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Days 1-3: Finally in Iran! Let the Adventure Commence!

Leonardo Paolino,

Finally in Iran! We arrived on Friday midnight. After passing through a long process in airport immigration (we spent three and a half hours before finally getting out of the airport), we went directly to the hotel and still started our day early as planned. 

 

Primo giorno a Tehran. Il volo era in orario ma abbiamo avuto un piccolo ritardo nell'ufficio per il visto. Abbiamo visitato la #MiladTower e il #NatureBridge, e ci siamo poi diretti verso #Abyaneh. Qui qualche piccolo assaggio del viaggio 😉 a breve altre news! Day one in #Tehran in a glance. The flight was on time but we had a little delay in the visa office. We managed to visit #MiladTower and #NatureBridge in the city and then we hit the road towards #Abyaneh. I will show you some shots of the road as well in the next post. خلاصه ای از روز اول در #تهران . پرواز به موقع نشست ولی کمی در اداره ویزا گیر کردیم. تونستیم #برج-میلاد و #پل-طبیعت رو ببینیم و راه بیفتیم به سمت #ابیانه . در پست بعدی از جاده هم عکس خواهم گذاشت. #lifeinextra #Iran #cycling #mountainbike #IranBikeTrip #mtb #travelling #travel #storytelling #traveller #bike #ontheroad #travelblogger #middleeast #viaggio @gustavolamela @angelospiller @bikelikealaker @leonardo.paolino @arashazadi

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For our itinerary, we planned it out in four stages: the Nature Bridge (a.k.a. Tabi'at Bridge), the Milad Tower (or Borj-e-Milad), Sa'dabad complex and the Azadi Tower. However, the city was too busy and we managed to go to only two - the Milad Tower and Nature Bridge.

After a day in the Iranian capital, we set off in Saturday night towards Abyaneh.

 

"And the road becomes my bride" (Wherever I May Roam, #Metallica 🎼) così ci siamo messi sulla strada per Abyaneh. Il tragitto verso il cuore dell' #iran🇮🇷 mixa paesaggi desertici con alberi e montagne🌳🏔 e c'è dell'altro!non perdetevi le prossime tappe 🚲 "And the road becomes my bride" (whereever I may roam-Metallica) so we hit the beautiful road towards #Abyaneh . The road to the heart of #Iran mixes desert landscape with trees and mountains. More to come! دل رو زدیم به جاده و حرکت کردیم سمت #ابیانه . جاده هایی که به سمت قلب ایران میره منظره دشت، درخت و کوه را با هم همراه دارن. #mountainbike #lifeinextra #IranBikeTrip #cycling #biketour #bikeadventure #ontheroad #desert #asia #travel #travels #traveller #storytelling #storyteller #travelblogger #mtb #persia_pictures #travelblog #wanderlust #1415iran #friends #music #igersiran @leonardo.paolino @gustavolamela @angelospiller @bikelikealaker @arashazadi

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It was a long road trip to Abyaneh and we ended up finally getting there at 11:30PM. The warm reception once we arrived was definitely a welcome experience after such a long time cooped up in a car. In fact, our hostess prepared a vegetable soup accompanied with a flatbread called Barbari bread which was crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. We finally got to bed at 2AM and managed to get around 4 to 5 hours of sleep.

After breakfast, we prepared the bikes and we were out the door by 9AM. It was a great tour. We pedaled for 11kms and even went on an uphill climb starting at 2220mt reaching 2900mts. While coming down, we passed a trout farm and our guide, Yaghoob, took some fish at we barbecued them outdoors. We headed to the village and stopped by a tea house on the way.

 

Una sala da tè molto particolare ad #abyaneh dove abbiamo bevuto il miglior #tè di sempre. La particolarità è che il tè viene cotto all'interno di queste teiere che si sono insaporite negli anni, rendendolo unico nel sapore. چایی که در #ابیانه نوشیدیم بهترین چایی که بود که تا حالا خوردیم و این چای رو در این ظرفها دم میکنن که به مرور زمان طعم چای رو قوی تر و بهتر میکنه. A very particular #teatime, we had the best #tea ever. The tea is brewed in these particular #teapot thanks to which the beverage has developed a richer flavour during the years. #travellingiran #travels #traveller #travel #travelblog #travelblogger #iran🇮🇷 #iranbike #iranbiketrip #1415iran #friends #ontheroad #lifeinextra #cycling #biking #mtb #discovery #discover #tradition #culture #discovering #discoverearth #igersiran #everydayiran #mtb

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The tea was great! Probably the best I had. The tea had a unique taste and was served with some cake and a lollipop of caramelized sugar called Nabaat (نبات ) for sweetening the tea. After the break, we ate the fish we got earlier and accompanied it with roasted potatoes.

 

 

Il nostro soggiorno a Abyaneh è stato davvero interessante! Abbiamo montato le bici per assicurarci che tutto fosse apposto 🚲🚵 Oltre ad aver mangiato del pesce cucinato in maniera ottima, abbiamo bevuto il miglior thè di sempre! 🍵 #Abyaneh was quite interesting. We mounted the #bikes to make sure all is working fine. Aside from the fish that was delicious, we had arguably the best #tea ever! #ابیانه بسیار دیدنی بود. دوچرخه ها رو سرهم کردیم و یه دوری زدیم که مطمئن شیم همه چیز کار میکنه. بگذریم از ماهی خوشمزه ای که خوردیم، میتونم بگم بهترین چای که تا به حال خوردیم رو اینجا تجربه کردیم. #lifeinextra #mountainbike #IranBikeTrip #mtb #bike #cycling #travel #travels #igersiran #persia #ig_persia #wanderlust #ontheroad #iran🇮🇷 #video #travelblog #traveller #friends #video #videoshoot #videographer #videography #videooftheday #videoproduction #travellingiran #travellibg #traveller #friends #mtblife @leonardo.paolino @bikelikealaker @gustavolamela @angelospiller @arashazadi

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After some great food, we went back to the house and mounted our bikes  on our cars and headed for Isfahan by Sunday afternoon. I'll tell you more about our Isfahan trip in my next blog so be sure to come back!

P.S. You've probably noticed that our trip is a little different from our previous posts about the planned itinerary, this is because we are trying to make the best of our time while keeping ourselves flexible and adapt our route based on what we need. I'll give you more updates in the next few days so stay tuned! 

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