Cycling in Xinjiang

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Re: Cycling in Xinjiang

Postby steven » Sat Oct 24, 2015 4:59 am

Please post your reports and questions on cycling in Xinjiang below. We gather all Xinjiang travel info in the Xinjiang travel guide.
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Cycling in Xinjiang

Postby edoardo » Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:50 am

Just made it by bike to urumqui from bulgan takeshikent border (Mongolia). As it was written in many topics, police situation is just creazy i have been stop in average 3 times a day. Till urumqui i didnt find any hotel accepting foreigners. Looks like also impossible to make a sim card here in xinjiang. Last thing, if you travel with msr stove whisperlite, in xinjiang is impossible to refil the bottle in petrol station. All petrol and diesel are under strict governamental control, no way. Just met other 3 cyclist coming up from kashgar, they said the situation is even worse, most of the road in Tianshan mountain are closed and they were forced many times to take a bus.
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Re: Biking Xinjiang

Postby edoardo » Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:52 am

Thanks for your report, no i wont go to kashgar. I will be cycling to Korgas and then into Kazakistan. Where are you now? I will leave from Urumqui the day after tomorrow
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Re: Biking Xinjiang

Postby edoardo » Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:37 pm

Wow! For me till now was not that bad.. i could bike the whole way to urumqui. But i have sleep in a tent every night i tried few times to get ma hotel and then i give up. Lets see how is going to be the next days, of course patient and self control will be part of the game. See you in Almaty maybe if you stop for a while. And still thanks for the news
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Re: Cycling in Xinjiang

Postby Rupert » Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:21 am

I cycled across Xinjiang in August 2018. The police of Hutubi County insisted that I be escorted across their jurisdiction - 50 km. Best to stay on the G30 around there.
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Re: Cycling in Xinjiang

Postby billets » Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:26 am

I just arrived in xinjiang today by bicycle from gansu. was driven all the way from the border to hami (200km) by police, more of which then tailed me around hami offering to help me find a hotel. when I politely declined they kept following me anyway and repeatedly stopping me to check my passport. finally I let them 'help' me in order to get rid of them.
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Re: Cycling in Xinjiang

Postby sardar » Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:01 pm

How did they help you?

I am interested in cycling in xinjiang.

What attitude did they have with you?
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Re: Cycling in Xinjiang

Postby sardar » Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:12 pm

Any update on your situation billets?

I am wondering if its even worth trying to cycle in jinjiang or if i should skip it out. What was it like in gansu ??

any info would be much appreciated, i am in kazakhstan just now and will be doing a tour of kyrgyzstan before trying to cross into xinjiang at horgos.
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