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Thanks very much for the reply! I have a bit of a dilemma, as I had planned to travel south and return via Turkey, Bulgaria and Croatia / Serbia. Unfortunately, I hadn't thought through that these areas are *really* cold in November / December, with snow on the road. Although this isn't a problem in itself, it may prove troublesome to pack the necessary gear alongside Saharan stuff...
So, I was thinking of going the other way? Heading out via Turkey, through Syria and Jordan into Egypt and then Libya, Tunisia, Algeria (detour to visit the Hoggar and Tam), Tunisia and Italy. This will mean that we get the milder autumn in Europe and the Saharan "winter", when water consumption will be much less.
Would you still be interested in going the other way? I haven't decided for certain yet, but it's looking likely. Concerns re: heading into the most gruelling section at the end are a consideration.... If we go out through Turkey I think there are several others we can go with / meet (Omar?), so it might be more interesting?
yes,if you are going in august and dont want to ride in snow in november/december if going anticlockwise,eastern europe(including turkey,bulgaria..) is not recomended to travel from mid october to early april!
so going clockwise makes sence.
If you want to get some idea of traveling in winter in east europe,check out HU travelers stories,the aussie couple on a Harley RTW
winter trip in Montenegro,Serbia and Croatia.
I might join you in august/september,as i mentioned earlier.
i think i told you that before.
i,m from egypt,the sahara,i think to do it in august its awful.to rise in around 40 degree (thats in the shade)belive me its realy hard.you will need like 10 or 15 liter of water a day.
once i did it from alexandria(north of egypt)to sharm elshikh(south east of egypt)in july the asphalt was melted.and the bike was toover heated
somy route is france italy ,austria,hungary,romania ,bulgaria,.........to egypt,but i think i will visit serbia to meet a good friend of me,so wat you guys think about serbia,(hi vanya )hope you can see that.and hope you can come and ride with me.it will be great miss tae bo,haha
so what you think??i think it will be great to go that way all of us
also i can change my route and my time.
we (f 30, m 30) are planning our trip to north-africa/sudan/yemen-oman/iran/central asia to start in october 2003. although you write that you will start in august, maybe it fits somehow to join? we start in tunesia (ferry from genua beginning of october), then go to libya and egypt) with two bikes (honda african twin 650, honda dominator 500).
which information do you have on the entry in libya? do you need to travell with a(n expensive) guide? is it possible to enter in small groups or as individuals?
would be nice to stay in touch! greetings from austria! ulli & arthur
ps: if you pass austria on your tour back home - we can offer you some friend's houses to stay (as we then will be on the road still)
There have also been other significant changes. Although none of the sponsors have dropped out (and some more are just coming on board) the trip has now been moved to late MARCH 2004.
Instead of the trusty Tenere, I will also be riding a new(ish) Honda XR650L, which is currently being prepared by David Lambeth. The anticipated length of the trip is 4-6 months, and I will head to Genoa, Tunisia, Libya, etc (anti-clockwise) to make the most of the Desert spring and eastern European summer.
Obviously this is not a route I can do alone. If you're easy going and relaxed, please get in touch. It would be cool to travel part of the way with others. So that you know, I'm a 25yo PhD student from London.
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