Another masterful shit show to a crazy place. We’re driving to Kyrgyzstan and YOU are invited. Here’s all the info including the magical question that people seem to avoid: How much it will actually cost!
1 - WHAT?
10,000 Miles of Classic Convoy Shit-show through 18 countries over 3 and a bit months, lead by us.
What makes the Convoy Shit-show special or different to a normal adventure/rally/tour/etc? Here’s a brief summary of our last trip to give you an idea about what kind of things you can expect when you join the Convoy:
There you have it, over a month of genuinely awesome chaos rolled into less than 4 minutes. Now, moving forward…
Central Asia is fucking awesome! If you haven’t been there you need to go and if you’ve already been you know you need to go back.
On top of this, between the UK and Kyrgyzstan there’s a metric fuck ton of ridiculous adventure, incredible people and once-in-a-lifetime experiences on offer that we aren’t skipping out on - so of course we’re going to drive the entire way.
We’ve crammed the most adventure per square meter that we possibly could into 3+ months and are flinging the doors open for anyone that want’s in.
Focus is on budget. We’ve done these areas before and done the research to keep costs as low as physically possible without causing starvation or death.
Starting early August 2019, this is 3.5 months of classic Convoy random adventure and general mess as we make our way to Central Asia: Emphasising Eastern Europe, the Black Sea Coast, the Caucuses and the 3 easiest visa-access countries in the 'Stans'
We’ve dipped into our friends/contacts/estranged relatives along the way and lined up a route with the perfect blend of adventure, culture and once-in-a-lifetime experiences. We then sprinkled a bit of our classic ‘shit-show’ over everything and here we are.
2 - WHERE?
Through Europe and Asia along a very squiggly line to the capital of Kyrgyzstan.
As shown by this roughly drawn map, we’ll be kicking off in London and making our way through Western (more expensive) Europe as quick as possible and into the fun/wild-camping/cheaper part where things really get interesting!
- EU Countries: 🇬🇧 , 🇫🇷 , 🇧🇪 , 🇱🇺 , 🇩🇪 , 🇨🇿 , 🇸🇰 , 🇭🇺 , 🇷🇸 , 🇷🇴 , 🇧🇬
- Turkey 🇹🇷
- Armenia* 🇦🇲
- Georgia 🇬🇪
- Azerbaijan 🇦🇿
- Kazakhstan 🇰🇿
- Uzbekistan 🇺🇿
- Kyrgyzstan 🇰🇬
Chances are you’ll need an eVisa for Turkey and Azerbiajan (If you’re coming on the trip we’ll do this for you) and the rest of the countries should be Visa-Free. If you’re interested in this trip but unsure about what visas your passport needs just drop us a message asking and we’ll be happy to help you out!
*We threw in Armenia after we drew up the map. Because it’s underrated, awesome and on the way.
3 - WHY?
Because life is too short not to.
We’ve been cranking out one adventure after the next and getting as many people involved as physically possible ever since we completed the world loop... But don’t just take our word for it:
4 - WHO?
Our job is to get people out of their comfort zones, show them what they’re truly capable of and give them a new perspective on life - all while having shit ton of fun in unbelievable locations making a ton of new friends for life and creating enough incredible, shared experiences to last a lifetime.
We encourage people from all walks of life to join. We’ve had 18 year olds fresh out of school through to over 50’s.
5 - WHEN?
Beginning of August to mid-November 2019.
The start line is currently penciled in for the 7th of August in the South of England and finishing on the 15th of November in Bishkek.
Due to the nature of a trip like this, these dates may be altered but only slightly.
6 - HOW THE F*CK ARE YOU GOING TO DO THIS?
The same way we drove around the world in a £75 car.
The classic convoy recipe of ‘power in numbers’, controlled chaos and chasing adventure.
The goal of the trip is to reach Kyrgyzstan with the most amount of awesome experiences for the smallest amount spent. So like all convoy trips the plan is to cram as many people into a vehicle as possible, share all possible costs along the way to lower everyone’s costs overall.
After 3 years of this we’ve picked up a few good habits ;)
7 - THE MAGICAL QUESTION: HOW MUCH WILL THIS COST?
So here at the Convoy we want you to know exactly what you’re getting into ahead of time. Our goal is not to rip you off or trick you in with fantastically low costs. So to help your planning and budgeting, here’s a whole section dedicated to all the foreseeable costs for the trip.
Things cost money and there’s no way around it so we’ll always be upfront about costs. We plan for the worst when estimating for trips, so ideally you’ll be pleasantly surprised by how little you spend. But you should always be aware that things can cost more. With that in mind, we’ve drawn up a very pessimistic overview of how much the trip will cost you.
If you decide to go out and get smashed every night, only eat at restaurants and don’t budget properly, YOU WILL SPEND MUCH MORE!!
On the other hand, you can easily spend less than this predicted numbers if you budget yourself wisely. For example, the Ride Sharing cost shown below is based on a 4-seater car with 4 passengers contributing equally. This would be literally halved if you squeeze 8 people into an 8-seater. Which is our plan!
REMEMBER: These are ESTIMATED costs. You can spend more or you can spend less.
And finally, a quick comparison with something else on the market. Just to be clear on what we’re offering:
Busabout 4 week trip
Gets you a seat on a bus. That’s it.
Doesn’t account for personal spending, allowing your cost to spiral.
Goes to tourist traps designed to rip you off and overcrowded with people all trying to take the same selfie.
9 Stops included in the price.
100 days of Convoy shit-show Glory
Welcomes you the family of chaos and life changing experiences.
All extra costs transparently shown/planned with wriggle room for extra madness.
Takes you to places folks don’t normally go, full of people who’re hospitable/genuinely happy to see you.
Literally over 100 crazy/awesome/fascinating locations across 2 continents.
So with all of that explained, we present for your viewing and participating pleasure:
THE KONVOY TO KYRGYZSTAN!!
Keeping Kosts Kut by Kombining Kwestionable Koncepts, Krazy Karavaning, Kommunual Kooking & Kamping. Kovering Kool Kultures, Kwerky Kustoms, Krossing the Kaspian and Koncluding in Kyrgyz Karaoke… Kracking!!
(Kookies and Koffee included)
As you can probably tell we’re taking this about as seriously as ever and want to cram as many humans into this fool’s errand as possible! So if you’re at all interested in ANY parts of this adventure - whether you have a vehicle or want to join one - or have any sort of questions, click the nice button below and you’ll be teleported to our contact form (magic…)
This is a real adventure. Things can go wrong, times can be tough and as with any overlanding journey there is the possibility of being injured or worse.
These risks and the rewards that come with them are what make such unorthodox adventures so fantastic, but do not mistake it for an all-inclusive package holiday.