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Motorcycle road trip Mongolia - Immersion in Tsaatan Lands

Motorcycle road trip Mongolia

Immersion in Tsaatan Lands


An intense adventure where we take on the Mongolian Taiga for an unforgettable motorcycle journey.

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Brandon, Travel designer

An ardent fan of Mongolia, he is based in the Mongolian capital, come summer or winter. A mechanic by soul and a fine motorcycle trial rider, he can make you discover this magnificent region by sharing his passion for travel.

Looking for adventure? You can find all the right ingredients on this tough road trip awaiting you in the northernmost region of Mongolia. On the Siberian Frontier, discover a different Mongolia with the Tsaatan, the last remaining nomadic reindeer breeders who have inhabited this subarctic taiga for thousands of years. Get on your Royal Enfield Himalayan, ride for close to 845 miles on various tracks in the region to reach the high point of this journey: the sacred Khövsgöl Lake… Time to put on your helmets and gloves!

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Period June to September
Duration 14 days incl. 9 days' riding
Level Demanding
English-speaking tour leader
Accommodation Standard
From €4,240/pilot
€3,940/pillion

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Your motorcycle tour in Mongolia 14 stages - 845 miles


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D1 / Arrive in Ulan Bator

According to your flight time. Welcome at the airport followed by transfer to your hotel. Free time to visit the city. A city of contrasts, you can meet nomadic families, taste exquisite dishes or even relax in a luxury spa, all in the same day.

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D2 / Ulan Bator - Moron

You leave early for Ulan Bator’s airport along with your motorcycle tour leader to head for Moron at 430 miles in the north. Moron is the capital and the administrative center of the Khövsgöl province. This is your first day, you can relax and visit the city’s museum which has a beautiful collection of local flora and fauna.

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D3 / Moron - Ikh Ull - 75 miles

First day on the motorcycle! We leave this morning on a very beautiful slender road towards Ikh Ull. Halfway into this leg, we wind our way along the magnificent valley of Selenge, one of the great Mongolian rivers with its endless meanderings… Its waters find refuge in Lake Baikal in Russia.

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D4 / Ikh Ull - Ulziit - 105 miles

We start this leg by riding along the Selenge valley for a few miles and then we push a little deeper into the immensity of the steppe. Midway through, we leave the main track to explore the local tracks. We leave the region of Kövsghöl for a bit to enter the region of Arkhangay and reach the small town of Ulziit. You spend the night in camp.

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D5 / Ulziit - Galt - 75 miles

Today’s ride is split between the main track and the secondary tracks. We go a little further into the mountains of Khangai, the wolf kingdom… We reach the village of Galt late afternoon and enjoy natural hot springs.

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D6 / Galt - Bayan - 124 miles

We head northwards for this long day which will lead us first to the salt water lake of Sangiin Dali surrounded by dry mountains. Several migratory birds find refuge here. In the afternoon, we reach the city of Bayan along the Delgermurun river.

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D7 / Bayan - Tugul - 143 miles

We leave with the first rays of the sun for the longest leg of our trip. Steppe landscapes of Bayan gradually give way to Mongolian Taiga as we head northwards. The Russian border is only around 30 miles away to the west. In the evening, we reach Tugul, a small mountain village with log houses.

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D8 / Tugul - Gurvanshaikan - 112 miles

You will ride around at the heart of one of the most beautiful valleys in the country. In the east, the Khodol Sarag mountains tower above us with the peaks attaining a height of more than 3000m and to the west, the Ulan Taiga range. We reach the banks of Lake Dood Tsagaan. You spend the night in camp.

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D9 / Gurvanshaikan - Khövsgöl Lake - 112 miles

After having followed your explorations for close to one week, the rocky tracks will liberate you from your expectations by offering you an extraordinary panorama of the famous Khövsgöl Lake. Overnight stay in a yurt camp by the lake.

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D10 / Khövsgöl Lake

Today you leave your mounts to take some rest and enjoy the lake’s surrounding areas. In the middle of the Kövsghöl National Park, try to observe the exceptional fauna (wolves, brown bears, ibexes, bighorn sheep, deer, elks, wolverines). The lake breathes life all around it in a complex eco-system. Several animal and plant species are endemic to it.

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D11 / Khövsgöl Lake - Hatgal - 50 miles

Early in the morning, we get back on our Himalayans for the exquisite part of your trip. We ride along the Lake Kövsghöl to reach the village of Hatgal on the extreme southern tip of the lake. Overnight stay in a yurt camp.

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D12 / Hatgal - Moron - 50 miles

Possibility of enjoying the lake area for the last time with our motorcycles before hitting the trail and then the road towards Moron. To the city’s west, we will discover, if you so wish, deer stones of Uushigiin Övör.

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D13 / Moron - Ulan Bator

It is time to leave this magnificent region. We reach the Moron airport early morning and head for Ulan Bator. In the afternoon, free time in the capital.

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D14 / Ulan Bator - International airport

A leisure day for those who have a flight in the afternoon. We enjoy, for the last time, the unique spirit of this warm and friendly capital. A taxi will come to pick you up from the hotel to take you directly to the airport. End of our services.

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Matthew
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“Firstly, the airport experience on arrival was a little disjointed but of no great consequence. From thereon in wonderful people to deal with and our tour leader/support staff were excellent. The bikes were in good mechanical condition and we were fortunate that our group had a good skill set as there were some challenging roads. Notwithstanding though this trip would be suitable for most capable riders. No alcohol in the high altitudes is recommended. A very professional outfit all round.”

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“Excellent organisation. I found everybody that I dealt with to be very professional and most helpful, both at the planning stage and during the trip. I'd definitely recommend Vintage, and will undoubtedly use them for any future trips I'm able to undertake.”

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“This company provides excellent value for many, superb organisation, brilliant bikes and fabulous staff. We could not fault our experience.”

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