The Mongolian Road Network

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Out of a total of 50,000Km of roads in Mongolia only about 10,000Km  (20%) are tarmac (asphalt) paved roads. In 2017 it is expected that over 2000km of new paved roads will be completed to connect all province centers to the capital city Ulaanbaatar.
All other roads are gravel and dirt roads. The majority of paved roads are roads leading out of the capital city Ulaanbaatar.



The map shows (in red) all the paved roads of Mongolia.
Click on blue icons for place names of towns with paved roads.
View on full page Mongolia paved roads map

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See on full page - Google map of all gas stations

Locations of all petrol stations on this map are accurate. Zoom in and change to satellite for details.

17 comments:

by The Sloths said...

We found some more tarmac!!! We just cycled from Russian Altai to UB roughly through the middle of Mongolia. On the way to Olgii from the border the tarmac begins just before Tsgaanuur and goes all the way to Olgii apart from a horrible stretch over a steep pass. Also when you leave Naranbulag heading east there is approx. 100kms of tarmac on the way to Songino. About 25 km heading east out of Tariat the tarmac begins again.

Anonymous said...

Hi
Thanks for this valuable update.
Dan

Joe Staniforth said...

Driving west to east. March 2016

Border to Ulgii. Mostly Tarmac.

Ulgii to Khovd 60km perfect Tarmac
Khovd to Altai 180km perfect Tarmac
Altai to Bayenkhangor 130km perfect Tarmac.

Anonymous said...

Joe
Thanks for the valuable update.
Dan

Joe Staniforth said...

Loads of it is ready to be tarmac'd as well. So nice to drive on.
A year or two and will be paved most of the way.

Joe Staniforth said...

Forgot to add. South road from Ulgii to UB. Has more than enough petrol stations. We filled up everyday in morning and didn't get under half a tank before reaching a big enough town. Normally with 5 or 6 'glitzy' petrol stations.

Renata Kaminska said...

Hello,

Unfortunately, your paved roads map is not accurate. Trusting the website I travelled on my road bicycle from Ulaanbaatar to Khuvsgul in June 2016. After Bayankhangai village Lat: 47.948123 Long 105.542091 the tarmac finishes and there is gravel/dirt road until Bulgan city only. Can you please update your map so other travellers are aware of it?

Anonymous said...

Dear Renata
Thank you for your valuable update.
I will update the map, based on your experience.
In general it is not recommended to travel in Mongolia on road bicycles,
use only mountain bikes.
Dan

Renata Kaminska said...

Thank you Dan! Mongolia has got some great new tarmac suitable in my opinion for road cycling in the Summer. The problem is to find an up to date map of this network. For future travellers I would advise Seven Summits camping gear shop which has got some most up to date maps. Also Dan, the stretch of the road from Moron to Khatgal is completely paved. This could be worth updating on the map too.

Anonymous said...

Renata
Thanks again for your good advice.
I fixed the map based on your personal experience.
Dan

Jacob - Everyday Explorers said...

Time to update the map! I drove from Khovd to Altai (south road) today (28/10/2016) and it was good road all the way without potholes and cracks. Could drive 100km/h all the way. The road is brand new and sections are missing road lines and workers still putting up the road posts along the road. It was one section where a bridge were not finished and where you need to detour 200 meter on a gravel road.

Everyday Explorers said...

And one thing that is wrong on the map. Only the first 160km from Uglii to Khovd is tarmac, the rest is dirt road but construction is going on.

Anonymous said...

Hi

Thanks for your valuable updates.
I have updated the map base on your input.

Thanks
Dan

Everyday Explorers said...

Drove from Altai to Bayenkhangor today. The first 120km were good tarmac, the rest is gravel road all the way up to Bayenkhangor.

Anonymous said...

Great info, Thanks for the update. Fixed the map.
Dan

Nicolas Predella said...

Fro Tolbo to Khovd the road was completely unpaved in september 2016, i highly doubt the marked stretch had been paved by the end of october.

Anonymous said...

Hi Nicolas
Thanks for your helpful comment.
The map was fixed.
Dan