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by alforgesinquietes
Tue Apr 04, 2017 2:54 am
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Kyrgyzstan roads status??: Tosor pass, Toktogul, Naryn-Jalalabad, Sary-Tash and Kochkor-Toktogul (April 2017)
Replies: 4
Views: 3055

Re: Kyrgyzstan roads status??: Tosor pass, Toktogul, Naryn-Jalalabad, Sary-Tash and Kochkor-Toktogul (April 2017)

hey ferran! i cannot speak for those roads specifically, but we have been cycling from bishkek to talas during the past 5 days and it has snowed twice. as temperatures are not too cold, roads don't get frozen, so there's lots of water and paddles! we did two passes over 3000m and not frozen either, ...
by alforgesinquietes
Thu Mar 02, 2017 6:36 am
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Khorgos border crossing Q&A (Almaty - Urumqi)
Replies: 64
Views: 22690

Khorgos border crossing Q&A (Almaty - Urumqi)

Hello! Last week, 22nd February 2017, we cycled the Khorgos border! No bus, no taxi, only us and our bicycles. We sleep in Khorgos, Xinjiang, China, and around 11am we decide to cycle and see what happens. The road leading to the border is fenced, under construction, closed. We cycle around trying t...
by alforgesinquietes
Mon Feb 06, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Visa for china (Help!!!!))
Replies: 6
Views: 2865

Re: Visa for china (Help!!!!))

also, do not mention tibet or xinjiang regions in your visa!!! this can make things less easy. i would suggest something very "stupid" like: beijing 10 days (search 10 touristic things and 1 each day) xian 10 days (same) shanghai 10 days and so on... go to any website and copy from there. embassy pe...
by alforgesinquietes
Mon Feb 06, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Visa for china (Help!!!!))
Replies: 6
Views: 2865

Re: Visa for china (Help!!!!))

hey compatriota! it's our second time in china and all i can say is there is not enough space on the visa form for you to give so many details! hahaha now, seriously, both times we have put one "typical" itinerary with major touristic cities and for hotels just cancel the booking right after printin...
by alforgesinquietes
Mon Feb 06, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: China
Topic: Qinghai lake
Replies: 6
Views: 3374

Re: Qinghai lake

hello!!! qinghai lake frozen is just awesome!!! haha we really enjoyed the ride, although it's been pretty cold and windy. we cycled the southern half of the lake on road S109. day 1: xining - huangyuan (56km, little bit uphill) day 2: huangyuan - daotanghe (51km, uphill, end downhill) day 3: daotan...
by alforgesinquietes
Mon Jan 30, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Outdoor adventures
Topic: Cycling Xinjiang (Winter/Spring)
Replies: 6
Views: 3281

Re: Cycling Xinjiang (Winter/Spring)

thank you!!! yes, we are also using warmshowers but the people we wrote to didn't say much.. :) we'll keep searching, although tomorrow we set off!
all the best!!!
by alforgesinquietes
Sun Jan 29, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: Itineraries & trip reports
Topic: Where are you going? Why?
Replies: 121
Views: 53667

Re: Where are you going? Why?

Hola a tothom!!! We are Roger from Terrassa and Sílvia from Cerdanyola, both near Barcelona, and we took a year off to cycle from India back home. We started last October 2016 in Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu, and reached Kathmandu, Nepal, for our "western" New Year! The only Chinese visa available in Nep...
by alforgesinquietes
Sun Jan 29, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: Outdoor adventures
Topic: Cycling Xinjiang (Winter/Spring)
Replies: 6
Views: 3281

Re: Cycling Xinjiang (Winter/Spring)

thank you, bwv812! we are a bit worried about the weather too, since urumqi seems colder than kyrgyz. so as we are now in xining, what way would you recommend? originally we were not planning to follow the silk road, but the rest of the area seems quite empty... maybe dangerous in winter?
by alforgesinquietes
Sun Jan 29, 2017 8:18 am
Forum: Outdoor adventures
Topic: Cycling Xinjiang (Winter/Spring)
Replies: 6
Views: 3281

Re: Cycling Xinjiang (Winter/Spring)

hey tim! we are a couple from barcelona and also cycling from india! we have cycled india and nepal, we are now in Xining, Qinghai and we have chinese visa until 24th februrary. we will be cycling towards kashgar but people are warning because of snow and sand storms... let's see what happens! we un...
by alforgesinquietes
Sun Jan 29, 2017 7:56 am
Forum: China
Topic: Qinghai lake
Replies: 6
Views: 3374

Re: Qinghai lake

hey! we will be cycling qinghai lake next week! did u finally go there? how are roads?!
siesie!