Go Back   Horizons Unlimited - The HUBB > Regional Forums > Sahara Travel Forum

Sahara Travel Forum Topics specific to North Africa and the Sahara down to the 17th parallel (excludes Morocco)
Contact Overland Solutions for all your custom modifications and setup for overland travel.

Desert Travels - Motorcycle Journeys in the Sahara and West Africa!

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 24 Apr 2004
jj jj is offline
Registered Users
HUBB regular
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Lower Swell, Glouc, England
Posts: 64
Bike situation in Morrocco

HI! am planning on going on a small trip around morroco this summer and am basically looking for the cheapest, crappest bike I can find - as long as it runs I don't care! Does anyone know any garages or anything selling second hand bikes anywhere in morrocco? Are motorbike shops everywhere in morrocco or is it usually difficult to find one there? Any help would be very much appreciated, cheers, jasper
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 24 Apr 2004
Super Moderator
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Posts: 3,097
If you're talking about motorbikes, all you will find is mopeds, as crappy as you like. For most people, like anywhere, mopeds are short-range runabouts rather than touring machines. It might sound like a fun way to get around but I dare say buying one and registering it may be a headache for a foreigner. You might try and rent one informally.

Ch
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 26 Apr 2004
jj jj is offline
Registered Users
HUBB regular
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Lower Swell, Glouc, England
Posts: 64
Hi Chris, thanks for the reply. I see what you mean about it being a big hassle to buy. Do you have any idea about the cost of renting in Morocco? Clearly it depends on what bike, I do want to venture out to the Atlas mountains so I'll probably need something a bit bigger than a moped. Do you know any where in Morocco that rents out bikes? Cheers, Jasper

p.s. What do you mean by renting informally?

[This message has been edited by jj (edited 26 April 2004).]
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 26 Apr 2004
Super Moderator
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Posts: 3,097
I don't think anyone rents big bikes like they do cars - its too risky or will be very expensive. It's been asked before here.

Informally: go up to a bloke on a moped and say "Salut, how much for your wheels for a fortnight." I bet it will work. If not him then he will know someone.
But long-ranging on a moped will be dire. Buy a 125 hack in Spain if you must.

CS
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 27 Apr 2004
Contributing Member
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Somerset, Great Britain
Posts: 315
There is definitely at least one firm doing trail/enduro trips in Morocco, although I imagine you're stuck in an organised (= expensive?) group. Just done a quick Google, but can't find them at the moment. I think they may be UK based, possibly using XR400's?

Not much chance of hiring anything otherwise.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 27 Apr 2004
Contributing Member
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Somerset, Great Britain
Posts: 315
Just found these two - don't think it will "suit you sir" if you're looking for cheap though!

http://www.internationalmototouring.com/
http://www.freewheeltours.co.uk/GuidedTours.htm

Neither is the one I was thinking of though.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 27 Apr 2004
Super Moderator
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Posts: 3,097
You're probably thinking of Wilderness Wheels or Moto Adventures, they are expensive fly-in tours.

Chris S
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 27 Apr 2004
Contributing Member
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 288
Jasper,
What happened to your XT500, or did you leave it in South Africa?
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 28 Apr 2004
Registered Users
New on the HUBB
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Germany Black Forest
Posts: 15
You can Rent some Motos in Agadir - in the street along the Beach at the touristst Hotels - about 70Eur per Day ( Transalp f. ex, no really good tyeres etc) Perhaps bether Price for a week -

I can have a look if i find the Phone Numbers, i did speak with 2 Persons.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 28 Apr 2004
Registered Users
New on the HUBB
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Germany Black Forest
Posts: 15
( These Informations are from 04/2003)
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 6 May 2004
jj jj is offline
Registered Users
HUBB regular
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Lower Swell, Glouc, England
Posts: 64
Hi. Thanks a lot for the information, I think I might go for Chris' idea of renting informally - sounds like a lot of fun. I really enjoy being able to make my own decisions on what I do each day so I've never been all that attracted to tours although I do understand that I could get a lot more out of a country by joining one and probably make the trip a lot easier. Thanks again for the help,
Jasper

Geoff- I've left my xt500 with a friend in Niarobi, hope to go and pick it up and do another africa trip as soon as I finish university - miss it a lot!
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 16 May 2004
Registered Users
New on the HUBB
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: London, UK
Posts: 7
There is an english guy who has a shop on the main road through Quazazate as you enter it from Skoura that rents out trail bikes. I saw the shop but did not go in. The manager of the Kasbah Ben Moro in Skoura was telling our group about this guy (Both the owner and manager of this kasbah are into bikes it seems). You could try calling up the Kasbah and asking the manager there (Sorry i can't remember his name). A google search came up with this contact info:
Kasbah Aït Ben Moro
2 km avant Skoura
Tel : 212 44 85 21 16
e-mail : hotelbenmoro@yahoo.fr

Thre manager spoke good english BTW
__________________
From the Yamaha Fazer owners club www.FOC-U.co.uk
Reply With Quote
Reply


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


 
 


HU DVD Summer Special!

Now that summer is here, get On the Road! Take 30% off the Achievable Dream - On the Road! 2-DVD set until August 31 only. Get On the Road! Learn the tips to staying healthy, happy and secure on your motorcycle adventure!

Our veteran travellers share their tips (and great stories) for staying healthy, happy and secure on your motorcycle adventure.

"A fantastic, informative and inspirational DVD."

"It's brilliant - thank you very much!"

Check it out at the HU Store! Remember to use Coupon Code 'ONTHEROAD' 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 03:04.