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Old 12 May 2009
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A whole mix of questions for you!!

Could I please call upon the seasoned travellers on here to give me advice on a couple of questions?
1)Clothing for a trip to France,Spain, Portugal and Morrocco in a couple of weeks time. Like most people I have a motley collection of clothing including 2 piece leathers, 2 piece synthetic, Draggin Jeans etc etc. What would you wear for riding in?
2) Mandatory (or is it?) GB stickers. What size, how many, and where put i.e. panniers or number plate. Also as I am from Scotland can I use Ecosse stickers instead?
3) I have michelin maps for Morrocro,France, Spain and Portugal. They dont show campsites. My intention is to mix it up with camping, B&B and hotels, what guides would people recommend?
My loose goal is to leave Calais for some friends 100 miles away and then head generally towards Lisbon, maybe via Madrid. From lisbon, follow coast to Gibraltar and then over to M/cco for a few days. Return to Gibraltar and then up through SW France to Calais.
Thanks in advance
Rob
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For touring I always tend to go with leather jeans and textile jacket with removable liner. Nice and thin without when it gets into the 30's and zipped in for the Alps. Thin waterproofs for over the jeans. I don't have the armoured jeans but would probably use them if I did.

I'd recommend the Michelin camp site book. Easy to use and gives you loads of flex on stopping.

This might be useful:

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Hi Robbie - we spent 21 days doing an almost identical trip August before last. For clothing I wore an HG Toureg suit with no linings and Hiprotec armour, which was pretty comfortable even in the heat of Morocco, and took one piece waterproof for when it poured (all through France!). Would tend to go for flexibility of a couple of thin layers rather than leathers in which you can overheat. Not sure about legal side of country sticker - I just stuck a GB sticker on the BM's pannier. Took the Michelin guide, as dave suggest, for France, but generally found it easy to find a campsite signed off the road in France and Spain, even when coming off the ferry from Tangers at midnight! For Morocco, found the Rough Guide was reallly good for finding stuff and pretty accurate only stayed on one campsite as hotels were so cheap and easily available. Have a good trip
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Thanks for the replies, Certainly very helpful advice. Also thanks to the people who sent me a PM. I am sorry that as I have not made the necessary number of posts yet (8) I can not reply by PM,
Once again thanks
Rob
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