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Circumnavigation of the Mediterranean

March 2005 or possibly earlier I’m putting together a overland recognisance trip. The plan is to GPS map out an interesting route around the Mediterranean. I am looking for travelling companions.

Route will include France, Spain, Gib, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Up thought he Holy Lands depending on who’s killing who and back though Turkey left at the first star and straight on till morning… you get the idea.

Yes I’ve done 4 x 4 expeditions before to some of these African countries and yes I know a little bit about what I’m doing.

Plan is we visit all the interesting features of the African and Middle east countries, Do some serious desert driving and generally enjoy ourselves. The pace could be fast, say 1000 Kms and day or we might not mover for a week.

2 Preped Range Rovers. 8 people in total inc drivers. You don’t need any skills except be easy going and have an understanding that this is not a normal overland tour. Oh and you need to be able to pay your passage. Not sure how much yet but will be only to cover costs of trip not 4 x 4’s. Possibly £2000.00 each? Depending on numbers.

Do not come if your at all expecting a guided tour holiday experience. This is about as hard as it gets without doing it all yourself. You will be expected to do a little of everything from driving to mending to cooking to digging.

Duration… perhaps 3 months perhaps 4.

Where am I now in the planning…..I know where we’re going and what we’re going to do and how to get there so quite far.

Email me or post a reply.

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Interesting trip. How do you plan to get from Marocco to Algeria? From what I've read here the border has been closed for years.

I've also read that you can't enter Syria if you've been to Israel via land border crossing.

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Have a look at my route on the website. My plan was to do the same (circumnavigate the Med basin), but I had to abandon the Maroc - Algeria leg as being too difficult. The Libyan visa and Carnet are hard enough!



Look here:
http://www.bb23.be/panmed/plus/index1.html

and in my sig for detailed route....
Drop me an email to chat further. HTH

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I am very curious for the reaction to the post. Especially for the Algeria part. That since I want to finish my circumnavigation attempt of last year (winter 2002-2003). So I want to go through Marocco, Algeria an Tunisia. Probably over tarmac...
Quote:"Plan is we visit all the interesting features of the African and Middle east countries, Do some serious desert driving and generally enjoy ourselves."
Culture on the road etc. My journey took me 3 months from Holland via Turkey, Egypt, Tunisia and Italy back To Holland. I spent some time visiting some historical sites and other places of interest and I think 3 to 4 months is pretty quick (I guess you wont be making 1000km a day if you want to see all).
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P.S. Furthermore loads of pictures on my site www.weirda.com

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