Travel writer Antonia Bolingbroke-Kent has launched an exciting new adventure travel company, Edge Expeditions. Focusing on unique, immersive, off-beat adventures to little visited corners of the planet, Antonia and partner Marley Burns already have a trio of thrilling two-wheeled adventures slated for summer 2016.
To kick off, Edge will be leading two small group rides along Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan’s legendary Pamir Highway in June and July 2016. The rides will trace the ancient Silk Road along Tajikistan’s breathtakingly beautiful Wakhan corridor, pass in the shadow of 7000 metre peaks, follow the course of the mighty Panj River along the Afghan border and include lung-busting 4600 metre passes. There’ll be hot springs, 2000 year old fortresses, hyperbole-defying views, nights under the stars and encounters with Kyrgyz nomads; all whilst following in the footsteps of historical greats such as Timur, Alexander the Great and Marco Polo.
Edge will follow this in September 2016 with a two week off-road motorcycle tour through the Baikal region of Siberia. There’ll be real wilderness, sacred lakes, shamans, refreshing dips in icy rivers, camping on silent hills, extraordinary night skies, wild hills and empty valleys, fragrant pine forests, Buryat culture, banyas, thermal springs, amazing wildlife, a stint on the Trans-Siberian Railway and a delicious absence of roads.
“After years of running expeditions for other people, and setting up TV shoots in every corner of the globe, I felt it was time I did it myself! We’re really excited about Edge, and are plotting a cornucopia of new adventures for 2017 and beyond. And not only by motorbike…” says Antonia of her new venture.
The 2016 expeditions cost from £3650 per person. This price includes rental of fully insured Suzuki DRZ 400 and Yamaha WR250 motorcycles, English speaking guides, mechanics, 4WD support, fuel, accommodation and meals.
About Antonia and Marley
Antonia is a travel writer, adventure motorcyclist and TV producer with a background in setting up extreme and often complex adventures all over the world. As well as organising her own adventures, Antonia has produced two series of the popular BBC show ‘World’s Most Dangerous Roads’ and spent four years researching and setting up eye-wateringly complicated ventures for The Adventurists; including The Mongol Derby, Africa Rally, The Ice Run and a Pan-Asian Rickshaw Rally. To date Antonia has written two books, set a Guinness World Record and produced adventures, expeditions and TV programmes in over 40 countries.
Marley has travelled extensively in Europe and Asia, including working in Nepal for a year as a renewable energy consultant. The business brains behind Edge, Marley, has been a leading light in the development of the UK’s solar renewable energy industry, and remains a non-executive director of leading international renewable energy company, Your Power.0