Oman - UAE - Iran - EU - Leaving July 2015

Discussion in 'Africa & Mid East' started by deepstar, Oct 30, 2014.

  1. deepstar

    deepstar Adventurer

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    ADV-ers,
    It is time to head back to the EU... I have put off this trip already 2 times. Planning on a June/July depart (just 1 more Ramadan please... :freaky) - not because I enjoy riding in stinking 45c+ but because I want to go through the Alps.

    Anyone else thinking of such a trip - and willing to share info ?

    I have (or will have) full maps for the trip - Happy to provide if you need.

    Planning route

    UAE/Sharja -> Bandar Abbas
    Turkish Border
    Then will relax and play it by ear.

    Oman CDP is easy to arrange - and quite cheap.


    Things I have sorted

    1. Bike
    2. CDP - Oman easy
    3. Export Process from Oman - easy
    4. Maps for the whole trip
    5. Roads I must go :roflvia

    Current uncertainties

    1. Iran Visa/Check in/Check out
    2. Camping on the Way or Hotel (probably will mix)
    3. EU Insurance
    4. Where to get some decent Camping gear
    5. When will the Mountain passes be open in Europe ? Guessing July onwards
    6. Will the wife survive the trip :D:D:D


    Any info/constructive or not :deal welcomed

    Deepstar
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  2. deepstar

    deepstar Adventurer

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    It looks like the great ADV Forums have done lots of the hard work... there seems to be a pretty good Database of camp-sites for bikers here
    tentspace.ridetoeat.com
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  3. Vicks

    Vicks gets stuck in sand

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    Have fun on your ride. I would love to join but if i ever get the chance to take such time away from work, i'll be heading to the 'stans ....
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  4. deepstar

    deepstar Adventurer

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    Vicks,
    Interested in your "the stans" comment. I had looked at this route 18 months ago - but with the issue of Ukraine it does not look an alternative to Iran->Turkey ..... or am I being typically "what I see on TV is what I believe"

    Deepstar
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  5. Vicks

    Vicks gets stuck in sand

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    Sorry, i forgot your intention is to get to Europe eventually. I'll be heading to Mongolia via the stans and back approximately the same way so, i didn't worry about Ukraine.

    All this if the stars align and i get time off work.
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  6. dirkdxb

    dirkdxb n00b

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    Hi Deepstar! Did you do the trip? Tell us more. Thanks. Dirk
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