Side-Car Motorcycle Tours
On the footsteps of Gengis Khan
China and Mongolia -Sidecar Motorcycle Tour
Mission: Same as Gengis Khan. Breach the Great Wall of China and take the capital Beijing. We get the bikes right up close and personal. Spend an afternoon walking the wall and stay the night in a nearby courtyard house with our own private chefs, we've earned it!
Around 250 km per day through Inner Mongolia and some "out there" country. The
rolling Steppes (Grasslands), winding mountain roads and river valleys. Mostly paved but some dirt for a laugh. You can have a map but you wouldn't know where you were, leave that to us!
The motorcycle – The Mighty Chang Jiang 750
First it was designed by the Germans pre-WWII (as a BMW). Then the plans were given to the Russians, who in turn passed them to the Chinese where the bike has been reproduced until today as a military vehicle – now yours to ride – 400 kg, maximum speed 100 km (downhill). Much fun.
The Digs - We'll mostly be camping out under the stars. Quality tents, swags and solid gear where it counts and nix in some quirky local "yurt" and village stays to catch up on those showers. Grain fed beef steaks, fine whisky, bacon and eggs every day, what more does a guy want?
Day by day itinerary:
Day 1, Beijing
International arrivals, we'll pick you up. Overnight in Beijing in a luxury Bath House Residence (shared accommodation) with dinner, drinks and trip briefing session.
Day 2, Beijing – Manzhouli
Transfer flight to Manzhouli, Northern Inner Mongolia. Bikes await at the airport. A little
practice and an easy afternoon ride 100km to get the feel. Overnight in a Mongolian "Yurt"
Day 3, Day 4
Out into the wild. We ride around 250 km per day (4-5 hours), this section through the northern Grasslands. Just us and the horizon. Three nights at our own wild camp sites, with all the hard work done for you, because you'll be knackered from the riding!
Local village stay. A big local style cook up. Take a shower and sleep indoors (if you want)
Day 6, Day 7 and Day 8
Back into the wild, the landscape changes as we move south, low mountains begin, the big snow rivers and some desert. Out there again and back under the stars overnight by a warm campfire.
Breach the Wall. We'll ride right up close for our victors photo session. Spend the afternoon walking The Wall and retire to our private courtyard house. Real showers, real chefs, real fun. A celebration.
Have a sleep in before we ride the amazing mountain roads north of Beijing and make our lazy way back to the capital and our Bath House Residence, a massage and if we re up for
a night out.
Day 11, Beijing
You can now explore Beijing at your leisure. Just take a rest, or a tour of the Forbidden City and some local markets (Riders expense). Party night!
Day 12 - International Departures
August 17 th
For minimum five riders.
Total trip package is EUR 5399 /person
all inclusive except international flights
You'll only need extra for your incidentals along the way and your on the ground time in Beijing.
- Full bike rental, petrol and oil
- Two riding guides
- Support bikes
- Support service staff
- Accompanying mechanic and spares
- Tents, sleeping bags, camp chairs/tables
- Full camp kitchen
- All meals on the ride.
- Quality steaks, ribs and cutlets, fire grilled nightly
- Local beer and fireside "Malts"
- Daily breakfast of bacon and eggs
- Brewed coffee and Chinese tea.
- Local restaurant lunches, dumplings, noodles, stir fries, hearty Chinese country food.
- All accommodation upcountry and in Beijing within the 12 day package.
- Everyone must have riding experience and hold a valid motorcycle drivers license from their country of origin.
- Bring all your own riding gear, jackets gloves, boots, helmet (if you like but not mandatory in China)
- You need to arrange your own travel insurance which includes travel by motorcycle and we will require documentation as confirmation.
- Bikes have limited third party insurance, any damage to bikes over Y1000 is rider riders responsibility
- Arrange your own return flights to Beijing and China visa (arrive sometime on Day 1)
- Personal expenses besides those outlined in "Trip Inclusions" are rider's responsibility
- A minimum 5 and maximum 12 riders per group applies
- 33% deposit is required to confirm dates 90 days prior
and remainder settled 30 days prior to Day 1. Bank transfer details and any enquiries will be handled
We'll supply all basic trip costs bikes, petrol, beer, food, camping, hotels, what ever riding involves. You just need to know how to ride and bring your gear.
So bring your own boots, jacket, lots of layers, wool, hi tech warm weather gear (its can get a bit chilly), gloves, (inners and outers for cold weather), double socks, helmets if you want, scarves, g-strings etc. (see kit below). Also bring your own light first aid kit, i.e. bandaids, aspirin, mossie spray whatever you want. We'll have a more serious first aid kit with us. Further details of needed gear and preparation are supplied on trip confirmation.
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