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GlobeRiders World Tour 2020

 


 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The GlobeRiders World Tour is being offered for its seventh iteration! We believe GlobeRiders is unique in offering a tour of this length and duration, journeying east to west across the vast Eurasian continent. Beginning in Tokyo, this adventure travels through Japan for 10 days, ferry to Vladivostok, Russia, a little sidetrip to dip your feet in Lake Baikal before entering the land of Mongolia.

 

Entering Russia once again to visit the Altai mountains as we exit Mongolia in the far west of that country. We bid farwell to mother Russia and enter the vast land of Kazakstan, time for tire change. Before bording the ship across the Caspian Sea we will have visited a couple of more stan countries, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan.

 

Azerbaijan greets us in Baku before we climb the big hill to the Caucasus mountains and Georgia. we are now on the home stretch when we ride over the border to Turkey. Not to fast though as we enjoy Istanbul, borderland between Asia and Europe.

 

Wherever this journey takes us we will stop and taste the local culture, meet wonderful people and hopefully get a better understanding for the lands we are Making Tracks through.

 

The final destination is München, Germany.

 

And, if 72 days and 16 countries isn't enough for you, we are pleased to offer a post-tour add-on for those who really want to make their ride a grand adventure.

 

 

Post Tour: BMW Motorrad Days 2020

 

Formerly known as The Biker Meeting, BMW Motorrad Days is the reincarnation of the largest BMW rally on the planet. In previous years, over 30,000 riders have come from all parts of the world for this 3-day super-rally in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.  Although GlobeRiders will organize and conduct this post-tour, costs for lodging, meals and fuel will be at your expense, and are not included as part of the tour package fee.

 

 

Tour Begins April 23 2020, Tokyo, Japan
Tour Ends July 3rd 2020, Munich, Germany
Duration 72 Days
Countries Japan, Russia, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Turkey, Greece, Albania, Montenegro, Bosnia, Croatia, Slovenia, Austria, Germany
Distance 12,000 miles or 19,000 kilometers
Max. Group Size Limited to 18 riders and motorcycles. Pillion passengers (on motorcycle only) or passengers (in chase vehicle) are welcome.
Tour Leaders Helge Pedersen

 

Highlights of the tour will include

 

  • Containerized shipment of your motorcycle one-way from Seattle, WA to Tokyo, Japan

  • Cultural and historic tours in major cities throughout the tour.

     

  • We will start the tour in Tokyo where we will be introduced to the culture and customs of Japan, such a fascinating country to ride your bike. Consider this visit a teaser and hopefully one day you can come back for a longer visit.

  • Highlights from our visit in Japn will be Kyoto and Hiroshima


  • From Japan we will take a ferry to Vladivostok, Russia. Here our real adventure starts as we ride north to Khabarovsk. We are now in the Far east Asia, Siberia and the Taiga.


  • A special full-day tour in Ulan Ude, to include a visit and "home-stay dinner" with the Old Ritualist's (also known as the Old Believers)

  • A day visit and boat ride on Lake Baikal, which contains one-fifth of the world’s fresh water!

  • Mongolia will be a special treat on this journey. We will have the chance to live the nomadic life sleeping in Yurts while learning about the nomadic life of the ancestors of Ghenges Kan.

  • High on my own bucket list has always been the Altai mountain region in far west corner of Mongolia stretching in to Russia.
  • The endless roads of Kazkstan will test our endurance with a few surprises mixed in to the long riding days.
  • After visits to wonderful cities like Samarkand and Bukhara in Uzbekistan, we will cross the Caspian Sea by ship.
  • Already in Baku and Tibilisi you can sense that we are getting closer to Europe, but it is not before we take a rest in Istanbul, Turkey that we officially enter Europe, according to our guide in Turkey.
  • We are now on the home stretch of this long journey from Tokyo.
  • Visit to the BMW Corporate Headquarters and remodeled Museum in Munich, Germany.
    As a post ride we hope you will join us as we celebrate the 20th Anniversary of BMW Motorrad Days and 40 years with the boxer GS.


Although the World Tour is now being offered for the seventh time, the 2020 Tour will not be a simple cookie-cutter of previous tours. Each tour is unique, with changes and revisions being made from year to year.

 

 

To participate in the tour, you must be both experienced and comfortable riding in crowded urban traffic, and on relatively long distances on roads with varying surface conditions on a fully loaded motorcycle. You should own a rough-terrain capable "dual-purpose" type motorcycle, with sturdy, lockable panniers or saddlebags, and an approved handlebar-mounted portable Garmin GPS (Global Positioning System) receiver. Your bike must be equipped with spoked wheels.

