Overland Travel in Asia

Overland travel in Asia is roughly divided up in two commonly driven routes:

Drive from the taiga in Siberia and Mongolia’s empty steppe down to Central Asia. In Central Asia, old traditions and rich culture go hand in hand with mind-blowing landscapes that invite you to rough camp and go for a hike.

Don’t miss out on Iran’s famed sense of hospitality when you drive from the Aegean Coast in Turkey to Bangladesh’s flooded plains.

The Far East is a lesser visited overland-travel destination, which is a pity. Overlanding in South Korea and Japan is easy and fascinating, and we have written extensively about driving and hiking in both countries.

On this page you’ll also find info on backpacking trips in China and the Philippines.

Overland Camping in Georgia (©Coen Wubbels)

Overland Camping in Georgia

An overview of GPS Waypoints for overland camping in Kazakhstan, and additional camping/accommodation info on Kazakhstan.

overland information on road travel in Kazakhstan (©Coen Wubbels)

Kazakhstan Overland Travel Guide

Travel information for your overland journey to Kazakhstan: roads, online navigation, gas stations, camping, and much more in our Kazakhstan Travel Guide.

Books about Kazakhstan

An overview with books about Central Asia (Mongolia, Stan Countries) and the Silk Road: Non Fiction, Fiction, Travel Memoirs, Guidebooks.

Overlanding in Russia (©Coen Wubbels)

Books on Overland Adventures

Sure, we have our own adventures but at times it’s great to be inspired by other overlanders and read a good overlanding book – e.g. to get a feel what … Read more

Long-distance hiking in Jordan (©Karin-Marijke Vis)

Books on Long-distance Hiking

When we were on our first long-distance hike, the Baekdu Daegan in South Korea (750 kms), we had no idea that this sense of ‘forever’ walking through nature could be … Read more

Overland adventure in Japan during winter

Driving in Japan in Winter

Every day is a journey, and the journey is home itself ~Bashō “Yes, your tires are here waiting for you, but there are only two.” This was odd because our … Read more

Thank You Japan!

What a journey it has been! 9 months, 11 islands, 12,000 kilometers from Kyushu in the south to Hokkaido in the north. We kept you updated through our Where are … Read more

Overland Japan road trip - jizu statues

Japan Overland Travel Guide – 

Travel information for your overland journey to Japan: budget, roads, gas stations, camping, and more in our Overland Travel Guide for Japan.

Overland adventure; driving in South Korea

Cherry Blossom in South Korea

The cherry blossom in South Korea is the announcement of spring. People go out, join the crowds, have fun, and take selfies!

Thank You South Korea!

When writing our last newsletter (Yes, I want to receive it too!) I was reminiscing about our 6-month stay in South Korea and started thanking people whom had helped us in … Read more