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tunisia tips

hey...going to tunisa from Ireland via france,italy (ferry from genoa) in a few weeks to visit family near tabarka but i will have a few days to do a bit of sight seeing can i get to the sahara on tarmac roads?? whats the fuel distances like in the south? fuel quaility?? the name for unleaded petrol any recomendations hotels,hostels, bars ect that are bike freindly anyone been camping??......anyone going to be in tunisia in early may?...any help greatly appreciated thanks
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Hi

You can even go to ksar ghilane on tarmac and even get petrol there if you need. Otherwise every 200 km will be a station. Wild camping no problem but also many hotels there.

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thanks i will struggle to get 200k out of a 950sm..lol might get a 5 liter plastic jerry can
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Went to Tunisia on a package hol for a laugh with my girlfriend and we hired a petrol Fiesta and drove it down to Ksar Ghilane, mostly Tar but we did thrash it on some unpaved roads taking short/fun cuts, managed to boil the rear shocks. no problem with fuel.
Stay in one of the troglodyte guest houses, it was fun and cheap.
Altered my perseption of want you need to travel, ironic as my transport in the UK is a winch, snorkel equipped Defender and a Tėnėrė
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