96km Shiraz to Jomarjan

Andrew and our tent, no one around for milesIt was nothing less than wonderful to get back on our bikes today and head out of Shiraz with the sun on our backs, not to mention a good strong tailwind. Too many long bus trips and hotel stays had made us very eager to get back to the road and peaceful camping that we love. The scenery was beautiful with snow-capped mountains all around and we started getting to grips with what it will be like to cycle here in Iran. So far the much-feared Iranian drivers aren’t so bad as all that. Oh sure, they go faster than they should and at least half of them drive without headlights at night but where cyclists are concerned they almost always slow down as they pass, giving us lots of space and a friendly wave. We wouldn’t rent a car in this country but on a bike we feel pretty comfortable.

As in Syria, the motorcycles did annoy us slightly. The age of the drivers is unbelievably young, perhaps as little as 14 if we judged their faces correctly. Of course they want to show off and so our arrival in a town is almost immediately noticed by one of these motorbikes, usually with at least two or even three kids aboard, who then rides just ahead of us, beeping the horn to attract the attention of everyone on the street. Soon every motorbike and scooter in town seems to be on one side of us or the other and we’re always relieved when we reach the outskirts and everyone goes back to life as it was before we arrived. Between the tailwind and a long descent we managed to cover a fair bit of ground today, although no doubt we’ll pay for that when we return to Shiraz in two weeks to get our visa extended. The ride to the coast should be easy but we can already anticipate the muscle aches we’ll have coming back up the hill.


  1. friedel
    23rd January 2008 at 2:11 pm #

    What we spent: nothing!!

    Road notes: The ride out of Shiraz is very straight forward and signs to Firouzabad are clear and in English. Even though we left on a Friday, we saw plenty of shops open selling the essentials and there are a reasonable number of towns and villages en route. You shouldn’t have any problems picking up basic supplies outside of Shiraz.

  2. Mycroft Gibbons
    29th November 2022 at 12:10 pm #

    Xoilac Tv Thẳng Soccer da gaĐội tuyển Việt Nam chỉ muốn một kết quả hòa có bàn thắng nhằm lần loại hai góp mặt trên World Cup futsal. Nhưng, nhằm thực hiện được điều đó

  3. SEO marketing
    5th December 2022 at 1:55 am #

    Well I truly liked reading it. This information provided by you is very constructive for accurate planning.

  4. Bitcoin Price
    5th December 2022 at 5:53 am #

    Enjoyed looking at this, very good stuff, thanks . “The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing.” by Archilocus.

  5. Kathryn Morton
    6th December 2022 at 7:04 pm #

    I was shocked to see 1-2 people I never expected ??

  6. Tattoo Shops
    7th December 2022 at 11:31 am #

    Did you go to university? bottles sic code “To be a leader, one of the things you need to do is win games you’re not supposed to win,” Kelly says

  7. Scott Barlow
    8th December 2022 at 12:01 am #

    Can anyone able to recommend quality Ice Lollies B2B Database? Thank you 😀

  8. Mely Home
    13th December 2022 at 7:19 pm #

    You are my aspiration, I possess few blogs and rarely run out from brand .

  9. Printable Free Pulse Oximeter template
    14th December 2022 at 12:59 pm #

    ivermectin tablets uk ivermectin drg – ivermectin 250ml

  10. Expert Removal Services
    22nd December 2022 at 12:36 pm #

    Thanks anti aging skin care tips for mensharing your thoughts. I really appreciate your efforts andI am waiting for your further write ups thank you once again.

  11. Electric Vehicles
    26th December 2022 at 12:33 am #

    I will immediately take hold of your rss feed as I can’t find your email subscription hyperlink or newsletterservice. Do you have any? Kindly allow me recognise in order thatI could subscribe. Thanks.

  12. Earlene Mackenzie
    29th December 2022 at 1:31 am #

    Excellent way of describing, and good articleto take information about my presentation subject matter, which i am goingto deliver in school.

  13. Bitcoin Trading
    29th December 2022 at 7:34 am #

    replica swiss watches owns a long and plentiful history.

  14. https://www.axiomamerica.com/
    1st January 2023 at 11:12 pm #

    proposal argument essay about community service writing papers in biological sciences responsible alcohol beverage service essay

  15. Tattoo Artists
    5th January 2023 at 2:59 pm #

    Hi Stacie, Well I’m really glad to hear that you got out of that opportunity pronto, those types of Facebook groups are complete poison as well! 

  16. to learn more
    5th January 2023 at 11:51 pm #

    [email protected]

  17. for more information
    6th January 2023 at 9:08 am #

    [email protected]

  18. Troy Gravino
    11th January 2023 at 4:26 pm #

    Hey, you used to write wonderful, but the last few posts have been kinda boring… I miss your great writings. Past few posts are just a little bit out of track! come on!

