Hints for cruising on the street and offroad!
The rules in Tunisia are almost like the ones in Europe. The motorisation expands exponentially, the possibility to crash in Tunisia is very high.Defensive driving is necessary!!!!!!
City and Crosscountry driving on the asphalt!
Tunisia has a very good developed streetnet.The problem are footwalkers,
scooter drivers, and donkeykarts. Be especially careful at night!!
The long driving times to the south (Tunis-Touzeur or Tatouine 1 day) really make you tired. Take enough breaks so you are not that tired and not get in an accident. Cities mostly have heavy traffic of all sorts..
On the dirtroad
In the south of the country, the main connections
are dirtroads. They consist of more or less hard sand. Terrible is the
right word for the"Wellblech" roads, which are dirt roads that where made
by vehicles who have chains instead of wheels. The shaking might
cause problems with the vehicle. Everything that didn't fall off on the
way will fall off there. And because of the dust, you should keep your
distance from the other cars. If you release air from your tires, you can
travel more comfortably.
If you drive through towns or inhabitated areas, always drive at walking pace, the flying dust will not make the inhabitants scream for joy. If children throw with rocks because of the dust, I can understand them.......
Our austrian friends have good experiences with offroad and have some
info about it at
For beginners, a click on their site is suggested!!! (German language.....)
There are many possibilities to go offroad.
|In Mountain regions: Tricky and mostly only visible at the last second, cracks in the road made by water running down the mountains.|
| In the low areas:
In the south are sometimes strang plant on the dunes that are used to keep away the sand, please drive by.
|In the sand
The main problem of the sand is the water from the rain that makes the dune look safe, but you need the the 4wheel drive.
Solution A: Down with the airpressure. So always keep an air
pump of some sort with you.
|In the dunes
Danger 1: Falling of the vehicle to the side:
Danger 2: Dunejump: