Lisboa / Timbuktu
Back in February 2006 I posted a thread call “questions LISBON / TIMBOUCTU”, it was the first one and the beginning of an adventure.
I’ve made a 10 week solo trip on a motorcycle from Lisbon to Timbuktu and back. If someone needs some info I’ll be glad to share it with you.
My trip was something like this:
In Morocco, I did some pistes on the beach near Tantan.
In Western Sahara I did the M12 and M13 (from Chris Scott’s Sahara Overland).
In Mauritania I went to Atar, Ouadane, Chinguetti (R3, R9, R4), then south to Tidjikja (the R10 piste), and then I went further south to Kiffa, also by piste. From Nema I went up to visit Oualata and then came back and went to Timbuktu in Mali, on a 600km piste.
Mali: From Timbuktu to Mopti, Dogon Country, Douentza, Djenne, then to Bamako by piste near the Niger. I crossed the border to Guinea, where I did a 2 week (almost all off-road) round trip, from Kankan, to Nzérékoré, Conakry, Boke, Labé, and Kindia. Then I went back from Bamako via Kayes, Nioro, and Back to RIM, and all the way north to Lisbon.
It was a wonderful trip, a dream come true.
I would like to express my gratitude to all people that answer my questions in this forum when I was preparing this trip.