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Well, good news for those heading that way, well sort off.

There is indeed no road further that Magadan, but that will change. The Chukotsk region has been granted funds that will allow roadwork for the four seasons (right now only winter roads exists, which are basically the frozen rivers you drive).

As far as getting back is concerned, there is a road from Cherskiy to Yakutsk, another one from Bilibino to Cherskiy and a third from Bilibino-Pevek-Komsomolsky-Egvekinot. The rest is being built at the moment or just finished and very soon it will be possible to to Yakust-Cherskiy-Egvekinot then Uelen.

As for Yakust-Moscow that's easy

I'll keep you posted, the info is from a guy in Vladivostok who's got access apparently to the city council plans and so on so he knows about roads and things.

Yay !
Hi from New Zealand/russia , Have a couple of links re motorcycles to magadan
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Here is a link totheMagadan FWD club , russian only
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they would have info etc, can you manage Russian? I could ask them if you want re the "way" east

Understand it might be a bit of a restricted area relink National Parks type thing etc but as its russia you only need to Know the "right" People
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hey thanks for the info, i'll have a read
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hey thanks for the info, i'll have a read
Heard there is road construction there but not much, crisis has grabbed the money (such as it is)
I have a link somewhere to russians in a truck in the winter but too cold
Would be impossible without solid road as tundra / taigia would be a swamp with big mozzies biggerthan OZzie!!! Problemwith roads if built, who will maintain them over such a great distance
I will search more russian sites this week
I remember someone was walking from Alaska and got arrested when landing as ordinary Visa does not work in the area as it is restricted,
Ambramovich of Chelsea soccer club was the governor then and got a permit real quick are you a chelsea fan?!!

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Heard there is road construction there but not much, crisis has grabbed the money (such as it is)
I have a link somewhere to russians in a truck in the winter but too cold
Would be impossible without solid road as tundra / taigia would be a swamp with big mozzies biggerthan OZzie!!! Problem with roads if built, who will maintain them over such a great distance
I will search more russian sites this week
I remember someone was walking from Alaska and got arrested when landing as ordinary Visa does not work in the area as it is restricted,
Ambramovich of Chelsea soccer club was the governor then and got a permit real quick are you a chelsea fan?!!
You can buy very detailed road atlas in Russian bookshops very cheap say US$20.00 ,depending on the scale it would be thicker than the a whole encyopedia set, we did get a unoffical garmin map for sat nav in moscow las June, Garmin is best known there and maps for europe available on torrent downloads
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Magadan to Istanbul
Landing In vlad it can take you three hours or two weeks depending on luck to sort out the paperwork
Road from Vlad to Moscow easy, they drive japanese import cars there all the time, know people who did it.
Should be fun!! even the traffic police when they want "lunch money"!!!
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Just my 2 cents but I went to Nordkapp in Feb'07 and it was only minus 42*c and that was cold enough to start getting gearbox problems until the oil had warmed also the oil in the diff was playing up a little. The wipers stopped working as the motor couldn't turn so that was fun.

If you are sure you want to do this and I respect you for doing it as I'd love to do it but getting stuck in Norway at minus 42*c was pretty scary especially as I was on my own, I'd make sure you are equipped to spend a night in the cold without heat. As your car may break down or get stuck and you'll have to find a way to survive until someone is available to assist.

Good luck and make sure you take PLENTY of photos, I love the arctic!
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Motosiberia one of the group managed to get to chukotka which is 600km north east of Magadan.

you can read about it here

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I'm pondering if I should go to Magadan as I'll have to do the road of bones TWICE which will add 3400km to my trip.
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Hah! I just found a Kamaz 6x6 lorry for £13000 for sale in Warsaw, now THAT might make one helluva overlander and get you all the way across siberia easy.
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Hah! I just found a Kamaz 6x6 lorry for £13000 for sale in Warsaw, now THAT might make one helluva overlander and get you all the way across siberia easy.
Yes a little way in but still a long way to go east!!!
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Motosiberia one of the group managed to get to chukotka which is 600km north east of Magadan.

you can read about it here

3 x KTM GO EAST - Page 32 - ADVrider
They didnt get to Chukhotka

2 of the guys made it to Magadan by road of bones and then had to fly back, and Mac made it solo to Omsukchan ... The end of the road.

Mac is trying again this year to get further ... Motosyberia 2.0 ... flying lightweight dirt bikes into Magadan before heading out for Kamchatka overland or Chukhotka.

Omsukchan is for all intents and purposes, as far East -155.80 degrees East - that anyone has ridden to (that obviously excludes bikes shipped or flown into Kamchatka)
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Now there's an old post I haven't quite updated in a while

So, two years later, what's the status ? Magadan is the end of the road still ? I still have no bloody idea how to reach Uelen but I still want to try. I am aware of the cold tho, maybe I'm wreckless...

Anyhow, if anyone has found a way to go further east and willing to share the tips... ta for that !
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Now there's an old post I haven't quite updated in a while

So, two years later, what's the status ? Magadan is the end of the road still ? I still have no bloody idea how to reach Uelen but I still want to try. I am aware of the cold tho, maybe I'm wreckless...

Anyhow, if anyone has found a way to go further east and willing to share the tips... ta for that !
Yes, Mac went back in Summer 2009 and found a route to Egvekinot, but it involves a very long, irregular and unscheduled barge trip, 100 km north form Seymchan.

See my other post in response to a similar question on another thread for more detail.
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I see, a barge ? for bikes only or cars too ? I'll be driving a Landcruiser...

I'm stubborn I know Just the thought of "there's a way" makes me want to try...
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