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so you can go al the way to turkey,via bulgaria,or by ferry from italy ,or greece,to south of tureky,then you enter syria,but i believe you must have a carnet,
the route is realy great,you will have alot of fun,its cheap,so good luck
Hi guys, Jordan sounds like a great trip, I’ve tried a couple of times to get to Jordan, just for a holiday – never manage to pull it off. Any idea of the KM’s if you go via Italy and a suitable time frame. I know It’s like saying how longs a bit of string, but I would like to do it during work holidays. 2-3 weeks max !! What’s the best months to go, spring / autumn I guess.
Originally posted by goodwoodweirdo: Hi guys, Jordan sounds like a great trip, I’ve tried a couple of times to get to Jordan, just for a holiday – never manage to pull it off. Any idea of the KM’s if you go via Italy and a suitable time frame. I know It’s like saying how longs a bit of string, but I would like to do it during work holidays. 2-3 weeks max !! What’s the best months to go, spring / autumn I guess.
I'll try again,as you like to go places you shouldn't in the Renault.when in Syria try an adventurous trip to Palmyra.I did it back in the late 80's when i was working for a travel company. All the instructions I was given was to camp overnight at the Quatz Castle of Rassfah .approx.200k east of Aleppo.Up early the next day and get this, head south with alittle bit of west and you will get to Palmyra in 2daysAlot of the dirt tracks through Syrian desert run east -west. So basically you are riding on the pist. Within 1/2a day you will start to see a V in the mountain range in the distance, head for that to a pass through the range.
the Bedouins where very friendy .TADMOOR was the local lingo for Palmyra.once over the range you follow tracks .just ask the local for directions.We had a great 2 days in the middle of the Syrian Desert.Times have changed so check up to date onfo Though is a Hornet 600 a road bike?
go to greece, take a ferry to Cyprus, take a ferry to Haifa (israel) don't let them stamp you passport, drive to Jerusalem (magnificent city) check out Jericho and suroundings, cross the Allenby/King Hussein bridge into Jordan. That is doable. If you want to go back trough or visit Syria then you have a problem. They will not allow you in. If you really want to go? flush your passport and apply for a new one en drive back through Syria and Turkey.
I hazard the guess that the company has gone belly-up 2 or 3 years ago, but their website (hosted by someone else) refuses to die and continues to haunt us.
And the first site again:
Ferry Services Remain Suspended
"The well established Piraeus—Rhodes—Cyprus—Israel ferry route has all but been abandoned in the wake of the on-going problems in Israel and the Iraq War. Likewise cruise operations between Cyprus, Israel and Egypt have also been badly disrupted. It is unclear at the moment how things will pan out during the summer months, but it would be wise to plan on the assumption that neither routes will be in operation."
There is a link to a Lebanon ferry, but that, too, seems to have disappeared.
Oh, well, we won't need it until next season...
Salut from Southern France, the bikers' paradise,
We made our mind up and wonna ride from Belgium to Jordan and back. Timing is May - June this year.
Al together this is the plan:
* Brussels - Dusseldorf station
* Take a overnight train with the bikes on the train to Italy (Venice or Ancona)
* Take a ferry to Patras in Greece. Pref a day ferry that we jump on after the night train
* race from Patras to Athens Greece and take a night ferry to Rhodos or Cyprus
* ferry to turkey
* ride to Syria
* take 2 weeks to ride around Syria an Jordan
* take a week to get back.
The ferry Italy Greece will decide when we take the train. Don't wonna spend a lost day in (expensive) Italy. Rather loose a day in Greece.
In total we would have a month.
Mayby the getting wont go as fluent as mentioned above. I am gonna start calling around tomorrow to get the schedule together.
Any thoughts are more then welcome.
For the rest:
* Syria no carnet needed
* Jordan, not clear: carnet or no carnet??? And if one is needed, where should I go to get one in Belgium?
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