One day I came up with the idea of driving a scooter from Iran back home to Switzerland.

To my great pleasure Martina decided to join me on this great adventure. And guess what… We actually did it!

This page is a Sub-homepage specifically for this trip.

We sent our scooters to Dubai by plane and took them on the ferry to Iran. We then drove through the desert under the blazing sun. Here we regularly experienced 50°C (122°F). The people in Iran – especially in the South – are ridiculously friendly. During our 30 day stay in Iran we spent 20 nights in houses of complete strangers. None of them would accept money for hosting us!

Then we drove through the Caucausus, where we found Azerbaijan to be a little surprise gem on this trip.

The next step was crossing Turkey. We even headed through the notorious kurdish areas, which I found to be a particularly interesting experience.

Last but not least, we crossed the Balcan on the freeway, because time was running out.

This was the trip of a lifetime.

Duration of the trip 10 weeks
Flat tires 3
Police encounters: 6
Bike drops on the road: 2
Bike drops offroad: lost count
Nights in a tent: 9
Countries visited: UAE, Iran, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Armenia, Turkey, Bulgaria, Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia, Austria
South East Turkey – the Kurdish areas

The Kurdish Areas of Turkey have an unfortunate reputation in our Western media. Travelling through the areas however, is a very rewarding experience. The old city of Mardin and Göbeklitepe – the oldest temple in human history – are just two examples of the rich culture in the area.… Read More

Driving through Azerbaijan

Travelling to Azerbaijan gives you the possibility of seeing mud volcanoes, drinking natural burning water and visiting the thriving city of Baku. We traveled here without high expectations and ended up loving every minute we spent here.… Read More

Driving through Iran – Part 1

The long drive through Iran started off in Bandar Abbas. This article covers the ride until Shiraz and the archeological site of Persepolis and our first contact with the amazingly friendly Iranian people.… Read More

Dubai – customs wars

Dubai is an amazing city for sightseeing. It is best known for it’s tall skyscrapers. Unfortunately we had almost no time to see these sights, as we spent most of our time in Dubai in customs trying to get our scooters released. It was a frustrating and expensive time.… Read More

Carrier System

To carry all our gear I had to make a custom carrier system for our Innovas. It was a lot of work, but it is really paying off. … Read More