Shanghai- Cape town

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Dates 21 Feb '13 to 27 Nov '15

Flexible? Somewhat

Est. Cost 20,000 - 30,000 CAD (CAD Canada Dollars)

Type Travel Partners Wanted

Name Shanghai- Cape town

Hey my name is Eric. I am looking for someone who would like to do an extreme bike trip. I am currently alone but would be great to find someone to share the cost and for safety reasons.

My goal is to leave from Shanghai and bike yo Changdu, go trough Qinghai province in the Himalayas then go North trough the Taklimakan desert. Moving West trough Kazakstan, Kyrghystan then the Pamir region of Tajikistan at the border with Afghanistan. Then move West trough Uzbekistan then Turkmenistan. Explore Iran then Turkey and go to Athens. From there fly to Alexandria in Egypt and go South trough Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania where I would stop to try to climb the Kilimandjaro. Then I would continue south trough Malawi, Mozambique and finally South Africa.
It is not an easy bike ride with a wide variety of cultures, extreme (desert, altitude, temperature, etc) and there are several Visa issues. However, all regions are fairly safe to bike to.
I would leave at the end of February 2013 to get at high altitude during a good season and take approximately 2 years to complete.

If you are willing to join me in this adventure in part or entirely, please contact me.

Shanghai- Cape town

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Dieded Dead
Dieded Dead i am interested to join you. PM me please! I see no purpose in Globetrooper. I want to accompany you
3 months ago
benxcski
benxcski I'll be in the stans mid may- mid july, with a mountain bike. Feel free to contact me if you want to ride one-way
2 years ago
ly
ly What an awesome trip! Egypt should improve by the time you get there. I've had to cancel that portion from my trip. I'll be climbing Kilimanjaro next month.
2 years ago
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mouk83 mouk83
Canada
 

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ly benxcski Dieded Dead

Countries

Greater Asia Eastern Europe North Africa Sub-Saharan Africa Middle East

Highlights

  • Kilimandjaro
  • Pyramids of Egypt
  • Parthenon
  • Iran
  • Taklimakan desert
  • Qinghai province of China
  • Pamir region

Activities

  • Bicycle Touring
  • Altitude 4000m+