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Old 30 Jan 2012
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Morocco May 2012

Hi!

I'm just about to start planning a trip to Morocco in May, I'm fairly flexible at this point on the exact dates.

I've been riding a couple of years and did a solo trip from London to the bottom of Spain and back up again last year. This time though I thought it might be nice to try and ride with someone else. None of my mates are up for the adventure so I thought I might try this site to see if anyone would like to come?

I'm 29, from London and work in the film industry. I'm easy going about who I travel with.

My current plan is to take the Ferry from Portsmouth to Santander, ride down through Spain, ferry across to Morocco. Spend a week in Morocco trying to see the edge of the Sahara and then back up again. I have 2 weeks, but might be able to squeeze a couple of extra days in if need be.

I ride a Suzuki V Strom, I'm not the most experienced off road so won't be going too crazy with the hard pistes. I'm up for taking it as it comes though and will certainly have a go at whatever comes up. Hopefully I'll squeeze in a bit of camping along the way too.

Let me know if this sounds like your cup of tea and we can get the ball rolling!

- J
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Hi Mr James,
Wish i'd seen this post a couple of weeks ago, i wanted to do the same on my bike, but none of my riding buddies were up for it, so booked with a 4 x 4 team and now going in our Landcruiser.
Starting out in April for a couple of weeks or so.
Anyway, have fun and stay safe
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Thats a shame Tim, no worries though. Have a great trip!
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Hi J:

I will be in Morocco in May also riding a V strom. I have started a blog titled Morocco and turkey on this forum that gives details. Perhaps we could link up - or at least have a

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Peter
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HI J

I am travelling the same route. I am travelling from Ireland on 21st April, getting the boat to Santander on the 22nd and will probably get a boat to Morocco a couple of days later. I will be leaving Morocco at the end of April as my boat back to UK leave Spain on 2/5/12. May be able to travel for a day or two with you if you want

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Hi Mr James
I'm looking at travelling to Morocco too, but I cant leave until late May. I can't change my dates (rostered leave) but if yours are flexible, we could travel down together. I have 18 days in which to do the trip, but no off-roading or camping for me!

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Thanks for the responses everyone!

phazael: Looks like we might be in Morocco at the same time, I'll send you a PM closer to the time and maybe we can meet up for a little ride or a

Elliott Ness: I think April might be a bit early for me, hope you have a great trip though!

MedMan: I think Late May could work for me, I have a bit of flexibility with my work, what dates did you have in mind? Would you want to share a cabin on the boat to save some cash? No worries about the camping or offroad stuff, I could just go do my own thing for a couple of days to get my adventure fix
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Hi J:

Thanks for the response. Planning to leave UK on April 22 via Newhaven to Dieppe. Then I will take Saint Nazaire to Gijon ferry and then spend 2 or 3 days heading for the coast. l will probably enter Morocco via Ceuta.

Look forward to that .

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MedMan: I think Late May could work for me, I have a bit of flexibility with my work, what dates did you have in mind? Would you want to share a cabin on the boat to save some cash? No worries about the camping or offroad stuff, I could just go do my own thing for a couple of days to get my adventure fix
I can't leave until 24th May and have to be back for work on 9th June.
Sharing a cabin isn't a problem - I'm all for saving cash!
Just a few loose ends to tie up before I commit to the trip, but it's 99% certain that I will be going.

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Hi Folks, if anyone wants to meet up for a brew while in Morocco from now till the end of April, let me know, I'm wandering around the more southern parts right now as it's warmer, and will be heading north when it (and me!) thaw out. I'm in a slow 4x4, but happy to plod along and catch up at camping time. I'm good at carrying stuff too :-)

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into morocco

Hey all,

Name is jeff. I'm currently in Barcelona on my BMW 1150gs, just did portugal and spain and now looking to head in to morocco. I'm here for another week and then looking for people to meet up with. Please get in touch with me...

jeff@brightestyoungthings.com

later dudes
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Jocks in Maroc

Hey Mr James

Three of us early 40's to late 40's heading off on schedule below (90% confirmed at moment). 1 X 990 KTM, 1 X XTZ 660 and 1 X TBA and to be purchased:-

Happy to meet on route any part - still need to plan roads in Morocco but want to do a bit of gravel road where poss (TKC 80 tyres needed)

Glad to meet you along at any stage and see how it goes:-

Thursday 17th May ( evening of Thu or prob more early Fri AM TBA) - two of us set off from Aberdeen probably around 1AM / 2AM on Friday 580 Miles to Portsmouth
Friday 18th May - 3rd person (and poss another 1 bike - small chance) set off around 5AM/6AM from NE England 340 miles to Portsmouth
Friday 18th May - 16:30 Ferry Departure (UK) to Bilbao North Spain
Sat 19th May - 17:30 Arrive North Spain (25 hrs)
Sat 19th May - Stop in town around or just past Madrid area (half distance) around 9/10 PM - cheap Hotel for night
Sun 20th May - 7 AM to prob about noon ??Complete Spain crossing to either Almeria (overnight ferry) or Gibralter (fast short crossing) - might consider Malaga if a ferry `?
Sunday 20th May PM - Start of "Adventure du Maroc" - to be decided with help of area experts perhaps on this website ???

Fri 1st / Sat 2nd June - Return Ferry to Spain where we have somewhere to leave bikes possibly, flying back from Malaga, so collecting bikes another day
Note - Monday 4th and Tuesday 5th is a public Holiday for some of us, which perhaps helps on any journey run-over time or time off work etc...
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Any news about the trip?

What is the latest status of the trip? :-) Dates?

Cheers,
Greg
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May is too early for me but I am going down to Morocco in middle of September down to Efroud (over Atlas Mountains) if any one is interested in meetiong up. I think there will be about four of us from Dorset.
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The Atlas Mountains

Hi
I'm thinking of a trip to Morocco around May .Retired so dates are unimportant.
Camping is great mixed with B&B TYPE ACCOMADATION.I ride a KTM 990.and am a retired ships navigater.63 years of age with a 19 years of age brain.Love travelling, love camping and most of all love motorcycling.Hill walking, sailing and kayaking too..And a good pint of guinness with a large jamison(I'm Irish)

I would be quite happy to meet up in Portsmouth and head for the Atlas mountains at whatever pace you like.

My email is samuelstarr@aol.com
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