Monthly Archives: August 2018

Turkey – Sinop, 30 – 31 August 2018

Trabzon to Sinop, once again along the coast but the sea is not always visible, quite busy  for most of the way with many towns and local traffic, good 4 lane road so overtaking was never a problem, many tunnels … Continue reading

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Turkey – Trabzon, 28 – 29 August 2018

Batumi to Trabzon in Turkey involved crossing the border from Georgia to Turkey. It took about 20 minutes to ride from Batumi to the border, there were about 10 cars queued up but no movement.  After 10 minutes in the … Continue reading

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Georgia – Batumi, 26 – 27 August 2018

Tbilisi to Batumi was not a very pleasant ride. The first 70 km or so was on a good 4 lane highway, after that 2 lanes through the mountains which would normally be good but there was too much traffic … Continue reading

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Georgia – Tbilisi, 24 – 25 August 2018

Yerevan to Tbilisi, this time I followed a different route, first to Sevan and then onto the M4 all the way to the Georgian Border. Overall it was a much better road than the  M6 which I had to go … Continue reading

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Armenia – Yerevan, 19 – 23 August 2018

Haghpat to Yerevan – once again the road was bad with numerous road works until Sevan, after that it was a good 4 lane road to Yerevan. Yerevan – capital of Armenia, a clean and modern city, no old town, … Continue reading

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Armenia – Haghpat, 17 – 18 August 2018

Ganja, Azerbaijan to Haghpat, Armenia involved crossing two borders, first from Azerbaijan to Georgia and 40 minutes later from Georgia to Armenia. I had to visit Armenia after Azerbaijan because if I had a Armenian stamp in my passport Azerbaijan … Continue reading

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Azerbaijan – Ganja, 16 August 2018

Baku to Ganja – this time I took a different route through the hills to avoid the horrendous winds I suffered on the way in over the plains. Good decision hahaha perfect ride in cool conditions around 800m and blue … Continue reading

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Azerbaijan – Baku, 11 – 15 August 2018

Ganja to Baku, good 4 lane road all the way and not much traffic but not a nice ride, very strong gusting winds blowing me all over the place, requiring a real effort to hold the bike in a straight … Continue reading

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Azerbaijan – Ganja, 10 August 2018

Tbilisi, Georgia to Ganja, Azerbaijan, rain predicted so dressed in my full riding suit, left at 0920, Garmin playing up, marked a POI close to the border and got it going in the right direction. Garmin does not have maps for … Continue reading

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Georgia – Tbilisi, 05 – 09 August 2018

Kars to Tbilisi, I started out with just a long sleeve shirt on, no jacket, temp was 19c and I expected it to warm up as the day progressed, guess again, altitude rose to over 2,000 metres and it got … Continue reading

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