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Hi all. I´m going to follow all the dakar Rally-08 throught spain,marocco,Mauretania & senegal. Try to reach Dakar some days before the finnish of the dakar race. But for the Mauretania section i choose the atlantic route,anyone who has similar plans?

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Not anymore I'm afraid, I was going to follow it through Morocco Only. Some tips I got to view it since they keep the exact route hidden were

Follow the first competitors to the off road special start and a little way into the special then just watch from there.

Ask locals who probably have followed the recce crews so would know where it is

Also as you probably know many stages seperate the bikes (a new feature this year) and cars so on 1 day you may be able to watch 1 not both. Also the bikes will take a much nore difficult route and it may be harder for you to follow.

Also you wont be able to catch the same ferry as the competitors over to Africa its a private charter.

The bivouwak is always at the airport in the town.

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I shall be riding the Atlantic Route on a R1200GS Adventure. My plan at the moment (though it may change) is

5 Jan Arrive in Morocco

13 Jan Tarfaya to Dakhla.............. 700 km
14 Jan Dakhla to Nouadhibou......... 525 km (intercept the rally)
15 Jan Nouadhibou to Nouakchott... 600 km
16 Jan Nouakchott to Saint-Louis... 420 km

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Hi,many thanks for info. This year, we have 3 swedes that will race in The Rally. One of those is a good friend of mine so it will be much interesting to see how it all works out for him. Tim: Same plan that i have to go south,seems to be same dates and all..have a look for a Black XRV750 whith alu panniers whith Swede reg plates, thats me :-)
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Hi again. tim: are you interested of meeting up in Tarfaya the 13th and go south? i will be in Smara some day before and have a look at the Rally thats starts there...
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Hi Patrick

My route/timing isn't fixed so the best thing will be to keep in touch.

I've sent you a PM with my contact details, please respond with yours.

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I'm riding the Atlantic Route on a 1200GSA. My plan at the moment (though it may change) is

13 Jan Tarfaya to Dakhla.............. 700 km
14 Jan Dakhla to Nouadhibou......... 525 km (intercept the rally)
15 Jan Nouadhibou to Nouakchott.. 600 km
16 Jan Nouakchott to Saint-Louis.. 420 km

Tim
Hi Mike
First of all I,d like to thank you for your info on Morrocco,your website
is marvellous..Never been to North Africa &,am looking forward to it.The coast road sounds ideal for me.
Can I pick up visas for Mauritania & Senegal at the border points?
Would appreciate any info.

Kind regards Paul

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