Cycling in Iran – facts and figures

Between the 14 March 2016 and the 02 of May 2016 (50 days) I cycled 1,091 Km (678 miles) in Iran covering an average of 60 Km a day. The longest distance I cycled on a single day was 111 Km and the shortest 15 Km.

In Iran I injured my knee which took me off the bike for a fair amount of time. I saw a lot of the country by bus.

During that time I spent 564 euros. The average daily cost in Iran was 11.28 euros.

Eating out includes not only meals but any ready made refreshments like cakes whilst groceries includes buying ingredients to cook my own meals. Included in the accommodation costs are any gifts I took to say thank you to those that open their doors to me.

Communication covers the cost of SIM cards and postage to letters home and Transport are mainly buses from one city to another and underground costs in Tehran.

The visa costs include the Letter of Invitation provided by Stantours and the extension of the visa once in the country.

People’s generosity in the country was incredible and their hospitality unrivalled. A fair number of people, some of which my friends now, opened the doors of their home to me, I have put them all under the category of friends.