Ride China by motorcycle

Ride your own motorcycle to
The Great Wall of China

2018 & 2019 expeditions
Start: 29 July 2018 UK-Europe
Finish: 05 Oct – Thailand

“Very few Westerners get to ride their own motorcycles overland through China”

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Great Wall of China

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

MotoExplorers  Motorcycle Expeditions
“Organised as needs be – flexible as can be”

Motoexplorer co-ordinates flexible ride groups, to help you ride to the Great Wall of China on your own motorcycle, at your own pace.

Option to travel fully supported with hotels & support truck inclusive to China >Include: Moto-support truck, ride guides, fixers and all hotels inclusive. You can join from stage 1 Europe, stage 2. Russia, or stage 3 Kazakakhstan/Kyrgyzstan If you choose to travel across Europe independently or with other expedition riders: The Ride schedule, road notes and hotel locations/contacts are still provided for the 1st stages. (you can travel flexibly and meet us from stage 2 or 3.) The Russian border crossing is a simple formality, completed at the border. Visa required in advance (application details are provided)

We have supporting guides along the route, so there’s no need to ride in convoy. 

Ride details  August-Sept 2018 – Trans-China 1 rider place currently available 
* New owner – operator opportunity for the 2019/2020 expeditions – or join our new VRTW ride

  • You can travel independently through Europe to Bishkek, meet & join other riders anywhere you wish. 
  • Silk Road Routes with good western facilities, fuel, hotels, road riding (not off-road)
  • We provide day by day ride notes, GPS, routes, hotels, co-ordinated ride with small ride groups to travel with other bikes through Europe if you wish.
  • Join our in-Country guides and fixers from Bishkek and the Torugart Pass China.
  • All ride notes provided for 69 days
  • Support Vehicle, guides and fixers, guide-ride-supported for the Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, China, Laos to Thailand stages


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

If you’d like to experience the Silk Road travelling Amsterdam to Shanghai via St. Petersburg – see our partner VRTW SILK66 RIDE

 “Adventure & shared experiences all the way”,  from the moment you book onto the expedition, we will guide you through every step of the preparations, supporting you to make the journey in a relaxed flexible way, that suits your own travel style.

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MotoExplorers UK Ride Europe to Thailand in 2018

email us  to receive the 2018 expedition information notes 

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Flexible friendly service – It’s your journey – we’re here to support your ride

The hardest part of these expeditions is clicking the ‘yes’ button to give yourself some time off-the-grid for yourself!
Once you’ve decided to take some time out, ‘off grid’ you will soon start to relax into the journey. 

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We co-ordinate Motorcycle freight worldwide
Simply leave the bike with our freight agent in Bangkok who will handle all formalities.
Motorcycles can be freighted to UK or to any location, Worldwide. 

Flexible options – you can join any stage from Europe
we provide a 30 day ride schedule to China – you can join up anywhere along the route or ride your own way to meet us from Bishkek or the China border in late August.

Motorcycle UK to Thailand: RIDE ROUTE

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Travelling the world by motorcycle, gives you ‘history’ it’s ‘your identity‘  your adventure,

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 I hope you enjoy some of the imagery from previous expeditions and if it inspires you to want to jump on the bike and go see the Great Wall of China for yourself, ‘fantastic – I look forward to helping show you how to get there’.  Steve Hotson –  photographer & MotoExplorer

Telephone anytime, to find out more about riding through these amazing parts of the world.
I am always pleased to hear from you: Steve Hotson: +44 (0)7788 101144

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NEW – 2019 – Fantastic lifestyle business, or opportunity to build a bigger team and expedition base.  Current owner / operator has Specialised in UK-China, Asia expeditions for 10 years.  And after traveling over 1 million road miles it’s getting time to rest his tyres!

Initial enquiries by email to : info@motoexplorers.uk