The Route

Our 2013 Peking to Paris route drives from China, through Mongolia, then into Russia and westwards to the Ukraine, Slovakia and Europe on route to the triumphal finish in Paris. The will be free days in Ulaan Baatar, Novosibirsk, Samara and Kiev.


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.

Other countries

Meetings are already arranged with our Ukrainian partners and the Swiss Historic Racing Club to look at various exciting optional routes including the possibility of closed roads. Further meetings with clubs and organisations in Slovakia, Austria and France are in the pipeline.

Day                           Route                                           Country    Kms
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
Total = 12247 kms (7610 miles)