The 5th Peking to Paris Motor Challenge 2013
May 28th to June 29th 2013
Our 2013 Peking to Paris route drove from China, through Mongolia, then into Russia and westwards to Ukraine, Slovakia and Europe on route to the triumphal finish in Paris.
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.
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.
|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|