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Fastest route from Astrakhan to Nukus?

Me and a friend are planning to go to the stans this summer from Belgium via Russia so I want some recent info on the roads.
We can do Astrakhan - Atyrau - Beyneu - Nukus
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Saratov - Uralsk - Aktobe - Aralsk
We want the fastest route (asphalt as much as possible) so we can spend more time in the stans.
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Pamir highway

Is 5 days enough to ride from Dushanbe to Osh?
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Me and a friend are planning to go to the stans this summer from Belgium via Russia so I want some recent info on the roads.
We can do Astrakhan - Atyrau - Beyneu - Nukus
OR
Saratov - Uralsk - Aktobe - Aralsk
We want the fastest route (asphalt as much as possible) so we can spend more time in the stans.
Gr,
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Astrakhan, Atyrau, Beyneu, Nukus ... its 3 days ... one night in each of the towns
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Is 5 days enough to ride from Dushanbe to Osh?
yes it is
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Astrakhan, Atyrau, Beyneu, Nukus ... its 3 days ... one night in each of the towns
Any off road in this part?
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Any off road in this part?
There is gravel highway ... that full size road freight trucks also drive at 90 km/h... for about 280 km - its pretty much all dead straight.

If full size loaded freight trucks can do it at 90 km/h, any motorcycle can do it at 90+ km/h including Japanese sports bikes, or gold wings or harleys or whatever.

From Beyneu to the border (80 km ) is gravel and about the first 200 km in Uzbekistan is gravel.
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Which route do you advice to take from Bishkek back to Ukraïne?
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Which route do you advice to take from Bishkek back to Ukraïne?
Shymkent, Kyzyl Orda, Aralsk, Aktyubinsk (aktube), Uralsk, Saratov ...
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Shymkent, Kyzyl Orda, Aralsk, Aktyubinsk (aktube), Uralsk, Saratov ...
How many days do we need for that without being to tired? 6,7

We are both driving BMW F800GS
I was planning Brussels to Bukhara in 11 days and Bishkek to Brussels in 12, 13 days. That should give us 2 weeks for Uzbekistan, Tadjikistan and Kyrgistan.
Are the roads in Russia and Ukraïne ok to ride 500 - 600km a day?

Our route:
Brussels - Bukhara 11days
Bukhara visit town 1day
Bukhara - Samarqand 1 day
Samarqand visit town 1 day
Samarqand – Dushanbe 1 day
5 days Dushanbe – Osh 1228 km Pamir highway!!!
5 days Osh – Karakol - Bishkek 1338 km
Bishkek - Brussels 12 days
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Are the roads in Russia and Ukraïne ok to ride 500 - 600km a day?
Yes, as long as you dont faff around too much with stops, and start early.
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Thanks a lot for your info!
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Hi,
What are your travel dates?
Eric (XT660) and myself (GS1200) are leaving Brussels August 1st and plan to be in Osh August 30.
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Hi, we are leaving 29/06 and plan to be back 06/08. So maybe we will pass you somewhere on the way if you are planning to go via Russia!
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Astrakhan, Atyrau, Beyneu, Nukus ... its 3 days ... one night in each of the towns
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Can you recommend any good Hair Dressers in Uzbekistan i feel i will be needing a hair cut by the time we get there!!!!!
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Can you recommend any good Hair Dressers in Uzbekistan i feel i will be needing a hair cut by the time we get there!!!!!
Hahahhahaq

I can recommend a good looking one !!

but thats different from a good one!
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