Go Back   Horizons Unlimited - The HUBB > Planning, Trip > Trip Transport

Trip Transport Shipping the bike and yourself.
Contact Overland Solutions for all your custom modifications and setup for overland travel.

UK Motorcycle Shipping Experts!

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 9 Jan 2002
Registered Users
New on the HUBB
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Posts: 5
Ferries from Italy to Egypt to Djibouti

I will be leaving for Egypt in several weeks on my motorcycle. I would like to take a ferry from Italy to Alexandria and from there drive through the Sinai.
Does anyone know whether I can catch a ferry in Italy to go directly to Alexandria, and how much this would cost. I am also interested in taking a ferry from Port Said to Djibouti. Again, does this ferry service exist and how much does it cost. Thanks for any advice you can offer.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 9 Jan 2002
Susan Johnson's Avatar
Administrator
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Jul 1999
Location: Canada
Posts: 709
Hello at4ever.

This topic was thoroughly covered last year, so I can speak pretty definitively on this topic re ferries from Europe to Egypt.

Your choices are slim. From April 26 through Oct. 31, Salamis Lines runs a ferry from Greece which stops at Port Said. See details on http://www.ferries.gr/salamis/

If that's too early for your trip, though, that same ferry does run to Haifa in Israel year-round.

See a couple of posts on this subject: http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/ubb...ML/000098.html http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/ubb...ML/000140.html

There is a ferry from Aswan in Egypt to Wadi Haifa, Sudan. I haven't heard of one from Port Said to Djibouti.

I must tell you that based on ours and others experiences, taking a vehicle into Egypt is a major hassle, only exceeded by the hassle to take the same vehicle OUT of Egypt! You'd have to really want to spend a lot of time in Egypt to make it wortwhile.

If it's North Africa you're interested in, I'd go for Tunisia and Libya, possibly Morocco, and give Egypt a pass. You can certainly get a ferry from Italy to Tunisia. See http://www.fun.informare.it/ferry/tunisuk.asp


------------------
Good luck and safe travels!

Susan Johnson
Share the Dream at <A HREF="http://www.HorizonsUnlimited.com


" TARGET=_blank>www.HorizonsUnlimited.com


</A>
__________________
Susan Johnson

Inspiring, Informing and Connecting travellers since 1997
www.HorizonsUnlimited.com
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11 Jan 2002
ana ana is offline
Registered Users
HUBB regular
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Holland
Posts: 31
The ferry from Aswan/Egypt to Wadi Haifa/Sudan, does not exist anymore.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 21 Jan 2002
Registered Users
New on the HUBB
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Posts: 5
Thanks for the reply Susan.
I'm currently exploring the possibility of getting into Djibouti directly since my final destination is Ethiopia.
Maybe allowing me to avoid the need of a carnet.
This site rocks..

Gabe
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


 
 


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 14:28.