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Siwa to Bachariyya - permit possible for solo motorbike travel?

Is it possible to get a permit for the Siwa-Bachariyya road for solo travel by motorbike?
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Hi
Are you Libyan?if not do you speak Arabic?
cause it will make things easier
well i think you can have it ,
just you have to know it is 420 km no fuel at all ,
if you are loaded in some areas will be hard ,(crossing few dunes ,)
good luck ,
when you plan to do it ?
i can give a call to guys in Siwa to check it for you
cheers
Omar
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Hello,

what about the road conditions? I heared they have finished the roadworks on the western part. Any information? I want to take the road in 1,5 week from now.

Greetings from Cairo

Guzzi
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Luxor - Kharga - Frafra - Siwa - Salloum

Hope Guzzi made it through ok. if so, I'd appreciate info as I'm thinking of the above route for OCtober.

Omar, if you have done this route, what's the road conditions are like fuel availability. I beleive permits are required, not sure if escort is required.

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