Discover the beautiful hospitable Persia


 

Iran, ancient Persia, is a land of contrasts with rich culture and fascinating history.

Often in the news because of President Ahmadinejad's provocative statements and seemingly perpetual tension with arch-enemy America.

During this motorcycle journey you will discover this fascinating country with many monuments, palaces, colorful bazaars and impressive mosques.

And you come back with a different picture of the country and the people as you went.

A motorcycle trip through Iran is certainly unique.

As far as we know, Motor Trails is currently the only one in the world that offers a motorcycle tour in Iran on Iranian motorcycles.

Read a story in Kicxtart 2019-07 here

Iran Persia

22 Days


Type of trip: Adventure ( day parts unpaved )

Travel time months 2022: September

Travel time months 2023: September

Driving days: 16

Rest days during the tour: 3

Group size: 8 - 12 people

Travel Price Rider:  € 4.995,-

Travel Duo:  € 4.700,-

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Travel information:


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September 9, 2023
September 30, 2023
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DAYFROMTOKM
1AmsterdamDeparture
2ArrivalTehran
3TehranKashan286
4KashanIsfahan211
5IsfahanStay
6IsfahanYazd337
7YazdStay
8YazdRafsanjan291
9RafsanjanSirjan247
10SirjanShiraz380
11ShirazStayDay trip Persepolis
12ShirazAnarestan, Jam324
13Anarestan, JamBushehr247
14BushehrKazerum220
15KazerumYasuj269
16YasujLordegan171
17LordeganChelgerd258
18ChelgerdDorood230
19DoroodBehistun288
20BehistunHamadan170
21HamadanTehran379
22TehranAmsterdam4.308TOTAL
Highlights of the trip:

  • Alborz Mountains
  • White Palace
  • Niyavaran Palace
  • National Museum
  • Imam Khomeini Mosque
  • City of Isfahan
  • Zayandaneh River
  • Teahouses
  • Bazar-e Bozorgh
  • Imam Mosque
  • Persian culture
  • Mausoleum of Shah-e Cheragh
  • Persepolis
  • Overnight at classrooms
  • Jashak Salt dome
  • Persian Gulf
  • Helleh National Park
  • Overnight nomadic tent

Rules

Iran is a strict country and for the slightest thing you need a permit and end up in the bureaucratic machine. Therefore, we may not end up being able to ride everything we have planned now. The entire route and roads must be submitted to the ministry in advance and permission will be granted or not granted shortly before departure.

But either way, a motorcycle trip in Iran is unique. As far as we know, Motor Trails is currently the only one in the world that offers a motorcycle trip in Iran on Iranian motorcycles.

Guidance

A local guide in Iran is mandatory. This one will ride with us in the follow car. In addition, we will have a local driver and a mechanic in the support car. Our tour guide will accompany the trip from the motorcycle. The local guide will regularly have to consult with police, show permits and explain the motorcycle trip at checkpoints. It is a new phenomenon in the country, a group of foreigners on local motorcycles, no one is familiar with this yet.

Overnight

Overnight stays will be in local hotels. These are generally good hotels obv two person room with breakfast. One night will be in a tented camp. Here you sleep in a comfortable two-person nomadic tent. We sleep one night in people's homes.

Heaviness of the journey

It is not in itself a tough trip. There is not very complicated off-roading. Often the roads will be unpaved, but not particularly difficult. Also, the altitude does not really play a major role. We drive a lot through the mountains, but do not reach relevant altitudes. The climate can be tricky though, it is hot and dry much of the year but in the mountains it can also be very cold. So bring winter clothes and winter gloves, too!

Visa

We provide an invitation letter, these costs are included in the travel price. You can buy a visa for Iran on arrival yourself at the airport for 75,- Euros.

Insurance

Motorcycles have compulsory Iranian third-party insurance, damage to third parties is covered by this. However, damage to the motorcycle cannot be insured in Iran. So this will be at your own expense.

Type of rental engine

During this trip you will ride an Iranian Kavir 248cc motorcycle. This is a local off-road model.

Follow car with mechanic

There will be a follow car with mechanic.

Clothing

For this trip, given the temperature differences, you should bring thermal clothing or 3-season motorcycle suit in addition to summer motorcycle clothing.

International driving license

For this motorcycle trip, you will need an international driver's license, which you will arrange in advance with the ANWB in your home country.

The price includes the following:

  • International flight

  • Taxes and surcharges

  • Transfers
  • All hotel nights with breakfast based on 2 persons per room

  • Rental motorcycle

  • Follow car with local driver

  • Mandatory local guide in support car

  • Traveling mechanic

  • Dutch tour guide on the motorcycle

  • Visa invitation letter

What is not included in the price:

  • Gasoline

  • Resi and cancellation insurance

  • Personal expenses

  • International driving license available from ANWB

  • All other meals and drinks

  • Entrance fees

  • Indicative pocket money € 300

Additional service we can offer you:

  • single room € 485,-

Reviews of the trip


Great trip through an incredibly hospitable and friendly country. Point of improvement would like to point out that winter clothing is also needed. The whole trip was great!

Lode WesterOctober 2019

Iran is a beautiful destination. First routes pretty much "highway" with little challenge as a motorcyclist. Top hotels! Best I found Persepolis, Jashak salt mountains. Amir the local guide is an excellent companion. Knows how to find nice eating locations and takes over the work of the waiters right away. Actually always arranges everything everywhere. Knows a lot. Perfect English. The mechanic and driver of the follow car: Mohse Mohammed are a top duo. Their English is a little less, especially Mohammed's. But they compensate for this with great humor and great helpfulness. Mohse seems to know his way everywhere, and Mohammed gets everything going. Definitely keep this threesome!

Rasmond KloproggeOctober 2019