> 05 August 2017
Via China stage: Torugart Pass
FINISH BANGKOK < 12 Oct 2017

All ride stages included: £11150
includes all hotels, guides, support vehicles, travel permits, UK to Thailand
motorbike riding china

Joining the Ride from any European location you prefer
Ride China expedition – Aug-Sept 2017 & 2018

Get in touch: email us for more information, booking details, terms & detailed ride notes.

motorbike adventure riders touring stand & China 

Ride stage 1.
Europe to Kazakhstan & Bishkek – China Torugart border

includes moto support vehicle, guide, fixer & all hotel accommodation

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. We’ll Cross the stunning Tatra mountains & then include a really nice stage through northern Ukraine, via Kiev – all staying well away from the more southern Russian regions, northern Ukraine has some really nice vast Countryside, old fashioned bumpy roads and really 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

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

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
buddhist temple in China Tibet

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.


China Sichuan Province motorcycling tour route
China Sichuan Province

Yunnan tour china silk road

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.

From 2016 Laos and Thailand now require riders to be issued permits and to travel with supporting guides & vehicle.
The guides are there to assist you where needed and organise the necessary travel permissions for us.

Approximate route: 


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

2017 ride – closes May, to ride Aug-Sept
2018 – updating May

UK to Bangkok via China, Laos Thailand - 2018

Ride joining options
start ride from:
No. of days, inc hotels,
permits, guides & support vehicle
Bike & Rider Price options
Supported Ride & hotels,
through to Bangkok,Thailand
Pillion price options
double rooms
Rest / spare days
INCLUDES:Moto-support truck, guides/ local fixers, permits, hotels/b&b, return freight of bike is available Worldwide; cost £950 + UK clearance £250All hotels inc, b&b (single rooms option available)Double rooms, b&b12 rest / sight seeing days to explore the regions.
Start: 5th Aug UK / Europe to Thailand70 days / hotels & support
Join from: Slovakia66 days / hotels & support£10495£528012
Join from: Ukraine / Kiev63 days / hotels & support£9995£472510
Join from: Russia
i.e. after Moscow
60 days / hotels & support£9500£45758
Join from: Uralsk / Kazakhstan55 days / hotels & support£8750£42258
Join from: Bishkek & China45 days / hotels & support
Bishkek to Bangkok

yamaha adventure motorbike rider

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)
personal flights.
Non UK residents may need an additional visa for Ukraine & Kazakhstan.

Sea Freight  from Bangkok to Felixstowe port UK cost: £1145
including UK deberth, port & customs clearance

Motorcycle Freight available to other Worldwide destinations, from Bangkok.
Contact us for quotes
i.e. Bangkok to Perth, Australia is aprox £700 (other destination quotes available)

bmw GS adventure motorcycles on tour

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