Epic Journey 2015 Travel Journal

Riga to Hong Kong

July 31 – October 7, 2015

Beginning in Riga, Latvia on July 31, 2015 The Epic Journey is a fully-supported 69 day adventure totaling nearly 13,000 miles ending in Hong Kong. Notwithstanding the vast and divergent territory that we’ll cover during this incredible adventure, it’s not about miles. It’s about the collection of experiences that we’ll enjoy as we ride through Latvia, Estonia, Russia, Kazakhstan, Mongolia and China.

Ron Ayres spent several weeks in Russia and Mongolia in 2013 scouting out various sections of the Epic Journey. This was followed up with a full pre-ride of the entire tour by John Jesson (Ayres Adventures CEO) and Janis Cimins, our Latvian Based Tour Director.

Starting in Riga, John and Janis undertook the task of riding the entire planned route of the Epic Journey. Their trip took them through Northern Latvia, Russia, Kazakhstan, Siberia, Mongolia, China and over to Hong Kong. An incredible journey of 20 000 km’s.

The Epic Journey Live Waypoints consists of stories from the scouting and pre-ride undertaken by Ron, John and Janis. We will also be posting live updates sent in from John and Janis as they lead this incredible Journey starting July 31. Updates will be done as often as possible every few days as the tour leaders get sufficient internet connections.

Participants of the Epic Journey will also have the opportunity to post their personal updates during this incredible 13 000 mile/68 day adventure. Follow Lee-Ann and Dave’s Epic Eurasia Motorcycle Adventure blog for updates on their ongoing journey as part of the group.

Join us on a virtual tour of the Ayres Adventures Epic Journey and feel free to leave your comments at the bottom of the page.

Moscow to Suzdal

"...Who remembers stopping at roadside picnic tables while traveling in the family car? They still do in Russia. It's a little blurry, but all along the road there are small pavilions with picnic tables. Families [...]

August 8th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Epic Journey|0 Comments

Erenhot to Xian

/]]fusion_builder_container hundred_percent="yes" overflow="visible"] China, officially the People's Republic of China, is the most populous and fourth largest country in the world by total area (about the same size as the United States [...]

September 19th, 2015|Categories: Blog, China, Epic Journey|0 Comments

The Silk road

The Silk Road is a series of trade and cultural transmission routes that were central to cultural interaction through regions of the Asian continent connecting the West and East by linking traders, merchants, pilgrims, [...]

September 23rd, 2015|Categories: China, Epic Journey|1 Comment

Fuquan-Dong Village

Indescribable motorcycle riding through Southern China. Today we rode hundreds of sweepers, switchbacks, and hairpin turns through the most spectacular mountain farming scenes, in the middle of rice harvest. We've ridden the Alps and [...]

October 3rd, 2015|Categories: China, Epic Journey|0 Comments

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