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Old 6 Feb 2007
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well guys,

I used man with the van (www.motorbikemovers.org.uk, John Beggs) for London to Malaga transporting our bikes (3) late december returning early january..

we too, didn't want to "waste" 3-4 days riding around france / spain in the middle of winter, in order to get to marocco plus we didn't want to carry all the extra layers of winter bike gear ...

I think getting the bikes to southern spain in a van and flying there to meet them is the best way if you want to spend more time in morocco and less time getting there.

Although having 3-4 bikes squeezed in the van may mean a few additional scratches - it didn't worry me.


we paid GBP 225.00 each bike each way London to Malaga
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1 company seems okay already......

I spoke to a couple of firms today. One usually transports cars to Spain and wanted about £400 door-to-door(per bike).
No thanks
Another i spoke to was purely a haulage/removal agent. They were much more helpful. I based my quote on four enduro type bikes individually crated in boxes 1800x1000x400. This needs the wheels and bars removing, but its not that much of a hassle. You could pack them all into one crate to make it even smaller. I estimated 200kgs per crate, which should be reasonable for a 130kg bike plus a few bits of kit and the crate itself.
They quoted £398+vat for Leeds to Malaga(actually their depot nearby) and £476+vat for the return leg. This was for ALL 4 bikes and the pick up from an address in Leeds. There are weekly services on tuesday and Friday
I spoke to a chap called Dave Fisk at Universal Express in Felixstowe( (01394) 282867).
I don't mind the hassle of crating bikes if it means i can save a few quid. This price didnt include the crates or a small storage fee at the depot, of which there was talk of a tenner a week.
Any other ideas?
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there is a ferry from marseille (sete) to nador, takes 36hrs but saves a drive through spain


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