Day 112. 80km. Meghri – Jolfa

Posted: July 3, 2015 in Armenia, Cycling, Iran
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We are in Iran! Yay!!! Today we cycled along the most amazing valley. Steep, barren mountains rising vertically upwards towards the heavens. Snow-capped mountains in the distance. And it is warmer. We have crossed into a new world.

The road to Jolfa

The road to Jolfa

The valley started like a deep chasm with cliff-faces rising up on both sides. Slowly, it opened out. Grassy plains, poppies swaying in the (head) wind, and massive peaks looming behind. We stopped often for photos, and rejoiced the warmer weather.

Steep chasms

Steep chasms

The road to Jolfa

The road to Jolfa

The road to Jolfa

The road to Jolfa

The road to Jolfa

The road to Jolfa

The road to Jolfa

The road to Jolfa

Comments
  1. socialinform says:

    Beautiful photos, thank you! I can’t wait for more 🙂
    BTW if you need inspiration regarding where to go in Iran take a look here:
    http://theotheriran.com/tag/photos/ (diverse galleries of photos from Iran)

    Hope you like that collection of posts.

  2. Hej Matthew,

    I like to see that someone is cycling through Iran and the neighbouring countries. I thought that Iran, Irak and Afghanistan are not so safe at the moment, that’s why I changed my route through Kazachstan. But your adventure makes me doubt that decision. 🙂

    Cheers!
    Geart from Denmark (originally from The Netherlands)

  3. Thanks, I’ll certainly consider that, because the country is high on my list of countries I would like to visit.
    Have a safe ride!
    Geart

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