This page was last updated Sat 11 May 2013.
This page lists all reports that for Asia including those that involve other countries too.
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All descriptions are in English, unless otherwise noted.
|Manali - Leh - Nubra valley - Lamayuru - Kargil - Zanskar - Shrinagar - Jammu
tour started August 2012, submitted 11 May 2013
It's econom, not very difficult, nice route with 6 passes more 5000-5300 m.
Route on map: http://www.bikemap.net/route/2035529
|Kyrgyzstan mit Freundin, Zelt und Bike
, submitted 23 April 2013
"Oh, oh, Lütte, das sieht gar nicht gut aus!", hatte ich meiner Freundin zugerufen, als sie vor mir fahrend versuchte, einen Bergpass von 3200 Meter Höhe mit einer Geschwindigkeit von 0,3 km/h zu erklimmen.
Dass ein solches Tempo in einem Land mit 7 Tausender und einer gigantischen Bergkette, einem den Pass nicht wirklich näher bringt, kann man sich vorstellen...
|On horse tracks through the Tian Shan and a finale in the Pamirs
tour started September 2012, submitted 16 April 2013
Central Asia attracted with its gigantic mountains and secluded paths that I wanted to experience as much as possible. With my "Yak", which I bought six years ago at a bazaar in Mongolia, I spent six weeks in the Tian Shan in the Pamirs of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. Rather unplanned I chosed a few times connecting paths that turned out to be animal and equestrian trails. But finally these sections were the most impressive of the entire trip... A continuation of the journey through the Pamirs was not possible because previous fights in Khorog resulted in the temporary closure of the Gorno-Badakhshan region. Merely a detour towards Kalaikhum I was able to try.
|Cicloturismo in iran
tour started April 2013, submitted 11 April 2013
به نام خداThe Name Of God
امروز اولین روز سفر من بود و ساعت 7 از خواب بیدار شدم دیشب اصلاً خوب نخوابیده بودم سریع وسایل و چرخ رو بار ماشین کردم و بعد از یه صبحونه مفصل به سمت پل حصارک محل شروع سفر بود حرکت کردیم
Ho sempre desiderato viaggiare con la bicicletta da solo. Ho deciso di farlo durante le vacanze del nuovo anno 2013 e come slogan ho messo due avvisi sulla bicicletta a favore Mahak Charity e il viaggio è iniziato. Sono website designer, ma mi dichiaro un esploratore, avventuriero. Ho eseguito corsi di sopravvivenza, sono cintura nera di Taekwondo, e guida naturalistic e di, sopravvivenza in territori ostili e jungla, frequento scalate in climbing e amo molto la MTB.
|Na kole z Bangkoku do Phuketu
tour started March 2013, submitted 6 April 2013
Relaxed nearly 900 km journey along the coast of Gulf of Thailand and Andaman sea with many beaches. A lot of pleasure with cycling, swimming and sunbathing.
|We are two Indian cyclists rediscovering our own country through a 9000 km journey through the heart of India.
tour started August 2012, submitted 8 September 2012
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We are 2 Indians who have decided to hit the road on our cycles and rediscover our country slowly but surely. This is our first ever touring trip together and we ride into this quite unprepared, but we are learning with every hour that passes and we are loving it even more with every minute on the road. We have just about started and it has already been an overwhelming ride. With 5 months more to go, we can't wait to expect everything that road is going to spring upon us.
|Cycling adventure from Morocco to Turkey via Europe
tour started March 2012, submitted 28 June 2012
Europe, Africa, Asia: Morocco, Spain, Portugal, France, Italy, Croatia, Montenegro, Albania, Greece, Turkey
This is a tour from Morocco to Turkey via Europe stopping through Morocco, Spain, Portugal, France, Italy, Croatia, Montenegro, Albania, Greece and Turkey. As of now we are in Croatia heading South. Enjoy and feel free to contact us or comment.
tour started June 2012, submitted 8 June 2012
It's hard to describe the feeling when you're just about to start an extended overland trip - it's even harder to describe the feeling when that trip is about to end, but the end of one trip however means that you are that little bit closer to the beginning of the next adventure.
We completed our 1st overland trip after 545 days on the road, traveling just over 70,000km and crossing 35 countries.
