Dramatic Landscape in a Remote Corner of The World

The trips are demanding, designed to test experienced riders, but prove an exhilarating journey for those with off-road skills.

An Unforgettable Motorcycle Journey

Tours are fully supported with experienced staff. The vehicles and equipment are perfectly suited to Mongolia's tough weather and terrain.

Mongolia - an Inspiring Destination for Everyone

The Gobi Desert Mongolia, where you will be delighted by the sights and sounds of this vast and varied land.

Let's Experience the Adventure Together

An opportunity to get away from the crowds and the hassle of everyday life. Visit Mongolia for the opportunity to have fun and revive your spirit.

Mongolia is The Place for Great Adventurers

You will be given a motorbike, KTM 450 EXC, and just have to concentrate on riding it well and enjoying yourself.

Size : min 4 people | Type : 8 - Days Riding
Location : South Mongolia | Total Duration : 10 Days | Price : $3295/pp

The Gobi Desert straddling the border between Mongolia and China, is a wild and dramatic place, entirely suitable for motorcycling. The famous Gobi Desert is not all vast flat steppe under a deep blue sky. There are bizarre rock formations, canyons, the Gurvan-Saikhan mountain range and sand dunes 185km long, as well as forests of small saksaul trees and other desert vegetation. Apart from a few villages and small towns that we pass through on the way, most of the population have a nomadic lifestyle, frequently moving with their round white felt yurts ("Gers") and herds of camels, goats and horses.

  • Tsagaan Suvaraga (White Stupa) limestone rocks are 30 meters high
  • Ongii Hiid, a once large Buddhist Monastery destroyed in the 1930s
  • The Gobi "Gurvan Saikhan" National Park 'Vulture Gorge'
  • Khongoryn Els is the largest accumulation of sand in the Gobi


This trip is a fascinating cultural experience as well as an off-road bike tour across Mongolia of over 1750 km. This tour is nearly all on rough jeep tracks across the rolling hills of Middle Gobi and the sparse desert of South Gobi. All nights are spent at GER camps where the accommodation is in traditional Mongolian round white felt tents, and there are restaurant and bathroom facilities. Some days are long and require stamina.

DAY BY DAY ITINERARY

THIS ITINERARY IS SUITABLE FOR EXPERIENCED RIDERS, PREFERABLY WITH SOME OFF-ROAD EXPERIENCE.


  • DAY 1

    Arrive in   'Ulaanbaatar' and go to hotel. Evening meet the tour leader and rest of group for Technical Briefing. The meeting talks about day by day itinerary and safety issues. Overnight in hotel.

  • DAY 2

    Make an early start to get out of Ulaanbaatar city and onto the road leading south to the Gobi. The road is black-topped for a while, then soon becomes a rough jeep track as it crosses the green rolling hills of Tuv (“Central”) Province. Ride on to   'Baga Gazriin Chuluu', a mountain of unusual granite rocks which are home to ibex, marmots, steppe fox and plenty of birds of prey. Overnight ger camp.

  • DAY 3

    Ride through Mandalgov, the capital town of Dundgov Province and continue across the open steppe of Middle Gobi to   'Tsagaan Suvraga', an amazing series of cliffs, white and pink limestone rock formations taking the appearance of stalagmites up to 30 meters high. It is an excellent site for some out-of-the-ordinary photography. Overnight ger camp.

  • DAY 4

    The track to Dalanzadgad, capital of Umngov Province (“South Gobi”) has little traffic, even though we are travelling on the main road. This is Mongolia as one imagines it – distant horizons, dry rocky earth and a huge blue sky. The town appears like a mirage and it takes nearly two hours of riding to reach it after seeing it from a far. Overnight ger camp situated within view of the   'Gobi Gurvansaikhan' mountains. Overnight ger camp.

