This trail follows part of the route taken by the Mongolia Master Rally. Most of the 1600 kilometres are off-road; sometimes the track will be fast and other times it is rough and difficult so technical skill and stamina are required because the daily riding hours are long.
|per rider in shared twin/double room||$2,895.00|
|per pillion passenger (travelling in the support vehicle) and in a shared twin/double room||$2,895.00|
|Rental motorcycle (surcharge) for the entire tour||$910.00|
|Single room supplement for 2 hotel nights in Ulaanbaatar||$80.00|
|Rental off-road motorbike boots (for all riding days)||$70.00|
|Rental helmet (for all riding days)||$35.00|
|All Meals (except Ulaanbaatar) and bottled mineral water|
|2 Nights Hotel "Continental" sharing twin room|
|6 Nights camping including hire of tents|
|Motorbike Tour Support Vehicles|
|All Transportation (except airport transfer)|
|3rd Party Motorbike Insurance|
|English Speaking Guide|
|Protective Motorbike Clothing (helmet and boots available to rent)|
|Motorbike Damage Security Deposit ( fully refundable )|
|Alcohol and Soft Drinks|
|This tour is classed as 90% off-road and is fully supported tour|
|Accommodation on tour is always wild camping (single tents). Mongolia is the perfect place for wild camping and it is as close to nature as possible to get. Often during the summer months, the wild flowers are spectacular. Our expedition tents are strong enough to withstand all kinds of Mongolian weather conditions.|
|Available to hire: KTM 450 EXC 'SIX - DAYS'|
|This tour will run with a minimum of 4 people|
|100% fully guided motorcycle tour|
|This tour is total 9-days with 7-days riding|
|Most support staff cannot speak English.|
|Arrival time at camp depends on our distance, speed and what happens during the day.|
|After we have arrived at camp, we cannot entertain individual participants.|
|We'll pick you up and drop you off at Continental Hotel, unless other services agreed.|
|For the motorbike security deposit (USD 700 or equivalent in another currency) we only accept cash on arrival and it is returned in full at the end of the tour if no damage to the bike.|
|3rd Party Motorbike Insurance: covers a rider accidentally damaging someone else’s property, for example if they were to damage a fence or hit a sheep.|
|Language: This offer is usually suitable for English and/or German speaking participants. We will gladly provide binding information upon request.|
|Mobility: The offer is not suitable for people with reduced mobility. Please contact us for more information.|
The trip is in a remote part of ‘Ovorkhangai’ province and we travel south from Ulaanbaatar to the edge of the Gobi Desert, returning via a more mountainous landscape. Accommodation will be wild camping in tents with no luxurious facilities.
- "Eej Had" Mother Rock pilgrimage site
- Ikh Gazriin Chuluu (dramatic granite rock formations)
- Gobi Desert
- Rare Gobi Saxaul Trees
- Herds of Bactrian Camels
- Mountain, Steppe and Desert Zones
- Ulaan Khamariin Bulsh ( Red Cliffs )
- Nomadic families
Arrive Ulaanbaatar. Overnight hotel.
After allocating the bikes, set off from the city, riding first to ‘Nalaikh’, then going off-road. The landscape is open and hilly with several low passes to cross. There are some unusual granite rock formations, such as those near to the small temple of “Emgui Had” which is surrounded by white stupas. Around midday we reach the pilgrimage site of “Eej Had” (“Mother Rock”) visited by local people who give offerings of sweets, tea or money. After lunch continue riding to the village of ‘Bayan-Tsagaan’ and set up camp in the surrounding hills
Ride to ‘Gobi Ugtaal’ village then to the mountains known as “Ikh Gazariin Chuluu” where the highest peaks are at an altitude of over 1760 meters. This is an amazing place with a dramatic skyline and is a very photogenic and beautiful camping place.
The landscape becomes more open as we ride southwards to ‘Mandal-Gobi’, capital of Middle Gobi province. The track proceeds towards the dark massif of “Delgerkhangai” mountain, which we ride towards for several hours before arriving at the village of ‘Delgerkhangai’ at the foot of the mountain. The road winds up into the mountains to the highest pass at 1502 meters altitude. This is another unexpected and exciting mountain range in the middle of the central Mongolian steppe. Exit the mountains and ride on mainly flat terrain in an increasingly remote wilderness, many tracks of which are not marked on maps at all. Overnight camping in Mandal-Ovoo district.
We ride parallel with a range of low rocky hills with many holes and caves in. As we approach the northern edge of the Gobi Desert the ground becomes sandy with many pink flowering grasses and “Zag” (“Saxaul”) trees. This is the true home of the Bactrian camel. Sometimes the track is sandy, but if it rains this turns to sticky clay making very difficult riding; occasionally the road has been destroyed by rain. Pass beside “Ulaan Khamariin Bulsh” whose red cliffs are an interesting feature on the landscape., while ahead lie the big dark “Arts Bogdiin Nuruu” mountains. Finally arrive at the village of ‘Bogd’.
Now travelling northwards, many tracks criss-cross the countryside, dividing and re-joining, or going off in another direction. Sometimes the road is in a very poor condition having been partly destroyed by flooding, and after rain would be muddy and difficult to ride. Cross a bridge over the “Arguut” river and pass through several small villages before setting up camp in the hills leading to ‘Sant’ village.
From the village of ‘Sant’ the scenery is pretty with fertile rolling hills and layer upon layer of mountains in the background. Ride to Erdenedalai village, then north to the unusual Zorgol Khairkhan granite mountains in Bayanunjuul district. Overnight camping.
From the Zorgol Khairkhan mountains we ride to ‘Bayan-Unjuul’ village and through the nearby sand dunes. Part of the distance today will be on the new tarmac road and we arrive in Ulaanbaatar on the east side of the city.