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Old 19 Jul 2010
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Cheapest/ Quickest way UK to Morocco

Next year me and a few friends are planning to play in Morocco.

We'll have a limited time scale (3 weeks approx) so really want to get our bikes there asap.

So we are trying to workout the best way to get there keeping the cost down.

Our current thinking is Plymouth to Santander ferry then cross spain. It seems cheaper to load our bikes into a van and trailer and take them accross like that rather than individual bikes.
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It is cheaper to do it in a van if everyone takes turns driving and you don't stop - or only one night. Otherwise its cheaper to get the ferry. I looked into it all ways and the extra thousand miles you do through France means it'll take you a couple of days and entail a night stop. Don't forget to factor in the fuel for the van...

If you're double hard you could simply ride all the way there, and that'll only require one night stop too (I did it from Morocco to UK and only stopped the night near Madrid)

It's about 1200 miles from the channel to Algeciras, or about 640 Santander to Algesiras.
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Thats about what i'd worked out.

However getting on a sleeper train from Paris to Biarritz could kill two birds with one stone. Just can't work out how much it costs!
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UK to Morocco

Hey Mr Fox, have you tried biketruck.com
Billy is a great guy!
About £500 return.
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I am going in October for a month via Santander, the return ticket cost was around £190 with reclining seat, I doubt you will get it that cheap now though, which is why I booked in April, and I am also willing to bet there won't be any recliners left.
I am using an Enfield Electra so anticipate 1 1/2 days to Algeciras. If I was still using my last bike, a 955i Tiger, it would have been an easy straight run to Algeciras.
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Hi guys,
the cheapest way is to go by van and shear costs. I go every year around april/mai and with 3 bikes/people in the van each 280 euro to get to Z.Spain from Belgium. Last year i took 2 u.k. bikers with me. I collected them at Calais. We leave the van in Z.Spain and take the boat from Almeria to Melillia.
Bike + 1 person around 90 euro ( 1 way and no cabine)
Live in Morocco is cheap and the whole trip (2 weeks) has cost us around 1500 euro.
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