About the author

Ricardo Fité

Ricardo Fité was born in Barcelona on January 4, 1974. He has a degree in Physical Education from the University of Barcelona and black belt judo. Traveling by motorcycle since he was 25 but it was not until he was 32 that he started doing it continuously. After the first trip to Morocco in 2006 it continued to other places like Turkey and North Cape but was in the summer of 2011 when after a series of coincidences decided to take the plunge to long distance travel. The trip to Mongolia marked the beginning of a learning process that still continues, traveling by motorcycle every year to destinations such as Russia, India, Iran, Tajikistan, Siberia, ... May this great travel period never ends.

The adventure

Mongol Rally

The Mongol Rally is a charity rally whose star line takes place in Klenová, a village near Prague (Czech Republic). Actually the finish line is located in Ulan-Ude, a Russian city close to Lake Baikal and a few kilometers from Mongolia, although previously the rally ended in Ulan Bator, capital of Mongolia. However the rules of the rally has hardly changed. No assistance, the route is free, the organization facilitates departure and arrival, not more. It can be done in less than 1300 cms3 car or motorbike (in theory) 125cms3. Vehicles that can provide a service to the community, such as ambulances, fire trucks and even buses are also accepted.

Personal experience

In this case the adventure was made with a classic Yamaha SR250 over 20 years and a lot of kilometers accumulated. In fact it came from a motorcycle accident. With a lot of help, more effort and a great deal of illusion was leaded to Ulaanbaatar. The route passed through Barcelona, France, Switzerland, Germany, Czech Republic, Poland, Ukraine, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan again, Russia and finally Mongolia. Before reaching Mongolia the bike was losing the suspension and damping so in the Mongolian terrible tracks the chassis was broke almost daily and it was necessary to stop to weld every time. Despite setbacks health, low financial budget and lack of skills in these trips it was certainly a great experience.

More information

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The documentary

Watch the documentary on this great adventure

During the preparation process and throughout the entire trip many short videos were registered. Returning his brother Menna, professional film maker put all the best videos together and created the documentary Do not tell Mom I've gone to Mongolia by motorcycle. We hope you will enjoy it.

The book


If you are up to books of travelers or just want to live closer how the adventure really was, here you can get the book. It is explained how the details of the preparation were, how the trip was, how we the setbacks that arose were solved and how was possible to overcome the economic difficulties of this project.

Other trips

Would you like to see the pictures of other trips from the same author? Turkey, Iran, Pamir Highway,…

  • Morocco (2006)

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  • Turkey (2007)

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  • North Cape (2008)

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  • Russia Murmansk (2012)

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  • India Ladakh (2013)

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  • Iran (2014)

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  • Tajikistan Pamir (2015)

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  • Vladivostok (2016)

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  • Belarus and Transnistria (2017)

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