The Achievable Dream 5-part series - the definitive guide on DVD for planning your motorcycle adventure. Get Ready! covers planning, paperwork, medical and many other topics! "Inspirational and Awesome!" See the trailer here!
Gear Up! is a 2-DVD set, 6 hours! Which bike is right for me? How do I prepare the bike? What stuff do I need - riding gear, clothing, camping gear, first aid kit, tires, maps and GPS? What don't I need? How do I pack it all in? Lots of opinions from over 150 travellers! "This DVD will save you a fortune!"See the trailer here!
So you've done it - got inspired, planned your trip, packed your stuff and you're on the road! This section is about staying healthy, happy and secure on your motorcycle adventure. And crossing borders, war zones or oceans!
On the Road! is 5.5 hours of the tips and advice you need to cross borders, break down language barriers, overcome culture shock, ship the bike and deal with breakdowns and emergencies."Just makes me want to pack up and go!" See the trailer here!
Tire Changing!Grant demystifies the black art of Tire Changing and Repair to help you STAY on the road! "Very informative and practical." See the trailer here!
Ladies on the Loose! For the first time ever, a motorcycle travel DVD made for women, by women! These intrepid women share their tips to help you plan your own motorcycle adventure. They also answer the women-only questions, and entertain you with amazing tales from the road! Presented by Lois Pryce, veteran solo traveller through South America and Africa and author of 'Lois on the Loose', and 'Red Tape and White Knuckles.'
"It has me all fired up to go out on my own adventure!" See the trailer here!
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Normally a gite in Morocco is a house where the owner works full time at some other business (e.g. farmer) and has some rooms in an annex separate from the family area that are rented out. The point being that the guesthouse is a sideline, and the family isn't dependent upon guests for their livelihood.
Gites are very basic, mattress on floor with blankets, shower and toilet in the corridor. Because they are in rural areas away from restaurants the overnight rate is normally half board (dinner, bed, breakfast) and typically 100-150dh per person per night. You can see some pics of another gite here.
@Tim: Do you have any information about piste condition Azilal direction South - Agouti - Tighremt n'Ait Ahmed - Gorges du M'Goun - Bou Thrarar - N10? Road Azilal - Agouti looks tarmac. I heard last November track/piste South from Agouti over one pass to Gorges du M'Goun is renewing? By your opinion when is best time to pass High Atlas tracks with light loaded GS's? End of May or better in June? Last year end of October I could not ride over Ouano (MH1), Melloul & Tleta (MH7) because after heavy rain & snow were blocked or too slippery.
Do you ever ride direct gravel track from Asni to Oukaimeden?
The route over the M'Goun massive is not possible on motorbike. Coming from Bou Tharar and the south it's now tarmac until Amejgag, then a short stage of piste, then mule track. Knowing that, I haven't bothered to investigate the northern end from Agouti.
I can't comment on weather other than to say it varies. I've been over the Tizi n'Ouano in winter and it was fine and dry. May or June should (hopefully) be OK. Most snow evaporates rather than turning to water.
Asni to Oukaimdene is tricky in a couple of places. I did it solo, with luggage, on a Tenere, and also solo, unladened on a 1200GS. Coming from Marrakech, there's a left turn about 100m after the Afriquia station in Asni. Follow this tarmac road heading south, then east for 12.5km then turn right onto the piste to Oukaimdene. Tricky bit is 4km along the piste (which isn't on Olaf's MarocTopo map).
Once at Oukaimdene there are great views from the radio towers at the top looking north towards Marrakech. Also the possibility of carrying on along the valley to the south to the top of the Tizi n'Eddi from where you can look down on Tizi n'Tamatert.
@Tim: Which route shout be plausable with 1200gsA between Asni and Oukameiden? Magenta route in Olaf v2.0 is not conected to the top of pass. When I was there last year, from my point of view this track seams Ok.
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