Empire

From Gary Thomas:
It's Genghis Khan and the thoughts of him founding the second-largest empire in history that enter your mind when you think of Mongolia. A huge, empty land, rarely visited, an exotic unknown that conjures up images of ancient times and fearsome conquests.

A land that will make you feel small in the midst of its vastness. Where the locals are strong and proud, and whose hospitality is legendary. They've conquered this tough environment, surviving here amongst the harsh seasons that make up the rhythm of life on the steppe. This is a land where the word freedom has a real sense of its meaning, not just a fashionable word used to describe our weekends.

We discovered a unique and breathtaking place to ride our bikes. Where it often seems that the only limits are in our minds. You don't need to plan a route or follow a trail. You can just sense your own way through this never-ending landscape. You can start to imagine your own empire. One ruled by the freedom to ride wherever you want. No man rules here, just mother nature. It seems like a paradise, and it is.

For more info on riding in Mongolia contact genghiskhanpolo.com or enduromtbnepal.com
Film by Gary Thomas
Shot in the Orkhon Valley in Mongolia, August 2015