Motorcycle Travel Guides
Money: ATMs can be found in main cities and towns. Card can be used in the capital but cash is preferred.
Currency: Azerbaijan Manat ₼
Food: Kebab or snacks £0.50 – £2, Restaurant £5 – £10.
Accommodation: Lots of wild camping spots. Dorms and homestays £2 – £10. Mid-range hotel £10 – £30
Petrol: £0.44 litre
High: July – Aug
Hot and humid unless you are in the mountains.
Mid: April – June and Sept – Oct
Clear blue skies and cooler than the 40°C summers.
Low: Nov – Feb
Mild winters around Caspian shores but colder in Baku. The snowfall is great for skiing Jan – Feb in the north.
Visa: 93 countries are offered a 30-day E-visa, which is valid for 90 days.
Registration: If you plan on staying in Azerbaijan for 10 days or longer, you will need to register online. It is a straightforward process.
Check out the Azerbaijan Visa and Registration Guide for more information.
Carnet: Not needed.
Temporary Import: Sorted at the border.
International Driver’s Permit: Not needed but worth having.
Baku: Ancient relics, flaming towers, mud volcanoes and fire worshippers. Baku is a juxtaposed city of new meets old and is the hub for exploring Azerbaijan’s wonders.
Xinaliq and Laza: Incredibly remote, untouched, rustic and raw. Both Xinaliq and Laza are well worth the ride.
Welcome to Azerbaijan! Despite being a relatively new country, Azerbaijan has some of the most incredible history, natural phenomenon and jaw dropping scenery in the Caucasus. This wonderful country will surprise you and riding a motorcycle here is spectacular. Most people pass through just to catch the Caspian Ferry to Kazakhstan or Turkmenistan, but spend a little longer exploring this rustic gem – you won’t regret it.