Roadtrip Eurasia: Germany – China Motorbike Tour from Munich to the Himalaya

This great Germany-China Motorbike adventure is taking the guests from the comfortabe Munich in Bavaria through the wild Balkan to Istanbul, the famous Oriental Pearl at the Bosporus. On the Germany-China Motorbike Tour we will climb up the Anatolian Mountainside and reach the Turkisch and Georgian Black Sea coast on curvy roads and along deep gorges. Up through wooded mountains and hilled Georgian steppe we will reach Tilfis where the Caukasus awaits us. In Azerbaijan, mud volcanoes and burning Hills proof the rich Oil deposits of this country. The desert begins. A new horizon opens up when we arrive the Caspian Sea which we will cross from Baku. After crossing the Kazakh steppe the Germany-China Motorbike Tour  follows the new Silk Road to Samarkand and Kokand. From there we will drive through the the mountainious Kyrgyzstan along the Torugart Pass to China. Two hot tour days through Taklamakan desert, also called “desert wothout returning”, will lead us to Kunlun Mountainside where we can see the 700 m height of Mt. Kongur, before we drive up to the Tibetan plateau. Crossing the Roof of the world from West to East, the holy Mt. Kailash will be the place where we will pause. This is also very good for Karma. Our Germany-China Motorbike Tour leads further besides the almost infinite shores of Sea Manasarovar before we arrive at the Everest basecamp. 5.200 m offers one of the world’s most spectacular view and the curviest Roads and Passes of whole Asia right ahead of us. The Germany-China Motorbike Tour ends in mythical Lhasa, where we ford the old town anf together with hundreds of Tibetan pilgrims and follow them for a visit to the former seat of the Dalai Lama.
This whole tour offering like this, is the first time by a German tour operator. Come with us and experience the unique Germany-China Motorbike adventure.  

 

 

 

Tour Overview:
Roadtrip Eurasia: Germany – China Motorbike Tour from Munich to the Himalaya

Date:2018: 04.08. – 11.09.
2019: 03.08. – 10.09
Price:With own Motorbike: EUR 9,960
Pillion Rider: EUR 5,580
Singe room supplement: EUR 990
Highlights / Itinerary:Germany, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Turkey, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan , China
Difficulty:3/5 – Advanced because of the heights and the climatig conditions. Driving on curvy mountain tracks should be done with no problems.
Duration/ Length:40 days/ 31 tour days/ ~ 11.731 Kilometers
Longest tour day: 587 Kilometer / 10 hours
Average tour day: 380 Kilometers
Style:
Motorbike-Tour with stays in hotels, guest houses and accommodations. The roads on this tour are mostly asphalted very well. Ratio Piste/Aspahlt: 10/90.


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Daily Route: Roadtrip Eurasia
Germany – China motorbike tour from Munich to the Himalaya

DayRoute: Descriptions
1Munich: Meeting of all participants in Munich. Get to know each other in the evening. Tour briefing.
2Munich – Ljubljana (Slovenia): From Munich we will start the Germany-China Motorbike Tour and cross the eastern Alps to find ourselves in the small and beautiful capital of Slovenia.
4,5 hours / 408 Kilometers
3Ljubljana – Belgrad (Croatia- Serbia): We drive through Croatias rough and dry hinterland. Belgrad is an amazing city. Where the Save and the Donau flow together, we can see the fortress of Belgrad, which thrones above the rustic old town. The local party-boats, which are flowing on the Save, are recommended for a little stop in the evening.
5 hours/ 533 Kilometers
4Belgrad – Koprivshtitsa (Bulgaria): In Serbia and Bulgaria we are in the center of the Balkan. The landscape’s wide range, which appears in front of us, you will find nowhere else in middle Europe. This wild East-European landscape reminds of forgotten places.
4,5 hours/ 394 Kilometers
5Koprivshtitsa – Central Balkan Mountainside – Sosopol: Today the Germany-China Motorbike Tour leads us to the central Balkan Mountains, whick gave the whole region its name (1/A2, then 35). We rise above 1.000 m of Bulgaria and will have an amazing view on the wide landscape from the Beklemento Pass (1.520 m).  Nice curves bring us to the small town of Banja, which is popular for their mineral springs. Throught the Bulgarian outback our Germany-China Tour brings us further East (6/E871) until we arrive at the Black Sea. We enjoy the rest of the day at its beach. As an alternative to Burgas there is the small town of Sosopol, which offers some very nice bays. 
5,5 hours/ 473 Kilometers
6Sosopol – Istanbul (Türkei): We follow the coast southwards (99) to Zarewo and ford the Strandzha mountains to Thrace. Great curvy roads are leading through this wooded mountains to the border of Turkey.  After that the steppe is starting and after a while we will arrive in Instanbul.
4,5 hours/ 350 Kilometers
7Istanbul: Istanbul visit day. We visit the famous and modern turkish metropole and enjoy its unique flair.
8Istanbul – Tosya: The mediterranian of the Bosporus slowly changes to an alpine mountain range during us getting forward the Northern Anatolian highlands. Near Tosya there are the Ilgaz Mountains (2546m), a part the Pontian Mountain range.
5,5 hours/ 495 Kilometers
9Tosya – Kelkit: Further East, the Germany-China Motorbike Tour leads through the idyllic steppe landscape to Kelkit, where we will recharge our energy for the following days.
5,5 hours/ 441 Kilometers
10Kelkit – Batumi (Georgia): Today we will make our way to Georgia. On occasion we visit one of the most popular attractions of the Turkish Black Sea coast, the Sumela Monastery. In Trabzon we get a fascinating view of the Black Sea, which we can enjoy until Batumi. In the port city we can visit the beach or the casinos.
4,5 hours/ 334 Kilometers
11Batumi – Achalziche – Bordschomi – Tiflis: With leaving Batumi, we leave the Black Sea. Through alpine Forrests the Tour there is a road on a 200m pass. Obove the tree line we cross valleys, which seems to be like Oasises, surrounding from rough rocks. Then we visit the fortress Rabati near Achalziche. We cross the marvelous Bordschomi region, which is popupar for its nature beauty and the healty springs. After receiving new energy, we drive to Tiflis City, Georgias capital.
8 hours/ 370 Kilometers

