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Old 2 Feb 2012
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Riding From Oman to Turkey via Iran (end of May 2012)


I am planning to ride from Muscat - Oman to Turkey via Iran.
If you have any experiance on the below routes please assist or comment:

Muscat to Dubai.
Dubai to BandaAbas (by Ferry)
Bandar Abbas to Tahran.
Tahran to North Boarder
Boarder to Turkey

Muscat - Oman
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Hello Hamood,
1) the ferry is going from Sharjah to Bandar Abbas.
2) the iran people are very friendly but the paper work to get into iran was horrible.
3) in Iran - Yazd and almost Esfahan have been wonderful places.
(my trip was a round trip - so i have "go back" to Shiraz and Bandar Abbas - back to Sharjah/Dubai..
in 2005 i have done a turkey trip - so i could tell you from that trip you can go both way in Turkey - Van -Diyarbakir - Adana - Konya to Istanbul (or do the mediterrian sea)
or go Dogoubayazit - Erzurum - Trabzon and the Black sea Route.
Both routes are very good to drive, full of wonderful landscapes.
Only be careful around the area of Van, Diyabakir and Dogoubayazit - there are a lot of military controls (but they are very friendly), but a lot of children are throwing stones to foreign people - that is not really funny.

friends of mine had pass the border from Iran to Turkey and back - and say that this borderpassing was easy.
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I'm doing the same trip in June..... I leave Oman June 20th.....

Just waiting to get my Iranian visa - I'll head up into Russia.

Tim - Medinat Qaboos.
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Hi Guys
did this march april may last year

dubai-iran-turkmenistan-uzbekistan-tajikistan-afghanistan and back to dubai in reverse

Fantastic trip

the port at band ar abbas is a nightmare,,allow 2 days to get your bike,,

doing this trip starting end of july
fly bike to helsinki north to kirkenes in norway-coastal to Oslo into europe through germany-Ceck -poland-romania-bulgaria-turkey-Azeribajan-iran-Azeribajan-georgia-armenia-iran-dubai

if you need some info on the ferry sharjah to band ar abbas etc,,post it here and ill try and help

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UAE/Iran Ferry

Some extra info regarding the ferry and the paperwork in Iran would be most helpful.

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Hi Tim
first thing its going to be bloody hot in June,glad its you not me..

the ferry agent is in sharjah,called Oasis freight ph # +97165596320 or

GPS co-ordinates for google earth... 25°18'59.99"N 55°22'56.57"E
they are on this side of the street but one or two buildings either side of mark and their office is on the ground level floor

this is their link
Iran ferry ship, persian gulf shipping ticket, Travel Iran persian, Tour Operator Iran persian gulf, IranTravelingCenter

go on the sunday boat then you get into iran on monday am and you are not there on the weekend
you need carnet for iran
,rego papers and license and passport. have photocopies of these with you

I have a contact for the bandar e abbas iran side that could help you with all the bullshit over there to get bike out of port and customs..I didnt use him because i only got the contact in the past 2 months,,the going rate for these guys to help you is $50 US,(no more or you will spoil it for future riders) beware DO NOT pay him the money till you have the bike and yourself out of the customs/port main outside gates..
the iranians are a great friendly people but like everywhere over that way they will rip you off if they can...
contact is
Mohsen Ashayeri,,phone # is +989171202000

if you want more or need a hand here send me a pm and i can send you my cell# here in dubai

Let me know how that contact works out for future reference

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