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Asian Overland | Darwin to Beijing

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105 Days
Max People : 30

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.


Joining DayWelcome to Darwin

Your Darwin airport transfer will take you directly to our joining hotel, ready for an early start tomorrow. Today you will meet your crew for your tour briefing and welcome dinner.

Week 1Darwin – Dili (by flight) - Kupang

Distance: 360 km

This mighty expedition kicks off in the Northern Australian capital of Darwin where we spend two nights allowing time to visit this remote city before taking our flight to Dili. We spend three nights in Dili, capital of one of the worlds newest countries, allowing us time to collect our bikes and explore this tropical outpost. We ride via Balibo the infamous site where the Australian journalists were murdered, before crossing into Indonesia and seeing the week out at the port city of Kupang, also the site where Captain Bligh landed after the mutiny.

Week 2Kupang - Savu Sea - East Nusa Tenggara - West Nusa Tenggara (by ferry)

Our first ferry crossing is also one of the longest and takes us across the Savu Sea to Ende on the islands known as East Nusa Tenggara, a wondrous landscape of technicolor volcanic lakes, semi arid savannah, brilliant beaches and lush jungles. We visit the stunning lakes of Kelimutu National Park before the famous Spider Web rice paddies and of course the legendary Komodo Islands where we see the dragons of the same name. The week comes to an end as we take another ferry from East Nusa Tenggara to West Nusa Tenggara.

Week 3West Nusa Tenggara – Sumbawa (bike ride) - sublime Lombok - Bali (by ferry)

Distance: 50 km

We ride across the little known Sumbawa in West Nusa Tenggara province via Bima and take another ferry to sublime Lombok before another ferry to the world-renowned Bali. Bali is known for its forested volcanic mountains, iconic rice paddies, beaches, coral reefs and innumerable temples; it is the epitome of paradise. We spend five days exploring this incredible island.

Week 4Bali – Mt Bromo – Yogyakarta – Java

Distance: 1500 km

Leaving Bali we take another ferry over to Java where we visit the absolutely stunning Mt Bromo, scenically located in the Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park. We enjoy a sunrise trek for an awe-inspiring view over a number of volcanic peaks. Riding across Java we reach Yogyakarta where we spend two nights allowing us time to visit Indonesia’s premier archaeological sites, the mystical UNESCO listed Borobudur and Prambanan.

Week 5 Java – Sumatra (by ferry) - Kambas National Park - Fort Marlborough - Kerinci Seblat National Park

Distance: 1100 km

Leaving Java we cross onto Sumatra, an awe-inspiring landscape of rugged tropical terrain, wildlife and smoldering volcanoes. We spend two nights at the superb Way Kambas National Park where we get the chance to go on an elephant trek. We hug the stunning coastline to Bengkulu and visit the old British influenced, Fort Marlborough. Continuing on we visit Kerinci Seblat National Park, the last remaining place on earth for the Sumatran Tiger.

Week 6Kerinci Seblat National Park – Lake Maninjau - Gunung Leuser National Park

Distance: 2200 km

We start the week with a thrilling 44 twisties down to Lake Maninjau before crossing the Equator and riding onto Bukit Lawang on the edge of the Gunung Leuser National Park. No visit to Indonesia is complete without a visit to the Orangutans and we spend two nights at a nearby Orangutan center allowing us time to visit these amazing creatures, along with some other primates. After five amazing weeks in Indonesia we see the week out crossing the Malacca Straits into Malaysia.

Week 7Gunung Leuser National Park – Melaka – Penang – Krabi - Khao Sok Khao

Distance: 1200 km

Our first experience of Malaysia is the wonderful Melaka with its UNESCO Heritage listed old town before we move north to the legendary Penang, nicknamed the Pearl of the Orient. Penang is famous for its soft sandy beaches and is regarded as the food capital of Malaysia. We spend two nights in Penang allowing us time to wander the UNESCO listed old town and of course sample its legendary food. We cross into Thailand and visit the amazing karst and mangrove scenery around Krabi. We spend two nights at Railay exploring this fantastic scenery. We see the week out at Khao Sok Khao a nature reserve containing dense virgin jungle, tower like limestone karst formations and the man-made Cheow Lan Lake.

