I’m an American thinking about riding a bike through Iran on my way to China. Do you know how this works with the required escort? How much a day does this cost? This plan is still in the works and I won’t be leaving until next May after graduation.
The American visitors of Iran should take part in a tour, accommodate in hotel and be accompanied by a tour guide all during the travel in Iran. The visa reference number for the Americans takes about 30-45 days to be secured. In the visa application form you should mention about your hotels and itinerary in Iran. After having the reference number, your visa can be collected in two working days by direct referral or in one working week by posting the docs to the Iran embassy.