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Trip round Mediterranean Sea

Hi Everyone,

I am planning a trip from Bulgaria to Bulgaria round the Mediterranean Sea. Is that trip possible? Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, Spain, France, Italy, etc.

For which African countries would I need security escort? Any closed borders?

I did search but only found isolated issues for very specific regions.

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All possible until you get to Algeria-Morocco border which is long tine closed. But you will have seen plenty by then so ferry back to Italy from Tunis.
Libya will probably require an escort.

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Thank you, Chris!

What about ferries from Algeria to to Spain? Algeria to Morocco (by ferry)?
We want to make the trip as close to a "round the Mediterranean Sea" as possible...

And I know this is very individual but if you were to make the trip how much time would you give yourself?

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There is no way to get from Algeria to Morocco unfortunately. You could perhaps take a ferry to Spain, then from Spain back to Morocco, but if you try to get there direct from Algeria they will take a very dim view, and most likely turn you back.

How about sailing to Morocco, riding clockwise round the med and finishing in Algeria?
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Around Mediterranean Sea

Hei, due to the problem of Marocco - Algerian border I did this journey in 2007. Fantastic trip, and I would do it again. But a long way around the problem border.

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You can get as far west as Ghazaouet in Algeria, take the ferry to Almeria and from there to Melilla. That would make a near complete tour of the Med.
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Dave it seems Algeria to Morocco is a no go. Didn't realize that. So if I go clockwise how do I get out of Morocco ? Is there a ferry to somewhere ?
I had planned to go anti clockwise not knowing of the border problem. Buggrr. I see "priffe" talks about ferries so is it poss to do the Morocco (Melilla) to Spain (Almeria) and the to Algeria (Ghazaouet) perhaps ?
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For some reason, Algerian ferries are more expensive.

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