Go Back   Horizons Unlimited - The HUBB > Planning, Trip > Travellers Seeking Travellers

Travellers Seeking Travellers Meet up with other travellers on the road, or find someone to travel with to the ends of the earth!
Contact Overland Solutions for all your custom modifications and setup for overland travel.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 25 Aug 2008
Gold Member
HUBB regular
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Northumberland, England
Posts: 90
West Africa - Sept/Nov

West Africa - Sept-Nov
I've been thinking that since a planned trip to Central Asia fell through that I really must get away this autumn - somewhere, anywhere.

I have a hankering to go back to West Africa and perhaps visit Mali this time.

Anybody interested in this venture?

Minimum 6 weeks - End Sept to November
Ferry to Spain
Ride through Spain
Ferry to Morocco
Down the west coast to Mauritania - want to see Atar this time
Then either Mali or Senegal
Mali - visa required - probably before departure
Mauritanian - visa required - Casablanca
Mostly hotels/hostels - not expensive
Road and piste

If all that fails then maybe a leisurely trip to the Middle East and Syria!
__________________
__________________
Slowly to the Stans - Very Slowly http://travelpod.com/members/petcul

http://www.flickr.com/photos/9096451@N05/
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 26 Aug 2008
Ride Far's Avatar
Gold Member
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: San Francisco
Posts: 197
Hey petcul. I’m flying into Lisbon with my bike September 29 and entering Morocco in early October. See this thread … http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hub...cco-cape-32831

To sum up that thread, about four riders are planning to team up in Spain and/or Morocco, do some Morocco sightseeing and piste, and head to Western Sahara, Mauritania, Senegal I think, and Mali. From there some head south to Cape Town. No set agenda or route but playing it by ear and enjoying the adventure ~~
__________________
http://ridefar.typepad.com
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 26 Aug 2008
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: the Netherlands
Posts: 220
Quote:
Originally Posted by petcul View Post
West Africa - Sept-Nov
I've been thinking that since a planned trip to Central Asia fell through that I really must get away this autumn - somewhere, anywhere.

I have a hankering to go back to West Africa and perhaps visit Mali this time.

Anybody interested in this venture?

Minimum 6 weeks - End Sept to November
Ferry to Spain
Ride through Spain
Ferry to Morocco
Down the west coast to Mauritania - want to see Atar this time
Then either Mali or Senegal
Mali - visa required - probably before departure
Mauritanian - visa required - Casablanca
Mostly hotels/hostels - not expensive
Road and piste

If all that fails then maybe a leisurely trip to the Middle East and Syria!
__________________
A small pointer about the visa:
Mauritania: Not in Casablanca but in Rabat, also it's easy to optain a 3days transit visa at the border, after that you can easily get an extention in Nouadhibou/Nouackchott and sometimes in Atar. According to this Thread it is, since a few months, possible to get a full visa at the border if you dare asking for it!
Mali: easy to get visa in Nouackchott and there are some threads here on the HUBB mentioning it should be possible to get one at the border.

Have a good time.
cheers (I have to wait a few more months).
__________________
bart & sophie
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 26 Aug 2008
Gold Member
HUBB regular
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Northumberland, England
Posts: 90
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sophie-Bart View Post
A small pointer about the visa:
Mauritania: Not in Casablanca but in Rabat, also it's easy to optain a 3days transit visa at the border, after that you can easily get an extention in Nouadhibou/Nouackchott and sometimes in Atar. According to this Thread it is, since a few months, possible to get a full visa at the border if you dare asking for it!
Mali: easy to get visa in Nouackchott and there are some threads here on the HUBB mentioning it should be possible to get one at the border.

Have a good time.
cheers (I have to wait a few more months).
Bart hi,

Got my Mauritanian visa two years ago in Casa. Simple and cheap.

