Kenya to Amsterdam

Discussion in 'EMEA' started by kraft.wagen, Nov 9, 2017.

  1. kraft.wagen

    kraft.wagen Adventurer

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    Few of my riding buddies are planning a trip from Kenya to Amsterdam around March 2018. Looking for help/advice on routes we can take. Couple of us will be shipping our BMW GS, for rest are there any recommended rentals? Or will it be sensible we can rent from Amsterdam and ship it into starting point?
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  2. Pecha72

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    What is the duration of your planned adventure?
    Not 100% sure but I don´t think anyone would rent you bikes for such a trip. They think of an extremely expensive recovery mission, if a rented motorcycle gets into trouble in some faraway land.
    Crossing borders on rented bikes could sometimes be very troublesome, too, although it can be done in more southern parts of Africa.
    I haven´t been that way in Africa myself, but Egypt seems like a headache. The bikes will need a Carnet and you will need the patience of a saint.
    And you absolutely positively cannot go Syria, so you´ll have to find a way for the bikes to cross the Mediterranean, by ship or by plane.
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  3. kraft.wagen

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    Thanks Pecha72. Exactly something I had in mind on renting bikes for trips across continent. Perhaps my friends can buy a used one for the trip which maybe more feasible.

    In terms of days, we don't have a fixed schedule on it yet. Maybe around 15-20 days seemed feasible.
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  4. Pecha72

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    you mean 15-20 days from Kenya to Europe? I don´t think that is realistic. You have at least 4 difficult border crossings, and then arranging shipping across the sea.
    15-20 days in Europe could be more realistic...
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  5. Mark Manley

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    I would say double that if nothing goes wrong, clearing customs into Egypt can take a day or two in itself. If that is all the time you have just tour in one country and see some of it, you can use rented bikes then which as has been said is not a viable proposition for the trip you have planned.
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  6. kraft.wagen

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    Yea true makes sense, the time frame is definitely less. I will include it into my considerations.
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