Go Back   Horizons Unlimited - The HUBB > Planning, Trip > Route Planning

Route Planning Where to go, when, what are the interesting places to see
Contact Overland Solutions for all your custom modifications and setup for overland travel.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 19 Nov 2008
Registered Users
New on the HUBB
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Ireland
Posts: 7
morocco to tunisia...is it possible?

myself and a couple of friends are planning to head to morocco in march 2009, we will ferry to morocco from spain but one of our ideas was to go across to tunisia and then ferry to italy on the return leg.
our phone call to the algerian embassy didnt reveal any usful info just a flat 'no'!
has anyone done this?
is the time of year ok?
are we mad?
oh..and we're riding sport(ish) bikes!

thanks.
__________________
we're here for a good time...not a long time!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 19 Nov 2008
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Oxford UK
Posts: 1,009
I'm afraid the flat "no" is it. To get from Morocco to Tunisia along the coast you have to go via Algeria and the Morocco - Algeria border has been closed since 1994. Others may know better but as far as I'm aware this really is a border where closed means closed.

You can get to Tunisia via Algeria from Morocco but it's the long way round - via Mauri, Mali, Niger and that's probably more than you were planning to do.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 19 Nov 2008
Registered Users
New on the HUBB
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Ireland
Posts: 7
thanks for the reply!
the long route as you suggest is alot more than we have time for unfortunately!
i think i saw mentioned somewhere a ferry from morocco to tunisia, has anyone knowledge of this?

thanks
__________________
we're here for a good time...not a long time!
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 30 Nov 2008
Registered Users
New on the HUBB
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Belgium
Posts: 17
Hi jafo,

sorry to say that, but - it is not possible. Border is closed, no ferries, and according to my knowledge, motorbiking for individuals is not possible in Algeria.

regards,

Robert
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 1 Dec 2008
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Somewhere west of Laramie...
Posts: 479
I think your best bet would be to get the ferry back from Nador (Morocco) to Almeria (Spain) which takes about 8 hours (overnight)... and ride up the coast to the find nearest Spainish or French port to take you to Tunisia? - that would be a long crossing though...

xxx
__________________
JennyDakar.com
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 15 Dec 2008
Registered Users
New on the HUBB
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Ireland
Posts: 7
thanks for the replies everyone
looks like plenty to do and see in morocco anyway, just don't like going back on the same route, must be some counseling for this problem?
__________________
we're here for a good time...not a long time!
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 6 Jan 2009
Registered Users
HUBB regular
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Burton On Trent, England
Posts: 45
Quote:
Originally Posted by jafo1 View Post
thanks for the replies everyone
looks like plenty to do and see in morocco anyway, just don't like going back on the same route, must be some counseling for this problem?

I know what you mean about that not going back the same route. I had been looking at various options and thought it would be great to go Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Scicily. But then I found out about this border problem.

As you say though plenty of routes to pick from in Morocco. Just means you have to do Italy some other time.

I do like the idea of doing it the long way but the time just isn't there for that.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 6 Jan 2009
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Somewhere west of Laramie...
Posts: 479
If you are planning on seeing a lot of Morocco (and there is a lot to see), then you can always enter and exit via different ports (as I mentioned above) and see the country in a sort of U shape?

Tanger is the most popular port (on the far north west side), but Nador (north east) is equally accessible from Spain, although the ferry takes a lot longer - at least that way you wouldn't be covering the same ground?

xxx
__________________
JennyDakar.com
Reply With Quote
Reply


LinkBacks (?)
LinkBack to this Thread: http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hubb/route-planning/morocco-to-tunisia-is-possible-39030
Posted By For Type Date
Algeria ยป thinking Palestine through Algeria This thread Pingback 21 Nov 2008 10:03

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 Registered Users and/or Members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Morocco to Tunisia (how best?) Brad XT Sahara Travel Forum 12 19 Nov 2008 18:44
Tunisia to Morocco JulieBuny Route Planning 0 21 Sep 2008 06:51
Us & Bikes from Tunisia to Morocco JulieBuny Trip Transport 3 24 Aug 2008 21:03
Flying from Tunisia to Morocco JulieBuny Middle East 0 16 Aug 2008 06:53
ferry Morocco-Tunisia ? steven m. Route Planning 2 7 Feb 2002 02:36

 
 
 

NEW! HU 2015 Motorcycle Adventure Travel Calendar is now available! Get your copy now for some terrific travel inspiration!

