In September we start in the mondaine Verbier and we take the thread from Istanbul towards the east. We cross Turkey, Georgia, Azerbaijan and Iran and then drive into “the four Stan’s”.
The Silk Road Challenge
From Europe along the ancient Silk Road to Kazakhstan
For centuries, from ancient times to the late Middle Ages, the Silk Road was the main link between east and west. Even now, the Silk Road is frequently in the news. Old trade relations are tightened and new routes are developed.
4th of September until the 9th of October 2021
Start in Verbier Switzerland
Finish in Almaty Kazakhstan
The four Stan’s
Iran and Tehran
Iran is home to perhaps the nicest people in the world, so we stay here for a good few days. We visit the capital Tehran and discover a beautiful and welcoming country. In Turkmenistan, the crater of Derweze is included in the route and in Tajikistan we drive the exceptionally beautiful Pamir Highway.
Finish in Almaty
From Kyrgyzstan we cross the border with Kazakhstan. We finish in the largest city in the country, Almaty.
Although the route goes for, we only stay in good to excellent accommodation. Every evening we enjoy a joint dinner where the local dishes are mainly on the menu.