I'm on a world tour and planning to cycle down from Lithuania to Kyiv via Belarus. Needless to say, the paperwork for a tourist visa in Belarus is proving quite problematic. I am a UK citizen and believe I can get a 14 day tourist visa but I will need to book all hotels in advance. As I intend to camp and not stay long in any cities, this will not be possible. The visa information site for the UK (http://uk.mfa.gov.by/en/consular_issues/visas/) states that there is a simplified Visa procedure available if you have an invitation from a Belarusian citizen. Does anybody have any experience of cycling in Belarus or obtaining a visa? If it is not possible to get a visa easily, I will have to take a big detour through Poland.
Thanks in advance,