Preparation

Planned route

The route I was intending to take was mainly influenced by political circumstances. At the beginning, I wanted to ride along the east coast of the Mediterranean Sea but nowadays any routes through Syria are almost impossible. Therefore I choose the route through the area of Iran, UAE, Oman, and Yemen. Currently Yemen seems the most instable country so I may end up taking the ferry from south Turkey down to Egypt.

Norway: Nordkap – Honningsvag – Lakselv – Karasjok

Finland: Inari – Ivalo – Sodankylä – Kuusamo – Taivalkoski – Oulu – Vilasaari – Heinola – Kouvola –  Lappeenranta

Russia: Vyborg – St. Petersburg – Narva

Estonia: Tallin – Tartu – Valga

Latvia: Riga

Lithuania: Vilnius

Belarus: Minsk

Poland: Podlaska – Krakov – Katovice

Czech: Prag

Germany: Dresden – Nürnberg – Göppingen

Switzerland: Schaffhausen – Weiningen – Birmensdorf – St. Gallen

Austria: Innsbruck – Rattenberg – Passau – Wien

Slovakia: Bratislava

Hungary: Budapest

Serbia: Novi Sad – Belgrad

Romania: Corabia – Constanza

Bulgaria: Varna

Turkey: Istanbul – Ankara – Trabzon

Georgia: Batumi

Turkey: Van – Gaziantep – Adana – Mersin

Egypt: Port Said – Kairo – Abu Minqar – Luxor – Assuan

Sudan: Wadi Halfa – Dongola – Khartoum – Al Quadarif – Gondar

Ethopia: Addis Ababa – Awassa

Kenia: Marsabit – Meru – Nakuru – Kimilili

Uganda: Kampala – Masaka – Kabale

Ruanda: Rubavu

Kongo: Goma

Burundi: Bujumbura

Tansania: Kigoma 

Sambia: Mpulungu 

Malawi: Chitipa –Mzuzu – Kasungu

Sambia: Chipata – Lusaka – Livingstone

Namibia: Rundu – Grootfontein – Swakopmund – Walvis Bay – Vioolsdrift

South Africa: Springbok – Velddrift – Cape Town