Cars Vans Motorbikes Across
Drive Overland Russia Mongolia China
Uzbekistan Kazakhstan Turkmenistan
Iran Armenia Turkey Georgia
|We, in particular
Brent, has been involved with assisting people drive across Russia,
Mongolia, China, the region known collectively as the 'Stans' and
From an inaugural group of Toyota's from the Victorian Toyota 4x4
club in 1993 to more recent travellers he has dealt with cars, 4x4's
motorbikes and bicycles. We are mentioned in many books, blogs and
Essentially we act on a consultancy basis as a central coordinating office for the myriad of paperwork required for these journeys. Visas can be problematic and require careful planning and timing.
We are not a shipping agency, but hopefully can refer you to people who most recently used such services. For those looking for a clearing agent in Vladivostok we can suggest:
Brent recently escorted one of our adult exploratory tours - overland from Yunnan (China), across Tibet and then on to Kathmandu. This is an area and route that required so many permits. We explored a lot more of Tibet than the usual tourist can get to before hitting Lhasa We then continued from Lhasa to Kathmandu. I investigated the driving of foreign vehicles, motorbikes and bicycles while I was there and confirmed with various partners about getting the driving permits etc. Also investigated permits for driving to Kashgar from Lhasa, thus conencting to the Tourgot Pass and the Stans.
Travel brings strange
circumstances. For past two nights we have listened to an excellent
didgeridoo performance by our Iranian guesthouse host who just
happens to look like Charles Manson!
We are now back in Samarkand for a night and move back to Shymkent tomorrow, and then head up through the western desert regions of Kazakhstan, to reach Astrakhan in a week or so from now. We found the vehicle border crossing from Kaz to Uzbek involved a huge U turn - 120km in total (this is well west of the people crossing on the Tashkent/Shymkent road). Police everywhere, in both countries. Pulled over twice today.
Hi Brent. A very brief update. We entered Russia between Samara and Uralsk (rather than at Astrakhan, as originally planned). I was getting tired of bad roads and this way avoided about 500km of more shitty Kazakh roads. Uneventual border crossing. We are having a rest day in Volgograd and head off tomorrow towards Rostov and Ukraine. We will take two days for this and all being well enter Ukraine on 10th, the first day of our visas - will advise how this goes when we get there. Ros & Hamish, will be getting excited. We are too!! Best wishes, david
Youíve convinced us and unless we get
information that changes everything we are going back to Vladivostok. I
shall be in touch early next year for invites, visaís etc. The idea of snow,
mud and cold is truly, very appealing. We will get to see the countryside in
a completely different light.
Read on for emails.
for those interested in following the stories from a party of Aussies riding
their motorbikes across Russia.
Click here to read about a fantastic 1 month ride across Mongolia using local bikes!!!!
If you think you would like to ride, or drive across Russia, it is possible with good advance planning and an ability to be very flexible. No two 'rides' will be the same and regulations will change, but we can make the arrangements for you.
Overland Journeys across
Russia and Mongolia.