HARD WAY EAST - THE PROJEKT


10 years I had to dream about that project, now, finally it happens! June the 10th, we will head east again.

 

It's the idea to cross the eurasien continent again, but to stay away from the usual routes and roads. It can and should get dirty - offroad as often as possible. My friend Walter Colebatch from  Sibirsky Extreme made my planings a lot easier since he scouted an offroad track from the Ukraine all the way up north-east to Magadan. I will use this track as a basic line with some adjustments - unfortunately I can not spent 4 month away from home/work...

 

There are some points, that are making this trip very exciting:

 

  • I will use two BMW Motorrad motorcycles that will presented to the public just 4 weeks before we leave
  • Due to some work that needs to be done, the tour is splitted in two legs. The first leg (Munich - Ulan Bator) I will ride with my dentist Joop. The second leg (Ulan Bator - Magadan) I will ride with my wife Corinna.
  • The cut in the middle of tour allows m to be at the BMW Motorrad Days in Garmisch (05. - 7. july) to answer questions and tell some stories from "on the road"
  • Nobidy can tell, if all the planed routes can be done anyway - Maybe the strong winter finally killed some of the wrotten bridges completely...
  • And, is it is almost normal now, we will be reporting from the trip via Facebook/Twitter this webpage the BMW webpage and many more. We do not have a support vehicle, helicopter or anything else but we still want to keep you updated in the hope you are interested in what we do out there.

 

The route:

Munich - Ukraine - Russia - Wolgograd - Kasachstan - Russia - Altai Mountains - Mongolia - Ulan Bator - Russia - Irkutsk - BAM - Yakutsk - Road of bones -Magadan