Tour China by motorcycle

China Silk Road expeditions

Dept. Next possible Trans-China groups: May-Aug 2021

Finish: Beijing, Laos, Vietnam or where you like!
56-60 days London to Beijing – average ride time, you choose

China stage: Bishkek – Torugart Pass, Kyrgyzstan to China,
West to East – Ride the width of China to Beijing. Sea or air freight bikes return to UK, EU or freight onwards Worldwide.

After your motorcycle is packed for outbound freight, you are free to remain in Beijing longer, or explore China more at your leisure.

China tours May – Sept best timesChina stage costs £pillion cost
Motoexplorer co-ordinates ride:
routes, info, ride advice, join inclusive China stage, average cost based on 6 bikes sharing stage

*option to join Motoexplorer for initial ride support & briefings, ride 5days Trier to Slovakia £POA£500
  • Supported China stage, join from Bishkek / Torugart Pass – ride Kashgar to Beijing
  • China License/insurance cost, for riders age over 60: £200
  • single rooms option for 27 day China stage: £750

Pre-trip guidance and advice / Letters of Invitation (loi’s)Visas are own cost
Services of a support bike or vehicle with guide and fixer in China.pre-trip vaccinations, speak to your own GP
Assistance forwarding bike parts/tyresany hotels prior to your official joining point
* Route notes & GPS lat/long coordinates from UK to ChinaTravel accident and medical Insurance
Customs paperwork and all formalities completed for entry into China.Insurances (bikes are insured on borders after EU)
English speaking guides, fixers & support, from China onwardsoil / service parts / tyres
Hotel accommodation twin room, bed and breakfast. (from Bishkek)Hotels in EU, est £900
personal spending money/food/fuel
Assistant freight agent (rtn bikes to UK or EU / worldwide extra)Cost of onwards bike freight, payable at net costs to agents completing in Beijing. Your own flights.

Estimated total all-inclusive costs to complete this expedition are approximately £8000 including all organisers and supporting guides, fixers, permits, customs bonds and your own travel, EU hotels, fuel, insurances & onwards or return bike freight.

Ride solo at your own pace or join other riders along the way.

* working with Motoexplorers ride notes includes:
We provide detailed ride notes, with all hotel/lodgings locations and local contacts up to the meet location in either Bishkek, or Naryn ahead of the China expedition. Estimated costs for 31 days riding independent.
Hotels/lodings costs for the UK-Europe to the China border start point is aprox £900 for all hotels, twin rooms. (Pay as ride at cost prices)

  • Ride notes
  • Gps for all ride stages
  • Hotels
  • Fixers, overland permits & customs bonds
  • Freight agents assistance in China to forward or return motorbikes by air or sea-freight Worldwide. 

SILK ROAD Motorcycle travel network

shangri la silk road China

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

Motoexplorers help co-ordinate flexible ride groups at your own pace.

Kyrgyzstan Osh Silk road to Bishkek
silk road mountain travel route

Silk Road Routes with good western facilities, fuel, hotels, road riding. We provide day by day ride notes, GPS, routes, hotels, to help you co-ordinated your ride with small ride groups to travel with other bikes through Europe  if you wish.

Ride-supported, with moto guide and fixer for the China ride stage.  Supporting you to make the Silk Road journey in a relaxed flexible way, that suits your own overland travel style.

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

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.

eagle on silk road china

We can help you to co-ordinate Motorcycle freight worldwide

Supporting Riders from Australia, New Zealand, USA, Canada, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, China, USA, Norway, Europe etc : We assist with bike freight – to get your motorcycles to/from the ride start point – UK riding Europe – SE Asia.


yamaha adventure motorbike rider

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

Tibet family living wilderness nomadic lifestyles

 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 explore, ‘fantastic – I look forward to helping show you how to get there riding your own motorcycle’.  Steve Hotson –  photographer & MotoExplorer

See MotoExplorers Silk Road

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