Our 2nd trip was always going to happen, it was just a matter of deciding how, when and where and after a lot of deliberation we finally decided on the next adventure. Some people think it's a bit extreme when comparing it to our trip from Oz to Cape Town, but what would life really be like without a bit of adventure and challenges. After all, we are all here to live life...!
A bicycle! Yes, that's right, a bicycle!!
We are hoping to cover about 20,000 km over a planned 12 month period starting in Indonesia, heading north from there through SE Asia into southern China before making a u-turn to go south once again through Vietnam before hopping onto a plane to continue in India to finally reach Nepal.
|One year off: NZ, Australia, Malaysia, Sumatra, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia
tour started 2009, submitted 10 February 2012
This is the summary of the e-mail we sent home to friends while cycling during our one-year off bicycle journey. It contains some useful info as well as simple descriptions of our experience.
Italian (we can reply to any question in English!)
|the most difficult thing is to leave: a cycling tour through New Zealand, Australia, Malaysia, Sumatra, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia
tour started January 2009, submitted 6 January 2012
Got married,he asked for a hold, she resigned, rented the flat and we were ready to say our granny and cats goodbye.
|By tandem-bike around the Mediterranean Sea
tour started February 2011, submitted 27 December 2011
Estamos realizando el sueño de unir a los pueblos mediterráneos mediante la bicicleta, en concreto montados en un tandem. Salimos de Sevilla en marzo de 2011, a la vez iban floreciendo las revoluciones de La Primavera Árabe y Europa se tambalea. Vivir este momento histórico desde la bicicleta está siendo una experiencia sin igual.
Por ahora hemos recorrido la costa norte del Mare Nostrum y continuamos nuestro viaje en sentido horario. Un viaje donde lo principal no son los paisajes sino las personas.
tour started October 2010, submitted 20 November 2011
Europe, Africa, Asia: Germany, Switzerland, France, Spain, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Italy, Albania, Greece, Turkey, Cyprus, Israel, Egypt, Bulgaria, Serbia, Croatia, Austria
language: en, fr, de
Hello, I am Nicolas Richaud and you can follow on www.nrichaud.eu my trip around the mediterranean sea. I am 26 year old in 2010: 20 in Nancy, city of Stanislas and Mirabelle; 2 in Bordeaux, city of wine; 4 in Munich, city of bier, I will now try during one year a nomads lifestyle. From Munich to Nancy around the Mare Nostrum I will bike about 15000km following Ulysses‚s footsteps.
|London to Sydney: A guide to all things cycle touring
tour started June 2011, submitted 1 November 2011
We are embarking on a cycle tour from London To Australia, taking in countries in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Along the way well be posting updates, stories, photos, cycle touring articles and advice as well as reviews of our equipment. Come take a look - we'd love to hear from you!
|Two oldies going on a long bicycle ride
tour started July 2008, submitted 21 October 2011
Europe, Asia, America: Spain, Portugal, Morocco, India, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, CostaRica, Nicaragua, Honduras, Belize, Guatemala, Mexico
Twenty years ago we cycled half way round the world, so we thought we'd better have another go before we get too old to do ANYTHING, let alone cycle!
So after 4 months in Europe (the training ground) we hit South India, then a quick hop over the ocean to South East Asia. When we were Asia'd out we decided to go to South America, via the UK (planning is NOT our forte). From Venezuela we headed south to Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia from which we headed back up to Central America (remember what I said about planning?) to meet up with friends and family. This took approx 2 wonderful years. I wonder where we'll go next time?
|Bicycling tour Lumbini Pokhara Chitwan National Park (plus water-rafting)
tour started September 2011, submitted 26 September 2011
on this five day tour, we visited the lumbini complex near the indo-nepal border at bhairahawa, the lovely hill town of tansen, pokhara and its hidden seti river gorge, water rafting from fisling and then cycled from the end of the water rafting to the river city of narayanghat. on the last day, we toured chitwan national park (outer area only) in the morning, and then drove back to kanpur.
|Cicloturismo Balcani Turchia Siria
tour started August 2010, submitted 22 July 2011
Est Europe bike tour. From Austria to Syria. 4000 km 44 days
|A Ride in Kurdistan
tour started April 2011, submitted 7 June 2011
A ride in Kurdistan, involving bad weather, great hospitality and harrowing stories.
