Silk Road to Mongolia

25.000 km of Braap, Sweat, and |Tears

9 months since the end of our moto expedition around Africa, we find ourselves consumed with a burning mal d’Afrique. We crave more adventure, more sleeping under the stars after a hard day in the saddle. Our stock answer to all these is simple and replicable: hit the road again, on two motorbikes. John, the off-road specialist, switches to a KTM 690 Enduro R. Ana transitions from Sits Behind John to Rides a Suzuki DRZ 400. The new destination is Central Asia, an enduro playground of enormous scale, cultural vibrancy and harsh contrast where, remaining true to our nomadic lifestyle, we wild-camp our way across.


With Ana little more than a motorbike rookie, the itinerary looks cheeky: zoom across Romania and  Bulgaria, explore the north of Turkey, linger in Georgia, rip through Russia and Kazakhstan (round the Caspian Sea and via the Volga Delta), comb Uzbekistan, focus on Tajikistan, ride alongside Afghanistan and climb into Kyrgyzstan, and zig-zag the perfect trails of Mongolia, with a return ride via Lake Baykal, Moscow & Kiev. 
In Central Asia every stage brings a new challenge, with the Wakhan Corridor and the Mongolian steppe the highlights of the route.
KTM 690 Enduro R + Suzuki DRZ 400

Dispatches from this adventure

Bulgaria | Turkey | Georgia | Russia | Kazakhstan | Uzbekistan | Tajikistan | Kyrgyzstan | Mongolia | Ukraine



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