Check-Ins

When? Who? Comment Place Location
July 2nd, 2018 golandy.com Iconpopout

Nice Russian camp near a bay st Monahkhovo village. Lots of fishermen and families spend the night here. Every campspot has a small wooden shelter with benches. And there’s a small shop.

Monhakhovo beach camp 53.665439, 109.009711
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July 2nd, 2018 golandy.com Iconpopout

At the entrance (/staircase) to Alla hot spring. You can rent a room or camp on the site. Price for camping is 70 rbl. Lots of mosquitoes. Pit toilets, potable water available. Road is pretty good, it’s offroad but the track is clearly visible, we followed the path indicated on maps.me and it was accurate. Awesome views on the mountains, nice hot spring.

Alla hot spring campground 54.701910, 110.707600
July 2nd, 2018 golandy.com Iconpopout

Nice hot spring. Free to use. Open 24/7. There’s a little banja-like house where you cam enter, the mud is said to be ‘magical’. There is some accommodation at the entrance. You can find it on maps.me. The main road from Barguzuin to Alla is pretty good and very scenic. The road to the spring is a track through the woods, about 6-7 km from the main road, there is a sign.

Alla hot spring 54.701934, 110.707825
July 2nd, 2018 Track World Travel Iconpopout

Close to the Highway, but y're pretty well hidden. Easy access for all rigs. Good for overnight.

Huge Flat Gravel Area Free Camp 46.310416, -78.653280
July 2nd, 2018 psonnette Iconpopout

came here or another checkpoint.
i showed all papers he wanted but only COPY.
at the end the big guy showed up and told me something like he wanted to drink a soda. I just said "no entiendo" and he showed me to leave.
try to go on the "no hablado espagnolo" this may work

Corrupted Police Station -17.400283, -63.824245
July 2nd, 2018 shireenjg Iconpopout

This place is now KOA campsite. There is a fee for camping.

NORTH SPIT ROAD 43.502246, -124.220515
July 2nd, 2018 lifestyleoverland Iconpopout

Incredible views and a large flat camping area along the forest service road. A bit exposed to the wind but totally worth the view. Verizon LTE signal available. Very quiet road.

Epic View 48.328674, -114.041527
July 2nd, 2018 sixwheelseast.com Iconpopout

Most of the rock drawings are gone or vandalised with graffiti, but the caves are still very impressive. (And freezing cold, once you climb down.) 2,000 MNT entrance fee, to be paid at the ger camp.

Lonely Planet claims there are petroglyphs at 47.34124,91.93316 and burial mounds at 47.33963,91.93913, but we didn't take the car that far into the valley.

Coming from Khovd, take the track after the ТЭС petrol station. That track is pretty good all the way to the caves.

Tsenkheriin Agui Caves 47.346950, 91.953830
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Locals refill their drinking bottles - natural source.

Spring Water 50.279306, 87.681665
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Good supermarket and different small shops

Supermarket 49.993332, 88.664661
July 2nd, 2018 julien.petipas Iconpopout

10€ wash and dry
Open 8h to 20h
They do everything

Nivāla 56.955968, 24.123201
July 2nd, 2018 brecht Iconpopout

Quiet campingground. Has a sand dune of 110m which is easly accessable from the camping itself. Apparently also a good area for surfers. Wifi is paid, 4,5 for 12 hours.
€21 for 1 car/2 persons, no electricity, no wifi included

Tohapi Camping La Foret *** 43.304313, -2.044222
July 2nd, 2018 brecht Iconpopout

Only accessible by 4x4.
When coming from Imízcoz, look on the right side for a road heading straight up. Keep right and you'll find a hughe open spot. Top of the spot is more or less levelled out.
Beautifull camping spot with an almost 300 degree view.
Remember, wild camping is not allowed in Spain. So leave the site better then you found it!

Imízcoz, on top of the nearby hill 42.903594, -1.351722
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July 2nd, 2018 martoulenn Iconpopout

We left the road toll gate at night, 3h of discussion reduced the price from 100.000 CF to 24.000CF (= 15$).
The night duty guy (yes, they check days and night) helped us to find the perfect bivouac for this location: The catholic church only 100m away (turn left just after the gate, and then right up to the hill.). We were welcomed there by father Thomas, a very king and welcoming person. The night was super quiet, and the morning will wake you up with the bells and the songs coming from the church.
Nevertheless, in the morning, a policeman from ANR (the local FBI) came to ask us to come to his office, as yesterday night, he hadn't check well enough our passeports ... There, we became the hostaged-guests of DGM office who decided to photocopy all the pages of the 5 passeports (we are traveling for 4 years ... ) in 4 copies with probably the slowest copy machine of the world ... Indeed it took 3h for the whole ...
At least, none of them asked for money or anything else.

Tall road check point. -5.513730, 14.683530
July 2nd, 2018 martoulenn Iconpopout

Official toll gate for RN1 before entering Lukala.
All vehicles are paying.
Official price list pinned in the booth, same price for locals and internationals.
8.300CF or 5$ for a vehicle < 3,5T (valid till Matadi)
There again a guy from DGM insist to check our passeports, but claimed it would only take 5min, which was thrue for once.
More police check-points to be expected on the way (3 in 38km) before the bifurcation to Luosi.

