Gobi Desert Motorcycle Trail in Mongolia

6 - 15 SEPTEMBER 2024 only USD $3695

The Gobi Desert straddling the border between Mongolia and China, is a wild and dramatic place, absolutely suitable for motorcycling. This 10-day tour covers 1750 km with 8-days of riding. There are bizarre rock formations, canyons, mountain ranges and sand dunes 150 km long, as well as forests of small "Saksaul" trees and other desert vegetation. Apart from a few villages and small towns that we pass through on the way, most of the population have a nomadic lifestyle, frequently moving with their round white felt yurts ("Gers") and herds of camels, goats and horses.

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Riding Terrain and Facilities

The tour is 85% off-road, nearly all on rough jeep tracks across the rolling hills of Middle Gobi and the vast desert of South Gobi, riding on hard pack, sand and loose gravel. Much of the trail is fast and some days are long, requiring stamina. All nights are spent at 'GER' Camps where the accommodation is in traditional Mongolian round white felt tents, and there are restaurant and bathroom facilities.

Gobi Desert Tour Highlights

The places you will see along the way:

"Vulture's" Canyon

The Yolyn Am "Vulture's Canyon"  in the mountains of the Gobi Desert  is a narrow gorge filled with a thick corridor of ice even at the height of summer. The surrounding mountains are home to wild argali sheep, ibex and many small rodents peculiar to the Gobi.  

Vulture's Canyon, Gobi Desert

"Ongii Ruins"

Ongii Hiid, the ruins of two Buddhist monasteries lie one on either side of the Ongi river in the mountains of Middle Gobi. Most of the temples, stupas and other buildings were destroyed during the Stalinist purges of the 1930s, but the temples are being restored and are in use again. 

Ongii Ruins,Gobi Off-Road Motorbike Trail

"Khongor Dunes"

Khongoryn Els sand dunes extend over 150km to the foot of the Altai mountains. They are known as "Singing Sands" due to the sound of the sand particles moving harmoniously, and their shape and colour changes constantly. There are many hedgehogs and other animals living here.   

Khongor Sand Dunes,Gobi Desert Motorcycle Trip

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This itinerary is suitable for experienced riders with some off-road experience

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

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.

Ride through "Mandalgov", the capital town of Dundgov Province and continue across the open steppe of Middle Gobi to    'Tsagaan Suvraga', an amazing series of cliffs, white and pink limestone rock formations taking the appearance of stalagmites up to 30 meters high. It is an excellent site for some out-of-the-ordinary photography. Overnight 'Ger' camp.

The track to "Dalanzadgad", capital of Umnogov Province (“South Gobi”) has little traffic, even though we are travelling on the main road. This is Mongolia as one imagines it – distant horizons, dry rocky earth and a huge blue sky. Ahead in the distance lie    "Gurvansaikhan Uul"  the "Three Beautiful Mountains", and we drive up into the rocky canyon to the end of the track, then walk into the amazing    'Yolyn Am'  "Vulture's Mouth" canyon. Overnight 'Ger' camp.

We ride westwards following the "Gurvansaikhan Uul" "Three Beautiful Mountains" and finally cross the range as the track cuts through the rocky cliffs. Arrive at    'Khongoryn Els'  where huge sand dunes meet the end of the "Altai" mountain range. Overnight 'Ger' camp.

Leaving the golden dunes behind us we ride through a wonderful mountain pass and on to "Bulgan" village. Not far from here is "Bayanzag", a forest of rare    'Saksaul'  trees and the    'Flaming Cliffs'  where many dinosaur remains have been found and Roy Chapman Andrews discovered the first dinosaur eggs during his expedition of the 1920s. Overnight 'Ger' camp.

Today we travel north-east to "Mandal - Ovoo" and then to "Saikhan-Ovoo". Here, on a bend in the "OngiI Gol" river, are the remains of    'Ongii Hiid'  monastery on each bank of the river. Arriving at about lunchtime allows time to explore the ruins and relax for the afternoon. Overnight 'Ger' camp.

A long day’s ride continue northwards through Middle Gobi to reach    'Zorgol Khairkhan', a dramatic granite mountain with bizarre rock formations jutting out against the skyline. Our last night is spent not far from "Bayanunjuul" village at "Ovur Burd Els" Sands Overnight 'Ger' camp.

As we return to Ulaanbaatar, the landscape becomes gradually greener and more mountainous. Even close to the city people still live the traditional lifestyle; but there are more horses and less camels than we encountered in the Gobi. We expect to arrive in Ulaanbaatar shortly after midday.     'Overnight in hotel'.