|Southeast Asia and a bit of Australia
tour started October 2010, submitted 29 May 2011
Golden and brown leaves falling back home. Migratory birds are leaving. Time to take off for me too. The initial plan was to cycle from Hanoi to Kuala Lumpur, yet it went all different. And good. 6 months on the road, meeting great people, dwelling in great places, sharing great experiences.
|4 Months Cycling Japan
tour started 2009, submitted 29 May 2011
Cycling Japan was my first journey on a bicycle. Outside the big cities, Japan is indeed a great country to cycle on low budget with heaps of free camping opportunities, great and affordable food and no absolutely tourist scam. The helpful and kind Japanese contributed so much to my experience. A few word of Japanese do make a difference.
|solo world bike trip
tour started August 2007, submitted 25 May 2011
Europe, Africa, Asia: Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Belarus, Ukraine, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Tunisia, Egypt, Jordan, Israel, Syria, Lebanon, Turkey
A solo,unsupported bicycle trip around the world.
The route is always open to change, the intention is to finish one day.
To explore new cultures, music, food, art, enjoy this wonderful blue planet and learn what I can.
|Fahrradweltreise ''Reise zum Horizont''
tour started March 2009, submitted 22 February 2011
Europe, Asia, Australia, America: Germany, CzechRepublic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Iran, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, China, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Australia, NewZealand, Chile, Argentina
language: de, en, es
Die Reise zum Horizont war ein Traum, eine verrueckte Idee. Heute ist sie Wirklichkeit, eine bewusste Entscheidung, eine Weltreise mit dem Fahrrad. Am 15. Maerz 2009 in Oldenburg (Deutschland) gestartet, ist das Ziel die ''weite'' Welt. Mit dem Anspruch, den Weg weitgehend mit dem Fahrrad zurueckzulegen, ist es ein Erfahren fremder Laender und Kulturen, auch bzw. besonders jenseits klassischer Touristenziele.
|South East of Asia downwind
tour started October 2010, submitted 29 November 2010
language: it, en
We are a couple of young italian travellers and we are riding through South-East of Asia, exploring the area also by hiking and trying to know local traditions and cultures.
From Bangkok, we went to northern Thailand in about two months reaching the area of the Golden Triangle. Now we are in Laos and our travel goes on...We are planning to go to Cambodia and Vietnam next months... Follow us on our frequently updated website!
|A Bike Journey - London to Melbourne
tour started May 2010, submitted 3 November 2010
Europe, Asia, Australia: UK, France, Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey, Iran, India, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Australia
language: en, de
A Bike Journey follows our bicycle travels between London and Melbourne. Having lived in the UK for 6 years, we are now moving Down Under and have decided to go by bike! We left London in May 2010 and have so far cycled through Europe, Turkey and Iran. We are planning to continue our journey through India, South East Asia and Australia. We hope you enjoy following our tour.
|Eine kurze Thailandreise
tour started January 2010, submitted 15 September 2010
language: en, de
Wir wollten von Chiang Mai nach Süden Radeln, was uns wegen der ungewöhnlich großen Hitze nicht gelungen ist. Es war trotzdem eine schöne Reise.
|Two New Zealanders heading East across the landmasses of Europe and Asia
tour started March 2010, submitted 5 September 2010
Asia: Europe, England, Spain, France, Italy, Croatia, Bosnia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Greece, Turkey, Ukraine, Russia, Mongolia, China, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand
We're Emma and Justin, two New Zealanders who have 'gone cycling' after six years working and living in London.
We talked about the possibility of a big trip quietly at first. We were on a train in England somewhere and we sketched a rudimentary map which plotted our way towards Russia. Our cycling trips became more ambitious, and we tested our enthusiasm for the idea by cycling the length of the UK (Lands End to John O'Groats) over three weeks in 2009. After 6 years living away from New Zealand we decided it was time to pack up London lives, quit jobs and go.
We have been on the road since March 2010 and intend to reach the edge of Asia by March 2012. Our website documents some of the places we've discovered on our travels.
|Myrtle the Turtle Trike Tour
tour started July 2007, submitted 1 September 2010
Asia: America, Australia, USA, Canada, Mexico, Guatemala, NewZealand, Australia, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand
My plan is simple: ride as long as it is fun!
