As the others state it is hard work to get to Egypt. I did a trip to Egypt in 98. I got my carnet from the AA, the carnet was ready in 7 days. I'm told now that only the RAC will do a carnet in the UK.Its not worth messing them about with regards devaluing the price of your bike, they have there own price guide for new and used bikes.
Its worth appliying in good time for your visa, it took longer for my Egyptian Visa to come through than the carnet, nearly 6 weeks.
To get there i rode down through France switzland and into Italy. I took the twice weekly ferry from Brindisi (Italy) to Piraeus (Greece)I had wanted to take the ferry straight to the Egyptian port Alexsandra but this crossing was stopped in the early 90s, so i was told. So i then took the Posidon ferry to Hifa (Israel) this stops in Limassol Cyprus and a couple of the smaller Greek Islands including Rodes. The crossing takes about a week, i then rode down to Tarber the border between Israel and Egypt. Here the fun starts you will have to use Egyption tourest number plates for a small fee returnable when you leave the country, and you will need 3 copys of all your papers.As i said i did this in 98, but now with the troubles in Israel getting worse this route may not be open. I have been told of a ferry that go's once a month from Pireus(Greece) to Libya, this may be another way of getting ito Egypt, may be some one on HU has been this way its would be worth checking. Skip
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