Cheers.
__________________
Slowly to the Stans - Very Slowly http://travelpod.com/members/petcul

http://www.flickr.com/photos/9096451@N05/
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 26 Aug 2008
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: the Netherlands
Posts: 220
true, but it's changed back to Rabat!
__________________
bart & sophie
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 26 Aug 2008
Gold Member
HUBB regular
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Northumberland, England
Posts: 90
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sophie-Bart View Post
true, but it's changed back to Rabat!
Thanks for that
__________________
Slowly to the Stans - Very Slowly http://travelpod.com/members/petcul

http://www.flickr.com/photos/9096451@N05/
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 2 Sep 2008
Registered Users
HUBB regular
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 20
Crossing paths

Hi,

I am a solo biker heading north that way (currently in Kinshasa making my ferry assault on Brazzaville first thing in the morning) and am trying my best to make it to Morocco by mid-October if my bike survives (and I survive).

Let me know what your travel schedule is and we can meet up for a .

-Matt
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 3 Sep 2008
Gold Member
HUBB regular
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Northumberland, England
Posts: 90
Matt,

Looks like I'll be leaving about 01 Oct and in Morocco between 04 and whenever. First on the list will be the coastal route down to Rabat to get visas and then meandering around for a few days to end up in Sidi Ifni before heading down the coastal route to Mauritania.

Keep in touch. Beer sounds good

Peter
__________________
Slowly to the Stans - Very Slowly http://travelpod.com/members/petcul

http://www.flickr.com/photos/9096451@N05/
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 22 Sep 2008
Gold Member
HUBB regular
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Northumberland, England
Posts: 90
On my way next week Portsmouth to Bilbao 01 Oct. See you on the road and safe biking everybody
__________________
Slowly to the Stans - Very Slowly http://travelpod.com/members/petcul

http://www.flickr.com/photos/9096451@N05/
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 19 Oct 2008
Gold Member
HUBB regular
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Northumberland, England
Posts: 90
Currently in Nouakchott and heading to Atar in two days with Migo. Will be there for a few days and then back to Nouakchott before heading southeast to Mali. Anybody else around and heading that way?


Started a travel blog:

travel blog.com

peter.cullen

Regular updates on progress.

Cheers from a hot Mauritania.
__________________
Slowly to the Stans - Very Slowly http://travelpod.com/members/petcul

http://www.flickr.com/photos/9096451@N05/
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 25 Oct 2008
Gold Member
HUBB regular
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Northumberland, England
Posts: 90
Next installment on travelblog.com posted today.
__________________
Slowly to the Stans - Very Slowly http://travelpod.com/members/petcul

http://www.flickr.com/photos/9096451@N05/
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 28 Oct 2008
Gold Member
HUBB regular
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Northumberland, England
Posts: 90
Another update from St. Louis today.
__________________
Slowly to the Stans - Very Slowly http://travelpod.com/members/petcul

http://www.flickr.com/photos/9096451@N05/
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 30 Oct 2008
Gold Member
HUBB regular
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Northumberland, England
Posts: 90
And another...

peter cullen Travels with a GS 10 September 2008
__________________
Slowly to the Stans - Very Slowly http://travelpod.com/members/petcul

http://www.flickr.com/photos/9096451@N05/
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 Registered Users and/or Members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
East Africa - May-Sept 06 PaulRob Travellers Seeking Travellers 7 8 May 2006 14:57
East Africa on a Tenere, May -Sept 06 PaulRob sub-Saharan Africa 4 26 Apr 2006 19:10
May or sept thru North Africa Sjakkelian 4WD Overland TRAVEL 4 8 Dec 2005 01:07
One year trip around Africa Sept '06 Paul Kerr Travellers Seeking Travellers 2 24 Jul 2005 06:58
West Africa 2002 sept-oct-nov by public transport fre Travellers Seeking Travellers 1 11 Feb 2002 23:47

 
 
 

NEW! HU 2015 Motorcycle Adventure Travel Calendar is now available! Get your copy now for some terrific travel inspiration!

HUGE, 11.5 x 16.5 inches, beautifully printed in Germany on top quality stock! Photos are the winning images from over 600 entries in the 9th Annual HU Photo Contest!

Horizons Unlimited 2015 Motorcycle Adventure Travel Calendar.

"The calendar is magnificent!"

"I just wanted to say how much I'm loving the new, larger calendar!"

