Proposed route

Team geekout Mongol Rally 2011 southern route

Compare with actual route.

Our mapped route

You overlay the UNESCO KML in order to see nearby UNESCO points.

Official Mongol rally route planner

UK

Start is at Goodwood at the UK festival of Slow, should be fun, come along and see us off!

Saturday 23 July 2011, Folkestone to Calais (booking reference 31592819):

  • Check-in closes 19:50
  • Departure time 20:20
  • Arrival time 21:55

France

Calais to Wildenrath via Antwerp should be ~4 hours

Germany

Wake at Jutta's in Wildenrath on the 24th. Drive through Germany to Dresden and spend the night at Felix's.

Czech Republic

Programme of the Czechout party

Slovakia

Driving though on the day we leave Prague

Ukraine

Most likely stop is http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ivano-Frankivsk

Maybe couch surf&keyword=Keyword) this one?

Moldova

Ukraine again

  • Odessa (2 nights)

Jukka might be there or at least can provide some advice.

Romania

Night in Galati at http://www.hotelgalati.ro

Ferry to Tulcea and stay or camp at http://www.delta-dunarii.info/0,11,hotel-wels-.html

Bulgaria

Turkey

  • Istanbul

2-3 days, western roads are evidently good

Iran

Take it slow, there are dangerous roads

Visa is valid for 3 months from date of issue. Visa Machine can only get the "authorisation code", have to get the visa in person and pay the consular fee of £87.

  • Date of entry 2011/08/07 7th of August (Sunday)
  • Date of exit 2011/08/20

Turkmenistan

Start of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M41_highway

No visa required? REALLY?

Uzbekistan

15 day visa

  • Entry 2011/08/10
  • Exit 2011/08/25

Tajikistan

14 day

  • Entry 2011/08/11
  • Exit 2011/08/24

Kyrgyzstan

One month visa, valid from stated entry date.

  • Entry 2011/08/12
  • Exit 2011/09/01

Kazakhstan

Stated entry point: Merke. See: http://visamachine.theadventurists.com/index.php?mode=visamachine&visa=205

  • Entry 2011/08/13
  • Exit 2011/09/10

Visit Ivan in Almaty

Where exactly is the border crossings involved with Kazakhstan to Mongolia via Russia?

Russia

30 day visa.

  • Entry 2011/08/20
  • Exit 2011/09/18

Maybe visit Novossibirsk ?

Mongolia

Fly back? Or catch train to Beijing and fly from there?

TODO: Get Chinese VISA?