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Photo by Michael Jordan, enjoying a meal at sunset, Zangskar Valley, India

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Photo by Michael Jordan
enjoying a meal at sunset,
Zangskar Valley, India



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Old 28 Nov 2005
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now in Banjul considering Guinea Bissau ?

Hi,

I'm in Banjul having come from Ceuta
on the excellent new Atlantic road. No sand
at all except the Mauritania border bit
and the 100km piste to Diama Dam from Rosso.

Question: What's it like from Banjul to Bissau
and has anyone any recommendations on roads
in the Casamance ?

David French )Banjul)
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Hiya,

I am going to be doing the road in 5 weeks time down from Ceuta. Was there much hassle at the border of Mauritania or Senegal. I will have a Carnet - have you got one?

Any info you could give me would be very helpful - how many days did it take you through Mauritania on the new road?

Also what are diesel prices - in Western Sahara, Mauritania and Senegal.

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Thanks for the update, David, there's several on bikes headed that way in early Jan. We don't have carnets, so I'm interested in the reply to Andy's question.

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HI people ! I left my bike xt600 in Sukutas last Octover , . Now , I plan to fly back there around Dic 23th. I plan to resume driving .. but still dont know where to go (Mali? , Guinea ? ) who cares ? . Definitely looking forward people to drive with.

where are you heading ?

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Just in case..... these are average riding times : From Algeciras to Banjul

Day 1 Ceuta Marrakech
Day 2 Marrakech Tan Tan
Day 3 Tan Tan Dakcla
Day 4 Dackla Nouaddibou
Day 5 Nouaddibou Nouatchott
Day 6 Nouatchott Dakar
Day 7 Dakar Banjul

Driving just during daylight a Honda XL600 LMF at max cruising speed of around 110 km/h

No Carnet de Passage.

6 litres/100km

Remember : No petrol from Nouatchott to Rosso . Just diesel !
The Mauritanian part is all tarmac.
The only dirt areas are the way to Diamma (Senegal) and the Moroccan->Mauri border.

Police much more friendly than when they see you in a big 4x4 They don't stop bikes , nor they try to fine you for ficticious things

Everything is much cheaper (the Barra ferry cost less than 1 Euro for a motorcycle) .

Only trouble is that *apparently* motorcycles in Gambia should drive on the hard-shoulder .They only have mopeds , or 100cc scooters.. . So most people assume that any motorbike (even if it is a big overland-bike) should use the Hard Shoulder , not the road , hence Constant issues with local drivers.

Hope this helps ... any questions... mail to

javier (at) drpdynamics (dot) com

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