I am currently in the midst of planning a big trip, basically i want to cycle from the most westerly point in Portugal to Shanghai, starting in March/April 2018.
I am currently thinking i would like to head north, going through Russia into Northern Kazakhstan, and heading from there into China.
Every blog etc i have found online from people doing a similar Europe>China tour seems to head south and go through Turkey/Iran, i cannot seem to find anyone else who has stuck North and so i'm wondering if i am missing something big? Is there an actual reason everyone heads south (and therefore so should i?), or is it just personal preference?
I'm struggling to find much info on Kazakhstan, so any info/personal experience would be greatly appreciated!