Around The Black and Caspian Sea

Discussion in 'EMEA' started by samaka, Sep 22, 2017.

  1. komendant

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    Next we shell discuss the route country to country.
    That is too much ideas to do it much better...
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  2. komendant

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  3. PPleven

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    PM me, I'm from Bulgaria and will help you if you have needs OR I will show you a some amazing places on Bulgarian Blak sea.
    Good luck!
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  4. samaka

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    Hey Komendant!

    Thanks for your reply!
    I've done some changes already... What do you think of this?

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  5. PPleven

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    Perfect trip!
    If I planning my, similar, I'll visit the town Konya - the dervishes centre. I love Anadolu, my great Turkish dream.

    Best regards!
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  6. komendant

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    samaka sorry for delay!
    1. Thats too much Poland.
    2. Romania 7-8 direct way. Add Brasov, Bran, Sinaia
    3. Bulgaria. Add Nessebar
    4. Turkey. You want to miss Ustanbul city center? I am not sure of coastal road. But add Amasra. Sure of p27? I think you may cross Turkey much better.
    5. Georgia. 29-31-32 not allowd for tourists. Military separated area. Go Batumi-Khulo and East up to you. 32,33 - very good! You may add Sighnahi and use norhtern road to Azerbajan.
    6. Azernajan. Change the road and add Sheki for overnight stay.
    7.Iran. 40-41 isnt it too close to Iraq border? Risk? We liked Ali Sadr caves near it. And dont miss Mashhad at Norht.
    8. Turkmen 47-48 perfect
    9. Russia. Sure You will not enjoy route 52-53-54-55 And You are missing Russian South
    10. Border crossinng to Ukraine Belgorod-Kharkiv is closer and OK allready.
    11. Ask more...
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  7. PPleven

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    Sorry, man.
    I'm from Bulgaria and have a little expirience in Romania and Turkey and a lot from my country.
    I think the point 3. is totaly waste of time, especially in summer, when tourists are everywhere. Be careful in Bulgaria in the summer - often people don't respect the road rules!
    About point 4. Istanbul is really beautiful town... BUT you must know: the trafic is terrible. Don't cross Istanbul in weekend - hard traffic, jams, NO ROAD RULES e.t.c Try Konya - the dervishes town.
    Point 2. Try some of Karpatian mountain passes. Transfagarash is my favorite.

    Best regard and good luck!
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  8. istadniy

    istadniy Ivan the Quite OK

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    Starting from 54:

    54-55 - you really do not need to go that far north, if you are just going to head back south again, there is a crossing point near Kharkiv that is far enough from the war in Donbas. On the other hand, Baturyn is near 55, may be interesting to see.

    56-58 - as it stands now is just boring flatland with bad roads. Once in Odesa, maybe consider a side trip to Vylkove, not necessarily on your bike, just take a tour from the city.

    62-63 - OK, if you want to just rush it to Lviv. If you have time, consider hugging the Dniester more, there will be pretty scenery to see, Kamianets-Podilski and Khotyn may be worth a visit. Also maybe a detour to Chernivtsi, I'd say out of all the smaller cities of Ukraine it is the most charming.

    63-64 - there's a cool little detour nearby, unless you are just headed straight home at this point. Google "wielka pętla bieszczadzka" or Big Loop of Beszczhady Mountains. It'l probably only cost you a day more, maybe less.
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  9. DavidM1

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    I agree.
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