Trying to do iran from italy in sept. 2012
I spoke with the iranian embassy in milan a few days ago and they confirm: 'no problem at all with solo female riders from europe'.
The main issue with iran seems to be the cost of the carnet de passage, they want you to pay a deposit equivalent to the value of your bike as if it was brand new and then they give you the money back when you exit the country. Soooooooo... A bit risky, isn't it? What about selling the bike in iran? Does anyone know what sort of import duty you would be charged?