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North Africa 2008 (March-April)

Looking for a partner to do north africa (morroco, algeria, tunisia, libya, egypt) before i carry on RTW.

Im young and have little off road experience and am currently preparing my XT660 R for battle, i will be doing some greenlaning etc and possibly BMW off road course before the off but little time for anything else. Not looking for loonatic off piste, just would like to delve deeper than my solo attempt will take me (Tunisia+libya with transit visa, coast road followed by egypt).

Anyone looking for the same sort of thing, preferably in the south east so we can meet up?
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Looking for a partner to do north africa (morroco, algeria, tunisia, libya, egypt) before i carry on RTW.

Im young and have little off road experience and am currently preparing my XT660 R for battle, i will be doing some greenlaning etc and possibly BMW off road course before the off but little time for anything else. Not looking for loonatic off piste, just would like to delve deeper than my solo attempt will take me (Tunisia+libya with transit visa, coast road followed by egypt).

Anyone looking for the same sort of thing, preferably in the south east so we can meet up?
hi joe
planning uk cape town october 2008.
live ipswich,doing trip with wife and a mate,
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Looking for a partner to do north africa (morroco, algeria, tunisia, libya, egypt)
Well, you first check the situation in these countries because borders between some of these countries are closed.

See Sahara Overland ~ the book and online resource (and read the book)
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You'll be hard pushed to go from Morocco to Algeria, the border's been shut for over 10 years, but what might be interesting for you is to go down to Mauri & Mali and back up to Algeria ...

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Do change the rear shock before you do any offroad there. we toasted 2 out of 2 in 4000km in Maroc
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I did spain / Morroco last year on my TT600R intotal about 8000KLm , You dont need to be a great off roader to enjoy yourself over there.

there are acouple of very good XT600 for sale on this site that have been set up already for this type of trip, you could save some time and money and look at one of these, As far as going to the BMW school again way spend all that money, bring the bike down to Dorset / Wlitshire and have a weekend out riding with fellow bikes all for the price of the fuel, we can show you around and give you some tips.
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Looking for a partner to do north africa (morroco, algeria, tunisia, libya, egypt) before i carry on RTW.

Im young and have little off road experience and am currently preparing my XT660 R for battle, i will be doing some greenlaning etc and possibly BMW off road course before the off but little time for anything else. Not looking for loonatic off piste, just would like to delve deeper than my solo attempt will take me (Tunisia+libya with transit visa, coast road followed by egypt).

Anyone looking for the same sort of thing, preferably in the south east so we can meet up?
Hi Joe,

I am just now contemplating the same trip across from Spain to Morocco then east along the coast to Egypt, then??? maybe into Syria and north into Turkey. From Istanbul to Greece then around the Med. coast thru Albania and so on to Italy and back to Germany where I now have a bike stored.

I think it impossible to cross from Morocco into Algeria - have to take a ferry back to Spain then across to Algers, but maybe from there on it works to ride across borders.

Did you make this trip? Please share with me whatever you learned? I prefer to do it on pavement - the bike I have is an old BMW RT. But, I could probably manage to get an F650GS to do it on if necessary - expensive for me, but ....

Any pointers will help. Tom
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