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China self driving tours

Ride your own motorcycles to China

You may ride your motorcycles in and out of China without having to leave the ground. Exotic routes include Laos (Boten) to China (Mohan), Nepal (Kodari) to Tibet (Zhangmu), Kirghizstan-Xinjiang(Torugart Pass) to China, Mongolia - China (Erenhot).  Feel free to ask for a quote and free route planning.

Note: It takes a good three month time to prepare all the permits, temporary plates and driving licenses. All motorcycle groups must be accompanied by our guides on the whole trip in China.

Visas are required by all foreigners entering mainland China although, at this stage, visas are not required by Western nationals visiting Hong Kong and Macau. Travelers in transit can stay in China visa-free for up to 24 hours as long as they have an onward air ticket for a flight from China to another destination departing within that time period. Visas are available from Chinese embassies and consulates in most countries. There are special destinations require special travel permit. We will get all the necessary permits for you once you book our trip.

Please use the link below to find your nearest Chinese Embassies or General Consulates.

Download visa Application Form at:

Filling out a visa application form, and providing a recent 2-inch, bareheaded and full-faced passport photo.

Some Chinese Embassies or Consulates may require the visitors to present an invitation letter or a booking confirmation letter from a Chinese travel company. We will send you one as accordingly.

Self Driving Permits & Licenses

Our service will help you with the puzzling and complicated application procedures, so that you can get the permit and temporary Chinese driver's licenses in order to ride in China.

1.Confirm your trip with us and send us the document needed.

2.Processing to get permit before you come.

3.You will be met at any designated Chinese border and we will accompany you to the designated place
to get your drivers licenses and plates.

china driver license

Trans-China Routes (Self Drive, Ride-through China Tours)

Feel free to let us know if you need to discuss your desired trans-china route or other special places to visit:

Vox: + 86 871 63116301
Fax: + 86 871 63116307

Skype: jah-activechina

Wechat: jah6969



On all Ride China tours you are required to have comprehensive insurance that overs accident, medical evacuation, trips delays or cancellation due to unexpected reasons. We recommend World Nomads travel insurance.

World Nomads travel insurance is the perfect companion to keep you traveling safely. World Nomads travel insurance covers a range of adventure activities such as trekking, motorcycling. You can buy, extend and claim online even after you've left home. World Nomads travel insurance is available to people from over 150 countries and is designed for adventurous travelers with cover for overseas medical, evacuation, baggage and nearly all adventure activities.

Gears to bring
There are some general riding gears you will need to bring along. There are also specific items you should pack for different trips in different seasons.

The following list is a guide to what you should think about bringing. It is by no means the definitive list.

Essential Motorcycle Stuff
-Quick dry upper and lower inner layers-
-Protective Jacket
-Protective Pants
-Motorcycle Boots
-Rain gears

-Waterproof Jacket
-Long trousers or skirts
-Shirts and tops
-Fleece or something warm

Other stuff you will need:
-A water proof duffle bag
-A day pack
-Wash kit and cosmetics
-Mosquito repellent
-Sun cream C high factor protection is essential


Weather & Climate 
Weather is an important key fact to determine your trip destination but never mind the weather too much. Experiencing a country in the off-season had its own rewards, just be prepared with the right clothing that you can always buy. Sometimes, because you do not have the right clothing with you, you end up buying your greatest gifts of the trip. China has a continental climate, and latitude spanning nearly 50 degrees. Much of the landmass is situated in the temperate zone, with the tropical and subtropical zones to the south, and reaching the Frigid Zone in the north, so temperatures differ strikingly across the country. You can ask our destination specialist and they will be happy to provide the information. 

Money Matters
The official currency in China is the Renminbi (RMB or CNY) or in Chinese "Ren-min-bi", which translates as" the people's money". The Renmibi exchange rate to US Dollars is 615 Yuan=100USD when this website is launched. The basic unit is the yuan (also known as "kuai"), which is used to express all quantities including prices in shops etc. 

Foreign currency (cash or traveler's checks) may be exchanged to Chinese currency at licensed exchange facilities of the Bank of China and other authorized banks. 

Money exchange facilities are available at major airports, hotels. Major brands of traveler's checks are accepted at such exchange facilities and cash advances against a credit card can be arranged, a service charge is usually added. Major credit cards (American Express, Mastercard and Visa) are accepted by most major hotels and in many restaurants. ATMs compatible with bankcards are also available in almost every cities.

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