Go Back   Horizons Unlimited - The HUBB > Regional Forums > Southern Asia

Southern Asia Topics specific to Southern Asia, from Iran and Armenia east through Pakistan and India to China / Vietnam / Indonesia.
Contact Overland Solutions for all your custom modifications and setup for overland travel.

Motorcycle travel in Tibet, Nepal, Bhutan, India...

Like Tree1Likes
  • 1 Post By Jtw000

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 21 May 2012
Registered Users
HUBB regular
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 44
Traveling from Iran to India through Pakistan by small motorbike

Hi
Me and my girlfriend we are going to travel from Europe to India on a small motorbike.
We are wondering how is the situation between Zahedan in Iran and Quetta in Pakistan.
Is it safe?
The last information that we gathered said that it's not advisable to be on your own vehicle.
Any of you pass through recently?

Thanks a lot
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 12 Jun 2012
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Helsinki
Posts: 1,584
It's probably not the safest regions in the world these days. But you have basically 2 routes from Europe to India, and this is the one, that does not require to get into China, which is a PITA! And nobody can guarantee your safety, but at least there seems to be travellers coming and going between Iran & India frequently.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 14 Jun 2012
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: London
Posts: 284
I did it last year. Iran was very welcome and felt very safe. It you want my advice, fly your local flag. A lot of people assumed we were Americans and there's a lot of hostility towards them. Once they knew we weren't we were made very welcome. Towards the border things do change. There's a lot of distrust. Aim to get off the road early, while it's still light and give time for being processes. I recommend staying at Zahaden because there's only a tiny hotel further along and he over-charges. Stay at Zahaden and leave early. You'll get a police escort to the border. Once you cross you're a movie-star. You'll get swamped but it's very well meaning. They're just curious. You then face an escort all through Pakistan. Deal with it, it's annoying but you don't have a choice. They're there for your safety and they're generally decent. The terrain is harsh so you face some danger there but take it easy and you'll be fine. You'll most likely be blown away with the hospitality. It's unlikley you'll make Quetta in one day. The process of waiting for escorts severely slows you down. Make small jumps. The food is bad. You'll get sick. There's no way to avoid it. India is far, far more dangerous. The roads are the worst I've ever seen, the driving is insane, stupid and aggressive. People aren't generally welcoming and hygiene is non-existent. People think Iran and Pakistan are more dangerous but India is a secret death-trap. In reality you're more in danger from your own stupidity. (No offence, we fell foul of ours a few times). Take plenty of water and fuel into the deserts. Give yourself time for breaks and take early stops. Don't take chances. Ride slow and easy in India. Let the escorts lead the way in Pakistan and you'll be fine. It can be dangerous but you shouldn't face anything life-threatening if you keep your wits about you.
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
Iran Pakistan border closed? poodlebiscuit Travellers' Advisories, Safety and Security on the Road 40 28 Jul 2014 09:41
THoughts Burma, Pakistan, Iran... hi ho silver Route Planning 12 27 Sep 2012 09:11
Crossing In To Iraq From Small Border Iran maximondo Middle East 8 13 Aug 2012 13:31
Pakistan Iran 28 may 2012 overland trip joining Madelonolsthoorn Travellers Seeking Travellers 5 13 May 2012 08:26
Iran - Pak - India route bajatwin Travellers Seeking Travellers 19 15 Mar 2012 09:00

 
 


HU DVD Summer Special!

Now that summer is here, get On the Road! Take 30% off the Achievable Dream - On the Road! 2-DVD set until August 31 only. Get On the Road! Learn the tips to staying healthy, happy and secure on your motorcycle adventure!

Our veteran travellers share their tips (and great stories) for staying healthy, happy and secure on your motorcycle adventure.

"A fantastic, informative and inspirational DVD."

"It's brilliant - thank you very much!"

Check it out at the HU Store! Remember to use Coupon Code 'ONTHEROAD' 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 18:54.