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storage in Fez or Marrakech?

Hi, all. I am wondering if there are places to keep my bike for few weeks in Fez or Marrakech. Does anyone know something about? Any help or info will be apreciated. Thanks.

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Not sure about Fez or Marrakech, but last I checked Biker's Home in Ouarzazate stores bikes if that works for you.
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Not sure about Fez or Marrakech, but last I checked Biker's Home in Ouarzazate stores bikes if that works for you.
That's correct. Give Peter and BH a call. He's a great bloke and will sort you out. It's only 200-odd km from M to Ouarzazate. F is a lot further.
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Thanks, guys. I am gonna try it.

My problem now is time. I asked for a year off (actually 16 months) to ride the World but freedom is gone and I am working again. Fez or Marrakech are just few hours by plane from my home, so if I leave a bike there I can kill the adventure bug any weekend till I save enough money to ride the World again.

Anyway, that place could be a solution.
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Hi Miquel, over christmas i stayed here About the Hotel in Marrakech and put my bike in a garage in the courtyard, super safe, and left it there for ten days as i hired a car to show Morocco to my family. He charged me 20 dh a day ( 2 euro ).
On return to hotel bike was untouched and everything was great. would use hotel and garage again without hesitation.
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PS I also stayed with peter at the bikers rest, also a good call and to get there it is a fantastic road over the mountains.
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Thanks, guys. I am gonna try it.

My problem now is time. I asked for a year off (actually 16 months) to ride the World but freedom is gone and I am working again. Fez or Marrakech are just few hours by plane from my home, so if I leave a bike there I can kill the adventure bug any weekend till I save enough money to ride the World again.

Anyway, that place could be a solution.
I think the problem is for foreigner entering in Morocco with a bike ( note on your passeport), must getting out with the bike, otherwise the next time you entering in Morocco you can have some problems (like paying taxes for a sol bike). Maybe there is a solution with the customs but not easy I guess
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I think the problem is for foreigner entering in Morocco with a bike ( note on your passeport), must getting out with the bike, otherwise the next time you entering in Morocco you can have some problems (like paying taxes for a sol bike). Maybe there is a solution with the customs but not easy I guess
That's true. Peter at BH can sort you out with some sort of permission from Moroc Customs so that you can temporarily leave Morocco without your bike. Contact him directly for more details.
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Fez or Marrakech are just few hours by plane from my home, so if I leave a bike there I can kill the adventure bug any weekend till I save enough money to ride the World again.
Just being in Madrid would be an advantage compared to the UK. I'm heading Morocco bound in February and on the return I am planning to leave my Tenere in Malaga with Hana and David at Motoadventours, then I can fly in several times a year on Easyjet.

Given that the ferry across the Straits of Gibraltar is comparatively expensive it's not an ideal solution. Still, it might encourage me to look at Spain and Portugal for some of the visits.

If you find out more about storage inside Morocco I would be interested.
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I think the problem is for foreigner entering in Morocco with a bike ( note on your passeport), must getting out with the bike, otherwise the next time you entering in Morocco you can have some problems (like paying taxes for a sol bike). Maybe there is a solution with the customs but not easy I guess
Last time I checked, Bikers Home had the customs paperwork sorted, so this shouldn't be a problem. At the time (a year ago?) they were the only place I found in Morocco that knew how to store bikes in compliance with customs requirements.
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Hi all. Thanks Desmo for the info about Hotel. I am gonna try. Bikershome can solve custom problems but they are far from Marrakech and charge 5 euros daily, so it is not cheap.

I will try to find out more info when I am there. I will post it here.

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Hi Miquel, over christmas i stayed here About the Hotel in Marrakech and put my bike in a garage in the courtyard, super safe, and left it there for ten days as i hired a car to show Morocco to my family. He charged me 20 dh a day ( 2 euro ).
On return to hotel bike was untouched and everything was great. would use hotel and garage again without hesitation.
stu

PS I also stayed with peter at the bikers rest, also a good call and to get there it is a fantastic road over the mountains.

Thanks for informing about this hotel.
Most probably, I'll ride Morocco next summer for my holidays and for sure I'll give it a try.
According to their website, sounds pretty and cheap + biker friendly according to your experience!
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Most of the places other than the uk !! are biker friendly....found a great source of info here Morocco GS Knowledgebase - ::. UKGSer.com .::
and you can see what i got up to here ! stu dowell | lost presumed fed | Travel Blog.
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Most of the places other than the uk !! are biker friendly....found a great source of info here Morocco GS Knowledgebase - ::. UKGSer.com .::
and you can see what i got up to here ! stu dowell | lost presumed fed | Travel Blog.
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Great infos, desmo!

Thanks 1,000,000 times and greetings from north Italy.
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I had to fly to Scotland due to family illness leaving the bike behind in Morocco. The V5 papers (carte gris) and keys are with the Moroccan customs together with the original temporary import forms, and the bike is in Bikershome garage.

I then got an 80dh bus ticket to Marrakech and flew back with Easywhatsit to Luton, then another flight to Aberdeen.

As I understand it the clock is no longer ticking for the six month limit on using a vehicle in Morocco. I expect to fly back in a few weeks and resume the piste bashing.

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I've recently returned from a trip top Marrakech from Diss in the UK (via Spain and Portugal)

Parking is suprisingly easy in most places I stopped. On average expect to pay around 10Dirhams (about 1euro) per day/night. Don't be suprised if some guys ask for more. Haggle! 20 Dirhams is acceptable, any more and i fear they are taking you for a ride.

there is lots of parking for motorbikes in all towns. Look out for the 'P' signs above doorways etc. I never had any problems leaving my prized 1974 Vespa anywhere.
As mentioned before, ask the hotel where you are staying. if they have nowhere ask if they have a garage/lock upo or maybe the shop next door has somewhere! You'll be suprised. I left my vespa for 2 weeks in Marrakech while I chilled out. No problems.

My friend joined me on his C90 half way through.

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