Week 8Khao Sok Khao - Bangkok – Kanchanaburri - Chang Mai - Mae Song Loop

Distance: 1700 km

Leaving the countryside we ride into the maelstrom that is Bangkok where we spend two nights allowing us to time to work on bikes or simply relax. We quickly leave this metropolis via Kanchanaburri, home to the famous yet tragic “Bridge over the River Kwai”. Riding due north we reach the Thai highlands of Chang Mai and ride the superb Mae Song Loop. This region is home to the legendary hill tribes and long neck women.

Week 9Mae Song Loop – Vientiane - Luang Prabang – Laos

Distance: 1100 km

This week we cross into Laos and spend two nights in the French influenced capital of Vientiane, a wonderful leafy town more than a bustling city. Continuing north we spend another two nights at one of South East Asia most iconic religious sites. Luang Prabang is a wonderful patchwork of traditional Lao wooden houses and Golden-roofed wats. The site is stunningly located at the confluence of the Mekong and Khan Rivers. We see the week out at the Laos / Chinese border.

Week 10Laos – Yuantong Temple - Dali

Distance: 1500 km

We cross into China, an immense country of impossibly diverse landscapes and peoples. We start our Chinese adventure riding though picturesque hilltop villages covered in centuries old rice terraces, tea gardens and undulating countryside, it is the quintessential Chinese scene. We continue on to Kunming where we spend two nights giving us time to visit the 1000 year old Yuantong Temple and explore the “Spring City” as it is known. We continue onto Dali, stunningly located between mountains and Erhai Lake.

Week 11Dali – Shaxi - Lijiang – Tiger Leaping Gorge - Lhasa

Distance: 2000 km

We visit the tiny hamlet of Shaxi, an ancient town on the Tea Horse Road, a road of similar importance to that of the Silk Road but far less famous. We visit Lijiang, a maze of cobble-stoned streets and canals. Ascending ever higher into the mountains we visit the renowned Tiger Leaping Gorge before riding into the real Shangri-La. Leaving Yunnan we cross into Tibet and ride one of the most stunning highways on the entire ride, the Sichuan – Tibet Highway. This route still remains partly unpaved, yet we are rewarded with utterly stunning high altitude views of mountains, glacier fed lakes, remote monasteries and alpine vistas on what is some of the highest, wildest and remotest routes on earth.

Week 12Lhasa - Sagya – Tingri

Distance: 700 km

We arrive into the high altitude Lhasa where we spend three nights allowing us time to acclimatize and visit the remarkable Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and witness the great pilgrimage around Barkhour. Joining the Friendship Highway we continue southwest via the stunning Tashilunpo Monastery and visit one of Tibet’s biggest monasteries, Sagya before eventually reaching Tingri, a tiny hamlet that offers sweeping views of mighty Himalayan Peaks that border China. It is from here we continue to the worlds highest monastery, Rongphu, where we overnight allowing the best opportunity to get immense views of the towering Mount Everest. Watching the first rays of the day reflect of the snow-capped peak of Everest is a moment that will stay with you forever!

Week 13Tingri – Yamdork Lake - Lhasa - Xining

Distance: 2100 km

Leaving Everest Basecamp we return to Lhasa via Gyantzse and Yamdork Lake, one of Tibet’s most holy lakes. After one more night in Lhasa we visit Namsto Lake, a magnificent turquoise lake surrounded by snow-capped peaks and Buddhist prayer flags before continuing riding north over a series of 5,000 m passes through an epic landscape of prairie, lakes, mountains and desert at an average altitude of 4,000 m on the Quinhai – Tibet Highway, the main artery to/from Tibet that continues into the province of Quinhai before descending to Golmud. This is a ride we will remember forever. We visit Caka Salt Lake before seeing the week out at Xining.

