Riding the Silk Road through Uzbekistan

The ride from Nukus to Tashkent has taken us along the old Silk Road through ancient cities, irrigated farmland and our second desert crossing. With out arrival into Tashkent we’ve now hopefully seen the last of the deserts for a couple of weeks… 

The dual carriageway gave way yet again to another horrendous piece of tarmac. To make it worse the dunes were encroaching on the only slightly smooth parts of the road.

We’ve collected our bike part delivery, serviced the bikes, fuelled our bellies and are about to set off for the Fergana Valley and the mountains of Kyrgyzstan. Here’s the last 2 weeks in photos.

Touring Tashkent with our awesome tourguide and friend Ana (Anastasya).