  19. mortgage video
    30th March 2023 at 12:41 pm #

    ahwatukee apartments rentberry scam ico 30m$ raised garage plans with apartment one level

  20. Secretlab gaming chai
    3rd April 2023 at 8:06 pm #

    Accordingly, the main goal of teaching grammar is to help students speak English with organized and correct structures; and if our students learn English with clear and right structures when they are young

  21. certified pre-owned
    6th April 2023 at 5:31 pm #

    apartment buildings boston newport apartment huxley apartments

  22. Hazel Campbell
    11th April 2023 at 1:33 am #

    El 6 mejor autor para determinar el programa Java

  23. Anime Character Info
    12th April 2023 at 11:53 am #

    apartments in lowell ma furnished apartments for rent mirada apartments

  24. real money players
    12th April 2023 at 3:19 pm #

    ivermectin poisoning ivermectin egg withdrawal

  25. technological specifics
    13th April 2023 at 8:19 am #

    Nice answers in return of this issue with solid arguments and describing all about that.

  26. Names For Your Baby
    15th April 2023 at 4:39 pm #

    ivermectin rosacea ivermectin use in humans

  27. lace trims
    16th April 2023 at 9:55 pm #

    Thanks so much for the post. Awesome.

  28. learn more
    16th April 2023 at 11:58 pm #

    ivermectin 6 ivermectin gel – ivermectin human

  29. generic ed pills mens erection pills – online ed meds

  30. chau su trong cay
    19th April 2023 at 1:44 pm #

    Thanks a lot for this kind of details I had been exploring all Yahoo to locate it!

  31. bobbleheadsme
    19th April 2023 at 7:08 pm #

    I loved your article. Really Cool.

  32. gambling industry
    20th April 2023 at 2:25 am #

    เบททุนน้อยแตกหนัก เล่นก่อน รวยก่อนนาทีนี้ นาทีทอง รับโบนัส กระจาย!!! 💥ฝากครั้งแรก 300 รับฟรี 100 ทันที📲ฝาก-ถอน ไม่มีขั้นต่ำ 😘แอดมินน่ารักบริการดี 24 ชม. 💕

  33. favorite game
    21st April 2023 at 1:55 am #

    best india pharmacy: online indian pharmacies meds from india

  34. RTP
    21st April 2023 at 7:43 am #

    ตัวอย่างซีรีส์จีน สามชาติสามภพ ป่าท้อสิบหลี่ Fantasy ภาพยนตร์ที่มีการผสมจินตนาการแบบที่เราๆ ไม่ค่อยเห็นในชีวิต จะเรียกว่า เหนือจริงก็ได้ เด็กๆ หลายคนชอบจนถึงขั้นติดเลย

  35. d?ch v? d?n nhà tr?n gói
    22nd April 2023 at 6:02 am #

    vidalista 40 – malegra 200 usa and uk cenforce 100 usa and uk

  36. why is nutrition so important
    23rd April 2023 at 7:40 pm #

    Great blog. Really Cool.

  37. FangWallet
    26th April 2023 at 10:54 am #

    I am going to start a small Blog Engine course work

  38. Kristin Flannery
    27th April 2023 at 8:15 pm #

    Do you love sports? Maybe you are a fan of some football club?

  39. skill development
    28th April 2023 at 1:28 am #

    Happiness in marriage is entirely a matter of chance.’ By Jane Austen

  40. moving company bronx
    28th April 2023 at 10:47 am #

    Really enjoyed this post. Want more.

  41. roofing construction company
    29th April 2023 at 1:24 pm #

    Major thanks for the article. Fantastic.

  42. how to avoid bankruptcy
    2nd May 2023 at 9:19 pm #

    Major thanks for the blog.Much thanks again. Will read on…

  43. Outsider Complex
    4th May 2023 at 6:22 pm #

    Recommended and endorsed by multiple celebrities

  44. binomo güvenilir mi
    9th May 2023 at 2:55 pm #

    Your method of explaining the whole thing in this paragraphis genuinely good, all be able to easily be aware of it, Thanks a lot.

  45. mma
    12th May 2023 at 3:23 pm #

    ivermectin covid study ivermectin child dose

  46. for relaxation naturally
    19th May 2023 at 1:55 pm #

    I’m a trainee will permethrin kill lice Joey Barton, one of the campaign’s figureheads, wore the laces in QPR’s 0-0 draw with Brighton on Wednesday, while Fulham goalkeeper David Stockdale confirmed on Twitter he planned to wear them.

  47. Jethro Shah
    22nd May 2023 at 7:33 pm #

    best india pharmacy: order medications online from india order medications online from india

  48. Reformistas multiservicios
    29th May 2023 at 9:33 pm #

    Thanks for this data I has been checking all Yahoo to be able to discover it!

  49. cnc machines parts
    3rd June 2023 at 12:17 am #

    I really enjoy the article. Will read on…

  50. univerzitet brcko
    15th June 2023 at 5:11 pm #

    So one way of crashing into the scene is to impersonate a workers member ofthe catering firm or the flower arrangement company.

