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Bagsrpacked 15 Mar 2010 13:16

Pakistan to Europe
 
A group of three bikers planning to travel from Lahore, Pakistan to Europe, via, Iran Turkey. The trip starts between April 2nd and April 10th. I am looking for some help with accomodation for three people and bikes in Zahedan, Yazd, Isfahan and Hamadan. The bikes are all BMW one R1150R and two G650GSs. Keep looking out for more info and shouts for help on this thread.:helpsmilie:

tigerranch 16 Mar 2010 10:05

Hi Mate..

We are two of us planning to ride India to Europe in 2011.. We are in the planning stage.. We look forward to your experience in crossing borders. specially if carnet is required.

Thanx...:scooter:

Bagsrpacked 16 Mar 2010 13:02

Pakistan to Europe 2010
 
Hi folks,

We have finalised the visa formalities for Europe and Turkey. Turkish embassy advised me to get a carnet for all the bikes. We go for the Iranian visa tomorrow and will keep you informed about the carnet requirements for Iran.
I am still looking out for any help for accomodation in Zahedan, Yazd, Isfehan and Hamadan.

beddhist 17 Mar 2010 05:43

I suggest you get yourself a guide book for accommodation. I arrived late in the evening from Turkey without one, couldn't find a cheap hotel and paid big money the first night.

I also suggest you stay clear of Zahedan (police escorts ...). Go to Bam instead and stay at Akbar's Guesthouse. N29 05.420 E58 21.747

Yazd: many people stay at the Silk Road Hotel in the centre of the old town. The only problem is that there is only room for one bike. Mine stayed outside. It's ok, but you can't leave any luggage on it. There are some petty non-Iranian criminals around, so don't walk alone in deserted streets, particularly at night.

Yes, you need a carnet for Iran and you will also use it for Turkey. See you Automobile club.

I also recommend strongly to buy third-party insurance for the bikes at the TR border. Before leaving TR go to the Automobile club in a big city and try to buy Green Card insurance for Europe. It is required and may well be checked at the next border. It should also be available at the border (e.g. Greece, but no guarantees).

tigerranch 17 Mar 2010 07:02

Thanx Peter...

Some more queries..

1. What would be the cost of staying and eating on an average per day in Europe.
2. How much would the carnet's cost per country.

Regards
Kishor

asad856 17 Mar 2010 08:04

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kobold 17 Mar 2010 09:37

If your route passes from Ankara, Turkey I would like to buy you meal and beer. So drop me a message from here.
And as far as I know no carnet is required for Turkey.

Cheers,
Ozgur

Grant Johnson 17 Mar 2010 13:39

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Bagsrpacked 18 Mar 2010 05:05

Pakistan to Europe
 
Thank you for the helpful info. The Iranian visa is done very helpful people in the consulate. Carnets are the next step. The travel date is finalised for April 15th for now.:thumbup1:
Kobold thanks for the offer. will let you know when we are passing through Ankara.

tigerranch 18 Mar 2010 07:31

Thanx Johnson..I appreciate..

Thanx Kobold... Look forward for the Beer..

Regards
Kishor

tigerranch 18 Mar 2010 07:34

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bagsrpacked (Post 281253)
Thank you for the helpful info. The Iranian visa is done very helpful people in the consulate. Carnets are the next step. The travel date is finalised for April 15th for now.:thumbup1:
Kobold thanks for the offer. will let you know when we are passing through Ankara.


Hi.. How about Europe.. are the visas done... have you planned the route..

Regards
Kishor

tigerranch 18 Mar 2010 07:36

Quote:

Originally Posted by asad856 (Post 281100)


Thanx... Yes a good site..

Bagsrpacked 18 Mar 2010 12:07

Pakistan to Europe
 
Yes Tigerranch, the EU visa is done the plan is to take a ferry from Igoumenitsa (Greece) to Italy and then onto France, Belgium, Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, Italy and back. If we can get visas Romania and Bulgaria while in Turkey or Europe then might come back through Romania Bulgaria Turkey. But this is no biggy.

beddhist 18 Mar 2010 20:24

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Originally Posted by tigerranch (Post 281096)
Thanx Peter...

Some more queries..

1. What would be the cost of staying and eating on an average per day in Europe.
2. How much would the carnet's cost per country.

1. Hard to say, but if cost is a concern I suggest you bring camping gear, bearing in mind it can get chilly at night in Europe.

2. Only your AA can answer that.

Happy travels.

tigerranch 22 Mar 2010 11:10

Quote:

Originally Posted by beddhist (Post 281343)
1. Hard to say, but if cost is a concern I suggest you bring camping gear, bearing in mind it can get chilly at night in Europe.

2. Only your AA can answer that.

Happy travels.


Dear Peter

Cost is not a concern.. only wanted the app cost per day.

Regards
kishor:thumbup1:


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