Middle Gobi Motorcycle Trail in Mongolia

12 - 17 SEPTEMBER 2017 only USD $1795

On this circular route of 4 days riding we travel more than 1000km and will visit the unusual granite mountain at Baga Gazriin Chuluu, temple remains at Ongi Khiid and another beautiful mountain, Zorgol Khairkhan nearby the sand dunes at Ovurburd Els. Most of the population in the countryside still live a nomadic or semi-nomadic existence, moving frequently with their herds of animals. Nevertheless, in recent years many families have moved to the city, so we may ride for a considerable distance across the wild and beautiful land without encountering people or vehicles.

Middle Gobi, Mongolia
Middle Gobi Highlights

Middle Gobi, "Dundgov" is one of the 21 provinces of Mongolia. It has a population density of 0.5 per sq. km and is located north of the Gobi Desert. The landscape is of semi-arid steppe & low hills. The main industries are animal husbandry & livestock products such as wool and cashmere.

Baga Gazariin Chuluu, Mongolia
Baga Gazar Highlights

On the second day we ride through this area of dramatic and unusual granite rock formations in Middle Gobi province. The highest mountain in the group is 1751 meters and there are several rocky passes which require some technical skill by the motorcycle riders and vehicle drivers alike.

Ongii Khiid Ruins
Ongii Ruins Highlights

Ongii Hiid, a once large Buddhist Monastery destroyed in the 1930s lies in the hills on the edge of a bend in the Ongi river. It is a quiet and spiritual place; one can imagine the original busy monastery on one side of the river and the non-religious community on the other side.

Ovurburd Els, Mongolia
Ovurburd Els Highlights

Mongolia is unusual in that the zones of steppe are interspersed with belts of sand dunes and desert vegetation. Ovorburd Els is such a place and nomadic families here often have camels as well as horses, sheep, goats and cows.

On this circular route of 4 days riding we travel more than '1000km'. Accommodation will be at traditional ger camps. Mostly the trail follows rough jeep tracks, but we do ride a little distance on tarmac at the beginning and a new road linking Ulaanbaatar to the Gobi Desert has recently been completed which ride on part of the way back on the final day.

Middle Gobi Motorcycle Tour Map

Mongolia is a great place for a motorcycle tour, but it is only suitable for confident riders with off-road experience. The routes are too remote and the terrain too rough for beginners. Sometimes we will stay in traditional ger camps, but in parts of the country there are no facilities for tourists so we camp in the wilderness.




  • DAY 1

    Arrive in 'Ulaanbaatar' and go to hotel. Afternoon or evening meet the tour leader and rest of group for pre tour meeting. Meeting talks about day by day itinerary and safety issues. Overnight in hotel.

  • DAY 2

    Make an early start to get out of Ulaanbaatar city and onto the road leading south to the Gobi. The road is black-topped for a while, then soon becomes a rough jeep track as it crosses the green rolling hills of Tuv (“Central”) Province. Ride on to 'Baga Gazriin Chuluu', a mountain of unusual granite rocks which are home to ibex, 'Marmots', steppe fox and plenty of 'Birds' of prey. Overnight ger camp.

  • DAY 3

    Ride through Mandalgov, the capital town of Dundgov Province and continue across the open rolling hills and steppe of 'Middle Gobi' to the rocky cliffs beside the Ongi river where the 'Ger Camp' is located. Overnight ger camp.

  • DAY 4

    Ride northwards along the rough gravel tracks of Dundgov. Pass by 'Zorgol Khairkhan', an area of big granite rock formations that resemble sleeping dinosaurs silhouetted against the sky. Overnight ger camp at 'Ovurburd Els'.

  • DAY 5

    As we return to Ulaanbaatar, the landscape becomes gradually greener and more mountainous. Even close to the city people still live the 'Traditional Lifestyle' there are more horses and less camels than we encountered in the Gobi. We expect to arrive in Ulaanbaatar in the early afternoon. Overnight hotel.

  • DAY 6


  • USD   1795/pp (Tour price is based on a group of 4 people. Motorbike hire cost USD $130 per day including fuel.)

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