Europe - Tunesia March 2013

Discussion in 'EMEA' started by D.Sanchez, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. D.Sanchez

    D.Sanchez Adventurer

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    Hi everyone,
    i'm planning my first motorbike trip into the desert.
    I will start from germany down to genua to take the ferry to tunesia.
    Plan is to go to kasr ghilane and have 2 or 3 days in the desert.
    anyone is welcome to join, desert experience might be a benefit as i don't have any experience.
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  2. CRAZY_BG

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  3. D.Sanchez

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  4. CRAZY_BG

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    yees of course , recently bought a Tigger 900 and preparing to moroco mauritania senegal
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  5. Panda*

    Panda* Been here awhile

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    "Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation made on February 7, with the recommendations of a waiver to travel as tourists to Tunisia, because there is no peace."

    D.Sanchez, you carefully study the situation, may be not to go to Tunisia?
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  6. D.Sanchez

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    Yes, doesn't look good. :(
    I will wait a few weeks. If the situation there doesn't change maybe i postpone the trip to autumn...
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  7. daGeri

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    I have been in Tunesia in the beginning of 2012. It was a beautifull ride!
    If possible I would like to go there again in 2013.

    For how many days you plan to got there?
    How about you offroad riding skills?

    Greetings from Austria! :wink:
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  8. aleckan

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    :clapFrom April 8,to 18 of the same month,i ill be there with 4 other riders,(all from Athens-Greece),for a route to the South of country.We have 4 BMW R1200GS and a Kawasaki 250 cc with us,and poor driving skills in the sand!
    Planning to do 2000 Km in the country,and will sleep in tents,at some camping and free in desert.
    I Hope to meet friends from other parts of the World...:freaky
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  9. ScotchBonnet

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    We just came back from Tunisia and although we were in the 'Rally bubble' we didnt see any trouble and the people were mostly very friendly. I guess you might want to keep away from the Algerian border and the deep south of Tunisia...
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  10. aleckan

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    Not at the deep south,but I want to visit :
    Ksar Ghilane,Matmata,Douz,Tozeur, Nefta and Metlaoui for a route at
    oases Tamerza,Mides and Chebika (i think about 10 Km from the Algerian borders).
    Have you heard something? (if the region is dangerus)...

    Tnx!:ear
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  11. ScotchBonnet

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    Douz and Nefta were absolutely fine. We sat out at cafes in Douz eating and everyone was very nice. Near the Algerian border there were military vehicles but again I didnt see anything worrying. Tunisia is in a mild state of revolution which is just worth being aware of I spose but as I say it was all totally fine for us. I felt very safe there the whole time.
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  12. aleckan

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    Thanks for your info. (from the Greek consulate in Tunis We were told not better travel is dangerous,and from the Tunisian in Athens,We were told everything is fine and no problem with tourists)!
    Prefer and I believe the second version...
    Thanx again for your info.
    One week still left :clap
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