Travel a Lap of Kazakhstan
“In search of Aral the lost Sea”
“THE KAZAK RALLY”
Can you make it? a lap of Kazakhstan?
2018 – exclusive to MotoExplorer UK
You can participate from anywhere
A great challenging Moto Adventure – anyone can get involved
“Go find yourself in Kazakhstan – just for the fun of it”
“refreshingly different, the size of Europe, population of just 15m”
Start Date: set off anytime you choose, from April 2018
End date: just promise to come back!
Start & finish points
Start / Finish: Floating Bridge to Kazakhstan, Astrakhan-Russia border
Start / Finish: Uralsk, Russia border to Saratov
You can choose which way round you go, a whole lap of Kazak
a journey to the Aral Sea
short lap or full lap You choose
£525 any Moto / vehicle
10% discount £475 each for 2+ motos doing the Rally Lap together
or £375 each for 4+ motos
Typical Lap (if there is such a thing as typical tour of Kazakhstan!)
It’s aprox 4400 miles / 7000 KM
15 days is a fast lap! 30 days a steady lap 60 days you probably got lost!
options to ride to Tash Rabat / China border, through Kyrgyzstan which is a totally stunning country
Mountainous, off-grid, with great character, homely lodgings + very friendly.
We’ll provide you with a slightly clearer map of Kazakhstan!
Easy – That’s another reason we love Kazakhstan, they keep things real easy & simple
Nationals of the UK, Ireland, Iceland and other 42 countries can visit Kazakhstan without visa for up to 30 calendar day
Motos / bikes reg: fill a little white slip on the border, that’s it (+ have your photo taken)
insurance: tin huts on the border, or sometimes there’s a man in a Lada from town, that’s him!:
Registration now open
deposit to claim your place: £150
Ride – Drive – Bike to Kazakhstan in search of hidden treasures
journey along the Silk Road – for your favourite charity
If you’ve got wheels that roll, you can join us – in search of Kazakhstan & the lost Sea
Mystery, adventures, intrigue & all in the land of no fences and roads that turn to off-roads without barriers!
or moto supported tours see Russia – Kazakhstan tours
This fabulous Country, the size of Europe – has something for every adventure traveller.
Total freedom to roam, explore, wild camp & travel very cheaply, or plenty of great hotels if you like a few luxuries, hot showers and cooked breakfasts along the way!
|2018 Kazak Rally join options||includes||entry cost / moto||included|
|1. Freestyle, go anytime April - Sept||Route guides, Kazak map, GPS lat/longs, advice & tips, hotel/lodging/camp locations||£525 or £475 (2+ motos)||2 nights hotels at mid way, travel, lodgings & route advice, road book.|
|2. Explorer-Assist, with hotels in Kazakhstan|
starts KZ: 17AUG2018
|as above + 10 nights hotels & Motoexplorer support truck, on our route schedule||£1550||15 nights hotels / waypoints travel with Motoexplorer. KZ flexible 15 to 30 days.|
|Motoexplorer Assist option 2. includes assistance on our route + we carry moto spares / parts etc||Everything is flexible & your own choice, we provide the insight & inspiration + tips.||From midway, Shymkent/Bishkek you can do oil changes etc, if req.||Rally Tea shirt, KZ moto stickers, lap of Kazak award|
|We also have Fully guided & supported tours running in Aug-Sept 2017 & 2018||see other web pages for full tours & expeditions||2+ motos doing the Rally Lap together; £475 each. 4+motos; £375 each.||options to also continue through to China & Thailand|
Here’s the mission
Aral The Lost Sea
It’s a story of human interference with nature, it’s effects on the people in the small town
of Aralsk, it’s fishermen now cut off from their boats as the sea that disappeared left their boats
stranded in a desert. “Ships in a desert! how can that be!? you might ask”
Here’s an adventure with a mission you can participate in, your own moto adventure, by any form of wheeled transport, to go see and explore for yourself.
You’ll meet incredible friendly people along the way & have an adventure whilst you’re at it.
