I recently joined an expedition wich consists of going through Siberia, from the north of Mongolia to Arctic.
This expedition will be made of 2 parts of 3 months, for visa reasons, the first part (4200 km), the blue trace on the enclosed itinerary image, will be done by bycycle and the second one (1700km), the black trace, will be done with ski and pulka.
For cost reasons we are looking at buying "basic" bikes directly in Mongolia rather than bringing bikes designed for this type of trip from France.
The 4200km should be a road, but we do not know its state and we may have upto 600km between villages.
We intend to attach our backpacks to the bike as best as we can.
I would like to ask to the warmshowers community for some advices, past experiences about :
- buying bikes in Mongolia / Ulan Battor
- doing 3 months / 4200 km of road with a "basic" bike
Thank you a lot,