Mongolia Moto Tour

Ulaanbaatar to Ulaanbaatar
9 day vacation


Tour Date (2 dates available)

Jun 14, 2017 - Jun 21, 2017
Jul 20, 2017 - Jul 27, 2017
  • Jun 14, 2017 - Jun 21, 2017
  • Jul 20, 2017 - Jul 27, 2017


Vehicle Rental see vehicle rental chart

Mongolia Moto Tour

     For the adventure rider, there is a short list of places in the world that have to be explored at some point. These spots are spread over various continents and this tour allows you to discover east Asia by dirt bike. Mongolia has similar riding characteristics and ground cover as in the American states of Wyoming, Montana and Nevada. Imagine riding through this terrain, exploring with a small group, viewing exotic animals and taking in interesting rock and desert formations along the way. Encompassed within all of this are the splendid days of riding in the famous Gobi Desert. The Gobi is an attraction in itself and you will have an opportunity to ride it. After years of seclusion, this tour is finally available with all of the comfort and support of home intertwined with exciting dirt riding. 

River Pilot Mongolia Moto Tour Map     The Gobi Desert, straddling the border between Mongolia and China, is a wild and dramatic place made for adventure motorcycling. We use the perfect bikes for this tour. The 2012 KTM 450 EXC Enduro and Yamaha WR 250 are great bikes to ride, have ultra-powerful DOHC engines, good grip and are lightweight so riding long distances on tricky roads is exhilarating. We ride on all sorts of roads such as asphalt, packed mud and gravel dotted with washouts and potholes. Mongolia is connected by a network of rough jeep tracks, off road conditions and horse trails which link small communities and seasonal pastures. The roads are virtually free of traffic and venture through some spectacular scenery. View the interactive map and the video

     The vast Gobi Desert is not just a flat steppe under a deep blue sky. There are bizarre rock formations, canyons, the Gurvan Saikhan mountain range, sand dunes 60 miles long as well as forests of small saxaul trees interspersed with unique desert vegetation. Apart from a few villages and small towns that we pass through on the way, most of the population of Mongolia live a nomadic lifestyle, frequently moving with their round, white, felt Gers “(Home)” while tending to herds of camels, goats and horses. This trip is a fascinating cultural experience as well as an off-road bike tour across Mongolia that's almost one thousand miles long.

     When looking for adventure, this tour has it all. Be sure to choose a company that not only has a great itinerary, but has all of the details covered. When you arrive to ride, everything on the tour is covered. Your only goal is to have fun and let us take care of the rest. The bikes are new, the scenery is beautiful, the Gobi desert beckons and the stories of your journey will keep your friends entertained for years. River Pilot Tours - "Come Along For The Ride"

9 Day Vacation

Day 1
Arrive Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Day 2
Ulaanbaatar to Baga Gazriin Chuluu
Day 3
Baga Gazriin Chuluu to Tsagaan Suvarga
Day 4
Tsagaan Suvarga to Gurvan Saikhan Uul
Day 5
Gurvan Saikhan Uul to Bayanzag
Day 6
Bayanzag to Saikhan-Ovoo
Day 7
Saikhan-Ovoo to Arburd Sands
Day 8
Arburd Sands to Ulaanbaatar
Day 9
Depart Ulaanbaatar

Note: The final day in the tour itinerary is the departure day. No activities are planned unless otherwise specifically included at time of booking.

  • Professional tour guide(s)
  • Support vehicles
  • Tour guide and support vehicles connected via long range radios
  • Tour guide satellite phones
  • Motorcycle rental
  • Motorcycle fuel
  • Accommodations-6 nights traditional Ger camp, 2 nights hotel-double occupancy
  • Professional cook for breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • Water, snacks
  • Airport transfers
  • Permits to enter protected areas
  • Horse excursion
  • Camel excursion

What's Not Included

  • International airfare
  • Visa acquisition cost
  • Alcohol
  • Lunch and dinner in Ulaanbaatar
  • Helmet or riding gear
  • Personal travel, accident and medical insurance
  • Gratuities, tips, personal spending money
  • Personal souvenirs, gifts or purchases
  • Cost for replacement of lost or stolen items or equipment
  • Optional excursions or extras
  • Any other items not specifically included in tour price

Approximate Total Miles: 950

Average Miles Per Day: 150, longest is 185

Riding Conditions: desert, dirt, technical, open plains

Climate: Climate conditions change routinely during this summer season. Expect temperatures from 50-95 degrees fahrenheit. All season gear recommended. Download the River Pilot Gear Pack Checklist to prepare

Riding Difficulty: Moderate - must be experienced rider

Motorcycle Licensing: Operator must have motorcycle license in home country. International Drivers Permit recommended and can be obtained from AAA here

Highlights: Gobi desert, horse riding, camel riding, native culture and language, Baga Gazriin Chuluu Mountains, native wildlife, Tsagaan Suvarga rock formations, Gurvan Saikhan Uul mountains, Bayanzag area dinosaur remains, Ongi River monasteries, Saikhan-Ovoo, Zorgol Khairkhan, Bayanunjuul village near Arburd Sands

Minimum Departure: Tour departs with a minimum of 4 persons

Insurance: Travel insurance required to include air extraction if neccessary due to remote riding conditions. Emergency medical rescue helicopter is on standby and ready if necessary during tour

Visa: A visa is not needed for US citizens travelling to Mongolia. For U.S. citizens, more information available here. For other countries download visa application here

Airlines: Mongolian Air  Aeroflot  Korean Air  Air China