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Question Vladivostok to Ekateringburg earliest/latest months for travel

I am doing some planning for a trip overland between Vladivostok, Ulaanbaatar and Ekateringburg. What is the earliest and latest months of the year that is advisable for this sector. Thanks Chris
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Question shipping to vladivostok from europe?

hi chris,

i am planning a trip from there back to europe this summer. have you got any information for me on shipping (flying) the bike to vladivostok?

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shipping bike to Vlad

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Sorry no info from me, too early in my planning, try elsewhere on HU there is a load of shipping info.

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I'm curious about this too as I will arrive in Chita in July 2007 and am hoping to either head North to Magadan or head South to Vlad...and then Alaska/US West Coast...

Curious to head the advisables times and how screwed I may be!!!

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Late June, July, August and early September should work. I plan to head out of eastern Europe towards the end of June, heading for Vlad. Of course there can be "slop" on both sides of the seasons. Despite all the talk of global warning, winter can come early or end late in these parts- let's hope it stays that way. By the way Chris D, why do you plan to stop in old Eburg- or do you? Safe journey, H.
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Eburg is not the end Dave

Dave,Still planning past Eburg, looking in the 'Stans, Moscow and St Petersburg. One main object is to make it to Milan, Italy before the weather is too cold. Thanks for your comments and the suggested months for travel.Chris D
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I travelled Chita to Khabarovsk beginning to mid-september. Great time to be there, all the trees and even the meadows are colourful - similiar to Indian Summer, I would imagine.

The weather was cool but ok, partly some frost at night, one or two rainy days so a good part of the road was slightly muddy (but still good for 80 k/mh though, you just get dirty).

However, a guy coming from the east told me that he had heavy snowfall on a higher section 2 days before I went there (no snow at all when I went there).

Also, on August 22, 2005 they had minus degrees celsius at night, but from the fact they emphasized that I take that this was rather unusual.

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I have ridden across Siberia in mid October ... and I advise you not to do it unless you are a masochist or have some good heated socks n gloves - or both. Road surface was fine ... not icy or anything, just that it got down to -10 in the evenings and barely got above zero during that day

May-Sept works
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I arrived in Skovorodino (just south of Tynda) on Sept 3rd 2006. The next morning there was frost on my bike.


I had come from the north, and a few days earlier there was snow fall in the higher elevations.

Next couple of days were warm and dry, so I made good time and rode a couple of hundred miles west, past Chita (so an easy two day ride from Chita to Skovorodino if you enjoy gravel roads). Then a cold front with spitting snow off and on followed me all the way into Mongolia. I wish I had heated grips then, I used plastic bags over the hand guards to cut down on the wind penetration. A few days later, the temps warmed back up and was comfortable. So you never can tell, even in early September there can be a cold front with spitting snow.
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I am doing some planning for a trip overland between Vladivostok, Ulaanbaatar and Ekateringburg. What is the earliest and latest months of the year that is advisable for this sector. Thanks Chris
April (second part), October (first part) year by year is not the same

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Hi Chris D

I am LKK (Jeff) , from Taiwan ,

We met each other in Russia but are you rode a KTM 400cc ??



My wife and I rode a F650GS DK started from Vladivostok to Nordkapp Norway and down to Sapin back to Germany total 24,175 km

we safely back to home at end of August 2007

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I arrived in Vlad on the 6th of October and enjoyed nothing but blue skies from Chita to Vlad. I got rained on hard in the Baikal region, all the way to Ulan Ude. Yesterday morning when I awoke, a strong wind was blowing. Last night the wind grew stonger and the rain turned to snow. The wind was so strong it blew my bike over, it was on the centerstand- and my bike cover was blown away as well. So, for 2007, let the records show: the party ended on 19, October. I've been here since the 6th trying to get out, but alas, customs has their own ideas. So, I second what colebatch said, May-Sept works.
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getting out of Vlad

Here is the way out of Vladivostok . . . . .

Drive to Zarubino, catch the (3 times a week) car ferry to South Korea.
Cost $250 for a bike or $500 for a 4x4. + per person is $250 a ticket.

Contact Wendy Choi and she will handle all details for onward shipping the bike / car.

AT Korea you have two options, firstly, just have vehicle freighted through (i.e you dont ride there) or second option is pay a fully refundable deposit (we had to pay $1000), add to that $100 per month for insurance and happily stay in korea for 3 months (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED - we have just left there this week)

Wendy has arranged for us a 40 ft HQ container form Busan (Korea) to LA (USA) and total cost is approx $3500 (which we have split between two vehicles)

I know of 4 seperate bikers who all used wendy to either freight their bikes into or out of - they all had nothing but praise.

We were out of Russia within 24hrs and out of Korea, truck freighted up and all paperwork done in 8hrs. Could not be easier.

The easiest route into or out of Vlad is via Korea !

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Onward from Vlad

I did the ferry Vlad to South Korea and then shipped the bike on Ro Ro willheim Willmason ( sorry something like that ) they have boats traversing the world I shipped to Southampton U.K. my riding partner shipped to West Coast U.S.A. L.A. ?) reasonable rates and managed to leave all my panniers full, nothing went missing and no damage. Hope this helps.

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Hi Phil, first, thanks for the info. I have been in touch with Edde and he clued me in to the ferry to South Korea. I decided to skip Korea and instead add the Philippine Islands to my trip. If they won't let me out of Russia (paperwork issue) tomorrow, I will try the South Korean option. A couple more things: the weather is cool, the women are hot, and the vodka is delightfully cold- soooo...I am far from pushing the "panic button!" There is much more to add to this story, but that is for a different time and place (her name is Ulla). Thanks again for the input! H.
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