05th of April – 3rd of May 2017
Kilometers Per Bike
Euros For 2 People
Liters Of Petrol Per Bike
Highest Point: 3157 m a.s.l
Lowest Point: 0 m a.s.l
Iran Rial (but everything is calculated in Toman, which has a 0 less than the Rial)
~ 0.25 Euros per liter
Between 6 and 42 degrees
Mostly hot and sunny, we had a little rain in the north and some hail and once a sand storm in the desert
The hydraulic preload of the XTR lost oil (loose screw) and one rear mirror of the XTZ broke, both was repaired in Tehran
Most of the tarmac roads are in a good condition. If you like gravel/sand/mud you will find enough trails!
Visa: Everyone needs a visa in advance before entering the country. We organized ours already from home.
Carnet de Passage: You need to have the Carnet de Passage to get into the country by motorbike or car
Insurance: We did not get one but we heard that it might actually be obligatory
Iranis might have invented the “selfie”, they really take a lot. People are super nice but as soon as they are in a car the turn into life threatening maniacs, so be careful.
Here some very country specific information:
The book “On the Road in Search of the Real Iran” by Lois Pryce
As most people only speak Farsi, this book helped us a lot! We even got camel shit for a camp fire with that 🙂
We were very happy that we had our cooling vests with us, even in April it gets really hot
Specially for women a buff helps to cover the hair after taking off the helmet
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