Since our first overland tour from Germany to India in 2008, we are leading several groups per year to or through Iran. Be it during transit to India or Oman or our combined "Cuacasus-Iran-Expedition": Iran always fascinates us the most. Especially its people surprise us with their warm hospitality and cosmopolitan attitude. Reality and our prejudices lie miles apart!
I held my wish to operate tours exclusively in Iran since I first came here. But for a long time, this dream was doomed to fail because of the country&squot;s restrictions on riding bikes with more than 250ccm; I simply did not have any bikes that were fit to travel.
During my research, I found a new motorbike in Iran and decided, after balancing the pros and cons, to use this bike for our tours in Iran. It is a Benelli TNT 249 from China. We can easily ride on Iranian streets with these bikes and finally nothing stands in the way of traveling through Iran. We also have a local partner guiding and organizing the tours. To give you the best possible experience, we are also offering a service car for your luggage.
ATTENTION! PRICE REDUCTION!
We are happy to announce. that we were able to lower the price of the South Iran cruise thanks to the negotiating skills of my partner Negin. Instead of €3,600.00, the trip in half a double room now only costs €3,300.00 and the passenger only pays €2,900.00 instead of €3,100.00. We have passed on the savings we have made to you in full.
1. Day: Departure
Your adventure is about to start. You board your airplane and a couple hours later, you arrive in Isfahan.
2. Day: Arrival in Isfahan
Your first day in Persia. After a couple hours of sleep and a tasty breakfast, we are starting to explore Isfahan by foot. Our destination is the Naqsch-e-Dschahan square (image of the world), which is now also called Imam square, one of the world&squot;s biggest town squares. We will also be visiting some of the surrounding mosques and palaces and immerse into the hustle and bustle of the bazaar. In the afternoon, we are getting to know the motorbikes.
Later on, we are strolling along the mostly dried-up river Zayandeh and have dinner together in on of the city&squot;s most famous restaurants.
3. Day: Trip to Yazd / ca. 310 km
Our first day of riding. We leave Isfahan and head towards the desert. Yazd is a typical desert city. It is famous for its wind towers, which unmistakably define the cityscape.
4. Day: Yazd
You can spend your day according to your wishes. For example, an expanded walk through Yazd and its well-preserved and still inhabited old town is an opportunity to spend your day. We recommend you visiting the water museum where you can learn about the genius solution of the desert city's problem with water supply already hundreds of years ago.
5. Day: Daytrip / ca. 240 km
Today we will do a larger day tour. Via Meybod we first drive to a Zoroastrian sanctuary. The region around Yazd is still a center of Zoroastrianism in Iran today. In Yazd we find a Zoroastrian fire temple. Today's destination is Chak Chak cave, which means drip drip. It got its name because water has been dripping from the rock here for centuries, which is rather unusual for a desert place.
We continue our journey to Kharanaq. Kharanaq is an abandoned mud town, like many in the region once were. It is still relatively well preserved, good enough to give us an idea of what life was like in such a city of narrow streets and covered tunnel-like corridors. The old houses can be entered, but caution is advised as everything is in danger of collapsing.
6. Day: Trip to Kerman / ca. 355 km
From today on, we will be biking towards the south and we have a lot of kilometers to drive. We are located on the desert fringes but still encounter temperatures as if we were in a blast furnace. In the later afternoon, we will arrive in Kerman.
7. Day: Trip to Shahdad / ca. 100 km
We only have a short distance to drive today, but the landscape will change dramatically. In our nice eco-resort we can relax and enjoy the day.
8. Day: Excursion to the desert
Unfortunately we have to leave the motorcycles behind today. For our desert trip we have to switch to jeeps. For safety reasons, the local authorities have banned the use of motorcycles. But even so, the excursion will be a great experience
Don't be surprised if you think you've been posted to Arizona today. The rocky landscape of Shahdad is very similar to the famous rock formations in the USA. We will spend the afternoon and evening here and be enchanted by these extraordinary natural phenomena.
9. Day: Trip to Bam / ca. 205 km
We will hurry and bring the couple kilometers to Bam behind us quickly. In Bam, we will visit the old city of clay and its fortress. In December 2003, it was almost destroyed completely by an earthquake. Fortunately, the government decided to rebuild the city soon after the earthquake and progress was made. I have been there for the last time eight years ago and already then, I could see the differences. Thus, we can probably get a good impression of the old settlement.
10. Day: Trip to Sirjan / ca. 380 km
This day and the next are mostly days for motorcycling with a break in Sirjan. We have to drive more than 600km to get to Shiraz. Iran is a really big country.
11. Day: Trip to Shiraz / ca. 390 km
Let's continue - we will arrive in Shiraz in the evening.
12. Day: Day Trip to Persepolis
Today the bikes stay in the garage and we let our bus chauffeur us to Persepolis. A local guide will lead us into the mysteries of the ancient Persian imperial city which Alexander the Great in 330 BC. completely destroyed.
The other half of the day we can spend strolling through the bazaar of Vakil in Shiraz and visit the famous Nasir al Mulk mosque.
13. Day: Trip to Yasuj / ca. 170 km
On our way to beautiful Isfahan, we will stop in Yasuj. The landscape is fabulous and we can enjoy our last two days on our bikes.
14. Day: Trip to Isfahan / ca. 320 km
Our roundtrip reached its staring point: We are back in Isfahan.
15. Day: Isfahan
Today there is another opportunity to explore the "most beautiful city in Iran". For the evening we have another surprise for you.
16. Day: Flight Home
I am certain that you take a completely different picture of Iran back home. Spread your experiences and help to correct the negative prejudices conveyed by the media. Iran's people deserved to be presented how they really are.
"Be omide didar", in English "Goodbye and see you soon".