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Europe - India (and onwards to Aus!) October 2011?

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I've been saving for a while now to ride most or at least part of the way to New Zealand from Europe and should have the funds in place by October/November. Ideally I want to ride to Nepal from Europe (Turkey-Iran-Pakistan-India) then get the bike flown to Bangkok where I'll continue (roughly: Thailand - Malaysia - Indonesia - East Timor - Australia - New Zealand). However me doing the first leg of this (Turkey-India) would probably require me to find someone/some people to ride with (and for the weather in Eastern Turkey and Iran to be rideable at that time of year?). Otherwise I'd consider maybe just shipping the bike direct to Thailand from Europe and just doing that part. I wouldn't have any time restrictions once I've set off but would struggle to leave before the end of Oct this year.

So if there is anyone out there who wants to, or was already planning on heading India way from Europe at roughly that time of year and wouldn't mind some extra company for parts of the way I'd be keen to hear from you!!
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opposite direction!

Christopher,

sorry I can't ride with you, but looks like we could cross path . I am planning on the reverse trip, from Nepal to Europe on the same route. Starting early October.

If you want to keep in touch I'll probably be throuh Pakistan by the time you leave if you need fresh infos...

Take care, ride safe,

Yannick

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hi

ur plan sounds brilliant!

i was hoping to do something simular myself but have deceided to stop when i get to turkey. my plan was to catch the ferry across the black sea from istanbull and then a trans siberian train to moskow, then after spending a while ther another train to china...a long journey but thats what creates experiances.

have u ever considered doing this instead of flying your bike across asia?

maybe we could ride through europe together as far as istanbul?

TOM.
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West to East or Otherwise

Morning Gents- ,

The plan sounds good, if you're interested in either trip-logs, waypoints etc, ping a PM back with an email address.

I did the Oz an Amsterdam ride last year and happy to pass what I learnt on, no probs !...

Cheers n ride safe !
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Thanks for the offers/advice all!

Tom - Sounds like a good alternative, no doubt that would be a great experience in itself but I'm pretty determined to do this by bike this time and riding through China is probably not an option for me unfortunately due to costs of guides etc.

Yannick - That Pakistan info could be useful, I'll get in touch if I have any queries and good luck with your trip west!

In the mean time if there is anyone planning on heading the other way later this year please get in touch!
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Hi Yannick
We will be on the way from europe to Nepal in September. Let's keep in contact I'm sure we will meet up somewhere on the way.

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Meet up and info!

Christopher, no sweat I'll try to let you know my blog adress when I'll have one if that can help. PM me if I seem to disapear...

Roland, I don't want to hijack the thread but yes, let's keep in touch as well, always fun to meet up other travellers and share info.
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We will be on the way from europe to Nepal in September. Let's keep in contact I'm sure we will meet up somewhere on the way.

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Hi chirstopher, seems you will be going roughly same route as i, and same timing, i shall be in u.k. In august and be touring around europe before heading back to oz, we should hook up at some stage and see how we go keep in touch mate cheers roger.
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Hey guys, we are doing the rughly the same trip, 2Up but we will spare India this time (Last time 6 month passed there like a week). We thought for India itself we would need 6 month.

So now we are flying the bike from Germany to Bangkok mid October and then going to New Zealand (Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur to NZ and after to Australia. Timeframe: October 2010 till July 2012.

Lets stay in touch, blog to come etc ...

Any idea how to fly the bike from Germany to Bangkok????
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Hello,

in October we are also in Turkey and the first week of November we will go to Iran.Maybe we can meet us on the road.Me i am German my girlfriend comes from Turkey and we want to go to Nepal.

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Any idea how to fly the bike from Germany to Bangkok????
BikerIn: try Smellybiker, they are more into sea freight but can hook you up for air freight as well...

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G'day mate, as it happens we're doing the same trip also starting in October, going from London to Australia me on a triumph tiger and me mate on his ktm...the only issue is we've got to get to oz by mid/end december....so if youre keen to hooking up some or part of the way let us know....my post is here re the trip also in any case...
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Hi,
I've been saving for a while now to ride most or at least part of the way to New Zealand from Europe and should have the funds in place by October/November. Ideally I want to ride to Nepal from Europe (Turkey-Iran-Pakistan-India) then get the bike flown to Bangkok where I'll continue (roughly: Thailand - Malaysia - Indonesia - East Timor - Australia - New Zealand). However me doing the first leg of this (Turkey-India) would probably require me to find someone/some people to ride with (and for the weather in Eastern Turkey and Iran to be rideable at that time of year?). Otherwise I'd consider maybe just shipping the bike direct to Thailand from Europe and just doing that part. I wouldn't have any time restrictions once I've set off but would struggle to leave before the end of Oct this year.

So if there is anyone out there who wants to, or was already planning on heading India way from Europe at roughly that time of year and wouldn't mind some extra company for parts of the way I'd be keen to hear from you!!




Hi Chris,
I am doing the same trip as you at about the same time to New Zealand if all goes well, so if you want to get in touch, be my guest.
Paul.
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Hi there Christopher I am planning a very similar trip leaving Manchester UK on the 22nd of October and am definetley going as far as India, also hope to take in Nepal and Tibet if possible and if funds allow then I will ship over to Thailand and carry on from there see how far I get. I would like to meet up with you on the way and share a bit of the journey together pm me and I will give you my email address and we can arrange things from there. P.S i think I will be camping along the way as well as Youth Hostels and wherever practical cheapish hotels.
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So, I got the first quotes in, waiting for some others though. Flying from Germany to BKK from 4700 EUR(Lufthansa, without crate) 1475 EUR all incl, and by sea arround 400 (up to 60 days). But on Friday I go to the airport to check again. Starting mid October. SEA to NZ and AU

I seams there are a lot of people heading the same way at the same time. Funny isnt it? We could all meet up somewhere actually.

dont know if I can post our blog here, is it allowed? anyway its not fully ready ...


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