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Old 3 Oct 2013
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Mongolia on a budget June/July 2014

Hi all,

I am looking to do a 3-4 week tour of Mongolia starting either late June or July 2014.

The plan is to fly into UB and buy a cheap new Chinese bike for $500-$600 and either ride it till it dies or sell it when I get back to UB. From my research so far this will get a 150 cc bike which is essentially a road bike with pumped up suspension and offroad tyres.

This is going to be an adventure so don't expect an intricate route map just a rough idea of a few spots to hit and a lot of exploring in between.

There is a company that does self guided tours on GPS which might give a base to start from, they also hire tents etc.

At the moment I will be flying solo but would love one or more travel buddies.

I am a 36 guy from Melbourne Australia with reasonable road riding and offroad riding experience.

I would also love to jump onboard someone else's tour if they are planning on being in Mongolia in June/July/August 2014...Keeping in mind if you are on board a big BMW or KTM adventure machine I won't have a hope in hell of keeping up!
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You'll have a great trip. As far as maps and gps go, buy a unit, download the free OSM map for the area along with Walter's waypoint list (Sticky in the N Asia section here on the HUBB). Bring your own tent/sleeping bag from home.

There are plenty of Chinese bikes to buy in UB. New and used.

I had to laugh at your comment about not being able to keep up with big BMW and KTM (and Japanese/Italian/American) "Adventure" bikes. Sure, they'll do a horizon job on you on the pavement, but in the dirt at least half of them will be way behind you, either because of lack of rider ability or their bike being wholly unsuitable for the conditions or both. You'll have much more fun than them in the dirt too.
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Hi Tom Aaron from Melbourne re2014 mongoliaadventure

Just registered new to the HUBB but plan to be in mongolia during your time period to do the same thing, cheap small bore bike, lots of laughs and geographical embarrasment while respecting the local people and thier customs. If you miraculously recieve this message I look forward to your reply. Cheers Aaron
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Aaron I sent a PM
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Re; PM Mongolia trip

Hi Tom,
I could not find your message(probably my lack of tech skill) but I am keen to hear from yourself(and other readers) regarding this trip. Maybe you could email me on sillbillhill@hotmail.com if that is ok? I look fwd to contact with like minded lunatics? Cheers Aaron
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Indeed, I plan to be there around the same time.
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