Saturday, 11 April 2020

Proposed Route

I've spent a good deal of time looking ar possible routes for our adventure. There are loads of blogs and chat forums about, it's difficult to know where to start. We more or less plan to do a reverse of the DHL Race to the RWC (but without taking in too much of China, none of Japan, nor going through Iran!)

At the moment, we think our route will look something like this:

If we stick to this, countries en route will be:
  1. Thailand
  2. Myanmar
  3. India
  4. Nepal and then India again
  5. Pakistan
  6. China
  7. Tajikistan
  8. Uzbekistan
  9. Kazakhstan
  10. Azerbaijan
  11. Armenia
  12. Turkey
  13. Bulgaria
  14. Serbia
  15. Croatia
  16. Slovenia
  17. Austria
  18. Switzerland
  19. France
  20. UK
So, twenty countries in total. There are stretches of this ride where the route we will actually end up taking is in doubt, and we'll have to see what conditions are like on the ground at the time. Specifically, I'm not sure:
  • how the stretch once we leave Pakistan will work
  • which of the 'stans we'll be able to go through
  • what happens on the western edge of the Caspian Sea
But working all this out will be part of the fun :-)