South Iran Cruise

For more than ten years, since our first overland tour from Germany to India in 2008, we are leading one to two groups per year to or through Iran.

Pricing

Price
per rider in shared twin/double room €3,600.00 $4,004.85 ?
per pillion passenger in shared twin/double room €3,100.00 $3,448.62 ?
per person single room (surcharge) €450.00 $500.61 ?

Features

Features
15 x overnight stay in hotel
14 x breakfast
14 x lunch or dinner
Rental motorcycle: Benelli 249 TNT
Operating materials (petrol/oil)
Service vehicle
Tour guide
International flight: Frankfurt - Isfahan / Isfahan - Frankfurt
Airport transfer in Iran
Not included features
Everything that is not listed under services

More details

More details
Total distance approx. 2635 km
Difficulty level Medium
min: 6 - max: 12 riders
Mobility: The offer is not suitable for people with reduced mobility. Please contact us for more information.

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's restrictions on riding bikes with more than 250qcm; 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 small copy of a BMW 800 GS with 248qcm from China and designed as a travel Enduro. This bike comes with three cases by default. 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, as well as an experienced motorbike guide. To give you the best possible experience, we are also offering a service car for your luggage.

The tour price includes the flight from Frankfurt, Germany to Isfahan. You can also arrive from other European airports, with a small extra charge where necessary.

Routing

Day 1

Departure

Your adventure is about to start. You board your airplane and a couple hours later, you arrive in Isfahan.

Accommodation in Isfahan

Day 2

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'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's most famous restaurants.

Accommodation in Isfahan

Day 3

Trip to Garmeh (ca. 395 km)

It's going to be hot today: we are riding to the desert. But not just any desert: We will be in the Kavir-e Mesr, which is a part of the big Dasht-e Kavir where the highest temperature ever has been measured: over 70° Celsius.

Accommodation in Garmeh

Day 4

A trip to the desert

Garmeh is a very special place. Some years ago, it was left by its inhabitants and was about to decay. Then Maziar cam up with a brilliant idea: The artists who was living in Teheran decided to transform his parents' 400 years old home into a guest house. Thereby, he also influenced other former inhabitants of Garmeh to do the same and over the years a dozen guest houses were renovated. In these houses, guests can live in the traditional way: you sleep, eat and live on the floor.

We can spend the day either with a walk through the oasis, climbing up a mountain close to the oasis, or a motorbiking tour to a salt lake in about 80km distance.

We will spend our evening in the dunes of Mesr, if everyone agrees. Maziar and some of his friends will bring us there in SUVs. We will eat our dinner under the starry sky and listen to traditional Iranian music.

Maziar will tell us the fee for this trip, which is not included in the tour price, in Garmeh.

Accommodation in Garmeh

Day 5

Trip to Yazd (ca. 295 km)

We are leaving the magnificent Garmeh today, but still stay in the desert. Before we reach our destination, the ancient Yazd, we leave the main road and visit the abandoned Kharanaq, a city of clay.

Most of the houses are decayed and there is nothing much done to preserve them. We can, however, still wander through the crooked streets and imagine ourselves some centuries ago and immerse mentally into the hustle and bustle back then.

Accommodation in Yazd

Day 6

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.

Accommodation in Yazd

Day 7

Trip to Kerman (ca. 365 km)

From today on, we will be biking towards the south and we have a lot of kilometers to ride. 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.

Accommodation in Kerman

Day 8

Trip to Shahdad (ca. 95 km)

You might feel as if you were in Arizona today. Shahdad's rocky landscape is very similar to the famous rock formations in the USA. We will spend our afternoon and evening here and let ourselves be enchanted by the exceptional natural phenomenon.

Accommodation in Shahdad

Day 9

Trip to Bam (ca. 225 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.

Accommodation in Bam

Day 10

Trip to Sirjan (ca. 380 km)

This day and the next are mostly days for motorcycling with a break in Sirjan. We have to ride more than 600km to get to Shiraz. Iran is a really big country.

Accommodation in Sirjan

Day 11

Trip to Shiraz (ca. 385 km)

Let's continue - we will arrive in Shiraz in the evening.

Accommodation in Shiraz

Day 12

Day Trip to Persepolis

Today, we let our bikes rest and let ourselves be chauffeured in comfortable busses to Persepolis. A local guide will tell us about the secrets of the old imperial city which was destroyed by Alexander the Great in the year 330 BC.

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.

Accommodation in Shiraz

Day 13

Trip to Yasuj (ca. 100 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.

Accommodation in Yasuj

Day 14

Trip to Isfahan (ca. 395 km)

Our roundtrip reached its staring point: We are back in Isfahan.

Accommodation in Isfahan

Day 15

Isfahan

Today, you have again the opportunity to explore Iran's "most beautiful city". We came up with something special for our dinner. We will be riding to an out-of-town caravanserai with a taxi and enjoy the good cuisine there.

Accommodation in Isfahan

Day 16

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".