Lukala toll gate -5.507236, 14.525661
July 2nd, 2018 adam Iconpopout

Nice parking area near the fishing wharf, with a view of the sea. Also has a bathroom in the administration hut.

Quai de Pointe Verte 47.860279, -65.762974
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July 2nd, 2018 babakoto.eu Iconpopout

Great spot at the lake. Not remote but quiet. Garbage cans and picknick tables available.

Lake Side Spot 62.912220, 14.572470
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Established campground overlooking Iona. Hot showers and potable water. No WiFi or electric hookup. No cooking facilities but sinks to wash pots at. Basic facilities.
£10 per adult per night.

Fiddon Farm 56.304741, -6.367305
July 2nd, 2018 robsanchez.me Iconpopout

Great spot, super quiet and clean. Right on the river. $23 per night

Mayflower County Park 33.665594, -114.532213
July 2nd, 2018 oxalis Iconpopout

It was raining when I arrived. I followed the road a bit more and found a trail entrance that is flat and not too muddy.
Very quite

Outskirts of Jasper 53.318472, -117.717062
July 2nd, 2018 renzo.scattone Iconpopout

Sobre el río. En invierno sin agua. Tranquilo. Te puedes esconder entre los árboles.

Dry riverbed camp -19.462887, -65.209429
July 2nd, 2018 WanderfulLivin.com Iconpopout

Had no issue with the road here, it was unpaved but we'll maintained and in the best shape out of all the roads we've encountered thus far. Worth the trek in our opinion. It's about 12 different natural looking hot spring pools in the jungle. Super peaceful and relaxing! We were there on a Monday night and also woke up first thing in the morning and had the place to ourselves. You park on a giant grassy lot.... one of the cooler hot spring expierence we've had in a long time. A little pricey but worth it to us.

Luna Jaguar Hot Springs 14.991924, -89.133754
July 2nd, 2018 jacintamas Iconpopout

Signs say 1 hour only for customer parking, we have parked here a few times for a whole day and never had a ticket. Also camped here on Canada day with no issues so I’d say it’s pretty chill, super close to the city aswell and it’s free 🤙🤙 yewwww

Shopping centre car park 48.431491, -123.368838
July 2nd, 2018 ourbigafricanadventure.com Iconpopout

We stayed here in the off season so were on our own for 3 days. Great views and top camp spot. The donkey was lit morning and night but the showers could do with better shower heads. Cost was R200 per day for two on a powered site so has gone up and is a bit expensive for what you get. We did have a -10c morning which was a shock and it even caused a couple of water pipes to burst. One evening the owner came out and let off about 20 shots from his gun which was a bit disconcerting. Over all we loved our three days there though!👍

Bokpoort Cowboy Ranch -28.557283, 28.475783
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July 2nd, 2018 eudes.mauris Iconpopout

Very great place. The owner Magdalena and the family are very friendly. Quiet place. highly recommended

Truchera / Restaurant Montemar Camping 5.601748, -75.813485
July 2nd, 2018 gettin-lost.com Iconpopout

Nice quite spot along a dry river bed. Friendly staff who informat you about the himbas community. You can book daytrips to Marienfluss.

Abulution blocks are clean, hot water, braaifacilities. No power.

100 pula per person per night

Marble Community Camp -17.985865, 12.585625
July 2nd, 2018 fulltravelbug.wordpress.com Iconpopout

A nice quite place. The village is in the low season is so quite only a few surfer was here. In the end from the street "Avenida Antonio Borges dos Santos" there was a little Surfpub with live music, we enjoy this place.

Waterfront -27.749344, -48.504812
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En route from Villahermosa, Tabasco on 180 and 180D to the town of Tonalá (along 200 near the Pacific Ocean in Chiapas), we took the cuota 145D. Along the stretch of 145 to the intersection of Ocozocoaulta, there were no gas Stations.

Cuota with no service/gas stations 17.228959, -93.562444
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Parking lot at the viewpoint. Good option on the way to or from Haines Junction. Only a few traffic. No facilities.

Kathleen Lake Viewpoint 60.627812, -137.288504
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When heading towards Mashhad (for picking up the Visa) / Turkmenistan I was passing by Bajnour. As it was on my way, I dropped by at Mohsen, who has contacted me more than half a year ago when I was still preparing my trip. Since then he helped me via PM or posts in his FB group to get things sorted out here in Iran.
Actually I just wanted to stay in Bajnour just for one night, but thanks to his friends I got some works done on my Honda Africa Twin and stayed two: mounting my GPS system, my handle bar raisers, my bottle holder as well as some maintenance works like brake adjustments, blowing out my water cooler as well as cleaning some oil pipes next to other things.
As it was a super hot day I bought some drinks for the guys of the workshop. As we had a lot of fun we also took a lot of pics.
After three hours and two to three people constantly working on the bike they refused to accept any money. None of them. Including Mohsen.
(For the sake of completeness - I went to a cake shop and bought a big box of local cakes for all the guys)
Having said all this, judge for yourself what kind of guys Mohsen and his friends are and what high prices in Iran say about the person who asked for the works...

Mohsen Qomi's workshop 37.472440, 57.352470