Organised by: Compass Expeditions
Tour Name: Asian Overland | Darwin to Beijing
Tour ID: 11376
Tour type: Scheduled
Duration: 105 days
Distance: 20,000 km
Best Season: Throughout the year
Brief info about the tour:
Darwin, Australia to Beijing, China: An extraordinary, unique and challenging motorcycle journey offering some of the finest landscapes on earth
Australia, Timor Leste, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Laos and China: From lush impenetrable verdant forests to the towering snow-capped peaks of the Himalaya, remote empty highways to vibrant megacities, hill tribes to beach dwellers and world-renowned UNESCO listed sites to unknown antiquities, this ride truly highlights the amazing diversity of Asia across two hemispheres.
Starting off we visit one of the worlds newest countries of Timor Leste, VERY new to the tourist trade before island hopping across some of the 17,000 islands that make up the amazing destination that is Indonesia. Smouldering volcanoes, impossibly green rice paddies, multicoloured lakes, stunning coastlines, Buddhist & Hindu antiquities and amazing wildlife encounters make up this archipelago that straddles the Equator. Malaysia offers a surprise with superb eating and stunning coastal scenery and Thailand offers some of the most extraordinary coastal scenery on earth with legendary towering limestone Karsts that populate sheltered coves dotting the coastline. We visit the famous “Bridge of the River Kwai” before riding north where we visit the legendary hillside tribes around Chang Mai, as well as riding some extraordinary roads. We spend a week in French-influenced Laos and visit one of Asia’s most stunning temple complexes at Luang Prabang on the Mekong. We enter one of the world’s biggest countries of China, home to some of the earth’s most remarkable civilizations, the world’s highest mountain peaks, stupendous scenery, most amazing roller coaster high altitude remote highways, 1000-year-old villages and some of mankind’s greatest antiquities. As soon as we enter China we experience what is the quintessential Chinese scenery of ancient rice terraces that cling to the hillsides seemingly with every inch under cultivation. We soon enter the high altitude region of Tibet and visit the capital of Lhasa with its world-renowned Potala Palace. The riding, across the roof of the world, is absolutely incredible and the view from Everest Base Camp offers staggering views of Mount Everest. Descending via three 5000 m passes we reach Xian, home to the amazing Terracotta Army and we visit villages that give us a glimpse of the “Old China” with their ancient city walls and narrow alleyways jammed with vendors. Riding triumphantly into Beijing after travelling over 20,000 km across two hemispheres we visit the Great Wall and Forbidden City before enjoying a celebratory meal and a few well-earned drinks at the completion of what has been one of the worlds greatest long distance rides.
During this tour, you will be accommodated at several hotels on a twin sharing basis.
Displacement : 798 cc
Maximum Power: 74 hp
No. of Gears : 6
Displacement : 798 cc
Maximum Power: 85 hp
No. of Gears : 6
Displacement : 1170 cc
Maximum Power: 125 hp
No. of Gears : 6
Tariff for Seat in SUV – Rs. 15,12,000/-
To confirm your spot, an advance of 10% of the total amount needs to be paid.
The balance needs to be paid 90 days before the tour start date
The deposit is non refundable if the booking is cancelled
More than 90 days prior to departure date – 50% is refunded
Less than 90 days prior to departure date – No refund
No refund will be applicable in case of cancellation due to Natural contingency, political turmoil or disaster.
Renting From us:
Book your flight to arrive at Darwin International Airport (DRW)
You can book your return journey on 02 Jul 2020 Departing from Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK)
Bringing your own bike?
You can ride your bike or ship it to Darwin International Airport (DRW)
The following dietary requirements are served and/or catered for:
In case of special food preference, kindly communicate to us while making a reservation
Group ride Dates:
20 Mar – 02 Jul 2020
This Asian Overland | Darwin to Beijing is a scheduled trip. If you want to venture out with your own gang, we can customize this tour for you. Do get in touch with us for more details.
To have an exciting motorcycle adventure you need three things. A company with great organisational skills and reliable bikes, a destination that will leave you wide eyed and exhausted and participants that are as thrilled to be there as much as you. These guys provides all three in spades and then some.
Just finished Darwin to Melbourne going right down the middle & IT WAS AMAZING & a ton of fun!
The care & organizational skills that went into orchestrating this trip was above & beyond expectations pretty well every step of the way.
Truly the level of patience, consideration & understanding that Jerry & Bill showed to ALL of us, was off the charts (NOT an easy task when you put 15-16 people together from all over the world) and everybody seemed to have a great experience overall!
Can’t wait to book another trip with them!!
Thanks again to you guys for making it such a great trip!!
Just finished our Los Andes tour with them. What a fantastic trip and superb leadership. Way beyond our expectations. They really knew their stuff and made everything so stress free for us.
If you are looking for a luxury adventure this is the company you want.
Don’t hesitate for one moment- just do it.