  51. investing platforms
    16th June 2023 at 8:51 am #

    there is the God of War. scammers since it took us a

  52. Landscape lighting Austin
    23rd June 2023 at 7:35 pm #

    In a means, I am like her. I’m very flattered.

  53. ??????
    26th June 2023 at 10:30 am #

    deerfield beach apartments la vista apartments peachtree corners apartments

  54. Brett Thompson
    28th June 2023 at 6:17 pm #

    rx crossroads pharmacy refill internet pharmacy mexico

  55. https://www.radbounce.com/scottsdale/
    4th July 2023 at 2:15 am #

    most cosmetics today are made up of artificial products that can harm the skin, there are still few natural cosmetics on the market,

  56. Braden Holmes
    8th July 2023 at 12:57 am #

    the two, it simply comes down If you already know everything

  57. WIreless Earbuds
    11th July 2023 at 2:53 pm #

    Ngmsmv – annotated bibliography mla Ptvirm uxdooq

  58. deep sleep meditation techniques
    19th July 2023 at 5:16 pm #

    Really Value this send, how can I make is hence that I get an alert transmit when you write a new article?

  59. prosolution gel
    21st July 2023 at 12:55 pm #

    serais incapable avons enfin du les os du. Il reste trois parcours magnifique elle,

  60. 1 ace apk download
    23rd July 2023 at 10:46 pm #

    Arrived 10 minutes later my followers thank you

  61. interior designer in Malaysia
    3rd August 2023 at 1:19 pm #

    An interesting conversation deserves comment. I assume that you must write more on this subject, it might not be a forbidden subject yet normally people are not enough to talk on such subjects. To the following. Thanks

  62. ny stripper
    16th August 2023 at 9:13 pm #

    Wow! I’m in awe of the author’s writing skills and ability to convey complicated concepts in a straightforward and concise manner. This article is a true gem that earns all the applause it can get. Thank you so much, author, for offering your knowledge and offering us with such a valuable asset. I’m truly grateful!

  63. Robertinfam
    10th October 2023 at 4:38 pm #

    I gave https://www.cornbreadhemp.com/products/cbd-sleep-gummies a prove for the maiden previously, and I’m amazed! They tasted great and provided a intelligibility of calmness and relaxation. My stress melted away, and I slept well-advised too. These gummies are a game-changer since me, and I highly endorse them to anyone seeking appropriate pain recess and improved sleep.

  64. Robertinfam
    10th October 2023 at 9:40 pm #

    I gave https://www.cornbreadhemp.com/collections/full-spectrum-cbd-oil a whack at for the first previously, and I’m amazed! They tasted great and provided a intelligibility of calmness and relaxation. My importance melted away, and I slept less ill too. These gummies are a game-changer on the side of me, and I extremely recommend them to anyone seeking natural worry alleviation and well-advised sleep.

  65. Gutscheincode
    29th November 2023 at 9:54 pm #

    Thanks-a-mundo for the blog. Will read on…

  66. http://shengbenzhejiangchina.com/
    12th December 2023 at 7:09 am #

    Major thanks for the blog. Great.

  67. nba 直播
    18th December 2023 at 3:43 pm #

    Major thankies for the post. Keep writing.

    24th December 2023 at 10:44 am #

    Im obliged for the blog post. Great.

  69. bellevue breaking news
    2nd February 2024 at 4:09 pm #

    Bellevue Latest Headlines: City of Bellevue can Apply for Digital Equity Grant https://bellevuenews.us

  70. luxury homes in nagpur
    16th February 2024 at 5:52 pm #

    Thanks so much for the blog post. Cool.

  71. motorcycle crash bars yamaha
    19th February 2024 at 9:34 am #

    I really like and appreciate your article. Cool.

  72. ai undresser
    28th February 2024 at 12:05 pm #

    Im thankful for the article. Really Cool.

  73. https://outingtribe.com
    28th February 2024 at 5:10 pm #

    I value the blog.Much thanks again. Really Great.

  74. remotely update raspberry pi
    4th March 2024 at 9:50 am #

    Im obliged for the blog. Keep writing.

  75. gpt pdf
    13th March 2024 at 1:03 pm #

    I really enjoy the blog.Much thanks again. Really Great.

  76. 外約按摩推薦
    16th March 2024 at 4:46 am #

    Thanks-a-mundo for the post. Fantastic.

    18th March 2024 at 9:35 am #

    Embark on epic quests and uncover ancient mysteries. Lucky Cola

  78. himachal news hindi
    26th March 2024 at 4:56 pm #

    Enjoyed every bit of your blog post. Really Cool.

  79. craigslist
    30th March 2024 at 1:21 am #


  80. yupoo clothing
    20th April 2024 at 2:32 pm #

    Im thankful for the blog. Cool.

  81. จำนองที่ดิน
    16th May 2024 at 1:20 am #

    227418 156054Its essential to have having access to the information posted here 253799

  82. janitor ai
    21st May 2024 at 2:52 pm #

    Thanks so much for the blog post. Cool.

Leave a comment