Go Back   Horizons Unlimited - The HUBB > Regional Forums > Sahara Travel Forum

Sahara Travel Forum Topics specific to North Africa and the Sahara down to the 17th parallel (excludes Morocco)
Contact Overland Solutions for all your custom modifications and setup for overland travel.

Desert Travels - Motorcycle Journeys in the Sahara and West Africa!

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 24 Sep 2009
Registered Users
New on the HUBB
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Dubai, UAE
Posts: 2
Dubai to Bordeaux Via Sudan/Egypt/Libya

Having already ridden from UAE/UK in 2002 via Iran/Turkey/Greece we are now planning UAE/UK via KSA/Sudan/Egypt/Libya..... Spain/France etc... Trip is scheduled for June 2010 (hot I know but arrival in Europe ties in with Moto GP's during July 2010). Reading various threads I am still none the wiser on the Wadi Halfa - Aswan (lake Nasser) crossing. Has anyone gone Sudan/Egypt recently, most are coming the other direction. How many days should we plan for this crossing.

Other option is KSA/Jordan/Syria/Turkey/Central Europe which appears to be a lot easier and quicker.

Shuckers
Sjd
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 30 Sep 2009
Registered Users
HUBB regular
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Germany
Posts: 47
wadi Halfa crossing

the way you choose is of course important.
The crossing KSA- Jordan _ Syria is the easier and shorter and less expensive way.
For the Way KSA-Sudan_EGpyt you will have the narrow path at the ferryboat at wadi Halfa.
We made that crossing over years several time. It is worse to have good contacts and to make some reservations in advance it will pay out.
The situation depends always exactly on the time of travelling and how many persons are using that crossing.
THe ferry boat is always leaving on Wensday Wadi Halfa. For the vehicle it will be transported seperatly on an other boat. As usually more traffic is going from the north to the south the boats are filled going to the south the otherway round, you might find 2 boat already waiting for you to go back north and you even might leave before the ferryboat leaves.
How long the crossing takes. You have to calculate 3 days for the car on the lake, so it might arrive on Friday or Saturday. As not all the places are working on Saturday you might leave the car in Costums till the next day until you can get it out so you should calculate atleast with 5 days, it might be a day less or more

best luck
Tango
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 Registered Users and/or Members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
bike rental dubai and egypt Olesia Middle East 12 7 Jan 2011 11:19
Libya/Egypt/Sudan advice please ianbaker Sahara Travel Forum 3 8 Sep 2006 15:44
Advice needed please, Libya/Sudan/Egypt ianbaker Travellers' Advisories, Safety and Security on the Road 1 7 Sep 2006 12:07
Information and aid for Egypt - Sudan and Libya Tango Sahara Travel Forum 4 21 Aug 2004 15:38
Sudan:egypt:libya border queries - pls read if you have rece Ranger Sahara Travel Forum 10 30 Jun 2004 02:15

 
 
 

NEW! HU 2015 Motorcycle Adventure Travel Calendar is now available! Get your copy now for some terrific travel inspiration!

HUGE, 11.5 x 16.5 inches, beautifully printed in Germany on top quality stock! Photos are the winning images from over 600 entries in the 9th Annual HU Photo Contest!

Horizons Unlimited 2015 Motorcycle Adventure Travel Calendar.

"The calendar is magnificent!"

"I just wanted to say how much I'm loving the new, larger calendar!"

We share the profit with the winning photographers. YOU could be in the HU Calendar too - enter here!


HU DVD Autumn Special!

Take 40% off Road Heroes Part 1 until October 31 only!

Road Heroes features tales of adventure, joy and sheer terror by veteran travellers Peter and Kay Forwood (193 countries two-up on a Harley); Dr. Greg Frazier (5 times RTW); Tiffany Coates (RTW solo female); and Rene Cormier (University of Gravel Roads).

The first in an exciting new series, Road Heroes features tales of adventure, joy and sheer terror by veteran travellers."Inspiring and hilarious!"

"I loved watching this DVD!"

"Lots of amazing stories and even more amazing photographs, it's great fun and very inspirational."

"Wonderful entertainment!"

Check it out at the HU Store! Remember to use Coupon Code 'HEROES' on your order when you checkout.


Renedian Adventures


Renedian Adventures

What others say about HU...

"I just wanted to say thanks for doing this and sharing so much with the rest of us." Dave, USA

"Your website is a mecca of valuable information and the DVD series is informative, entertaining, and inspiring! The new look of the website is very impressive, updated and catchy. Thank you so very much!" Jennifer, Canada

"...Great site. Keep up the good work." Murray and Carmen, Australia

"We just finished a 7 month 22,000+ mile scouting trip from Alaska to the bottom of Chile and I can't tell you how many times we referred to your site for help. From how to adjust your valves, to where to stay in the back country of Peru. Horizons Unlimited was a key player in our success. Motorcycle enthusiasts from around the world are in debt to your services." Alaska Riders

contest pic

10th Annual HU Travellers Photo Contest is on now! This is an opportunity for YOU to show us your best photos and win prizes!

NEW! HU 2014 Adventure Travel T-shirts! are now available in several colors! Be the first kid on your block to have them! New lower prices on synths!

HU 2014 T-shirts now in!

Check out the new Gildan Performance cotton-feel t-shirt - 100% poly, feels like soft cotton!


What turns you on to motorcycle travel?


Global Rescue, WORLDwide evacuation services for EVERYONE

Global Rescue is the premier provider of medical, security and evacuation services worldwide and is the only company that will come to you, wherever you are, and evacuate you to your home hospital of choice. Additionally, Global Rescue places no restrictions on country of citizenship - all nationalities are eligible to sign-up!


New to Horizons Unlimited?

New to motorcycle travelling? New to the HU site? Confused? Too many options? It's really very simple - just 4 easy steps!

Horizons Unlimited was founded in 1997 by Grant and Susan Johnson following their journey around the world on a BMW R80 G/S motorcycle.

Susan and Grant Johnson Read more about Grant & Susan's story

Membership - help keep us going!

Horizons Unlimited is not a big multi-national company, just two people who love motorcycle travel and have grown what started as a hobby in 1997 into a full time job (usually 8-10 hours per day and 7 days a week) and a labour of love. To keep it going and a roof over our heads, we run events (22 this year!); we sell inspirational and informative DVDs; we have a few selected advertisers; and we make a small amount from memberships.

You don't have to be a Member to come to an HU meeting, access the website, the HUBB or to receive the e-zine. What you get for your membership contribution is our sincere gratitude, good karma and knowing that you're helping to keep the motorcycle travel dream alive. Contributing Members and Gold Members do get additional features on the HUBB. Here's a list of all the Member benefits on the HUBB.


Books & DVDs

amazon

All the best travel books and videos listed and often reviewed on HU's famous Books page. Check it out and get great travel books from all over the world.


Motorcycle Express for shipping and insurance!

Motorcycle Express

MC Air Shipping, (uncrated) USA / Canada / Europe and other areas. Be sure to say "Horizons Unlimited" to get your $25 discount on Shipping!
Insurance - see: For foreigners traveling in US and Canada and for Americans and Canadians traveling in other countries, then mail it to MC Express and get your HU $15 discount!




All times are GMT +1. The time now is 14:47.