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Offline GlenR

Cycle Western Mongolia
« on: January 19, 2011, 02:18:26 pm »
Hi, on the 10th of May this year i am setting off to cycle around the world.. There is one part of the route i have planned that i cant seem to find a lot of information about. It is the border crossing from the alty region in russia into western mongolia and then onto ulanabattar. I know this is seriously remote territory and will be a tough ride. im looking to chat to some one who has cycled this part of the world to get a bit more clued in before i get there.
Thanks  ;D

Offline John Nettles

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Re: Cycle Western Mongolia
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2011, 11:14:12 pm »
Go over to and search for Mongolia.  There are about a dozen journals mentioning Mongolia.  You can contact them via their guest book.

Offline GlenR

Re: Cycle Western Mongolia
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2011, 10:56:04 am »
Thanks a million john... will do  ;D

Offline wadidar

Re: Cycle Western Mongolia
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2011, 05:51:52 am »
 ??? Hi, maybe I can help you as we went many times in Mongolia. you can across border from Russia to Mongolia on west on Tashanta city. point is open for foreigners every day +/- 9-16AM except on Sunday. it's possible as this happen for Chinese border in Zamid uud-erlian you might be oblige to across by vehicule. in that case you will find a taxi to put your bicycle inside and across border or will ask to someone who is crossing to pick you just to across border.  then you will continue for Olgy who is nice small town where you can find some guest houses and hotels and a lovely museum.
as you can understand until UB not so much asphalt only maybe  average 200km-300 according the direction you will choose. running track are worse but you will forgot this in front of marvellous landscape and hospitality given by nomads you will meet.
if you wish to have more advice, contact, ideas, just drop  some lines.

have nice trip

PS be careful as May nights are still cold, take a good sleeping bag with you, you can buy also a dell (mongolian coat) who is perfect for Mongolian climate, cost +/- 60$ on market  :-\