Route

Flying with the bike from Australia, my plan is to begin the overland journey from Kathmandu, Nepal.

Delhi is renowned for lengthy delays and endless paperwork, a legacy of the British Raj, so a border crossing seems an easier way to assimilate into the frenetic Indian traffic. Crossing the Himalayas sometimes at an altitude of 2582 metres the air is thin and the temperatures plummet once the sun disappears. Roads are narrow and switch back on themselves, winding down into deep valleys which means speeds will be slow and a great deal of care taken.

It’s approx 400 kms to the border at Butwal, where I envisage culture shock really begins. Confronted with a population of 1.21 billion people, all jostling for their own space, it’s a manic place for bike travellers, especially on a machine as old as this one. The plan is to make my way west across India, through Pakistan and on into Iran.

From here, the journey takes me through Turkey, Bulgaria, Serbia, Romania, Hungary, Czech Republic, Germany and Belgium. i reckon by then I might be a bit saddle sore!

Destination Arrival
1 Brisbane, Australia February 2, 2012
2 Kathmandu, Nepal February 6, 2012
3 Pokhara, Nepal February 10, 2012
4 Butwal, India February 11, 2012
5 Gorakhpur, India February 12, 2012
6 Barabanki, India February 13, 2012
7 Kanpur, India February 13, 2012
8 Etawah, india February 14, 2012
9 Agra, India February 16, 2012
10 Jaipur, India February 18, 2012
11 Jodpur, India February 22, 2012
12 Nagaur, India February 25, 2012
13 Bikaner, India February 27, 2012
14 Ganganagar, India March 2, 2012
15 Fazilka, India March 2, 2012
16 Zira, India March 3, 2012
17 Tarn Taran, India March 4, 2012
18 Amritsar, India March 5, 2012
19 Lahore, Pakistan March 10, 2012
20 Islamabad, Pakistan March 15, 2012
21 Gilgit, Pakistan March 18, 2012
22 Hunza, Pakistan March 22, 2012
23 Ahmedpur, Pakistan March 24, 2012
24 Gilgit, Pakistan March 25, 2012
25 Lahore, Pakistan April 1, 2012
26 Multan, Pakistan April 2, 2012
27 Bahåwalpur, Pakistan April 3, 2012
28 Sukkur, Pakistan April 4, 2012
29 Quetta, Pakistan April 6, 2012
30 Dalbandin, Pakistan April 8, 2012
31 Taftan, Pakistan April 10, 2012
32 Kuh-i-taftan, Iran April 11, 2012
33 Zahedin, Iran April 12, 2012
34 Bam, Iran April 14, 2012
35 Kerman, Iran April 20, 2012
36 Yadz, Iran April 23, 2012
37 Nain, Iran April 26, 2012
38 Isfahan, Iran May 1, 2012
39 Kashan, Iran May 2, 2012
40 Qum, Iran May 5, 2012
41 Tehran, Iran May 8, 2012
42 Tonekabon, Iran May 24, 2012
43 Tabriz, Iran May 27, 2012
44 Khoy, Iran -
45 Ozalp, Turkey -
46 Dogubeyazit, Turkey June 3, 2012
47 Patnos, Turkey -
48 Erzerum, Turkey -
49 Erzincan, Turkey -
50 Cappadocia, Turkey June 9, 2012
51 Cankiri, Turkey -
52 Istanbul, Turkey June 15, 2012
53 Edirne, Turkey -
54 Plovdiv, Bulgaria June 25, 2012
55 Sofia, Bulgaria June 29, 2012
56 Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria July 4, 2012
57 Nikolovo, Bulgaria July 7, 2012
58 Svishtov, Romania July 10, 2012
59 Pitesti, Romania July 12, 2012
60 Curtea de Arges, Romania July 14, 2012
61 Sibu, Romania July 16, 2012
62 Turda, Romania July 19, 2012
63 Oradea, Romania July 23, 2012
64 Budapest, Hungary August 1, 2012
65 Bratislava, Slovakia August 14, 2012
66 Vienna, Austria August 16, 2012
67 Brno, Czech Republic August 19, 2012
68 Bielsko-Biala, Poland August 20, 2012
69 Kielce, Poland August 22, 2012
70 Przedborz, Poland August 24, 2012
71 Opole, Poland August 28, 2012
72 Prague, Czech Republic September 2, 2012
73 Stuttgart, Germany September 6, 2012
74 Bruchsal, Germany September 13, 2012
75 Bernkastel-Kues, Germany September 16, 2012
76 Herstal, Belgium September 30, 2012
77 Hobart, Australia December 21, 2012

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