In July 2007 I closed the door behind me to start my first trike tour. I had no idea how far I would get and this tour took me from Canada to Guatemala. I had such a good time I continued on spending 9 months cycling New Zealand and Australia. In 2009 I cycled through Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and Thailand.
|New Year in Bangladesh
tour started December 2009, submitted 19 August 2010
Quest for the celebration of 31 December and the New Year in the village.
This trip was as usual in the India-Bangladesh border of Sylhet Division. But this time the mission was to see how people celebrate 31 December and New Year in the village. Unfortunately I couldn't find any exception in their life then any other day of the year!! For them; every day starts with a fixed schedule.
(laces visited: Jaintapur, Kanaighat, Jakiganaj, Biyanibazar, Boroleka, Kulawara, Komolganj, Srimongar, Shyastaganj, Chunarughat, Madhabpur.
|East to West Bicycle trip in Bangladesh
tour started November 2009, submitted 17 August 2010
I was planning for a bicycle trip since April of this year. I am glad that finally I did make it. I started from Jaintapur, Sylhet and paddled up to Banglabandha, Tetuliya, Panchagar about 560kms. It took me 8 days to complete this trip. For me it was not just a cycle trip but also mastering my fear! I did this trip alone so that I can learn what it is after the fear. I took only the India-Bangladesh border road. And I have learned a lot. In the way I had to stay in the school veranda or sometime people gave me shelter in their house. I am thank full to all of them who have helped me to complete this trip.
Hope you will like the pictures. Don't forget to leave your comment! Thanks, Sudipta.
|Cycling in Nepal
tour started 2010, submitted 16 July 2010
language: en, nl
Nepal isn't just the Himalayas. Of course you have great views over the Himalayan mountain range while cycling from Kathmandu to Pokhara. Still what we most enjoyed was cycling through Nepal's medieval towns and across the Terai.
On our Cycling in Nepal website we show what it's like to travel through this ancient mountain kingdom.
|Cycling in Indonesia
tour started 2010, submitted 16 July 2010
language: en, nl
Cycling in Indonesia gave us a new definition to the word ``green''. Green is overwhelming, multi-hued and... tropical. So it also means, ``dreaming of a shower'' after a long (hot?) and humid cycling day.
On our Cycling in Indonesia website we show what it's like to travel through this tropical country.
|Cycling in India
tour started 2010, submitted 16 July 2010
language: en, nl
Which country do we keep coming back to? India! For India's diverse people, landscapes and religions make it a fascinating land to bicycle through.
On our Cycling in India website we show what it's like to travel through this enormous country.
|Bike Tour Italy - Greece - Turkey
, submitted 1 June 2010
language: de, en
Biking across the Swiss Alps to Venice, along the adriatic coast of Italy to Greece; island hopping on Corfu, Crete, Santorini, Naxos, Samos; and finally following Turkey's Mediterranean coast to Antalya.
Durch die Alpen der Schweiz nach Venedig, der adriatischen Küste von Italien entlang nach Griechenland, Insel Spass auf Korfu, Kreta, Santorini, Naxos, Samos; und schlussendlich der Mittelmeer Küste entlang bis Antalya in der Türke
|Cycling Thailand North to South
tour started January 2010, submitted 28 March 2010
Janos and I have cycled in Thailand before. The people are friendly, there are a variety of landscapes, the busier roads almost always have a wide shoulder, hotels and guest houses are inexpensive, the food is great. And so to escape the cold winter at home, we embark on our third adventure in Thailand. We get more hot weather than we bargained for ...
|Tour of Hokkaido 2009
tour started August 2010, submitted 10 March 2010
On August 25th, Yana & Mark Ivey, Brooks Sizemore and I did a Bicycle Tour of Hokkaido (the northern-most big Island of Japan). The ride totaled 1532.3km of riding and 15,300m of climb over 18 riding days, during which we got 2 flat tires, neither of which could be attributed to the condition of Japan's roads. (All tracks were recorded by my Garmin 76CSx, and you download all the tracks in a zipped package)
|Istanbul to ... Cape Town
tour started February 2010, submitted 7 March 2010
Asia, Africa: Turkey, Syria, Jordan, Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Botswana, Namibia, SouthAfrica
To seek adventure and escape from the mundane we left New Zealand to travel overland from India to Cape Town in August 09. Whilst in Iran we met two crazy Frenchmen cycling from Beijing to Paris. It took little encouragement to be convinced of the benefits of travelling by the most efficient means yet to be invented. The humble bicycle. Whilst we have little experience of bicycles or bicycle touring, we are excited by the possibility of travelling slowly, village to village, rather than the tedious bus rides from city to city.
