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.

Day DateRouteCountryKms
128th May 2013Peking to DaihaiChina472
229th May 2013Daihai to ErenhotChina508
330th May 2013Erenhot to AltanshireeMongolia296
431st May 2013Altanshiree to Ulaan BaatarMongolia426
51st June 2013Ulaan Baatar - Rest DayMongolia 
62nd June 2013Ulaan Baatar to BulganMongolia343
73rd June 2013Bulgan to MurunMongolia350
84th June 2013Murun to Telmen LakeMongolia293
95th June 2013Telmen Lake to Chjargas LakeMongolia288
106th June 2013Chjargas Lake to Uureg LakeMongolia259
117th June 2013Uureg Lake to BorderMongolia271
128th June 2013Border to AyaRussia470
139th June 2013Aya to NovosibirskRussia560
1410th June 2013Novosibirsk - Rest DayRussia 
1511th June 2013Novosibirsk to OmskRussia668
1612th June 2013Omsk to TyumenRussia632
1713th June 2013Tyumen to YekaterinburgRussia360
1814th June 2013Yekaterinburg to UfaRussia481
1915th June 2013Ufa to SamaraRussia461
2016th June 2013Samara - Rest DayRussia 
2117th June 2013Samara to SaratovRussia435
2218th June 2013Saratov to VoronezhRussia545
2319th June 2013Voronezh to KharkivUkraine364
2420th June 2013Kharkiv to KievUkraine485
2521st June 2013Kiev - Rest DayUkraine 
2622nd June 2013Kiev to LvivUkraine583
2723rd June 2013Lviv to KosiceSlovakia368
2824th June 2013Kosice to BratislavaSlovakia491
2925th June 2013Bratislava to SchladmingAustria442
3026th June 2013Schladming to DavosSwitzerland428
3127th June 2013Davos to GstaadSwitzerland325
3228th June 2013Gstaad to TroyesFrance453
3329th June 2013Troyes to ParisFrance190

Total = 12247 kms (7610 miles)


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