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Old 5 Dec 2007
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Russia and The Stans – May 08

Anyone interested in a three month trip across Eastern Europe, Ukraine, Russia and possibly up to Mongolia before heading back to UK via the Stans and either the top route around the Caspian Sea or Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey?
The departure date is set for 6th May 08.
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I'm with Paul. Everything locked in for the trip. Leaving Felixstowe on the 6 May '08. The route is very flexible; but going through Europe, spending a week in Romania, then Ukraine to Kazakhstan and north into Russia, then head west back to the UK. Paul is probably going to turn south from Kazakhstan and head back through the Stans.
So, who's coming with us?????
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I am interested in going East to West. Any chance I could meet you as you start your return West? I was hoping to remain in Russia until I reached Ukraine. Do you have your return route finalized?
I am still looking for someone to ride with from Vladivostock heading West. Any volunteers?
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I am interested in going East to West. Any chance I could meet you as you start your return West? I was hoping to remain in Russia until I reached Ukraine. Do you have your return route finalized?
I am still looking for someone to ride with from Vladivostock heading West. Any volunteers?
We will be heading east to west in 2008. We will be leaving vladivostok around 1 August 2008, travelling in a 4x4.
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We will be heading north out of Kazakhstan into Russia somewhere between Novosibirsk and Omsk around the last week in June and heading towards Moscow then on to St Petersburg and down the coast back to Boulogne by around 26 July to catch the ferry back to Dover.
I'll post a more detailed itinerary of the route soon.
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Newfoundland,Canada to Ireland

Hi:

I am seriously planning a trip from Newfoundland to Ireland this year.
My rough schedule at this point is to start out mid-May and arriving in Alaska the first week in June, for final preparations.
My tentative route is through the Kamchakta peninnsula, Mongolia, Kahzakstan, Russia, Ukraine, western Europe , England & Ireland. This leg of the trip will run from late June through to mid-September. The idea is to wait until the ice and snow melt has finished with the rivers having subsided with far less mud.

I rode a bike in Europe for 7 years.

I am currently in Ecuador on my ride from Canada to TdF and eventually Buenos Aires which should conclude mid-March. This trip has taken me through 7 Canadian provinces and 38 United States as a warm-up. Then it was covering 70% of Mexico before riding south through Central America and continuing onto Colombia.

I look forward to hearing from other bikers who may wish to meet up and ride a part of both this and the proposed trip with me.

Adios Y nos vemos!!
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Newfoundland to ireland

Hi:

I am seriously planning a trip from Newfoundland to Ireland this year.
My rough schedule at this point is to start out mid-May and arriving in Alaska the first week in June, for final preparations.
My tentative route is through the Kamchakta peninnsula, Mongolia, Kahzakstan, Russia, Ukraine, western Europe , England & Ireland. This leg of the trip will run from late June through to mid-September. The idea is to wait until the ice and snow melt has finished with the rivers having subsided with far less mud.

I rode a bike in Europe for 7 years.

I am currently in Ecuador on my ride from Canada to TdF and eventually Buenos Aires which should conclude mid-March. This trip has taken me through 7 Canadian provinces and 38 United States as a warm-up. Then it was covering 70% of Mexico before riding south through Central America and continuing onto Colombia.

I look forward to hearing from other bikers who may wish to meet up and ride a part of both this and the proposed trip with me.

Adios Y nos vemos!!
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The route

Submitted my visa applications for Ukraine and Russia today - fingers crossed . .
Here's a rough itinerary as promised:

Date (From) Date (To) Country
4/05/2008 6/05/2008 UK
7/05/2008 9/05/2008 France
9/05/2008 10/05/2008 Germany
11/05/2008 13/05/2008 Czech Republic
13/05/2008 14/05/2008 Hungary
15/05/2008 27/05/2008 Romania
28/05/2008 4/06/2008 Ukraine
5/06/2008 7/06/2008 Russia
8/06/2008 24/06/2008 Kazakhstan
25/06/2008 12/07/2008 Russia
13/07/2008 13/07/2008 Estonia
14/07/2008 15/07/2008 Latvia
15/07/2008 16/07/2008 Lithuania
17/07/2008 19/07/2008 Poland
20/07/2008 23/07/2008 Germany
24/07/2008 26/07/2008 Netherlands
27/07/2008 28/07/2008 Belgium
29/07/2008 8/08/2008 UK

So, who else is joining us?

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Pauls route

Where Mick Tharme heads north from south eastern Kazakhstan (Charyn Canyon east of Almaty) I'll head south through Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and across The Caspian Sea, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Turkey and back to UK through Europe.
Is anyone on for a May 08 departure - if so - see you at Dover!!!
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Catching up

Hi paul, it seems we will be in Germany at the same time (08-12/05/08)? My route through Germany (main points of referance) is from Nurburg-Geissen-Erfurt, then Cheb just over the Czech Rep border, mainly B roads for me. Plus we might be in the Carpathians area about the same dates (22-26/05/08)? But none of these dates are hard and fast. I arrive in Zeebrugge 07/05/08 @ mid-day and may head for Normandy (sea the D-Day beachs) instead of Brussels (Waterloo)... not sure yet?

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As it seems you will have to have a Multi Entry Visa for Russia, consider Kalingrad between Lithuania and Poland.

This isolated part of Russia is nothing special, but it will allow you to visit all of the Curoniun Spit. This is a strip of land about 30 miles long and averaging half a mile wide that is an interesting and very beautiful nature reserve. You cross by ferry from Klaipeda and the Lith/Rus border is halfway down where you need the usual Rus documentation, or you have to return by the ferry to Klaipeda and go the long way round, staying in the EU.

Do a HUBB search for "Curoniun Spit" and you will find two of my fuller descriptions of it, costs etc.
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Catching up...

Hi Dave - we may well meet up along the way -
I am planning to cross Germany a bit further down than you but may well meet up in Czech or further along the way. I plan to have a look at the Adrspach - Teplice rocks on the northern Czech border before heading down into Slovakia.
Keep in touch
All the best Dave
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Hello,
Me and Tom will start in August the route back from Vladiwostok by transib and go from Moskau by motorbike over St.Petersburg and Poland back to Germany. We must be back in the end of September.

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I am interested in going East to West. Any chance I could meet you as you start your return West? I was hoping to remain in Russia until I reached Ukraine. Do you have your return route finalized?
I am still looking for someone to ride with from Vladivostock heading West. Any volunteers?
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Pamir Hwy.

Hi Jens,
Thanks for your mobile number.
I shall give you a call in the next day or two.
We could do The Pamir Highway? It only needs one more visa.
I have fixed dates where I need to get to Turkmenistan to meet my Stantours contacts but could cut out bits earlier in the route?.
Look forward to talking to you.
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Me and Tom will start in August the route back from Vladiwostok by transib and go from Moskau by motorbike over St.Petersburg and Poland back to Germany. We must be back in the end of September.

Biker-regards
Jens
Hello Jens and Tom,
August is a little later than I had hoped but certainly possible.
When you say transib I assume that is the Trans Siberian Highway not the Trans Siberian Railroad? My hope is to remain on the Trans Siberian Highway most of the journey. If you are heading to Moskau (Moscow) we could certainly ride most of the route together before I head towards Ukraine. Do you have a date in August for your Vladivostok departure?

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