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!
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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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I'm going to Marrakech in August for 10 days and I'm planning to rent a 4x4 and spend 4 days in the Atlas over to the desert at Merzouga for a short hour or so camel trek to a Auberge in tents.
I've already brought Chris's book Overland Morocco and read most of it. and loaded some waypoints to mapsource. I've done quite a lot of offroad driving before and a couple of off road driving courses with through my job.
I have a Garmin GPSmap 60csx. And i have downloaded the topo map for mapsource.
This is the route i'm planning on Any help on the route or places to stay would be great.
Also any travelling times for my planned days would be good. total Distance is 730miles.
Day 1:- Marrakesh - Ait Benhaddu-Quarzazarte- overnight Boumaine Dades?
Day 2:- Dades Gorge-Gorge to Gorge Piste-Todra Gorge-Merzouga Desert Auberge.
Day 3:- Zagora maybe overnight in Quarzazarte?
Day 4:- Marrakesh
Day 1 is straightforward now that the piste between Telouet and Ait Benhaddou has been graded. About 6 hours.
Day 2 will be very long. It'll take an hour to get from Boumalne Dades to the start of the gorge to gorge piste. This could take 3 hours easily depending what state it's in. Then an hour down from Tamtattouchte through the Todra gorge to Tinerhir without stopping for photos etc. Then maybe 3 hours to Erg Chebbi.
Day 3 Merzouga to Zagora by piste is a very, very long day. In August you could have problems with soft sand at Oued Rheris. For Ouarzazate you'd be better peeling off the piste at Taghbalte then go Tazzarine, Tanzikrit, Agdz... Or stay on the piste and overnight in Zagora.
Day 4 About 8 hours on tarmac from Zagora to Marrakech.
But then again, it's a hire car, the fastest off road vehicle on the planet!
Merzouga to Zagora by piste is a very, very long day.
Agreed! In April, 3 of us rode (2 x XT600, 1 x XL600) this in a day via MS6 from Zagora south then east via Rheris/Remlia (yes, sandy and few distinct tracks!) and Merzouga, finally rolling into Erfoud in the dusk, v tired. We had planned to do it in 2 days, but got carried away! Last year, we rode it in the reverse direction, much more slowly and included 2 overnight bivvys. I would certainly recommend doing it with one bivvy to enjoy the varied scenery and terrain.
As a point of practicality, it is far easier using Chris's book, at least to start with, if you do the routes in the direction described. Also, running Olaf, with MO waypoints configured as a route immensely simplifies things. We did this on ETrex Vistas: awesome bits of kit!
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