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M32 through Kazakhstan

Posted: Wed Jul 09, 2014 6:57 pm
by ASpeed
Hi Steven! Do you have any recent information on the state of the M32? We are travelling on 2 motorcycles from Samara, Russia, to Bishkek, about to leave Samara in a couple od days' time. I have read your post on Driving in Kazakstan but recent updates would be helpful for us, and in particular the M32. Many thanks! Anne

Re: M32 through Kazakhstan

Posted: Thu Jul 10, 2014 2:47 pm
by steven
Hi Anne, I don't have recent updates, but as I recall, this is a glorious road in Russia and Northern Kazakhstan. Otherwise well maintained, no Problems I think .

If you don't mind, please send some pictures of the various stages and a small report to my E-Mail, I would be very grateful.

Thank you!!

Re: M32 through Kazakhstan

Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 5:14 am
by ASpeed
Thanks Steven. Will send photos and update once we're in Bishkek. Cheers. Anne

Re: M32 through Kazakhstan

Posted: Mon Jul 28, 2014 11:11 am
by ASpeed
As promised here's how we found the M32 - from Samara to Kyzylorda

Completed this route between 11 & 15 July 2014

Various reports from previous years had indicated a significant amount of road works and associated diversions. We have found that the M32 is now in extremely good condition from Samara to Baikoniur, with only a couple of short sections under construction, which I expect to be finished this summer. Baikoniur to Kyzylorda has many bridge & culvert replacements underway, with appropriate dirt and dusty detours of good gravel, bull dust or sandy patches. Last 30 km to Kyzylorda has new road being built, with longer diversions, should be completed by end of this summer. Note that not all petrol stations may be open en-route although we had no problems and never went below 1/3 of a tank of petrol as we refuelled at every opportunity. (BMW F700GS.) (Weather: Sunny, approx. 30 to 34 celsius)

PS don't seem to be able to attach photos as they're too large sorry

Re: M32 through Kazakhstan

Posted: Mon Jul 28, 2014 12:33 pm
by Mikael
On bicycles we chose to go left on the road to Zhalagash and follow the main road from there to Kyzylorda. Condition of road is good.