Tour China by motorcycle

Ride your own motorcycle to China & Thailand

2019 UK China Thailand expedition

International riders: We can assist arranging motorcycle freight to the UK or Europe to start the ride UK China and Thailand. 

Independent Riders & groups We can assist setting up the SILK66 expedition for you, any date

Start UK/EUROPE: 28 July 2019
Finish THAILAND: October

69 days / all hotels / 1 rest day per week
Total Expedition Cost: £12999  (Euro €15000)
Includes return Motorbike freight from the finish in Thailand to UK/EU

The Route is suitable for road bikes & pillions

Ride your own motorcycle overland through China to Thailand

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


Start 28th July 2019
Finish Thailand
RIDE STAGESNo. of days & AccommodationPRICES - Total: £12995Pillion & double room option
Options to ride with other bikes from EU, or set own pace riding solo.Total 69 Days, inc 1 rest day per weekTotal cost: £12999Total cost: £5500
1. Start Trier, Germany23 days Ride to Kazakhstan includes ride notes & all hotel locations, GPS etc£1000 / person PAYG hotels £1000 PAYG in EU-KZ
2. Guides, fixers & vehicle supported stages, Bishkek to Bangkokinc 46 days Ride China to Thailand inc hotels£11999£4500
Full expedition 69 days
Join from Trier.
UK-Europe-to-Thailand, Trier Germany to Bangkok Thailandoption to exit at Malaysia & continue riding.


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

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

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£11999 is the cost of the vehicle & guide supported expedition stages + £1000 /person for Europe-KZ hotels Pay as you go
69 days – all hotels and returning motorcycle freight to UK. (option of additional permit extension to continue riding south exit Thailand border to Malaysia)


Pre-trip guidance and advice / Letters of Invitation (loi's)Visas
Services of a support bike or 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
Route notes & GPS lat/long coordinates from UK to ThailandTravel accident and medical Insurance
Customs paperwork and all formalities completed for entry into China, Laos + Thailand Insurances (bikes insured on borders after EU)
English speaking guides, fixers & support trucks, from China onwards oil / service parts / tyres
Return bike freight Thailand to UK (or EU / worldwide extra)personal spending money/food
Hotel accommodation twin room, bed and breakfast. (from your joining point to Bangkok)fuel / toll fees /speeding fines

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  • 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 China, Bishkek and the Torugart Pass China.
  • All ride notes provided for 69 days
  • Ride-supported for the China, Laos Thailand stages + ride options, support with other bikes from UK-EU

 “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 Silk Road journey in a relaxed flexible way, that suits your own overland travel style.

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MOTOEXPLORERS Ride UK to China  2019

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

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We help you to co-ordinate your Motorcycle freight worldwide

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


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

Visit Tibetan villages along the Silk Road.

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 see the Great Wall of China for yourself, ‘fantastic – I look forward to helping show you how to get there riding your own motorcycle’.  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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Motorcycling business

Would you like to assist riders on the road to China & Thailand? Whilst setting out on an exciting new life-style business?
Freelance motorcycle guide opportunity to work with us for the 2019/2020 expeditions 

Current owner – operator has Specialised in UK-China Asia expeditions for 10 years.
After traveling over 1 million road miles it’s good to introduce some new routes and riders.

As MotoExplorers build on our Silk road experience – we are now inviting owner/riders to join our international travel network and help develop some exciting new expeditions to far away places.  If that sounds like you – drop us a line>

Initial enquiries by email to :