Extreme Bike Tours are offering riders the chance to throttle across the vast expanse of Mongolia on the back of a classic Royal Enfield motorbike on some of the world’s most open roads.
The 11-day ‘Mongolian Adventure’ begins in Ulaanbaatar on August 4 and sees riders piloting a 500cc Royal Enfield Bullet. It is priced from $US4,850 (approx. $AU6,450) per person for licensed riders.
Covering 1.6 million square kilometres but with a population of just three million, Mongolia is the least densely populated country in the world, with only two people per square kilometre. One of the world’s last true frontiers, which few foreigners get to visit, the country straddles ancient, cultural crossroads between east and west.
Riding between the remote frontier towns of HugnuHaan and Hatgal, the off the beaten track experience will see riders eat around campfires and sleep in traditional Mongolian yurts at ‘ger’ camps along the route.
Some highlights of the tour include17th century forts, wide-open plains and Lake Huvsgul, one of 17 ancient lakes around the world that are more than two million years old.
A five-day extension is also available at the end of the tour where guests will take 4WD vehicles to stay among the reindeer nomads of Mongolia the Dukha people.
The tour price includes fuel, meals, accommodation and transfers once in Mongolia, but international flights are not included.
Extreme Bike Tours is one of the world’s leading motorcycle tour companies, offering itineraries in the Himalayas, Bhutan, Mongolia, Madagascar, India, Sri Lanka and Cuba.