HUGE, 11.5 x 16.5 inches, beautifully printed in Germany on top quality stock! Photos are the winning images from over 600 entries in the 9th Annual HU Photo Contest!

Horizons Unlimited 2015 Motorcycle Adventure Travel Calendar.

"The calendar is magnificent!"

"I just wanted to say how much I'm loving the new, larger calendar!"

We share the profit with the winning photographers. YOU could be in the HU Calendar too - enter here!


HU DVD Autumn Special!

Take 40% off Road Heroes Part 1 until October 31 only!

Road Heroes features tales of adventure, joy and sheer terror by veteran travellers Peter and Kay Forwood (193 countries two-up on a Harley); Dr. Greg Frazier (5 times RTW); Tiffany Coates (RTW solo female); and Rene Cormier (University of Gravel Roads).

The first in an exciting new series, Road Heroes features tales of adventure, joy and sheer terror by veteran travellers."Inspiring and hilarious!"

"I loved watching this DVD!"

"Lots of amazing stories and even more amazing photographs, it's great fun and very inspirational."

"Wonderful entertainment!"

Check it out at the HU Store! Remember to use Coupon Code 'HEROES' on your order when you checkout.


Renedian Adventures


Renedian Adventures

What others say about HU...

"I just wanted to say thanks for doing this and sharing so much with the rest of us." Dave, USA

"Your website is a mecca of valuable information and the DVD series is informative, entertaining, and inspiring! The new look of the website is very impressive, updated and catchy. Thank you so very much!" Jennifer, Canada

"...Great site. Keep up the good work." Murray and Carmen, Australia

"We just finished a 7 month 22,000+ mile scouting trip from Alaska to the bottom of Chile and I can't tell you how many times we referred to your site for help. From how to adjust your valves, to where to stay in the back country of Peru. Horizons Unlimited was a key player in our success. Motorcycle enthusiasts from around the world are in debt to your services." Alaska Riders

contest pic

10th Annual HU Travellers Photo Contest is on now! This is an opportunity for YOU to show us your best photos and win prizes!

NEW! HU 2014 Adventure Travel T-shirts! are now available in several colors! Be the first kid on your block to have them! New lower prices on synths!

HU 2014 T-shirts now in!

Check out the new Gildan Performance cotton-feel t-shirt - 100% poly, feels like soft cotton!


What turns you on to motorcycle travel?


Global Rescue, WORLDwide evacuation services for EVERYONE

Global Rescue is the premier provider of medical, security and evacuation services worldwide and is the only company that will come to you, wherever you are, and evacuate you to your home hospital of choice. Additionally, Global Rescue places no restrictions on country of citizenship - all nationalities are eligible to sign-up!


New to Horizons Unlimited?

New to motorcycle travelling? New to the HU site? Confused? Too many options? It's really very simple - just 4 easy steps!

Horizons Unlimited was founded in 1997 by Grant and Susan Johnson following their journey around the world on a BMW R80 G/S motorcycle.

Susan and Grant Johnson Read more about Grant & Susan's story

Membership - help keep us going!

Horizons Unlimited is not a big multi-national company, just two people who love motorcycle travel and have grown what started as a hobby in 1997 into a full time job (usually 8-10 hours per day and 7 days a week) and a labour of love. To keep it going and a roof over our heads, we run events (22 this year!); we sell inspirational and informative DVDs; we have a few selected advertisers; and we make a small amount from memberships.

You don't have to be a Member to come to an HU meeting, access the website, the HUBB or to receive the e-zine. What you get for your membership contribution is our sincere gratitude, good karma and knowing that you're helping to keep the motorcycle travel dream alive. Contributing Members and Gold Members do get additional features on the HUBB. Here's a list of all the Member benefits on the HUBB.


Books & DVDs

amazon

All the best travel books and videos listed and often reviewed on HU's famous Books page. Check it out and get great travel books from all over the world.


Motorcycle Express for shipping and insurance!

Motorcycle Express

MC Air Shipping, (uncrated) USA / Canada / Europe and other areas. Be sure to say "Horizons Unlimited" to get your $25 discount on Shipping!
Insurance - see: For foreigners traveling in US and Canada and for Americans and Canadians traveling in other countries, then mail it to MC Express and get your HU $15 discount!




All times are GMT +1. The time now is 23:14.