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
Here some apps and webpages we think are usefull for travelling overland to this country
Drones: My Road (in German but very good overview!)
XTR: The hydraulic preload lost oil (loose screw)
XTZ: One rear mirror broke during a fall
we could fix both problems in Tehran at Rezas mechanic shop
XTR: oil change, clean foam air filter and regrease, fix of rear suspension leak, tightening of rear mirror as it was loose
XTZ: oil change, clean foam air filter and regrease, rear mirror fixed, new rear break pads
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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