12Tiflis – Baku (Azerbaijan): We are leaving Tiflis behind us and are heading the Caukasus where we can see water buffalos helping with traditional farming. In Sheki we visit the caravanserais from the 18th century. Our Germany-China Motorbike experience leads us through the fertile Caukasus area and post apocalyptic deserts. We can see mud volcanoes which proof the rich deposits of the whole range.  Beware! Methan is coming out! Near Baku, we visit the burning mountain Yanar Dag. Its natural gas fire burns since ancient times. Also we have time to do a little stop at the Beaches of the Caspian Sea.
7,5 hours/ 580 Kilometers
13Baku: Since the time schedule of the ferry gets organized just a few days before departure, we might have to wait a little bit in Baku. Eventually the ferry will depart today.
14Baku: Another day is scheduled, if we have to wait for the ferry. It is possible to take a day trip around Baku to admire waterfalls, drive through canyon-like landscapes or visit authentic old towns.
15Baku – Aktau (Kazakhstan): Ferry to Aktau. This city is located at the Kazakh site of the Caspian Sea. The transfer will take about one day.

16Aktau – Beyneu: Our Germany-China Motorbike Tour will take us through the Kazakh steppe to Beyneu.
5,5 hours/ 464 Kilometers
17Beyneu – Yasliq (Uzbekistan): Through the Uzbek desert we pass near the Aral Sea.  We have a view over the dried out lake, which today forms the Aralkum Desert. In Yasliq we will spend the night in a comfortale Yurt-Camp.
240 Kilometers
18Yasliq – Xiva: We follow the ancient Silk Road’s tracks and reach Xiva, the former capital of of the Chiwa Khanat with it’s big textile industrie history (capets, etc.). The old town  Ichan Qalʼа is part of the UNESCO World Heritages since 1990.
466 Kilometers
19Xiva – Bukhara: We drive through the desert Kysylkum to Bukhara, which is one of the oldest cities of Uzbekistan. Like Samarkand, it was the trading and resting place of the ancient Silk Road. Bukhara is an impressive “museum city” with over 140 architectural monuments.
5 hours/ 327 Kilometers
20Bukhara- Samarkand: After a long, exhausting tour day, we will reach this Silk Road’s pearl.  The city impresses with its islam architecture. We visit the adjoining Madras and some other sights.
5 hours/ 340 Kilometers
21Visiting day Samarkand: Samarkand was once the most important trande spot on the Silk Road. The city still has an unique, uncomparable. We will explore the city and relax a little bit. 
22Samarkand – Kokand: In Kokand we visit the Xudaya Khan Palace with its facade full of countless ornaments and colors. 
7 hours/ 478 Kilometers