As well as raising awareness your your own favourite charity, you’ll be helping bring a little more wealth to the tiny town that’s lost it’s seaside livelihood,
Aralsk – as it proudly tries to regain it’s place.
It all helps; there’s an ever busier little railway station, a returning vibrant market atmosphere, the road’s being re-made – so go discover it for yourself, whilst it still remains one of the worlds last off-grid from Europe travel experiences.
A/ Our Kazak Road-book:
outline route, simple Kazak map, GPS co-ordinates to help get you around,
although you can go anyway you choose!
take as long as you like, have as much adventure as you can!
Heaps of advice, route ideas, Kazak travel experience & top-travel-tips
A few (not too flashy) hotels along the way – it’s an Adventure Rally after-all!
you can choose to camp for free, upgrade or downgrade just as you like
B/ Waypoints & basic moto support, in Kazakhstan (optional)
C/ pre Rally meet-ups, share advice, stories & prep tips (as much or as little as you like)
D/ Affiliated Moto-Rally sponsor pack – it’s a condition of entry that you raise some funds for a good cause, of your own choice. (the justgiving.com site is a good format to consider using for your fund raise)
E/ Kazak Rally Mug, T-shirt & moto livery pack
Kazak Rally – in search of the lost Sea
A short film ‘Aral The Lost Sea”
It’s not a holiday – It’s a GREAT BIG MOTO EXPLORING ADVENTURE
Kazakhstan is a vast open free spirited land – perfect MotoExplorers terrain
or if you’re really in for a long haul overlanding – you can just keep going to China!
“Kazak Rally – in search of the Aral Sea”
MotoExplorer provides the structure & inspiration
For riders & drivers who’d like a more organised for them + a little support,
The Explorer-Assist option: £1550 Explorer-Assist, set off anytime May to early Sept
with MotoExplorer Assist waypoints.
This option also includes:
A more detailed route pack, including Europe to KZ waypoints,
10 Hotels, 15 nights inclusive in Kazakhstan, pre-reserved & paid
Moto-Assist: when you stay, or cross over with our own support vehicles route schedule
KazakRally enquires contact us
For those looking to do more of a traditional tour, there’s options; to continue through to China and Kyrgyzstan (China requires vehicle permits & guides)
Whereas Kazakhstan is young (visa) free and singly the only remaining Country in the world
with no enemies!
We can also assist sourcing vehicles / Motorbikes in the UK,
secure storage & motorcycle transport to the ‘start line’
MotoExplorer also has a supported motorcycle tour stage crossing Kazakhstan to the China border
World motorbike adventure
Truck supported expeditions, Exploring ‘The Stans’ to the China border, options:
A/ Ride overland through China to Bangkok Thailand (bike freight from Bangkok)
B/ Return ride, via Stans, Georgia, Turkey back to Europe
Ride London to Bishkek & China border.
Europe / Russia / Kazakhstan
flexible options to join other riders and our support vehicle, or ride solo using our paced ride notes
& pre scouted accommodation.
Kazakhstan, London to Bishkek & China border
I’ve travelled a few loops of this amazing Country, both the north and south silk routes to Tash Rabat / China order.
On the Explorer rides, we travel a whole loop of the Silk Road! “A Great big Riding Adventure” on a scale not many western motorcyclists have ventured.
Kazakhstan is actually a very well developed, civilised Country, it’s the size of Europe with no enemies + quite a few nice hotels nowadays! (and even petrol stations with fuel)
please get in touch for a chat about the Tours or Rally
contact Motoexplorer uk
& for detailed rider notes
get in touch & I’d be happy to tell you more
Steve Hotson 07788 101144
Roads & moto riding transit routes to “The Stans” Kazakhstan / Kyrgyzstan
Most of the road routes have been recently upgraded, to ‘a road’! and are gradually having asphalt applied in vast quantities, (imported from China!) generally we can now do these routes using 90% asphalt roads, (of some description!)
There are of-course plenty of opportunities to explore a bit more off the beaten track, on these expeditions.
Fancy coming along ? get in touch & I’d be happy to tell you more
Steve Hotson, 07788 101144