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Looking at doing the Road of Bones in 2010/2011.

Hey all,

I'm fresh to this site and was wondering if anyone has done the road of bones from Magadan to Yakutsk?

I guess I'm after some updated info on ,freight/costs from Sydney to Magadan, the locals, road conditions etc. The normal stuff you want to know before embarking on an adventure to the other side of the world on 2 weels.

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adrian scott is the man you seek

if you search you may find some info here ,he wrote a book about his trip ,he was a learner on his first bike when he set off ,great bloke, good read ,i have the book some where
i am doing this trip around that time from europe to magadan though
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Magadan 2010

I'll be going to Magadan next year. I'll be asking around closer to the time to see if anyone is going that way.

I read that the airport there is open again, relatively recently, after they tightened the aircraft type-restrictions that stopped Aeroflot's old Tupolev aircraft flying out of there. My early idea is to fly from Magadan to Moscow and drive back to the UK, possibly via Scandinavia.

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Hey all,

I'm fresh to this site and was wondering if anyone has done the road of bones from Magadan to Yakutsk?

I guess I'm after some updated info on ,freight/costs from Sydney to Magadan, the locals, road conditions etc. The normal stuff you want to know before embarking on an adventure to the other side of the world on 2 weels.

Thanks
Practical details on driving through Russia and Mongolia (Feb-2005)
has deails re shipping etc from ozzie

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YakutiaToday.Com - Travel - Off-road Vehicle Expedition: from Krasnoyarsk to Magadan through Yakutia.
russians driving a nissan

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in russian but someone may know english

goos source for local knowledge

we had planned to ship landrover and do this and drive Vlad. magadan,to moscow to my family
but still on hold

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You can get homemade garmin gps topo map off the net called
roads of russia 6

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road of bones

planning on riding across russia next summer and have been told there is about a month slot where we should be able to do it, is this right and if so when is it?

As well as this does any1 know if it is possible to fly our bikes to Anchorage and contact details for this as everything I try seems to have some sort of issue and its driving me mad!
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Ask Colebatch

Good day,

Take a look at the ADVrider threads of Colebatch as well as his homepage, they are great.

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Take a look at the ADVrider threads of Colebatch as well as his homepage, they are great.

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Road of Bones

Do it, it was the highlight of my whole trip.

You want to be there in August I'd say. Or maybe July.

I wrote a thingy about my time there.

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Gabe - read your Magadan thing - very interesting! What year was it? More info about the Magadan ferry? Was it to Vladivostok? In case you have a name of the company etc, I would be grateful. Thanks again, great write up! :-)
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RoB 2011

Hi, just wondering if you've set off on your trip or are planning on going in 2011? I'm planning a trip myself for 2011 (with a 4x4) and am interested in finding out if anyone will be doing it at the same time. (I'm based in Sydney) Cheers
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Giday all,
I'm planning a Europe trip next year too.
Fly bike (Koeran Air) Melb to Seoul about 16th May 2011, (quote was $4.95au per Kg) plus Dangersous good cert/inspect (from Shenckers Spelling??).
Ride across Koera, RORO to Vladivostok, then ride to Tynda, Yakutsk, via Ust Nera, Magadan. Then back to Yakutsk, over Vilyuisk trakt, Irkutsk, UB Mongolia, back to Russia Almty region, some 'Stans' (still in planning phase) need to meet wife in Turkey late Aug / early Sep 2011. More gentel touring Westen Euorpe.

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+1 on checking out Colebatch. He's probably the godfather of this area.

Also look up Oisin Hughes' solo RTW trip 'backtobroke' over at ADV. A great story teller and adventurer.

And there's also Austin Vince's 'Mondo Enduro' and 'Terra Circa'.
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Giday all,
I'm planning a Europe trip next year too.
Fly bike (Koeran Air) Melb to Seoul about 16th May 2011, (quote was $4.95au per Kg) plus Dangersous good cert/inspect (from Shenckers Spelling??).
Ride across Koera, RORO to Vladivostok, then ride to Tynda, Yakutsk, via Ust Nera, Magadan. Then back to Yakutsk, over Vilyuisk trakt, Irkutsk, UB Mongolia, back to Russia Almty region, some 'Stans' (still in planning phase) need to meet wife in Turkey late Aug / early Sep 2011. More gentel touring Westen Euorpe.

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Hi -- Just wondering if you're still on track with your dates. I'm driving a 4x4 and planning on arriving in Korea on 23/5 then taking the ferry to Vlad. Cheers
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