Explore the Silk Road on two wheels - motorcycle tour to China

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

A unique motorcycle tour symbolizing strong Hungarian - Chinese economic and cultural relations kicked off on Saturday in Budapest. Two bikers, dr. Ádám Gbúr and businessman Li Yude have decided to travel along the old Silk Road with motorbikes and complete the trip in three month; the undertaking is also a Guinness World Record Attempt.

The official kick-off ceremony has been attended by the Cultural Counselor of the Chinese Embassy Guo Xiaoguang and the Head of Economic and Foreign Affairs Department responsible for Chinese relations Márton Ujvári.

The two politicians emphasized that bilateral relations between the two countries developing rapidly and across the entire spectrum; they expressed their hopes that the trip will further entrench Hungarian – Chinese economic and cultural relations in the coming years. The two politicians stressed that the Hungarian government's eastern partnership policy and China's "One Belt One Road" initiative carry huge potential for the future.


The joint effort of the Hungarian and Chinese adventurers meant to symbolize friendship between the two countries.

Dr. Ádám Gbúr teaches Chinese language at Budapest University of Economics; he is the head of the University’s Eastern Languages Department responsible for the Chinese Section; he is an avid supporter of Chinese culture and Chinese-Hungarian friendship. Gbúr has been studying Chinese culture and philosophy for fifteen years.

Chinese businessman Li Yude has been living in Hungary for years; he is the founder of the Beijing club in Hungary. He studied art and design at Tianjin University and gained extensive experience in advertising. He maintains excellent relations with provincial-level state organizations in China. His participation in the project is a guarantee that economic and cultural institutions in China will closely monitor the trip.

The two adventurers plan to complete the trip in three months and arrive in China by crossing ten countries. During the journey they plan to visit several political, economic and cultural institutions in various cities. On the basis of preliminary consultations they meet Chinese Embassy staff in Belgrade, Sofia, Istanbul, Tbilisi, Baku and Tehran.

Along the way, the two adventurers will visit the city of Ningbo in south-east China, which will host China-Central and Eastern Europe Investment and Trade Expo between 8 and 12 of June, where they meet Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó.


According to organizers, the plan is to make a tradition out of this unique initiative. Organizers expecting that very soon bikers from all over the world join the undertaking. The next trip is planned for the spring of 2017.

Chinese bikers in Beijing waiting for the two adventurers

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