Planning for the Ultimate Train Challenge has been a monumental effort, and a team effort at that. Our motley crew of four has been hard at work in coordinating schedules, attaining visas, planning our routes, coordinating charity fundraising efforts…the list goes on.

To make it manageable, we’ve broken down the journey into chunks. The most formidable chunk we’re planning around is our journey on the Trans-Siberian railway.

The Trans-Siberian railway actually runs a number of routes, but the basic geography ranges from Moscow to East Asia. It’s the longest railway in the world.

We’ll be taking the route that runs from Moscow through Manchuria, ending in Beijing. It spans 8,986km (5,623 miles), and will involve 145 hours and 37 minutes of straight train travel (just over 6 days).

Yes, we are suckers for punishment.

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