We are constantly researching and improving routes in order to be able to offer new and exciting tours with interesting features that are not offered by any other company. This off-road motorbike “Mongolia Master Rally” Motorcycle Trail is follows part of the route taken by the MAMF, the "Mongolian Automotive & Motorcycle Federation" annual event. Accommodation will be wild camping in tents with no luxurious facilities.
This 1600 km route will be a challenge. Track will be fast and other times it is rough and difficult so technical skill and stamina are required because the daily riding hours are long. The trip is in a remote part of ‘Ovorkhangai’ province and we travel south from Ulaanbaatar to the edge of the Gobi Desert, returning via a more mountainous landscape. If you need comfort or luxury of any kind, this trip is not for you ! Every night will be spent camping in tents and there are no washing or toilet facilities. Some days are long and require stamina.
"Please note that nowadays there are a few competitor motorcycle companies offering the same or similar tours. Some have copied our "Master Rally Motorcycle Trail" and website content, given it a new name and advertised it as their own tour, at a cheaper price, perhaps without having tried and tested the route"
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. In parts of the country there are no facilities for tourists so we camp in the wilderness.
Arrive in 'Ulaanbaatar' and go to hotel. Afternoon or evening meet the tour leader and rest of group. Start pre tour meeting. Meeting talks about day by day itinerary and safety issues. Overnight in hotel.
After allocating the bikes, set off from the city, riding first to 'Nalaikh', then going off-road. The landscape is open and hilly with several low passes to cross. There are some unusual granite rock formations and we stop in such a place at midday. After lunch continue riding to the village of ‘Bayan-Tsagaan’ and set up camp in the surrounding hills. 'Overnight Camping'.
The landscape becomes more 'Desert Like' as we ride southwards in the direction of the Gobi, and the herds of camels are often large. Arrive at 'Mandal-Gobi' , capital of Middle Gobi province, in the afternoon, then ride a little further to set up camp on the open steppe. Overnight outdoor camping.The track proceeds towards the dark massif of 'Delgerkhangai' mountain, which we ride towards for several hours before arriving at the village of ‘Delgerkhangai’ at the foot of the mountain. The road winds up into the mountains to the highest pass at 1502 meters altitude. This is another unexpected and exciting mountain range in the middle of the central 'Mongolian Steppe'. Exit the mountains and ride on mainly flat terrain in an increasingly remote wilderness, many tracks of which are not marked on maps at all. Overnight Camping.
We ride parallel with a range of low rocky hills with many holes and caves in. As we approach the northern edge of the Gobi Desert the ground becomes sandy with many pink flowering grasses and 'Zag' trees. This is the 'Bactrian Camel' . Sometimes the track is sandy, but if it rains this turns to sticky clay making very difficult driving; occasionally the road has been destroyed by rain. Pass beside “Ulaan Khamariin Bulsh” whose red cliffs are an interesting feature on the landscape., while ahead lie the big dark 'Arts Bogdiin Nuruu' mountains. Arrive camp near the village of 'Bogd'. Overnight camping.
Now travelling northwards, many tracks 'criss-cross' the countryside, dividing and re-joining, or going off in another direction. Sometimes the road is in a very poor condition having been 'partly destroyed' by flooding, and after rain would be muddy and difficult to ride. Cross a bridge over the “Arguut” river and pass through several small villages before setting up camp in the hills leading to ‘Sant’ village. Overnight camping.
From the village of ‘Sant’ the scenery is pretty with fertile rolling hills and layer upon layer of mountains in the background. Some areas have unusually 'shaped rocks' and there are ancient graves are in the area of 'Shireet' mountain. Ride to Erdenedalai village then north to the unusual Zorgol Khairkhan granite mountains in Bayanunjuul district. Overnight camping.
Circular route starting from Ulaanbaatar and going to the Northern edge of the Gobi Desert then return to capital city. 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. In parts of the country there are no facilities for tourists, we camp in the wilderness. Some days are long and require stamina.
Master Rally motorbike trail description:
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The places you will see along the way:
Ikh Gazariin Chuluu is in the granite belt of Mongolia. The highest peak is 1706 meters above sea level. There are many special rocks named according to their shape and features.
Bogd Uul mountain is one of the three mountains of the Gobi-Altai range and is located in the province of Bayankhongor. The elevation is 3957 meters.
The desert-steppe zone on the northern rim of the Gobi Desert is a dry region with grasses and shrubs very different to those of the steppe zone. Some are unique to Central Asia.
This 1600 km route will be a challenge. Track will be fast and other times it is rough and difficult so technical skill and stamina are required because the daily riding hours are long. The trip is in a remote part of ‘Ovorkhangai’ province and we travel south from Ulaanbaatar to the edge of the Gobi Desert, returning via a more mountainous landscape. If you need comfort or luxury of any kind, this trip is NOT for you!. Every night will be spent camping in tents and there are no washing or toilet facilities.
"Thank you for the experience, I had a great trip. Thoroughly enjoyed the off road riding and did not want the trip to end. Well worth seeing such a great unspoilt country. My riding partners were a great bunch of guys, especially as I did not know any of them before."