Morocco April 2016

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Roy C.
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Re: Morocco April 2016

Post by Roy C. » Mon Sep 28, 2015 4:44 pm

Roy C. wrote:
jackdaw wrote:
Roy C. wrote:
MHsnowy wrote:I crossed from Algeceras to Tanger Med. Straight out of the port and on a main road to get some miles under your belt.

If you plan on visiting the high Atlas or Midi Atlas then don't go in February. A lot of the trails will not be passable due to snow.

I,ve done quite a bit of Morocco backpacking and have done the Atlas mountains, the goal of this trip is to ride my moto to Essaouira to watch the sun set over the sea from the battlements of Essaouira. Simples B)
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Re: Morocco April 2016

Post by pcayuela » Mon Sep 28, 2015 8:35 pm

Hi Al, I could be interested but probably wouldn't be able to manage more than 2 weeks. I could possibly arrange having the bikes shipped to Alicante for a reasonable cost, my brother works for a Spanish fruit importers in the UK and their trucks are often looking for return loads. We've used them several times before and it worked really well, cheap flight to Alicante , taxi to warehouse, pick bikes up, and youre off. Would probably return via Santander ferry. Have been to Morocco a couple of times but last time was 2003 on an old R80GS Basic. Drop me an email if you're interested, I'll pm you my email.
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Re: Morocco April 2016

Post by Simon_100 » Tue Sep 29, 2015 5:28 am

Roy C. wrote:I,m thinking of heading to Morocco in February, I,ve been a few times before backpacking but never taken the Moto. Does any body know the best place to cross on the ferry? :side:
I think they'll all much of a muchness, but Malaga city is really lovely and the ferry terminal is right at the centre so if I needed a night's stay at either end of the trip that would be my choice.

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Re: Morocco April 2016

Post by Simon_100 » Tue Sep 29, 2015 5:37 am

Roy C. wrote:I,ve done quite a bit of Morocco backpacking and have done the Atlas mountains, the goal of this trip is to ride my moto to Essaouira to watch the sun set over the sea from the battlements of Essaouira. Simples B)
Mike54 wrote:whilst wearing a down jacket? ;)
Too true indeed - try heading further south and watch it from the Hotel Bellevue in Sidi Ifni - a surreal town! - we were there back in about '93 travelling by Renault 4 - by far the best car for Morocco then - as now???

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Re: Morocco April 2016

Post by Tim Cullis » Tue Sep 29, 2015 11:32 am

The Spanish Biker wrote:...try heading further south and watch [the sunset] from the Hotel Bellevue in Sidi Ifni - a surreal town! - we were there back in about '93...
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Re: Morocco April 2016

Post by moto al » Tue Sep 29, 2015 8:02 pm

pcayuela wrote:Hi Al, I could be interested but probably wouldn't be able to manage more than 2 weeks. I could possibly arrange having the bikes shipped to Alicante for a reasonable cost, my brother works for a Spanish fruit importers in the UK and their trucks are often looking for return loads. We've used them several times before and it worked really well, cheap flight to Alicante , taxi to warehouse, pick bikes up, and youre off. Would probably return via Santander ferry. Have been to Morocco a couple of times but last time was 2003 on an old R80GS Basic. Drop me an email if you're interested, I'll pm you my email.
Pedro
Hi bud that sounds a good idea , please send me a pm . With your mob no and il give you a bell .thanks Al (thumbs) .
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Re: Morocco April 2016

Post by moto al » Tue Sep 29, 2015 8:03 pm

Tim Cullis wrote:
The Spanish Biker wrote:...try heading further south and watch [the sunset] from the Hotel Bellevue in Sidi Ifni - a surreal town! - we were there back in about '93...
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Sunset from the roof of Hotel Bellevue

More pics: http://www.morocco-knowledgebase.net/fo ... .php?t=252
Some fantastic pics .ta Al (thumbs)
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Re: Morocco April 2016

Post by Redmurty » Thu Oct 01, 2015 2:14 pm

The Spanish Biker wrote:
Roy C. wrote:I,ve done quite a bit of Morocco backpacking and have done the Atlas mountains, the goal of this trip is to ride my moto to Essaouira to watch the sun set over the sea from the battlements of Essaouira. Simples B)
Mike54 wrote:whilst wearing a down jacket? ;)
Too true indeed - try heading further south and watch it from the Hotel Bellevue in Sidi Ifni - a surreal town! - we were there back in about '93 travelling by Renault 4 - by far the best car for Morocco then - as now???

Regs

Simon
Simon got your email and have replied and am very interested Mrs said it's do able and before her big birthday (thumbs)

what sort of riding you planning off road or a on road tour

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Re: Morocco April 2016

Post by Mr Toad » Thu Oct 01, 2015 2:39 pm

Never enough time and so much to see and experience.



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Re: Morocco April 2016

Post by nuttynick » Thu Oct 01, 2015 6:31 pm

Myself and some mates will also be in Morocco in April next year. We're booked Plymouth to Santander on tbe 3rd, returning Santander to Portsmouth on the 16th. Maybe see you there, or swap mobile numbers closer to the time in case any of us has a problem ;-)

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