The Road to Everest


Final Preparations for China Road Book
Feb 7, 2006,

Mike Preston, our Great Tour of China 2006 route coordinator, is off to China in late February for his final route survey to complete the Road Book in good time for the start in Beijing on 26 April.

Following Mike's last route survey in September 2006, he and his team came across some major road works on the route for Day 10. Negotiating these took seven hours for a stretch of route that would normally take two, and would have been impossible for classic cars.

So Mike surveyed an alternative route, to join up with that of the 2004 Great Tour of China. Since then we have had confirmation that the road works will still be in full swing in May, so we decided to switch this. This revision is shown in detail on our Amended Provisional Route secton Amended Provisional Route section


The new route is every bit as interesting and scenic as the original. It includes a rest day at Jiuzhaigou, acclaimed by the Chinese as their most beautiful National Park, then takes in the great Ta Er Buddhist monastery. We then traverse sweeping open steppe, sandy desert and the high Tibetan plateau, before crossing the world’s highest paved pass.
Jiuzhaigou National Park


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Final Preparations for China Road Book
Mike Preston, our Great Tour of China 2006 route coordinator, is off to China in late February for his final route survey to complete the Road Book in good time for the start in Beijing on 26 April.
Feb 7, 2006
China Entries
We are very please to announce that our latest China entry was confirmed last week from Ms Eileen Ainscough, a HERO 4x4xplore newcomer.
Feb 7, 2006
Great Tour of China to include classics
Following requests, HERO 4x4xplore have decided to include an invitation category for selected classic cars on the second Great Tour of China, which takes place from 24 April to 26 May 2006.
Oct 30, 2005

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