Week 14Xining – Xian - Pingyao – Datong

Distance: 900 km

We ride onto Xian where we visit one of the worlds most famous archeological sights, that of the Army of Terracotta Warriors. We spend two nights in Xian giving us time to visit this extraordinary site created by China’s first dynasty, the Qin Dynasty from 246 to 206 BC. This is one of the most extraordinary archeological sites ever discovered after being dug up by farmers digging for a well in 1974, having lain buried for 2000 years!! We also visit the old Ming Dynasty city walls that house within numerous backstreets, narrow alleyways and shops. We visit the superb Pingyao, China’s best preserved ancient walled town giving us a real taste of “Old China”. The week comes to a close in Datong, home to the amazing Huayan Hanging Temple built precariously into a cliff face.

Week 15Datong – Yuangang Caves - Beijing

Distance: 500 km

Our last week of what has been an utterly amazing adventure, we visit the incredible Yuangang Caves that are home to over 50,000 Buddhist statues. From Datong we ride into the capital of China, Beijing, after experiencing an impossible array of landscapes, cultures and experiences. We spend three nights in the capital giving us time to visit some of Chinas most legendary sites such as the Great Wall, Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square to name a few. Our final days riding will see us travel to Tianjin to pack our bikes and prepare for shipping.

Departure Day

Spend some time in Beijing or fly home, the choice is yours.

Accommodation details

During this tour, you will be accommodated at several hotels on a twin sharing basis.

Bike vecort
Bike vecort flip
  • Rs 22,72,000 (Single Rider)
  • Rs. 18,81,500 (Dual Rider)
BMW f700 GS

Displacement : 798 cc

Maximum Power: 74 hp

No. of Gears : 6


  • Rs. 31,29,325 (Single Rider)
  • Rs. 27,38,825 (Dual Rider)
BMW 800 GS

Displacement : 798 cc

Maximum Power: 85 hp

No. of Gears : 6


  • Rs. 32,41,150 (Single Rider)
  • Rs. 28,50,650 (Dual Rider)
BMW 1200gs LC

Displacement : 1170 cc

Maximum Power: 125 hp

No. of Gears : 6

BMW R1200 GS

  • Rs. 33,52,975 (Single Rider)
  • Rs. 29,62,475 (Dual Rider)

Tariff for Seat in SUV – Rs. 15,12,000/-

The above tariff is in INR for indicative purposes. The rate of exchange prevailing on the day of payment will apply. Below is the Tariff in US Dollar (USD)

Tariff Per Person Bring Your
Own Bike
F700 GS
F800 GS
F1200 GS
Single Rider US$ 32,000 US$ 44,075 US$ 45,650 US$ 47,225
Dual Rider US$ 26,500 US$ 38,575 US$ 40,150 US$ 41,725
Seat in SUV US$ 21,000
Inclusions and Exclusions

Price Includes

  • Motorcycle rental (If renting from us)
  • Accommodation
  • Airport Transfers
  • Flight Darwing to Dili
  • All Breakfasts
  • Lunches and Dinners as per itinerary
  • Professional English speaking Road Captain and Support Staff
  • Backup Vehicle with mechanic, basic spare parts and your luggage
  • Pre-departure material and route maps
  • Access to satellite phone, pay per minute
  • All Shipping
  • 2 X duffle bags
  • GPS waypoints and preset tracklog
  • Company’s T-shirt
  • Entrances to all national parks/wildlife conservancies
  • Entrances to all temples/monastries
  • All chinese permits
  • Taxes

Price Excludes

  • Airfare
  • Visa
  • Fuel
  • Remaining Meals
  • Personal Expenses
  • Personal travel/health insurance
  • Carnet De Passage For those with own bikes
  • Compulsory 3rd party insurance for those with own bikes
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions
Payment Terms

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
Cancellation Policy:
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.

How to get there

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)

Other Important Information

The following dietary requirements are served and/or catered for:
Non- Vegetarian

Special Preferences
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.


Recent Reviews
  • 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.

    Alan Shaw
  • 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!!

    Carol Jensen
  • 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.

    Tricia Jamieson
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