The route

The starting point – Kathmandu Guest House

The route I am taking starts in Kathmandu and will end at St. James’s Gate, Dublin (otherwise known as the Guinness Brewery). The countries that I will be visiting include:


  • Nepal
  • India
  • Pakistan
  • China (Xinjiang)
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Tajikistan
  • Uzbekistan
  • Turkmenistan
  • Iran
  • Turkey


The Holy Grail!

  • Bulgaria
  • Romania
  • Hungary
  • Austria
  • Czech Republic
  • Germany
  • Belgium
  • UK
  • Ireland

Here is a link to a Google Map of  my approximate route  – when I can get it to work!


12 thoughts on “The route

  1. Dear Brian, I am a colleague of Sarah`s from work. I just heard about your great endeavour and I am so excited about this! (i myself got the bug after watching the 2 crazy lads Ewan and Charlie!)
    I am originally from Romania so would be very happy to give you some tips as you approach my homeland. But first you need to pass thru much more difficult legs in Central Asia. I`ll be keeping my fingers (and toes) crossed for you!!
    All the best!!!!!

    • Hi Anca,
      Thanks for your comments. Sarah didn’t tell me there were any overland motorcyclists at her work! 🙂
      I plan to cross into Romania from Bulgaria at Ruse and then head up to Bucurest. From there over to Oradea and into Hungary and then on to Budapest. I should be in Romania in late August.


  2. well i`m not really a motorcyclist myself but i do empathize with such intrepid people like yourself!! and Charlie and Ewan!
    i will keep my eyes on your blog for updates and make sure you`ll get my friends to greet you in Bucharest!!!!!!!!

    • I would love to meet up with your friends in Bucharest. I hope they speak English because, unfortunately, I don’t speak Romanian! 🙂

  3. Wish you all the best for your great adventure…İstanbul Bikers Club.

    • Hi Mehmet,

      Thanks for your good wishes. I have just left Lahore and Omar and the guys from Pakistan Bikers Club. Omar suggested I look you up when I get to Istanbul. I should be there in mid/late August. Looking forward to meeting you.


  4. Hi Brian, How are you ??

    • Hi Tareen,

      All good here. Just spent a week in Islamabad getting my visas for Central Asia. Rode to Murree for a day. Now in Abbottabad for a couple of days before heading up KKH. Moritz told me Babusar Pass still closed past Naran. Will have to take the long way through Besham.


  5. Paul Blount-Greene

    Hello Brian,

    My son and I are riding from Australia to Europe next year. We will leave in April. We are planning to ride a similar route to yours. We were planning to cross India then Pakistan to Iran. Your trip up the KKH sounded very interesting and beautiful (got me thinking ). We have found that the quotes to transverse China were too expensive. Did it cost you much for the guide and which company did you use? We’re you happy with them? How long did it take to get your china visa?
    We are still trying to do a budget, could you please give us an indication of your daily cost from Nepal to Western Europe.

    Thank you in advance and enjoy your wonderful trip.
    Paul and Angus Blount-Greene

    • Hi Paul,

      Have replied via your email. Look forward to hearing from you.


      • Daniele

        Hi Brian,
        I had read about your travel, and I am thinking to do a similar trip… I would cross the Chinese boarder from Vietnam and arrive to Kashgar, or via Tibet or Chengdu.
        May I have the same info above that you sent to Paul …


        Daniele Bruschi

  6. Hi Daniele,

    Have replied via email. Will be in contact.


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