Germany to New Zealand - 2018/19

Discussion in 'Asia Pacific' started by sttr, Apr 16, 2017.

  1. sttr

    sttr n00b

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    Hi guys,
    Next year I’m going on a larger trip (Juy 2018 - March 2019) and I wondered if anybody else is doing that around the same time as me…
    My plan is to go from Hannover Germany to New Zealand via Poland, Belarus, Russia, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Iran, Pakistan, India, Nepal, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia and Australia. I’m still in the planning stage so I might make changes here and there.
    Since I’ve never tackled a trip like this I hoped some of you could give me some help.
    My biggest problem is that I find it hard to estimate how long I need to go through those countries. I know it also depends what I want to see but if I had a rough idea that would make things easier.
    At the moment, I want to reach Kazakhstan fairly quickly because the countries before I can reach easily on a 5-6 weeks’ holiday :)
    I don’t want to just travel but also visit some towns, meet the local people and take pictures.
    For Kazakhstan, Mongolia, India, Australia and New Zealand I estimated about 3 weeks, for Iran, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam about 2 and the rest about 1 week.
    Has anybody been there and can tell me if my estimate is okay or totally rubbish?

    If you have any other tips or info I also appreciate those too!
    In August I’m going to the HU Hubb in Switzerland maybe I see some of you their….

    Greetings,
    Karl
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  2. Mark Manley

    Mark Manley Long timer

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    I have been that way although I went Central Europe, Turkey, Iran, Pakistan to India and the best advice I can give is get to India by the start of November to avoid cold weather getting there, other than that take it as it comes keeping an eye on visa expiry dates. Don't try to over plan your trip, I expected to take 4-6 months to get to Australia and took 10 months and don't take too much stuff with you, the HUBB meeting will be a good place to get advice the best of which will come from other travellers rather than those trying to sell you something.
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  3. sttr

    sttr n00b

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    Hi Mark,
    thanks for your reply/advice!
    If my trip goes as planned I should hit nothern India in November. So far so good...
    Unfortunately, all I have are those nine month (have to be back on my desk at the 1st of April), so I have get to New Zealand or I have to shorten my trip. But I think/hope that 6 month are enough time to get to Bangkok. I necessary I could skip Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia (don’t want to but it’s a last resort sort of thing).

    Greetings,
    Karl
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  4. clintnz

    clintnz Trans-Global Chook Chaser

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    Getting your bike to NZ is very expensive, so shipping it here for just 3 weeks is a bit crazy. You could spend 8 weeks here easily, especially if you want to explore a few offroad routes. Same with Australia - we spent 5 weeks there a few years back & that was enough time for a quick look at some of about 20% of it.

    Check out rental prices if 3 weeks in NZ is all the time you have, it may be the cheaper option, you don't need a big bike for NZ, a 650 is fine.

    Cheers
    Clint
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  5. jasluk

    jasluk n00b

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    Hi Karl,
    I am planning similiar trip at the same time. Will be riding together with my wife from Poland to New Zealand. Two motorcycles. The route will be slightly different though. We plan to enter Pakistan from China via KKH. That will be the first paid section in China.
    Than, after some time in India and Nepal, we will be crossing Myanmar and Thailand into Laos, same as you. We can meet and share the costs of that. I am pretty sure we can find some more people.
    Third section that requires paid tour will be Thailand again from Cambodia to Malaysia. Do you want to ship your bike out from Cambodia directly to Australia?


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  6. neppi

    neppi Adventurer

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    Poland is super slow if you decide to avoid motorways. Even highways are slow as! Gimme a shout once your down in NZ!
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  7. Bento

    Bento 2017 GS Rallye

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    Plannning a similar trip for 2019 (Amsterdam to Sydney) so keeping an eye on this :-) What bike are you riding?
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  8. Pecha72

    Pecha72 Long timer

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    On that route, I would definitely not skip Malaysia & Indonesia.
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  9. jasluk

    jasluk n00b

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    Hi Bento, just replied to you on Hubb :) We are riding BMW F800gsa and Honda CRF250L.

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  10. Axel&Suse

    Axel&Suse n00b

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    Hi Karl
    My wife and me to ride from Germany, Baltikum, Russia, Mongolia, Kyrgyzstan, China, Pakistan, to Nepal and maybe back to Germany through Iran.
    We start in May 2018 and plan to travel for one year.
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  11. Mercury70

    Mercury70 n00b

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    Hi everyone
    from the middle of July 2018 till all August I will be riding from Italy to Samarkand and return. Just doing paperwork. Maybe we can meet on the way if suitable. Be in touch
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