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liberec 24 Jan 2010 17:44

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

brend 20 Feb 2010 18:39

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

thanks
brend

tony johnston 24 Feb 2010 08:22

Syria-Jordan Offroad
 
If you get onto the following website and ask for 'Henck' - he went to Jordan a couple of years ago :thumbup1:and can probably help:

www.me4x4.com

hopelessly lost 25 Feb 2010 05:59

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.

liberec 10 Mar 2010 20:18

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

dgregovi 12 Mar 2010 21:45

syria and lebanon in april
 
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

liberec 20 Mar 2010 09:16

Quote:

Originally Posted by dgregovi (Post 280545)
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:confused1:

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


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Mandarax 24 Mar 2010 12:33

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Originally Posted by liberec
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

Mandarax 25 Mar 2010 07:44

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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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