Start 29 July 2018 Europe - Finish 5 October Thailand

UK to China 2018

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    The Silk Road originally extended over 6,000 km through ancient China, India, Persia, Europe and Arabia, linking the mighty civilizations of the East and the West. Journey along this historic route and explore remote areas of western China. It was the world's first superhighway, a series of desert and mountain crossing that enabled silk to make its way from the ancient Chinese capital of Xian. The Silk Road allowed links between China and the West to flourish, an exchange of art, ideas and culture as well as trade. We will visit this far-flung part of China is a chance to seamlessly mix modern-paced adventure with ancient cultures. The arts and crafts of the region, strong since the Silk Road era, are still thriving with contemporary skills follow traditions dating back thousands of years. Travel from central Asia to the ancient Xi'an city, following the path of this incredible route. Witness the legends of the Silk Road come to life on this memorable tour and explore southern China's city Kunming till the border lands to Laos, Myanmar or Vietnam.

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    Start 29 July 2018 UK - Europe
    Finish 5 October Thailand

    Stage options

    No. of days

    Days off bike

    Accommodation

    Price

    Pillion option

    stages 1 and 2 are optional. Join from UK, Russia or KZ.

    Max expedition cost, if opting to do whole ride, hotels inclusive

    £9495 + optional stages 1&2 = £12495

    Max cost if including stages 1&2: £5600

    stage 1 UK, Europe
    options to vary ride. Start UK/EU or meet on-route Russia.

    11 days

    1

    Choice to PAYG or include hotels & ride with guide

    PAYG or £1500 with hotels & guide

    PAYG, or £960 with hotels

    stage 2 Russia > Kazakhstan

    12 days

    3

    Choice PAYG or include hotels + join tour support truck on day 12.

    PAYG or £1500 option to meet on 12th day.

    PAYG, or £960 with hotels & support truck.

    stage 3 Kyrgyzstan

    7 days

    2

    home stays/hotels

    included in tour price

    yes double rooms available

    stage 4 China

    26 days

    5

    hotels/most en suite

    included in tour price

    yes

    stage 5 Laos & Thailand

    13 days

    1

    hotels/most en suite

    included in tour price

    yes

    TOTAL 69 days

    12

    Stage 1. optional: £1500
    Stage 2. option: £1500

    £9495

    £3680
    + stages 1&2 option: £1920


    £9495 Ride details  (places currently available on this ride option)

    ·      You can travel independently through Europe to Bishkek, meet & join other riders anywhere you wish. (or +£3000 to include these stages 1&2)

    ·      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


    WHAT'S INCLUDED? - CHINA RIDE 2018

    INCLUDED

    NOT INCLUDED

    Pre-trip guidance and advice / Letters of Invitation (loi's)

    Visas

    services of a support vehicle with guide and fixer in China Laos and Thailand

    pre-trip vaccinations - speak to your own GP

    assistance forwarding bike parts/tyres

    hotels in Europe up to Bishkek Kyrgyzstan are PAYG, estimate £1500

    onward bike freight from Bangkok Thailand

    Ferry crossing from UK to Europe and return air fare from Bangkok Thailand

    route notes inc GPS lat/long coordinates from UK to Thailand

    Travel accident and medical Insurance

    Route notes/ride schedules to join riders from Trier 29 July onwards

    Motorbike Insurance

    customs paperwork and all formalities completed for entry into China

    oil / service parts / tyres

    guide and fixer in Kyrgyzstan

    personal spending money/food

    46 nights hotel accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis

    fuel / toll fees /speeding fines




GROUP SIZE

2-10 participants

START/FINISH

UK/Thailand

DURATION

69 days

TRIP GRADE

Moderate with long stretches  

ROUTE

UK-RUSSIA-KAZAKHZSTAN-CHINA-THAILAND

ACCOMMODATION

Hotels

HIGHLIGHTS

Chinese Architecture and gardens, Rarely visited mountain tribes and terraced fields, the Red River. Bamboo forest, Xi'an terra cotta army, Dunhuang Grottoes, Turpan and Kashgar city

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