RTW - Jan - IRAN

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  1. JanNeumann

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    Hi folks,

    we left the beautiful Caucasus Region to continue the trip into Iran. Despite all kinds of different information, we had no problems at all to enter the country with our "big bikes" (DR650RSE, DR350).
    We will spent 3 month in Iran in 2018 and another 2 month in 2019. Time enough to shot a lot of pictures and videos.
    From the north coming we travelled through Kurdistan along the Irak border and are now in Esfahan.

    Here are the first three episodes of our trip.







    Best regards and always a lot of fun riding around the world.

    Jan

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    Nice videos !!
    Man I wanted to do this badly .. next time in spring I’ll make the attempt to cross !


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  3. JanNeumann

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    Hi again,

    Irans variety of landscapes has forced us to change the mode of transportation: 5h trainride from Dorud to Andimeshk in the western Part of Iran. Gorges, Canyons and no road through tremendous mountains where only the old traintracks can go… It is to be said one of the most beautiful train tracks in the world. And we agree that it is impressive..



    Regards,

    Jan
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    Hi folks,

    we spent 4 weeks in Esfahan. Silke went to Mongolia for 9 days to work and I stayed. that is the reason to have a more cultural video from 1001 nights in Esfahan the most beautiful city in Iran.

    In two days we are entering the iranian desert and have a look there.



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    See ya on the Offroad ;-)

    Jan
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    So far we reached the third month of our stay in Iran and were able yesterday to extend the CdP for an other 4 months, that we can leave Iran for 2 months to go home and return, while our bikes are staying here :-) So next year we have additional exiting 2 months here.

    Here is our last video from Esfahan to the desert city of Kashan.


    At the moment I am cutting our iranian desert videos from Maranjabad desert and Vazarneh desert including our surprising participation of an desert Rallye :-)

    https://youtu.be/i-K4VE4MbwU


    Regards and stay tuned,

    Jan
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    Good morning, we pumped into an iranian Rallye Raid in Maranjab Desert and were suddenly riding the bikes in the competitors field :-)
    Enjoy Rallye riding.

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    Merry Christmas to all of you where ever you are on this planet!
    We are on Qeshm Island in Iran and I found the time to cut the next video from Maranjab desert to Varzaneh desert with beautiful dunes, salt lake and vulcanos on route.

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    Thank you for showing us Iran, what an amazing country it is.
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    Hello,

    my last post for this year is about the Lut Desert in Iran with its 400m high dunes. We went into the desert with cars, for it is almost impossible to go there with bikes. At least it is not possible with our old DRs. 5 days we spent with 2 cars in the dunes of the Lut, the Dash, saw the eye of the lut, Stardunes and crossed the Kalouts from the east to the west. It was breathtaking and I think the video is the same :-) Enjoy it!

    Her is our Blog for the tour: https://motorradreise.blog/5-tage-wueste-lut/

    And the video:



    Happy New year to all of you. Stay safe.

    Jan
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    Incredible desert trip with the Toyota 4x4! How incredible it would be to be cut loose with a modern 2 stroke dirt bike with a good sand tire. Looks like a wonderful desert expedition, what did it work out for on the price for the 5 day trip?

    Doesn’t even seem like it would be possible without the guide and a 4x4. The drone shots are fantastic especially of the snakes tongue seeing from above as you travel in the groove. Awesome the Iranians allow the technology to be allowed in country. Thanks for sharing from this part of the World rarely seen here on this site:clap:clap:clap
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    Guess, it would be doable with my EXC 500 with sand tyres. For 2 Stroke you cannot take enough gasoline with you. It was 180$ per day per person and we paid 4 days. The 5th day happen to occur because Ali had a day off and wanted to stay in the desert and we had no other plans.

    There are only a few going that deep into the Lut and only with 2 Cars. The Landcruiser had 4.5l engine with 270hp. Not all guides here have the appropriate equipment. It is a lot of money, but was absolutely worth every penny. :-)
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    Hello together,

    we are back in Iran for another 3 month with our bikes and after our last Desert adventure in December, we are back on the iranian roads :.-) This video is about our time from January and what happend until we arrived in Teheran. We love this country. Enjoy!!

    Jan

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    :photog Iran is a big country, so it's nice that you have plenty of time to discover all kinds of hidden gems (and share them with us!) but the summer is hot as hell !
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    Hi,

    we are back on the road or better offroad in the northern mountainious region of Iran. We drove into Alamut Valley trying to cross the passes of 3200m Offroad and had to dig our way through. This video is with english subtitle. At least I hope that it is there, because as a german I cannot see it. We got a lot of pms asking for it. So, hopefully it works. Feedback about it is welcome.

    Have fun in the mountains.



    Regards,

    Jan
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    We are still in the northern part of Iran going further east. Beautiful landscapes and almost no other travelers around.

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    Hi,

    probably our last video from Iran. After almost six months we will leave to Turkmenistan soon, if we get a second visa. Now we have to repair the piston of the DR350, before being back on the road.

    By the way: for the last 3 videos we have an english subtitle. If you like the videos, we are happy to have you as a subscriber. Enjoy this extraordinary landscape and our Offroad adventures.



    Jan
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    YES! :D
    (/JA - and there I've used up a goodly portion of my German! :()

    I really enjoyed the videos before, but they are even more wonderful with the "crutches" for we ignoramuses.

    Jan - "Bridge"
    Silke - "Nein!"
    (and there goes another chunk of my German!)
    :lol3

    Danke!

    (and now I think I have only Gesundheit, bier, wienerschnitzel, and hasenpfeffer left!)
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  18. JanNeumann

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    Hey Garfey,

    thanks a lot for your post and that you liked it. We are stranded with a broken DR350 engine in Armenia and took the time to work on all subtitles for our Iran trip and a few more previous videos. We will continue….

    I hope you all enjoy the videos now even more.



    Best regards,

    Jan
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    Our last days in Iran ended with a broken engine and 7 days left on our visa. It was a quit exiting time.

    It is with subtitle :-)

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    Hello all,

    we are still waiting for the Dr350 engine to arrive in Armenia. The engine is planned for a flight on Monday, that we hope to get it on Tuesdeay or latest on Wednesday. THe last days we used the free time to work on our YouTube channel and are really happy that we have now a playlinst of our 15 IRAN videos. And all IRAN videos have subtitle which makes it a lot of fun to watch, because of the live comments our SENA intercoms are recording. If you want to relax during the weekend, enjoy 6 months adventure in one of the most hospital and spectacular countries.



    See you on the road,

    Jan
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