China Routes

Silk Road Motorcycle tour routes China 2018

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

UK – Europe – Silk Road China tour routes

Total Expedition: 69 days / 11000 miles

Start: 29 July 2018 >UK – Europe
finish: 05 October 2018 > Thailand

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

MotoExplorers We have our own in Country guides & fixers + local
support along the Silk road from Russia, Kazakhstan to China

31 days from UK/Europe to China – 5000 miles
38 days through China, Laos, Thailand – 6000 miles

Full China tour 2018 ride details – click here

Day to day ride notes provided: Joining the Ride from any European location you prefer

motorbike adventure riders touring stand & China 

Europe stage 1.  Europe to Russia
For independent riders
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

Ride Stage 2.  China to 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

Ride Stage 3. 

Laos – Thailand to Bangkok 

 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 through Europe.

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

CHINA EXPLORER UK - THAILAND - with bike freight from BKK

Start 29 July 2018 UK - Europe
Finish 5 October Thailand
JOIN RIDE FROM:No. of days & AccommodationPricePillion & double room option
stages 1 & 2 options.
Join from UK, Europe, Russia or KZ.
Twin rooms. (single upgrades also available; £3500
1. Start UK or Trier Germany, Day 1. inc 69 days Ride & hotels£15499£6799
2. Join at: Bishkek, Kyrgyzstaninc 46 days Ride & hotels£11199£4899

yamaha adventure motorbike rider


Pre-trip guidance and advice / Letters of Invitation (loi's)Visas
services of a support 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
onward / Rtn bike freight from Bangkok ThailandFerry crossing from UK to Europe and return air fare from Bangkok Thailand
route notes inc GPS lat/long coordinates from UK to ThailandTravel accident and medical Insurance
customs paperwork and all formalities completed for entry into China Insurances (bikes insured on borders after EU)
English speaking guides, fixers & support truck, from your selected joining point. oil / service parts / tyres
guide and fixer in Kyrgyzstanpersonal 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,
after finishing the ride in Bangkok.

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