Silk Road East: London to Beijing

, China, Asia

This ten week ride is one of the toughest adventure rides on the planet! Crossing Europe, we reach Istanbul and the start of the fabled Silk Road. Our route traverses Turkey, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and China, where we head south to Tibet, reaching Everest Base Camp and onto Lhasa, before heading north to Beijing. Be one of the first!

Is it for me?

Number of days: 80
Approx total miles: 13,000
Accommodation: 70% hotels & 30% rough camping / homestays
Meals Included: All Breakfasts. 13 Group Evening Meals plus any Evening Camp Meals
Culture Shock Rating: Intense
Riding Difficulty: Difficult

Riding Conditions

Riding in Central Asia and Western China will be difficult as we are travelling through regions with very little infrastructure and on unpaved roads, that can be subject to bad conditions. Eastern China is heavily populated and traffic is not used to dealing with big bikes.

Riders Requirements

Riders must have a full motorcycle licence and should have a minimum of 2 years experience of riding larger bikes. Riders will be riding their own motorcycles, which need to be appropriate and adequate to ride on this type of journey.

Riders must be confident and competent road riders and whilst off-road riding experience is beneficial, it is not essential. What is more important is your own attitude to motorcycle overlanding. You need to be flexible and adaptable if the going gets tough, have the ability to take a positive view to overcome the challenges that riding in developing countries will throw at you and keep a good sense of humor and team spirit.



Organised by GlobeBusters Motorcycle Expeditions

Silk Road East: London to Beijing

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