Start 29 July 2019 Europe - Finish 19 Sept Beijing

London to Beijing 2019

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    Follow Marco Polo's great adventure on the Silk Road. From the southern ethnic region to heart of the Han Chinese homeland, you travel west, meeting numerous ethnic groups such as Tibetans and the Turkic-speaking Uyghurs of Central Asia, en route to the remote oasis city of Kashgar on your own motorcycles.
    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 only just opening up to foreign visitors. 
    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.
    Visiting this far-flung part of China is a chance to seamlessly mix modern-paced adventure with ancient culture. The arts and crafts of the region, strong since the Silk Road era, are still thriving: contemporary skills follow traditions dating back thousands of years, to the First Emperor himself.

    Compatible

    2019 ride options: Join from either UK/Germany/ Europe/ BISHKEK to BEIJING


    Europe stage –  Use our ride notes – or vary with your own ride ideas.

    We provide day to day route notes and accommodation guides – you can meet up with other riders anywhere along the route.
    Routes cross the stunning Tatra mountains & then include a great stage through northern Ukraine, via Kiev which has some lovely vast Countryside, old fashioned bumpy roads and great quality low priced hotels.


    From Russia you continue east to Saratov before crossing into Kazakhstan, across to a nice large town at Uralsk where we stay in comfort and cool down in the cities finest 4* hotel. It’s then a few days of hot riding, across the vast flat plains down to Aral, the town that used to be on the sea but is now in a desert. Ride south towards the cool mountains of Kyrgyzstan and enjoy this stunning mountainous Country – ‘bikers paradise’ and a nice respite from the heat!


    Kyrgyzstan
    Includes travel permit for the restricted Torugart border region & guide support to the China border, travel with moto guide, support vehicle & includes all lodgings b&b


    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.

    Dept. UK-EUROPE: 29 July 2019  

    Finish: Beijing: 19 Sept 2019 

    56 days London to Beijing



    China tour, Sept 2019

    China stage costs £

    pillion cost

    Bishkek / Kashgar to Beijing

    £6000

    £2450

    single rooms option

    £760

    License/insure cost, 
    riders age over 60

    $250


    INCLUDED

    NOT INCLUDED

    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/tyres

    any hotels prior to your official joining point

    Route notes & GPS lat/long coordinates from UK to China

    Travel 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 onwards

    oil / 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.


    "Experience of a life time, great memories don't fade away, 69 days of wonderful journey across Europe, Russia, Central Asia, China, Laos and Thailand.

    Well organised and Jay was super friendly. As an real biker he had connections to fix any problem. Did all he could do make the trip as smooth as possible. Thanks!

    Johanh - Norway, 2017 UK to China rider

GROUP SIZE

maximum 10 participants

START/FINISH

UK/China

DURATION

56 days

TRIP GRADE

Moderate with long stretches  

ROUTE

UK-Slovenia-Ukraine-RUSSIA-KAZAKHZSTAN-Kirghistan-CHINA

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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