|02-21-2010, 04:19 PM||#1|
Joined: Dec 2005
Fly and Ride Central Asia: July 2010
This is a long shot, but would any one like to join me on a two week tour of Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan in July 2010 with Silk Off Road tours?
When: July 18-31, 2010
Who: SilkOffROad tours
Where: The Great Tyan-Shyan tour
What: 250cc Yamaha Enduros (TTR250 Raid)
Why: Why not?!
I, like many of the inmates here, have been dreaming of one of those epic trips across Asia, Africa or South America. Those plans are still fermenting, but it will be at least a few years until time, money and life will all line up to make it happen. A lot can happen between now and then, so I decided I want to ride now.
Currently, I am the only one booked on the tour. The owner, Marat, usually requires a minimum number of riders (3-4), but has offered to take me on solo for only $200 more if no one else joins up. A few hundred bucks does not matter to me, but it might be fun (and good for Marat) if a few others joined along. There is also space in the support vehicle if you are not interested in riding. Either way, I'm going.
I cannot find a lot of reviews about SOR, but Marat's name has come up here and on HU as an excellent contact and always willing to help overland riders. From what I have gathered, Marat is experienced, professional and eager for his guests to have a fun adventure. I usually do not book "package tours" when I travel, but this one feels right, so I went with my gut.
My wife and I will be in Turkey at the beginning of July and then I'll have a week or so before the 18th to make it to Almaty. I may head to Eastern Turkey or Uzbekistan on my way there, and you are welcome to join me for this non-moto portion of the trip if you wish.
Again, I know this a shot in the dark, but I thought I would ask anyway. If there are any like-minded riders who have the desire but not the time or friends for this sort of adventure, drop me a line and we can organize something. Otherwise, watch in RR in August for photos of my adventure and a full review, good or bad, of Silk Off Road.
Mods: I have no other relationship with the tour operator and this seems like the right place to post this, but do let me know if I'm wrong.
Just another day in The Stans - Central Asia 2010
jb screwed with this post 02-21-2010 at 04:35 PM
|03-08-2010, 06:33 PM||#2|
Joined: Jan 2007
Location: Southern Maine
Sounds like a great trip.
If for some reason it doesn't pan out, you may want to consider taking a trip in the same region with this company: http://www.advfactory.com/index.php
Sambor is part of the team, and he is definately well known on these forums.
|03-10-2010, 06:30 AM||#3|
Joined: Feb 2007
Location: Warsaw, Poland
We deceided to extend our tours to Tajikistan and Afghanistan. So if you prefer Kazkhstan&Kyrgyzstan tours - ride with Marat.
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