We will head south from Istanbul, with no timeframe and no destination. (we head home when the money runs out)
Just a crazy desire to be free and experience the wonders of this beautiful world.
|Originally round-the-world but now much more interesting
tour started June 2007, submitted 22 January 2010
Europe, Africa, Asia: England, Holland, Belgium, France, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey, Georgia, Armenia, Iran, Syria, Jordan, Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Yemen, Oman, UnitedArabEmirates
This is my travel blog of several years on the road. It started life as a round-the-world trip, but before long I realised that A-to-B cycling isn't as interesting as getting off the beaten track and really exploring a place. So since I left home I've had as much time off the bike as on it, earnt more than I've spent, learnt a new language, met an amazing girl and got married to her! Eager to travel by bike as a couple, we're currently seeing where this new dimension takes us.
I prefer to write about the way the trip affects me psychologically and about the cultural, political and historical curiousities I encounter. It's an uncomfortably personal story at times, but I think it's more interesting than reading pages of distance measurements, road conditions and visa hassles.
My creative outlet comes through photography and video which I also share on the site - I carry 6kg of camera equipment and don't regret it for a second!
|Tour of Gondwana
tour started May 2005, submitted 20 January 2010
Australia, Asia, Africa, America: Australia, PapuaNewGuinea, TimorLeste, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Tibet, SriLanka, India, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Malawi, Zambia, Botswana, Madagascar, Lesotho, Swaziland, SouthAfrica, Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Brazil, Paraguay, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Panama, CostaRica, Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala, Mexico, USA
My goal for this Tour was to visit all of the major inhabited parts of the former supercontinent of Gondwana. Today, those places are mostly located in the Southern Hemisphere. Another aspect of my plan was to avoid long airplane trips by crossing oceans on container ships. That part of my Tour frequently caused problems, but I did hold fast to that idea, more or less. I traveled alone during 40 months and covered a little over 86,000 km by bike in 44 countries. My primary interest was the simple joy of cycling in new places, but I also concentrated on Natural History, Flora and Fauna, Ancient Sites and Diverse Cultures. My site contains sections describing Tour preparations, detailed logs, photos, posts written during the Tour, and a collection of essays written once it was complete.
|East Siberia Odyssey to the Pole of Cold Oymyakon
tour started July 2007, submitted 18 January 2010
This three months trip by train, ship, minibus and bike was a really low budget adventure through whole Russia. Many decisions how and where I travelled depends on marginal money and time but also on locals help. By bike I passed in two month the Eastern part of Siberia (district Irkutsk, Buryatia and Yakutia): at first along the Baikal-Amur-Magistral from Ust-Kut to Bodaybo, than by ships on Vitim river to Lensk and from here again by bike (and minibus) to Yakutsk and finally Oymyakon, the northern ``Pole of Cold'', where -71,2°C were recorded in 1926. On last section of this 2800 km bike trip I experienced the onset of Siberian winter...
You will find a lot of photogaphs (``Bilder''), the mapped route (``Karte'') and informations about the route, day-km and travel costs (``Streckenprotokoll'').
|With a locally bought Bike through Mongolia and Altay
tour started August 2006, submitted 18 January 2010
In summer 2006 my university arranged a geographic field work and excursion in the central part of Mongolia (lake Ugij nuur and Changay mountains) which I extended with a six week bike trip. Because I didn't know how to transport my own bike there, I bought one in Ulaanbaatar on the local ``Black Market''. I passed Mongolia on the northernmost road connection from Ulaanbaatar to Ulaangom, crossed the Altay mountains to Siberia and finished in Bijsk, the first railway station. My 68 Euro bike survived this 2300 km trip but I had daily technical problems and more than one situation where I was dependent on locals help...
The tour report is written in German, but a collection of photographs (``Bilder''), the mapped route (``Karte'') and informations about the route, day-km and travel costs (``Streckenprotokoll'') are mostly self-explanatory.
|The Stan Diet: getting thin in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan
tour started August 2009, submitted 7 December 2009
A six week ride mostly around the Tajik Pamir. Fantastic high altitude scenery, wonderful people and unspeakable food. Highlight was the rarely visited Bartang Valley.