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Silk Riders

Motorcycle ride In the footsteps of Marco Polo

Riders: Gareth Morgan, Jo Morgan, Brendan Keogh, Bryan Wyness, Dave Wallace, Selywn Blinkhorne
Motorcycles: BMW F650 GS Dakar
Distance: 15,214km
Countries: Germany, Italy, Croatia, Yugoslavia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Turkey, Iran, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Krygzistan, China

Trip description: An epic motorcycle adventure on the famous Silk Road. That theme is “In the footsteps of Marco Polo” and sets a colorful historic backdrop to this traverse of Eurasia. Though the journey took Marco 24, we will attempt to cover the same ground in just 3 months.

Blogs from the trip


The contrast ıs dramatıc. Dubrovnıc whıch took 2,000 shells has been rebuılt. 8 kms away, up on the rıdge above the cıty Bosnıa starts. And ıt ıs just devastated, showıng lıttle ıf any sıgn of repaırıng the damage ınflıcted upon ıt duıng that fracs. Trebjnce ıs a town of sorry, the graveyard holdıng the bodıes […]

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To the Start Line

The trip starts proper in Venice, where Marco Polo hailed from. But first we have to get there and it was on a bright and sunny 25 degreee day that we left Munich and traversed three countries in an afternoon (Germany, Austria and Italy) to have our first night on the road. The Austrian alps […]

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