Bikepacking Mongolia

Bikepacking Mongolia

Mongolia is a land locked country bordered by China and Russia and is one of the least densely populated countries in the entire world. A third of its population live and dwell within its capital Ulan Bator while the rest follow its traditional nomadic culture of herding livestock in its never ending landscape. Not a bad place to go for a bike ride ey?

As Tyler was busy in India becoming a yoga instructor (more on that later), I decided to take a trip of a life time and head off with my friend Josh to the pasturelands of Mongolia. Four weeks in total were spent in the lands of Genghis Khan, three of which were spent on a saddle. 695km of trails and tarmac were conquered by leg power and a lot of rice had been eaten. Bums were sore and muscles ached, we got sunburnt, chased by dogs and battered by hail storms, but looking back, it was one hell of a trip.

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  1. January 14, 2018 / 5:09 pm

    Hey Luke, those look like amazing photos. they remind us a bit of Gansu and Sichuan province in China. Mongolia is on our list of places we would love to go, maybe if we return to living in China. Do you have any particular places you would recommend visiting? Did you feel safe there? This was a massive bonus of China and we were just wondering if it was the same.
    Happy travels!
    Tanya and Niek

  2. February 7, 2018 / 4:08 pm

    Amazing experience! No one prepares you for how vast Mongolia is. We saw a lot of grassland, steppes and sand dunes. I’ve just posted a photo journal about my travels there, I’d be really interested to hear how they compare to your own experiences.

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