ROUTE

 

Peking-parijs-route.jpgThe 2013 Peking to Paris route drives from China, through Mongolia, then into Russia and westwards to the Ukraine, Slovakia and Europe on route to the triumphal finish in Paris. The will be free days in Ulaan Baatar, Novosibirsk, Samara and Kiev.

 

Mongolia

Once again the Mongolian section will surely be the highlight for many crews and we are currently considering a number of optional routes including an all new Northern option and many new sections in the Gobi Desert.

As in 2007 and 2010 we will again be supported by our Mongolian partners who will provide unrivalled levels of facilities at each of our overnight camp sites including hot showers, toilets and freshly prepared food and drink.

A new addition for 2013 will be the provision of generators to light the camp sites, a very welcome sight for stragglers arriving late in the evening. These generators will also power our new for 2013 mobile workshop facilities which will even include welding equipment!

Finally, running the event in the months of May and June ensures the weather will be much warmer than in 2010 and extended daylight guaranteeing fantastic social evenings.

 

Russia

In 2007 we followed as closely as possible the route originally taken by Prince Borghese in the 1907 original adventure. This meant using a mostly main road route taking in Moscow and St Petersburg. In 2013 we do not have history to worry about and our route will be almost completely new with less and shorter days than the 2007 event.

Working with Russian based enthusiasts the route surveys are uncovering many little used back roads and off road sections for the competition minded, with good alternative all surfaced routes for those just wanting to reach the finish in Paris.

Our route plan avoids most of the major population centres, where possible, and aims to keep well clear of the truck routes generally unwelcome to classic car drivers.

 

Day       

Date                       

Route                                         

Country        

Kms

1

28th May 2013

Peking to Daihai

China

472

2

29th May 2013

Daihai to Erenhot

China

508

3

30th May 2013

Erenhot to Altanshiree

Mongolia

296

4

31st May 2013

Altanshiree to Ulaan Baatar

Mongolia

426

5

1st June 2013

Ulaan Baatar - Rest Day

Mongolia

 

6

2nd June 2013

Ulaan Baatar to Bulgan

Mongolia

343

7

3rd June 2013

Bulgan to Murun

Mongolia

350

8

4th June 2013

Murun to Telmen Lake

Mongolia

293

9

5th June 2013

Telmen Lake to Chjargas Lake

Mongolia

288

10

6th June 2013

Chjargas Lake to Uureg Lake

Mongolia

259

11

7th June 2013

Uureg Lake to Border

Mongolia

271

12

8th June 2013

Border to Aya

Russia

470

13

9th June 2013

Aya to Novosibirsk

Russia

560

14

10th June 2013

Novosibirsk - Rest Day

Russia

 

15

11th June 2013

Novosibirsk to Omsk

Russia

668

16

12th June 2013

Omsk to Tyumen

Russia

632

17

13th June 2013

Tyumen to Yekaterinburg

Russia

360

18

14th June 2013

Yekaterinburg to Ufa

Russia

481

19

15th June 2013

Ufa to Samara

Russia

461

20

16th June 2013

Samara - Rest Day

Russia

 

21

17th June 2013

Samara to Saratov

Russia

435

22

18th June 2013

Saratov to Voronezh

Russia

545

23

19th June 2013

Voronezh to Kharkiv

Ukraine

364

24

20th June 2013

Kharkiv to Kiev

Ukraine

485

25

21st June 2013

Kiev - Rest Day

Ukraine

 

26

22nd June 2013

Kiev to Lviv

Ukraine

583

27

23rd June 2013

Lviv to Kosice

Slovakia

368

28

24th June 2013

Kosice to Bratislava

Slovakia

491

29

25th June 2013

Bratislava to Schladming

Austria

442

30

26th June 2013

Schladming to Davos

Switzerland

428

31

27th June 2013

Davos to Gstaad

Switzerland

325

32

28th June 2013

Gstaad to Troyes

France

453

33

29th June 2013

Troyes to Paris

France

190

 

Total = 12247 kms (7610 miles)