  • DAY 5

    Ride up into the mountains of the Gurvansaikhan Uul (“Three Beautiful Mountains”). This national park is so unexpected in the middle of the desert and it is a delight to feel so cool in the deep canyon where sunlight reaches for only a few minutes each day. After walking into   'Yolyn Am' (the “Vulture’s Mouth”) we ride westwards at the foot of the mountains to   'Khongoryn Els' where huge sand dunes meet the end of the Altai mountain range. Overnight ger camp.

  • DAY 6

    Leaving the golden dunes behind us we ride through a wonderful mountain pass and on to Bulgan village. Not far from here is Bayanzag, a forest of rare   'Saksul' trees and the   'Flaming Cliffs' where many dinosaur remains have been found and Roy Chapman Andrews discovered the first dinosaur eggs during his expedition of the 1920s. Overnight ger camp.

  • DAY 7

    Today we travel north-east to Mandal-Ovoo and then to Saikhan-Ovoo. Here, on a bend in the Ongi river, are the remains of   'Ongii Hiid' monastery on each bank of the river. Overnight ger camp.

  • DAY 8

    Continue northwards through Middle Gobi to reach   'Zorgol Khairkhan', a dramatic granite mountain with bizarre rock formations jutting out against the skyline. Continue on to Ovorburd Els where there are small sand dunes amongst the rolling hills. Overnight ger camp.

  • DAY 9

    As we return to Ulaanbaatar, the landscape becomes gradually greener and more mountainous. Even close to the city people still live the   'Traditional Lifestyle' there are more horses and less camels than we encountered in the Gobi. We expect to arrive in Ulaanbaatar in the early afternoon.   Overnight in hotel.

  • DAY 10

    Departure.

  • USD   3295/pp Tour price is based on a group of 4 people.  We accept other major currencies.


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NOTE: Please note that nowadays there are a few competitor motorcycle companies offering the same or similar tours. Some have copied our "Gobi Desert Motorcycle Trail" and website content, given it a new name and advertised it as their own tour, at a cheaper price, perhaps without having tried and tested the route.

Gobi Desert Off Road Motorcycle Tour Map

KTM Gobi Desert Motorcycle Tour Map Circular route starting from Ulaanbaatar and going to the western edge of the Gobi Desert. Mongolia is a great place for a motorcycle tour, but it is only suitable for confident riders with off-road experience. The routes are too remote and the terrain too rough for beginners. Accommodation on this tour is at traditional ger camps with restaurant and washroom facilities.

Tour Information:

Gobi Desert motorbike trail description and details. Read the following information about this trip:

  •   This tour is classed as 80% off-road and is fully supported tour
  •   Accommodation on tour is always in ger camps (2/3 people sharing)
  •   This tour will run with a minimum of 4 people
  •   Available to hire: KTM 450 EXC-F SIX-DAYS
  •   Non riders are welcome to join any of our motorbike tours
  •   100% fully guided motorcycle tour
  •   We accept other major currencies
  •   Hotel in UB based on sharing "TWIN" room

Motorbike tour price includes. The following items are included in the price of the tour:

  •   All Meals (except Ulaanbaatar) & Bottled Mineral Water
  •   2 Nights Hotel "Continental" sharing twin room
  •   Traditional Tourist Ger Camps
  •   Entrance Fees
  •   Motorbike Tour Support Vehicle
  •   All Transportation (except Airport Transfer)
  •   Insurance (3rd Party Motorbike Insurance)
  •   English Speaking Guide

Motorbike tour price does not include. The following items will be in addition to the price of the tour:

  •   International Flight
  •   Visa Cost
  •   Ulaanbaatar Airport Transfers
  •   Protective Motorbike Clothing
  •   Motorbike Hire (motorbike hire USD $130 per day including fuel)
  •   Motorbike Damage Security Deposit (fully refundable)
  •   Alcohol and Soft Drinks
  •   Travel Insurance

Highlights of this motorbike tour. The places you will see along the way:

  •   Baga Gazriin Chuluu
  •   White Stupa
  •   Vulture's Mouth Canyon
  •   Khongor Els Dunes
  •   Flaming Cliffs
  •   Saksaul Gobi Trees
  •   Ongii Ruins
  •   Zorgol Khairkhan

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