Route

For 2014 there were a few changes made to the previous expeditions that Compass Expeditions has undertaken.  This years expedition route is a fantastic route taking in some incredibly scenic riding. The focus being on getting through Europe fairly quickly to get into the main areas of interest.

See further down the page for a link to the current location of the group.

105 DAYS

United Kingdom, France, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey, Georgia, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia & Russia: one of the world’s most scenic and historical journeys.

The 2014 London to Magadan Road of Bones Expedition Route
Click the above image to see a larger version of the route

 

The Ride

We take in some of the world’s most scenic regions as we cross from London through to northern France and to Brugge, St Goar and the stunning Tyrol region of Austria. Crossing Hungary we enter beautiful Romania, visiting Dracula’s castle along the way, before passing through Bulgaria and entering Turkey. We spend time in Istanbul, the crossroads of Asia, wandering the mosques and fantastic bazaars before riding out along the Black Sea coast and into an area littered with remnants of the once great Ottoman Empire. No ride to Turkey is complete without a visit to the Troglodyte region of Goreme. Crossing the Black Sea we enter the world’s largest country, Russia, via the mighty Caucasus as we ride for Moscow. Starting out on the longest highway on earth, the Trans Siberian, we soon depart Russia and enter the storybook lands of Central Asia, the home of Genghis Khan, Tamerlane and countless Silk Road traders as we ride across the vast empty and utterly silent Kazakh Steppe on our way to the jewel in the Silk Road crown, Uzbekistan.

Blazing deserts, inland seas, mighty mountains, stunning Islamic architecture and a vastness nobody thought could still exist in today’s world greet us as we ride these ancient trade routes. Wonderful Alpine valleys that tumble out of the Central Tien Shan Mountains provide us with memorable days of riding in Kyrgyzstan. Back on the Kazakh Steppe we once again enter Russia and rejoin the Trans Siberian as we ride on for the wonderful Lake Baikal, often described as the world’s most beautiful lake. Mongolia will leave you on a high as we ride this indescribably beautiful and remote land, the riding here provides us with a great introduction of what is to come. The Trans Siberian now turns to dirt as we ride east across Siberia before riding north toward the impossibly remote Yakutsk in the heart of Siberia.

Our last challenge is the infamous “Road of Bones” officially, the Kolyma Highway, this incredible ride travels over a thousand kilometres through the mountains to Magadan, on the Sea of Okhotsk . This is a road that has a tragic history yet is a road that will provide us with some of the most inspiring landscapes and challenging rides available, it truly is a challenge but one that is completely do-able with the right support. This expedition is another first being conducted by Compass Expeditions. For an experience that will stay with you forever, join us as we ride the “Road of Bones”.

Where are we today? Click here to find out

Clicking the above link should take you to our Spot Tracker Link which shows the GPS Location of the expedition in real time.

The Spot Messenger, Spot Connect and other Spot Devices are vital when undertaking a long journey into remote areas.  These devices send a GPS Location every ten minutes allowing a track to be viewed on a special website.

The Spot GPS Messenger
The Spot GPS Messenger

Preloaded SMS messages can be send out by the user to preloaded family and friends to indicate status of the group.

These also double as a rescue device allowing an “SOS” button to be pressed at any time to alert emergency services worldwide that you require assistance.

To find out more about Spot Devices for your own expedition visit the Find Me Spot Website

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2 thoughts on “Route”

  1. Hello! Very pleased with your acquaintance.. Talked with you in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), Neryungri, hotel Condor and then conducted a tour of the sights of our city Eric. He is a very good man… Godspeed… Come back in Russia and in the city of Neryungri!!! (Thanks for the stickers)

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