 

 

The tour package fee DOES include: one-way containerized shipment of your motorcycle from our home port of Seattle, Washington, USA to Tokyo, Japan, Ferry crossing from Japan to Russia and ferry crossing of the Caspian Sea, all accommodations, most dinners, all breakfasts, some lunches, fees for guides, drivers and lead or chase vehicles as required by local authorities all the way to München, bus transportation on sightseeing days, most en route museum or planned group activity charges, and the services of the Globeriders staff guides.

 

 

The tour package DOES NOT include: visa processing fees, motorcycle or shipping insurance, your airfare or transportation to Tokyo, Japan, return airfare or transportation from Munich, Germany, transportation of your motorcycle to our home port of Seattle, Washington, USA, transportation of your motorcycle from Münich, Germany (see note below), or personal daily expenses such as fuel, consumables, lunch, or tips for local guides and drivers.

 

 

NOTE REGARDING RETURN MOTORCYCLE SHIPMENT: Many riders chose to extend their adventure after the tour’s official end in Münich. Since their bikes are already in Europe, the European, East European and Nordic countries are within easy reach. For this reason, only containerized shipment of your motorcycle from Seattle to Tokyo is included in the tour package fee. This allows each rider to arrange his or her own transportation back home on a schedule best suited to their needs. Alternatively, some riders chose to leave a bike in Europe for another vacation at a later date. The storage costs are surprisingly low. We can recommend trusted partners who can arrange for either motorcycle shipment or storage. No worries, we will help you with whatever way you plan to end this journey.

 

 

 

16 bikes or more Double-Occupancy Cost for Rider and Motorcycle (includes one-way bike shipment and customs bond for bike importation): $37,950.-
Single Room Supplement/Upgrade (to be added to the above): $5,450.-
16 bikes or more Double-Occupancy Cost for Passenger in Chase Vehicle* (reserved seat in chase vehicle): $34,950.-
16 bikes or more Double-Occupancy Cost for Pillion Passenger on Motorcycle (no seat in chase vehicle): $32,950.-

 

 

12 bikes or more Double-Occupancy Cost for Rider and Motorcycle (includes one-way bike shipment and customs bond for bike importation): $39,950.-
Single Room Supplement/Upgrade (to be added to the above): $5,450.-
12 bikes or more Double-Occupancy Cost for Passenger in Chase Vehicle* (reserved seat in chase vehicle): $36,950.-
12 bikes or more Double-Occupancy Cost for Pillion Passenger on Motorcycle (no seat in chase vehicle): $34,950.-



8 bikes or more Double-Occupancy Cost for Rider and Motorcycle (includes one-way bike shipment and customs bond for bike importation): $41,950.-
Single Room Supplement/Upgrade (to be added to the above): $5,450.-
8 bikes or more Double-Occupancy Cost for Passenger in Chase Vehicle* (reserved seat in chase vehicle): $38,950.-
8 bikes or more Double-Occupancy Cost for Pillion Passenger on Motorcycle (no seat in chase vehicle): $36,950.-
Tour Deposit** $5,000.-

 

 

*NOTE - The tour package fee for a non-pillion passenger includes a guaranteed seat for a partner and stowage of a reasonable amount of luggage in an upgraded "chase" vehicle, with a dedicated driver and guide.

 

 

** NOTE - A deposit is required to secure your place on this tour.  If we are unable to attract a minimum of 8 Riders, the tour will be cancelled and your deposit will be refunded in full.  The tour is being offered at the tour packages fees listed above for 8 to 16 Riders.  If/when we have received a minimum of 8 deposits, the tour is "Go" ; your deposit will not be refunded should you withdraw from the tour for any reason.  At our discretion, you may be allowed to apply a credit in the amount of your original deposit towards a future tour if taken within one calendar year from the date of your withdrawal.  This credit may only be used once.  if this credit is not used within one calendar year from the date of your original withdrawal, the credit is forfeit.

 

 

For additional information about our tours and processes, please visit our FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) page by clicking here.

 

 

If you have questions, wish to make a no obligation reservation, or wish to place a deposit to secure your reservation, you may send us email by clicking here.

 

 

The Fine Print: Early planning is essential. Riders and passengers must be qualified by GlobeRiders and provide riding and character references. Tour participants are required to obtain a signed certification of good health from their physician. Only approved motorcycles with spoked wheels are allowed on our tours. An approved Garmin GPS receiver is required for all tours.  Participants must show proof of medical and medical evacuation insurance. Safety first; a full coverage or flip-up style full-coverage helmet, full-fingered gloves, full-coverage riding suit with protective armor and riding boots must be worn at all times when your motorbike is in motion.  Priority placement is always given to GlobeRiders clients who are return customers. Final pricing for any tour may be adjusted to reflect changes in foreign exchange rates and/or the final group size.

 

 



 
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