Self Drive Tours across China

Ride your motorcycles to China and Tibet

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    Trans-China Tours are offered for riders who wish to ride their own motorcycles to China. You will be riding your own motorcycles on those trips, we will arrange all necessary paper works and customs clearances. Tours start at a Chinese border and finish at another. You will be met by our guides at the border and be accompanied the whole tour. 

    How you ride to china

    How you can ride your own bikes to China 
    You may ride your motorcycles in and out of China without having to leave the ground. Exotic routes include Laos (Boten) to China (Mohan), Nepal (Kodari) to Tibet (Zhangmu), Kirghizstan-Xinjiang(Torugart Pass), Mongolia - China (Erenhot).  
    1. Start dreaming and share your dreams with RideChina 
    2. Contact us for route planning ( As early as possible ) 
    3. Confirm your trip and send us your document of vehicles and drivers (deposit needed) 
    4. We send you the invitation letter and other supporting document for your visa application 
    5. We start the process of permit application and book your tour 
    6. Reconfirm the date and time to meet when entry date approaches. 
    7. Your guide will meet you at the designated border 
    8. Clear customs, do vehicle inspection and get your Chinese licenses 
    9. Travel with your guide across China to your exit border 
    10. Clear customs and departure for your onward adventure 
    Important Notice: 
    It takes 60 working days to prepare all the permits, temporary plates and driving licenses. Please start your trip planning as early as possible. 
    All self driving tour groups MUST be accompanied by our guides on the whole trip in China. We can either send you a riding guide on his own motorcycle, or a guide who drives a support vehicle. 
    Depends on the value of your vehicles, Chinese Customs will require a sum of money as guaranty. Once the vehicles leave the country, the money is refunded. 
    Self Driving Permits & Licenses 
    Our service will help you with the puzzling and complicated application procedures, so that you can get the permit and temporary Chinese driver's licenses in order to ride in China. 
    All tours MUST be accompanied by our guides all time. 



    --Chinese driving license

    --Chinese temporary plates

    --Third party liability insurance for motorcycles and First Aid Kit

    --Riders' travel insurances

    --Tour information about safe riding in China

    --Tour guide on a motorcycle or on a support vehicle




    --All services not mentioned and all items of a personal nature
    --Hotels and meals

    --Fuel and parking

    --Entry fee to parks and monasteries, old towns

    --Tipping or gratuities to guides and drivers

    --Mandatory international travel insurance

    --Excursions other than those specified in trips

    --Extra cost if  tour is delayed or changed due to reasons beyond control

    "Experience of a life time, great memories don't fade away, 69 days of wonderful journey across Europe, Russia, Central Asia, China, Laos and Thailand.

    Well organised and Jay was super friendly. As an real biker he had connections to fix any problem. Did all he could do make the trip as smooth as possible. Thanks!

    Johanh - Norway, 2017 UK to China rider 


Minimum 2 participants




10-30 days




Total distance 2700 KM. Daily rides 180 - 460 Km. Mostly on asphalt roads, high pass at 4200m, highest overnight at 3300m.


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