We share the profit with the winning photographers. YOU could be in the HU Calendar too - enter here!


HU DVD Autumn Special!

Take 40% off Road Heroes Part 1 until October 31 only!

Road Heroes features tales of adventure, joy and sheer terror by veteran travellers Peter and Kay Forwood (193 countries two-up on a Harley); Dr. Greg Frazier (5 times RTW); Tiffany Coates (RTW solo female); and Rene Cormier (University of Gravel Roads).

The first in an exciting new series, Road Heroes features tales of adventure, joy and sheer terror by veteran travellers."Inspiring and hilarious!"

"I loved watching this DVD!"

"Lots of amazing stories and even more amazing photographs, it's great fun and very inspirational."

"Wonderful entertainment!"

Check it out at the HU Store! Remember to use Coupon Code 'HEROES' on your order when you checkout.



Scottoiler automatic chain oilers. The most important accessory for your next motorcycle adventure!


Renedian Adventures


Renedian Adventures

What others say about HU...

"I just wanted to say thanks for doing this and sharing so much with the rest of us." Dave, USA

"Your website is a mecca of valuable information and the DVD series is informative, entertaining, and inspiring! The new look of the website is very impressive, updated and catchy. Thank you so very much!" Jennifer, Canada

"...Great site. Keep up the good work." Murray and Carmen, Australia

"We just finished a 7 month 22,000+ mile scouting trip from Alaska to the bottom of Chile and I can't tell you how many times we referred to your site for help. From how to adjust your valves, to where to stay in the back country of Peru. Horizons Unlimited was a key player in our success. Motorcycle enthusiasts from around the world are in debt to your services." Alaska Riders

contest pic

10th Annual HU Travellers Photo Contest is on now! This is an opportunity for YOU to show us your best photos and win prizes!

NEW! HU 2014 Adventure Travel T-shirts! are now available in several colors! Be the first kid on your block to have them! New lower prices on synths!

HU 2014 T-shirts now in!

Check out the new Gildan Performance cotton-feel t-shirt - 100% poly, feels like soft cotton!


What turns you on to motorcycle travel?


Global Rescue, WORLDwide evacuation services for EVERYONE

Global Rescue is the premier provider of medical, security and evacuation services worldwide and is the only company that will come to you, wherever you are, and evacuate you to your home hospital of choice. Additionally, Global Rescue places no restrictions on country of citizenship - all nationalities are eligible to sign-up!


New to Horizons Unlimited?

New to motorcycle travelling? New to the HU site? Confused? Too many options? It's really very simple - just 4 easy steps!

Horizons Unlimited was founded in 1997 by Grant and Susan Johnson following their journey around the world on a BMW R80 G/S motorcycle.

Susan and Grant Johnson Read more about Grant & Susan's story

Membership - help keep us going!

Horizons Unlimited is not a big multi-national company, just two people who love motorcycle travel and have grown what started as a hobby in 1997 into a full time job (usually 8-10 hours per day and 7 days a week) and a labour of love. To keep it going and a roof over our heads, we run events (22 this year!); we sell inspirational and informative DVDs; we have a few selected advertisers; and we make a small amount from memberships.

You don't have to be a Member to come to an HU meeting, access the website, the HUBB or to receive the e-zine. What you get for your membership contribution is our sincere gratitude, good karma and knowing that you're helping to keep the motorcycle travel dream alive. Contributing Members and Gold Members do get additional features on the HUBB. Here's a list of all the Member benefits on the HUBB.


Books & DVDs

amazon

All the best travel books and videos listed and often reviewed on HU's famous Books page. Check it out and get great travel books from all over the world.


Motorcycle Express for shipping and insurance!

Motorcycle Express

MC Air Shipping, (uncrated) USA / Canada / Europe and other areas. Be sure to say "Horizons Unlimited" to get your $25 discount on Shipping!
Insurance - see: For foreigners traveling in US and Canada and for Americans and Canadians traveling in other countries, then mail it to MC Express and get your HU $15 discount!




All times are GMT +1. The time now is 13:29.