This is not just a tour, but an intercontinental adventure! It starts in Munich and heads east towards the Czech Republic and beyond. If someone asks you at the first coffee break, still in Bavaria, where you are going, then you should thoroughly enjoy the expression on your counterpart’s face when you casually reply: “Vietnam”.
It’ll be almost 20,000 km before you get there though! Quickly we move on to Poland and further on to the Baltic States. Along the way, there are beautiful cities like Krakow and Vilnius, which inspire and enchant us. Then we switch to adventure mode; changing to Russian territory and riding to Moscow.
Here, the tension rises into the immeasurable, as we are irresistibly drawn out into the taiga. We cross the Volga and soon the Ural Mountains appear in front of us. Although “soon” should be measured by Siberian standards, as it takes us a week to get here from Moscow after all. Now the direction of travel changes towards the southeast as we head for Kazakhstan. The scenery is gently changing too, as endless forests give way to colorful steppes that accompany us to the other country’s edge.
Beyond the border, Kyrgyzstan fascinates us with its breathtaking, untouched mountain world. And then we enter China at one of the highest border crossings in the world; receiving our papers in Kashgar and staying for some time. There is a lot to see and experience, as Kashgar was an important trading post along the Silk Road.
This trade route ran along the northern edge of the Taklamakan Desert and we follow it for a several days, while the surroundings slowly begin to match our ideas of China. We ride to the second deepest point on earth, climb the westernmost spur of the Great Wall of China and cross the Quilian mountain range before reaching the ancient Chinese capital of Xi’an. Finally the real China!
We journey further south and visit sights of all kinds; tasting fresh mangoes and other exotic fruits. All the while eating up endless curves in areas that few motorcyclists will ever experience. In Laos, everything seems quieter and more peaceful, as cities like Luang Prabang and Lak Sao radiate warmth and openness.
In Vietnam we visit remarkable caves before we finally reach the tropical beaches of Da Nang where our epic adventure sadly comes to an end. And if someone asks you where you come from as you sip your sundowner, you can say: “From Germany, by motorcycle,” and casually smile into the sunset.
To participate in the Edelweiss World Tour sections you will need to bring your own bike. If you prefer to join with a rental motorcycle we can send you an offer on request!
|Start/Finish:||Munich / Da Nang|
|Nearest airport:||Munich / Da Nang|
|Duration:||77 days vacation, 75 riding days|
|Route:||Total distance: 19070-19560 km, 11850-12154 miles
Daily distances: 100-680 km, 62-423 miles
|Accommodations:||The quality, facilities and service of hotels will vary considerably depending on regional and national differences. Our goal is to book all stays in comfortable 3-5 star hotels. However, this is not always possible. Certain facilities might not be available, especially in regions with poorly developed infrastructure.|
|Highlights:||Kraków (Cracow), Riga, Moscow, Kremlin, Gorky Park (Moscow), Kazan, Kalashnikov museum, Ekaterinburg, Church on Blood in Honour of All Saints Resplendent in the Russian Land, Nur-Sultan (Astana), Yurt Camp at Lake Song Kul, Silk Road, Chinese Wall, Mogao caves, Dunhuang, Xi´an, Terracotta Army, Chengdu, Lijiang, "Tiger Leaping Gorge", Luang Prabang Mountain Range, Phong Nha Cave, Da Nang|
|Minimum number of participants:||8
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