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Turkey/ Armenia

The visa requirements for Armenia have recently been lifted ,for eu citizens.

Does any body know the latest situation regarding crossing from Turkey.?
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2 bordergates between Turkey and Armenia but unfortunately both are closed.You have to drive through Georgia.

If you need inf.to enter Turkey and Georgia by a vehicle, your nationality needed.

Wish you all the best.
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Thanks Mehmet.

I,ll drop by on the way through in June.

Oh i,m British by the way.

Cheers
terry
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All questions about entering Turkey and riding through always welcome.

Some additional information to enter Armenia.

Both bordergates between Turkey and Armenia are closed so ı can recommend 2 plans.

1-Ride through Georgia.
Sarp (TR) Batumi-Tbilisi-(Sadakhlo-Bagradesh gate) then Erivan.
From tbilisi, 1 hour ride to bordergate then 5 hours to Erivan.Many crazy truck drivers on the road.

2-Ride through Iran (done last year by 1 german, 1 UK. biker friends)
Tebriz-jolfa-nordus-erivan.
Dangerous mountain roads and more crazy truck drivers here.

Armenia is a wonderful, natural and cheap place not to miss.....

All information due to sept.2012..
I dont think anything has been changed since then.

Visa fee is 8 usd. for everyone at Armenian bordergates..not available for green passport holders..You must apply at your home country or to Tbilisi consulate some months before you are there to pick up.

Insurance is obligatory in Armenia and none in Georgia.
Ins. fee in Armenian banks is 7 USD. for 1 bike 1 week and 15 usd. for 1 bike 2 weeks.


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All questions about entering Turkey and riding through always welcome.

Insurance is obligatory in Armenia and none in Georgia.
Ins. fee in Armenian banks is 7 USD. for 1 bike 1 week and 15 usd. for 1 bike 2 weeks.


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Hello Mehmet.
We planning to visit Turkey, Georgia and Armenia with our motorcycles the next days.
Our green card insurance is valid only for Turkey. Do you know if we can get similar insurance in the borders of Georgia and Armenia?

And one more question: Departing from Cesme with the destination of Amasya, what is the preferred route? through Ankara or through Golcuk? We are interested for the fastest route in this part, not for sightseeing. Do you think that this is doable in 1 full-exhausted day? If not (probably not) could you recommend an interesting town to stay for the night?

Thank you in advance!
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3 different choices available for that destination..
D 100
D 300/E 96
D 320

https://maps.google.com/maps?ie=UTF-...ed=0CC8Q-A8wAA

It is almost 1150 km.including inside town distances...
Highly recommend this route for you because of road quality and safety...
Dont enter the tollroads and bursa or ankara city centers..Rush traffic and more km. will cause you loose time....Road signs around bursa and ankara is green for toll road and blue for free road..Almost all free roads are 2-3 lines for each direction...

You can do it hardly in 1 day (about 12 hours ride on a good bike) but give a break after sapanca lake if you need..
Camping by the sapanca lake side or many gas stations and hotels available by main road sides between düzce and amasya...Bargain is a must...
No touristic or historical spots.

Georgia doesnt know what insurance is!!!For Turkish number plates, Turkish traffic insurance also covers Georgia while there...In Armenia you will buy it at the first local bank you will meet..(Last quarter of 2012)

Roads are not in good conditions and drivers are crazy in Georgia..But wonderful area, friendly,helpful local people aspecially in Armenia..

Wish you all the best...
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3 different choices available for that destination..
Wish you all the best...

I understand that you recommend the first route D100/E80 and to avoid the toll roads. We will probably do so!

Thank you very much my friend!
Hope to see you around if we return from Istanbul!
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From Georgia there are 2 main roads that go down to Yerevan. The western road when we rode it was a bit potholed but not too bad. The eastern road is very good. I'm glad we rode them both, very different gorgeous scenery.

Also highly recommend visiting Ani. It's on the Turkish side of the border with Armenia, close to Georgia.

All of the borders were fairly quick & easy. No advance visas needed. Not sure about the insurance, we might've gotten it at the Armenian border but I just can't remember. Enjoy these lovely places!
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Georgia and armenia

Hi,
In Georgia no one asks you for any insurance and there are no shops at the border to buy it either. At least I did not find any (coming from VerKhniy Lars, Russia and leaving at Sarp, Turkey). I got through the border with Armenia on the E117/M-3 and there I had to buy some insurance. It is a large border station. The station at the E691/M-1 is much smaller and I did not see any shops there. I was leaving Armenia at that station so I could have missed it. Despite that you need insurance in Armenia, cost me about €25,- for 10 days (I am sure I got ripped off there).
Anyhow enjoy Turkey, Georgia and Armenia.
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