Georgia Azerbaijan July August 2020

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  1. workhorse

    workhorse Motorcycle as a medium of travel

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    I'm planning doing some riding through Georgia and Azerbaijan in June,July or August 2020 and was hoping to pick the brains of the collective here.
    I was thinking of shipping the bike out from the UK and back to save the 8000km round trip through countries I've seen.
    Wondering if anyone has any experience or links to bike freighters.
    Also any tips for either countries.
    Thanks in advance
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  2. Lewilewi

    Lewilewi Ride it like you stole it......

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    Youl be lucky to ship the bike there, it's hard enough to get to in person..

    Ride it
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  3. workhorse

    workhorse Motorcycle as a medium of travel

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    So your saying getting Georgia and Azerbaijan are difficult or just Azerbaijan?
    Any tips?
    Have tried to alloted the time to riding there rather than transit
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  4. simondippenhall

    simondippenhall Simondippenhall

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    I rode to Georgia and Armenia a few years ago, via Turkey.

    One option for you is to have the bike delivered to Bulgaria and ride from there.

    As I recall, Azerbaijan was difficult as they would only give motorcyclist a 24 hour entry which was useless.

    May have changed....HuBB (horizons unlimited) is often a good source of information.

    Oh by the way did I mention that I am planning to deposit my U.K. registration R1150GS in Bulgaria in a few weeks so you could always buy that at a bargain price and save the cost of U.K. shipping
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  5. workhorse

    workhorse Motorcycle as a medium of travel

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    Thanks. Had conflicting info on Azerbaijan. Might just concentrate on Georgia.
    Thanks for the offer but the might Himalayan has the task well in hand.
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  6. simondippenhall

    simondippenhall Simondippenhall

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    Great stuff. I did line up a couple of shippers (but decided to ride). You could speak to Motocamp Bulgaria about any recommendations on vans. If you send me your email I will forward the one I had who a friend used.
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  7. simondippenhall

    simondippenhall Simondippenhall

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    Sorry did I just see your location as NSW? Surely not riding from there?
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  8. workhorse

    workhorse Motorcycle as a medium of travel

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    Got the bike parked in mate's garage in Devon. Did 10500km this year on it through France Germany Norway Sweden.
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  9. simondippenhall

    simondippenhall Simondippenhall

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    Great stuff. Have ridden my Moto from U.K. across Turkey 6 times (and may be about to do 7th!) so PM me if you want to chat..

    If you are an Aussie you could consider Iran also (Brits cannot go alone) as it is marvellous.
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  10. workhorse

    workhorse Motorcycle as a medium of travel

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    I thought Iran still had a 200cc limit on bikes coming in. Iran was my first choice but thought the cc limit ruled me out.
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  11. simondippenhall

    simondippenhall Simondippenhall

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    This guy (Gabriel??) quoted to pick up my GS and bring to Bulgaria in 2016
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  12. simondippenhall

    simondippenhall Simondippenhall

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    Believe that's over but check on HuBB
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  13. simondippenhall

    simondippenhall Simondippenhall

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  14. cyclopathic

    cyclopathic Long timer

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    There's a ferry from Varna to Batumi and there's also one from Odessa to Batumi if you want to save time. Turkey is nice but the drivers are crazy almost as bad as Batumi

    Azerbaijan does eVisa and you can apply on the smart phone they say 48hr but mine came through 4ht later.. main question they don't like you to travel to Armenia, so if you go there go after.. also no drones you can get arrested for.
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  15. cyclopathic

    cyclopathic Long timer

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    People on HUBB saying it's over
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  16. selecw

    selecw Been here awhile

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    I’m riding from Bulgaria to Mongolia thru the Stans next May-July. My bike is stored at Moto Camp Bulgaria. PM me if you want to team up.
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  17. simondippenhall

    simondippenhall Simondippenhall

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    Workhorse...or me? Please don't tempt me! What bike you riding?
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  18. cyclopathic

    cyclopathic Long timer

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    Say hello to Ivo and Polly and tell them that DT is the best president we had in long time.

    PM me if you need info on ferry from Baku to Aktau (actually Alat to Kyzlik) I have a contact who for small fee can do paperwork in advance; otherwise you'll get stuck in Port for a couple days like I did.

    Ferry is a dump full of ukrainian truckers but food is decent and they do feed you 4 times and you avoid dealing with Iran/Turkestan or going north through Russia.
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