China Routes

Silk Road Motorcycle touring routes

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

Silk Road China touring routes

Expedition: 69 days / 11000 miles



“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

motorbike adventure riders touring stand & 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

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 – 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

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 – option
or continue through China to Beijing or Shanghai exiting on the east coast port
Also China – Mongolia routes 

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

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Adventure Yamaha Tenere 1200 in Laos

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World riders can also Freight motorcycles to any other locations,

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Tel: Steve Hotson + 44 (0)7788 101144

Skype available for international riders

See: China motorcycle touring Expeditions for more details