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GPS tracks

Tsizmo - sorry, I didn't keep the ones I used. Chris Scott's book has a set for Nhb to Atar and he has posted up some additional ones here (although one of the points seems to be too far north - a typo perhaps)
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Richard , backofbeyond,
do you have any GPS tracks or Waypoints??
I would appreciated very much!
Thanks again

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Jim : tsizmo@gmail.com

Sorry, nothing that I can send easily from here. You don't need GPS points for the railway piste - just keep the line on your left as you head West. Just before Choum, follow the corduroy South to Atar. Navigationally, the pass is also relatively straightforward.

Cyril Ribas's Mauritanie Au GPS is the best resource on the country's routes whether you read French or not: Editions TAKLA MAKANE (35€ on disc) and Chris Scott's Sahara Overland book also has some routes for Mauri amongst lots of other really good desert travel stuff.

Or if you just need points have a search online, I'm sure they have been posted by other travellers.
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Mauritania

Thanks both of you guys, for the tips and everything!!
I think I will buy Chris Scott's book it must be very usefull..
I also found some tracks and waypoints if anyone is intrested
send me an email : tsizmo@gmail.com

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Hi everybody!
we are thinking to load the bikes on the train at Nouadhibou (Is this possible??)
Hi Jim, I did the Atlantic route to Senegal in January this year and met a rider who had put his bike on the train from Nouadhibou to Choum. He had to wait about 2 days in a siding before the train left though.
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Mauri Train

Thanks Andy, thats good news I guess.
I belive that once we get there somehow we will make it..
afterall it's going to be big trip and a great experience

Do you have any recommendations about places to see in Mauritania
or Senegal?
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"He had to wait about 2 days in a siding before the train left though"

Sounds familiar! We were told to turn up for 9.00am, the bikes were fastened to a flatbed truck with 1/4"" solid steel rod which was fixed to
the wood of the flatbed with bent over 6" nails and we had to sit in the sun all day until we finally got going at 6.30pm. As usual nobody knew anything about when it was supposed to leave and we didn't dare walk to the shops for fear of the train going without us.
We went south initially through the ore processing plant which in the dark looked like something out of a medieval vision of hell, roaring flames, smoke, dust. Pity it was too dark to video.
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Carne DP

Hi again everybody!

I'm planning to go to Senegal this October with a friend of mine.
Our bikes are 2004 KTM 950 ADV and 2003 BMW 1150 GS.
-Is it nessesary to have CarneDe passage with us??
(I've read that newer vechicles than 5 years old dont need it)
-What other papers do we need?

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Carnet de Passage

Hi Jim,

two weeks ago I was calling the consulate of Senegal in Dusseldorf/Germany. I was told (to be on the save site and not to be in trouble at the boarder) to bring a Carnet de Passage. Official regulations however say that if the vehicles are less than five years old, it should not be a problem.

I am planning to go from Morocco to Dakar in November and I, take my Carnet de passage with me. Just in case you find a strange police officer.

Good luck,

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Carne DP

Thanks a lot Lalli
Finally we took the same decision with you and got our own carnes just to
stay out of trouble.
We are leaving this Friday from Athens to Morocco
hopefully we will be in Senegal in 1st of October.
The time has finnaly arrived

Good luck with your trip also!

See you around
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Mori border to Atar

(although one of the points seems to be too far north - a typo perhaps)

There were a couple of typos in the first version that was up for a week in August;sorry about that. I've since corrected and replaced it here:

http://www.sahara-overland.com/count...-07-update.jpg

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