Libya - January 2012 - Border Updates and Queries (Misrata/Adjabiya/Benghazi)
Sam and I (www.chasinghorizons.co.uk www.facebook.com/chasinghorizons
) are still in Italy at the moment near Salerno, but in the next week crossing to Tunis and then heading towards Libya where we aim to cross to Egypt (around January 24th 2013 give or take a day or two/border issues)
We will use this thread to update as and when we can on the road what the travel is like, but if there's anyone with additional news or help/advice for us we would really appreciate any help here too!
Our planned stops through Libya:
Head to LEPTIS MAGNA
and then onto MISRATA
(potential to stay at Adjabiya
- see below)
to Egyptian Border
We have researched various hotels and places to stay for the above route and plan on booking next week but if anyone has any recommendations for places suitable for Sam and I (note, engaged couple but we may or may not have a marriage certificate available should we need to utilise it
) + 2 bikes then please do let us know in advance.
We have been trying to do some research on this town and are unable to find out much more than the odd bit of information which is potentially outdated. Does anyone know what the situation is like in Adjabiya and whether there is any suitable places for Sam and I + two bikes to stay? If not Adjabiya anywhere between Misrata and Benghazi?
If we cannot find anywhere to stay between Masrata and Benghazi or alternatively Tubruq we will have to do the trip in one leg which is looking at around 10.5 hours or 13 hours. With a couple of stops (call of nature and quick snack to keep energy levels up) and depending on the condition of the roads it may take longer.
Our concern is ending up riding at night - something we are doing everything to avoid. If we can leave Misrata at the break of dawn we can potentially get a good 10hours of sunlight... any advice or again recommendations for this strip then that would be mega
From the travel company we have utilised (Libya Travel and Tours) our understanding is there's been some problems at the Libya/Tunisia border due to Trucks crossing with goods they should not have. Rumour has it, the border has been shut at various times so we are expecting delays. Apparently every day is different! We will let you know when we get there!
As what seems to be standard, we have been told to avoid stopping between Misrata and Benghazi due to there being no supposed safe location.
We will update when we can but if anyone has any kind of advice in the interim or ideas of locations to stay that would be superb and greatly appreciated
Keep smiling and speak soon