(Tour price is based on a group of 4 people. Motorbike rent cost  USD $130 per day including fuel)

This tour itinerary has been researched by © MOTORCYCLE MONGOLIA. Its use by any other company is strictly prohibited.

*  Motorbike hire is not included in the tour cost. KTM 450 EXC '6 - DAYS' motorbike rent costs  USD $130  per day including fuel.

KTM Mongolia Team

Gobi Desert Tour Information:

Motorbike Tour Details :

   This tour is classed as 85% off-road and is a fully supported tour
   Accommodation on tour is always in Ger Camps (2/3 people sharing)
   This tour will run with a minimum of 4 people
   Available to hire: KTM 450 EXC 'SIX - DAYS'
   Non riders are welcome to join any of our motorbike tours. Price is available on request
   100% fully guided motorcycle tour
   Hotel in Ulaanbaatar based on sharing "TWIN" room (single supplement extra USD $40 per night)

Motorcycle Tour Price Includes :

   All Meals (except Ulaanbaatar) & Bottled Mineral Water
   2 Nights Hotel "Continental" sharing twin room
   Traditional Tourist Ger Camps
   English Speaking Guide
   Motorbike Tour Support Vehicles
   All Transportation (except Airport Transfer)
   Insurance (3rd Party Motorbike Insurance)

Motorbike Tour Price Does Not Include :

   International flights
   Visa costs 
   Airport transfers
   Protective motorbike clothing and boots
   Motorbike Hire (motorbike hire USD $130 per day including fuel)
   Motorbike Damage Security Deposit (fully refundable)
   Alcohol and Soft Drinks
   Travel Insurance

Motorcycle Tour The Places You Will See :

   Baga Gazriin Chuluu
   White Stupa
   Vulture's Mouth Canyon
   Flaming Cliffs
   Khongor Els Sand Dunes
   Saksaul Gobi Trees
   Ongii Temple Ruins
   Zorgol Khairkhan Mountain

Please Read & Understand The Following :

   Read itinerary carefully & understand daily routine.
   This tour is total 10-days with 8-days riding.
   Learn about Mongolia before you come. Most support staff cannot speak English.
   Arrival time depends on DISTANCE, SPEED & what happens during the day.
   After we have arrived at overnight place we cannot entertain individual participants.
   We'll pick you up & drop you off at CONTINENTAL hotel, unless other services agreed.
   The motorbikes or vehicles may break down. Do not complain ! We will do our best.
   Tours are designed for motorcycle enthusiasts who wish to experience & explore Mongolia with "KTM MOTORBIKES"

    Book Now - 'Gobi Desert Motorcycle Tour in Mongolia' :

Motorbike Gear Rent  

If you DO NOT want to bring your own off-road motorbike gear to Mongolia, you can rent it from us. Various brands and sizes available to hire. Thanks!

Off-Road Motorbike Fox V1 Werd Helmet

Fox Helmet: USD $5 per/day

Safety Certified DOT & ECE 22.05

KTM Motorbike Off-Road MX Goggles

Motocross Goggles: USD $2 per/day

Motocross 'MX Goggles'

Motorcycle Protective Gear 'Acerbis Koerta Body Armour'

Acerbis Body Armour: USD $5 per/day

Safety Certified - EN 1621-1/2012

Off-Road Motorbike Protective Gear 'Acerbis Gorilla Kneepads'

Acerbis Kneepads: USD $5 per/day

Safety Certified - EN 1621-1/2012

Enduro Motorbike Protective Gear 'Leatt Neck Brace'

Leatt Neck Brace: USD $10 per/day

Safety Certified - 89/686/EEC

Off-Road Motorcycle Boots 'Gaerne GX1 Motocross Boots'

Gaerne Boots: USD $10 per/day

Certified Motocross - EN 13634:2010

Non-Riders are Welcome on every trip!

Non-Riders are welcome on every trip and can ride in one of the support vehicles. Mongolia motorcycle adventures give you an opportunity to make great friends amongst the group as well as meeting local Mongolians and nomadic families living an ancient lifestyle that has changed little in centuries.

Gobi Desert Trail Video

You can see the terrain, the riding style, motorbikes, accommodation, tour support vehicles, scenery and above all the HUGE amount of fun these guys had on their epic adventure. Video of the Gobi tour by Swiss rider Maxime.

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