The difference between a dream and a goal is a date….
The dream: travel the world on our motorbike.
The goal: Beijing
The date: 1st July 2016
With these three ingredients we faced the longest journey ever undertaken with our bikes, two Honda Transalp and Africa Twin.
We started on July 1st from Borgo San Giacomo, in the province of Brescia, to Ancona Port where we boarded to Igoumenitsa, Greece. From then on, only asphalt, gravel and mountain roads, we passed through Turkey, Iran, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, the Pamir, Kyrgyzstan, to enter, end of July, in China, where we started the second half of the trip, with still about eight thousand kilometres to get to Beijing. With an exciting stop at Everest Base Camp.
These pages describe the progression of the trip, some 17.875kms, were our Ariadne’s thread, uncoiled like a wool ball, kilometre after kilometre. From Brescia to Beijing.
On the road again!
By Armando CAIROLI