23Kokand – Jalalabad (Kyrgyzstan): 150 Kilometer eastwards of Kokand, we cross the border to Kyrgyzstan, where we spend the night in  Jalalabad.
3,5 hours/ 201 Kilometers
24Jalalabad – Naryn: Further to Naryn. The first part of the Road leads us offroad and along 4 passes. When we arive in Beatov, the road conditions change to asphalt and we will spend the night in Naryn.
5 hours/ 375 Kilometers
25Naryn – Border Station near Kashgar (China) – Kashgar: Around noon we reach the Kyrgyz-Chinese border area. We first drive to Tash Rabat – an archaeological site. From there we drive to the Torugart Pass – the border between Kyrgyzstan and China. The road is getting worse and worse and is not asphalted anymore. From this adventurous piste we drive down from Torugart Pass and into China.The vehicles have to get parked 120 km away from the border station. On the following day we will have one transfer to Kashgar in the afternoon and a second one on the next morning bak to the border station to pick up pur our motorbikes from there.
360 Kilometers
26Kashgar: Tourist Office Kashgar. Today the temporary divers lincenses and the vehicle registration plates will be issued. A medical and technical Check has to be done too. We will care about all this, we just need some patience from you.
27Kashgar: Another rest day in Kashgar, which we allow for the Chinese authorities. In China, the formalities can sometimes take a little longer. We visit the beautiful old town of Kashgar and watch the night market. The barbeque / grilled meat is one of the best in China.
28Kashgar – Kargilik: If it’s necessary, the morning will be used for additional organization at the Tourist Office. We will notice Chinas the very good roads at first. Almost the whole way in China is asphalted very well. On our way to Kargilik we will visit Yengisar and Yarkant. Yengisar is famous for its traditional manufacturing of knives. Yarkant is known for it old town, the Mausoleum  of Ammanisaham and the Mosque of Altun. All three towns are important Silk Road oasis spots. The clima is already pretty hot since we are very close to Taklamakan Desert.
3,5 hours/ 244 Kilometers
29Kargilik – Mazha: On this day the Germany-China Motorbike experience will lead us from the Tarim Basin and the desert up to the Tibetan area with the first pass of more than 4000 m.
5,5 hours/ 250 Kilometers
30Mazha – Duomaxiang: One long tour day along the Tibetan Plateau.
10 hours/ 587 Kilometers
31Duomaxiang – Ali: Via the Bangong to Ali. The Bangong Sea is located for one half in the China and for the other half in India. The one half is filled with salt water, the other half with fresh water. Ali is the administrational capital of Western Tibet and the first real city since Kargilik.
5 hours/ 228 Kilometers
32Ali – Mt. Kailash: Between Ali and the Sea of Manasarovar there are the areas around Tholing. They offer us an amazing view on the Himalaya- and Sandstone landscape.
5 hours/ 300 Kilometers
33Mt. Kailash: We will have a rest at the Mt. Kailash. The holy mountain shows itself majestically with its nearly 7000 m and snow capped peak above the Tibetan Plateau. We will see lots of pilgrims, whose coming from all corners of Tibet, India and Nepal to see this mountain. According to the legend, every Buddhist has to see it at least once in their lifetime, if they want to reach enlightment, they have to do it 51 times. We can do a walk to the Tarpoche Pagoda, that should be enough. Also we can do an off road tour to Tarpoche. You also can visit the shores of the Sea of Manasarovar
34Mt. Kailash – Saga: Along the deep blue Manasarovar, where we see lots of snow capped mountians, we drive further to Saga. The wides of Tibet and a spectacular view are awaiting us.
7 hours/ 500 Kilometers
35Saga – EBC (Everest Base Camp): Along the Paiku Lake today it is very close to the Nepalese border and some winding passes. Here and now the roads are quite difficult. Another highlight of the tour is the visit of the Mount Everest base camp at 5,200 meters altitude. For that we will drive to the Rongbuk monastery at 4,980 meters, where we spend the night.  
7 hours/ 290 Kilometers

36EBC – Xigaze: Near to that we leave the bikes behind and walk the last kilometer until we can enjoy this incredible view: the view of the 8.848 meter high summit of Everest rewards all strains.
The road to the base camp offers incredible curves, is perfectly paved and offers, with over 8000 meters the highest mountains in the world. It’s the perfect “background wallpaper”. More spectacular seems to be impossible! The way dowm will be done via the Gyatso pass at 5.200m to Xigaze.
6,5 hours/ 340 Kilometers
37Xigaze – Gyangze – Lhasa: The wide Central Tibetan Plateau leads to Gyangze, where we visit the largest stupa (Tibetan pagoda) in Tibet. Along the turquoise-blue Yamdrok Lake, where we may see shaggy yaks for the last time, we’ll cross a mountain pass into the fertile river valley of Yarlung Tsangpo and on to legendary Lhasa.
We arrived at the destination of the journey – Lhasa. We drove from Munich along the Silk Road to here, to the roof of the world.
If we did not congratulate each other since, we can do this now.
7 hours/ 360 Kilometers
38Lhasa: We enjoy the day at Bharkot Market in Lhasa old town, visit the former Dalai Lama residence (Potala Palace) and the most holy Tibetan Temple, the Jokhang.
5 hours/ 264 Kilometers
39Lhasa: Departure from Lhasa: Flight to Chengdu and Hotel transfer. If you want, you can extend your stay in Chengdu by yourself – or join us on the departure tour from Lhasa to Dali.
(The tour form Lhasa to Dali will follow right next to our Germany-China Motorbike Tour. Please ask for separate short info)
40Chengdu: Individual departure from Chengdu.

= Tour time (based on experience) without pauses

 

 

Included Services:

38 stays in Hotels with breakfast (middle class if available)
German speaking Motorbike Guide on own Motorbike
Supporting car for luggage and pillion rider, space capability for one Motorbike
Shipment of the Motorbike Lhasa – Chinese Coast and China – Bremerhaven
Chinese Visa including Service Charge and Visum inklusive Agenturgebühr und Return Shipment
All permits from the Tibet /China authorities for the temporary vehicle import
Deposit at the Chinese customs
Temporary divers licenses and vehicle registration plate and vehicle insureance for China
state-approved, required Tibet-Guide (englisch-speaking) from the Chinese border to Lhasa
All entry fees according to the program, transfers
Flight Lhasa – Chengdu
Hotel parking fee
Service for entry permits in Turkey and the Central Asian states

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