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Old 24 Jan 2010
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Sy/Jo - off road tracks?

has anybody somewhere saved off road tracks for Syria and Jordan?

We will go in two months and visit of course the main attractions but want also some easy off road. We will be on heavy GSs with TKC, so something doable for them
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nobody???
i'm curious about new options also.
the only nice option i know is wadi rum. but that will be too sandy maybe for the heavy bike. we did it with a car and that is really beautiful.
hope somebody will bring new nice options

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Syria-Jordan Offroad

If you get onto the following website and ask for 'Henck' - he went to Jordan a couple of years ago and can probably help:

www.me4x4.com
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You should contact Desert Soul re: off road routes in Syria. He rode a dirt bike into a secret Syrian military base. With him, he had maps, a GPS unit, but no good explanation as to what he was doing there. Thank goodness he didn't have a fake mustache in his tank bag, otherwise he'd still be in prison.
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thx for answers

yes, Wadi Rum will be end of our trip and we have on our minds to stay some days [2-3] and offload our bikes and make some light enduro there

last year we was with these bikes in Morocco and done Atlas offroad as well as Merzouga-Zagora piste [with some difficulties in sandy riverbed, it is truth], but we have some experiences

P.S. search youtube with key "GR2MA" for some videos from Morocco
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syria and lebanon in april

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5 bikers - 4 croatians + 1 english plan to tour syria and lebanon between april 20th - apr 28th. we'd like to do also some offroad, but our main concern is bike friendly accomodation along the way: aleppo, damascus, beirut. anyone knows any local bike clubs? thanks
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hi there,

5 bikers - 4 croatians + 1 english plan to tour syria and lebanon between april 20th - apr 28th. we'd like to do also some offroad, but our main concern is bike friendly accomodation along the way: aleppo, damascus, beirut. anyone knows any local bike clubs? thanks
sometimes in trip reports heard about "Cafe Bagdad" in east part of Syria. After googling find many photos, it seems to be something usuall name for small cafe-motel, something like chain

if you have GPS with, you can find Syria PIO on net with logging..


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sometimes in trip reports heard about "Cafe Bagdad" in east part of Syria. After googling find many photos, it seems to be something usuall name for small cafe-motel, something like chain
No, it's not a chain. On the contrary. Originally there was one Bagdad Cafe on the road between Damascus and Tadmud/Palmyra. The success of the - then - only cafe motivated others to open their own, also named Bagdad Cafe. After a while the owner of the first and original one renamed his Bagdad Cafe 66. Here is a picture of it:
http://travels.mandarax.de/2009-rama...620-00.jpg.php
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Here is a picture of the doorpost from Bagdad Cafe 66 with all the contact data they came up with:
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