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Join Me: Italy, Albania, Greece, Turkey and beyond?

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Join Me: Italy, Albania, Greece, Turkey and beyond?

Hello there,

Is there anyone that would like to join me on an adventure? I am keen to share my future touring experiences with someone else or a small group.

A little about my touring style; I ride a hardtail mountain bike with small rear panniers and 'bikepacking' style bags. Although I have been mainly sticking to roads, I do have the capability to go off road and have done some pretty epic bikepacking/mtbing routes along my travels. I have been touring for 10 months in Frace, Spain, Portugal, Morocco and now Italy. I have been doing 'Workaways' along my route every 3-4 weeks, to have a rest, get to know a place better and cause they are just fun! (And I got stopped for almost 3 months due to the Covid19) Lately I have been covering something around 100km per day, but that number was a lot smaller when I started, and if it is very hilly or head winds then I do less. Majority of the nights I wild camp, and I do like to do some Warmshowers of course! I am on a budget so am only eating out occasionally in Europe to try the local foods!

A bit about me; I am a 24 year old easy going guy, who is generally pretty quite until I have spent time with people. I like to go with the flow and generally do not plan too far a head, as I know that things can change without my control. I am Vegetarian and enjoy seafood occasionally. I love to swim in the sea, lakes or rivers at any opportunity. I am easy if I ride road, dirt road or trail. I am not worried if I take a bus for a small section if it looks not so exciting. I am open minded and happy to discuss anything. I do not drink or smoke and I have no problem with people who do.

A bit of a rough plan; I am currently in Italy heading from the north towards Rome and should be there for the last weekend of June. From Rome I plan to continue south towards Bari and if things are still looking good take a boat to either Albania or Greece (mid july-ish). Then probably another boat to Turkey( maybe August). I have thoughts of Georgia and/or Iran maybe further, and also realise this time of year will be very hot so will have to see what happens.

I am keen to discuss any other options if you are also looking for a buddy. If you want to sound something out please dont hesitate sending me a message. My WhatsApp is +64284054466.

Peace and happy peddling!

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Iran

Nice to read about you and your plans. let me kow if your road cross Iran.

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Iran

Hello Sina, I really hope it will be possible to ride in Iran soon and i will definitely let you know if i do come! All the best, Peter 

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I can only wish

Hopefully next year I can make it to Europe and do some biking.  Good luck and enjoy life. 

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Hey Peter, 

Hey Peter, 

Im leaving the uk to tour the world soon 30/8/2020. Im also easy going and only have a very loose plan. If u fancy hooking up sometime and doing some touring that would be awesome. Im aiming for Albania around the end of October. Thinking about going through Turkey after that and maybe the Stans. Like I said I've not got any dead set plans and I'm all about just doing what feels right at the time. Going with the flow. 
Super happy just to meet like minded people on my journey, make memories and share good times. My set up is very similar to yours as I like traveling light and going of road and I'm not obsessed with crunching out big miles, not that there's nothing wrong with that and if it requires im fit enough to do it. But going slower and taking it in is more my groove. 
Let me know if you're up for some company mate and we can link up �.  

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Hello Alastair, sounds like

Hello Alastair, sounds like some good plans, definitely come down to Turkey, it is amazing here!!! I am currently in the south west of Turkey and am riding with an Australian guy. We will head towards Georgia/Iran, but not sure when we will be able to cross any borders.... hit me up when you get down this way and we might be able to meet up! Cheers

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Hi Peter, thanks for the

Hi Peter, thanks for the reply. Glad u are enjoying your time in Turkey, every one tells me it's amazing. Can't wait to be fair, counting down the days now. Excited and nervous at the same time but i suppose that's normal especially in the current situation. Hopefully be in Greece by October then im making my way through Bulgaria to Istanbul. Fingers crossed Georgia and Iran opens it's borders soon. Will definitely hit u up when im near, be good to meet up and share some adventures. 
Thanks Al