2804, 2015

Back to Spain

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Dag 22- 24

After Essouira we kept following the coastline towards Tanger Med .
Passing Safi, El Jadida, put up our tents in Azemmour. Continued next morning.
We decided to pas by Casablanca and save the city to ”next time”.
Last night we spent in the pleasant town of Asilah.
Next morning we took the highway to Tanger Med , about one hours ride.
The custom and immigration were done in 10 minutes and then on the ferry back to Europe, arriving Algeciras just at noon
The afternoon we drove to Gibraltar for having a closer look at the famous town and having some indian food and getting a nice bottle of scotch

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Ashiri

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Asihri

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2304, 2015

To Essaouira

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Dag 19-21

We left Tan Tan next morning to go to Plage Blanche, ca 50 km long beach, had picnic at the beach and left for Sidi Ifni. Found a really nice gravel road, short cut, that ended with a steep at Foum-Assaka, followed the coast to Sidi-Ifni.
Next day we continued north. Drove through Agadir, followed the coastline to the town of Essaouira. A town that´s on the list of Unesco. Very pleasant town with its medina and fortress, beach and fishingharbour
Stayed 3 nights

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2304, 2015

Getting Lost

By |April 23rd, 2015|0 Comments

Fr Dag 18

Fr Itch we decided to go to Plage Blanch at the Atlantic Coast
When we came to Taghjicht we tried to find a miner rd but unfortunately we got separated
First we lost Sara and when Daniel and I decided to take difference rd:s we also lost our contact.
At the next town I asked the police at a checkpoint if they seen two riders, the answer was yes, 1/2 hour ago so I continued to the coast, but no one there. 15 min later Daniel turned up with out Sara
We road al the way back, asked at the next checkpoint if they seen Sara, yes they said, 3 hours ago, going the other direction.
This time we didn’t believe them so we told them in another voice that we needed there help and after a while things started to happen. One guy lend us his phone so we could get on the internet
found a message fr Sara, that told us she was 200 km south. The police phoned the place and confirmed that she was there. It was getting dark but we road down to Tan Tan and found Sara.
Happy ending.
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2304, 2015

From Marrakesh to Itch

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Fr Marrakesh to Itch Day 14 – 17

After 3 nights we continue our trip south. Found some miner fantastic winding roads up in the mountains south of Marrakech up to Oukaimeden, from there over the famous, beautiful pass
Tiz-n-Test to Taroudant, even called the Little Marrakesh, checked in att Dar Tourika and slept in a tent, very relaxing and comfortable
Next day we continue south, through the Anti Atlas short day of riding, passing Ait- Baha then rd N105 to Tafraoute, nice little town. Stayed at Hotel Salama, very god. We asked at another hotel first and found out they where using 2 prices…..
Next morning we stopped at the Painted Stones just outside Tafaroute. Been painted by a belgian guy, Jean Veran 1984, with the help of local firemen, 18 tons of paints were used.
We followed N105 and the R107 and. Some part of the road were spectacular and took us through the oas of T and then to Tamessoult Itch and stopped at Borj Biramane, owned by two french guys.
The food was really god
Daniel and I decided to try to go down to West Sahara, so we left Sara at the Auberge.
We went to the next town and loaded the bikes with 20 extra l of gas, water and some food and of.
But when we came to Zag the Military police said NO. Dangeroues, mines……. After 1/2 hour we realized they were not going to let us through. We turned around and decided to take another way instead. It was getting late so we stopped for the day and put up our tents in the dessert.
Had our ”dinner” of, bread, sardins in tomato, and some soft cheese. and enjoyed the stars
Next morning we road further south, but the roads on the map didn´t exit, which we been told the day before but didn´t believe. We asked some locals and they said that were some tracks but we
couldn´t find them. And we also realized that we hadn´t enough with gas to keep on searching
Back to Sara and the Auberge

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1504, 2015

To Marrakesh

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Marrakesh Day 11-14

Leaving Ait- Benhaddou in the morning we found out we had checked in at wrong hotel.
According to the Gps we were at right place and were we stayed they told us that we had a booking and that the other hotel they never heard about it. When we left and had been driving 250 m we saw the place that we had booked……….
After the day before adventure in the riverbeds we decided to stay as much as possible on the pavement. Followed the winding rd up to Teloue´t , over the Tizi-n Tichka pass towards Marrakech.
No problems with the traffic in Marrakech and this time our gps took us to the correct hotel, Lawrence de Arabia.
Next day we walked around the town, with its wide and green boulevard, the parks, the Medina, the famous square Jemaa el-Fnaa and through the bazars, looking at people. Wonderful experience. Marrakesh is a hugh turist city with lots of hotels, modern in one way, but still not.
Evening we went to Palais Had Mahaou for dinner entertainment with Maroccian dans.

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1504, 2015

From the dessert to George de Dade´s to Ait Benhaddou

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From Mezogua – Ait Benhaddou Day 7-10

After 2 nights we left, following the edge of the dessert to a smal lake that only exist during winter/spring, On our way we passed a the town Rissai and 10 km after the town,we stopped at Cascavel Portoguesa, an old portoguese fortress, road al the way up to the topp. Fantastic view.
We continued to our next overnight stop in N´Knob
Next morning, after about 40 km we left the main rd N12 and took a gravel road, about 50 km to Agdz. After 45 km we came to a river just to find out that it was impossible to cross
Turned back, found after a while a track that took us up the town. After that we followed the main rd up to Boulmane Dade´s.
Just about 800 m before the hotel Soliel Blue,on left side there is a great little barbershop.

After a nights rest we rode up and down the George the Dade´s, rest of the day just relaxed.
After a god nights sleep we decided to go to Gorges de Tadra, follow the 704 up to Tamfattouchte, take small rd across to 703. After about 15 km the smal rd it more or less disappeared,been washed away by river, and we had to spend 50 km and 5 hours in a river bed, driving through water, stones, loose gravel mm. Finally, when we had only 700 m left to the main rd, we got stucked in a mud hole. But half an hour later and with some help from local we were ok and continue up to main rd. That day/evening we didn´t arrive to our hotel in Ait-Benhaddou until 10
o´clock. It had been a long day

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1404, 2015

Fr Fez to Merzouga-

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Fr Fes mot Merzuga och öknen Day 4-6

We left Fes towards Merzuga. Followed the road to Ifrane, famous for its Swiss inspired houses.
Up here the landscape was still covered with snow. We stopped to feed the wild monkey´s, and didsome slide riding in the snow. Walking up the hill, 50 cm snow, in full mc dress, just to get one ride down, was very exhausting. But we did it………. Just to find out that the snow was to soft/wet for having a smoth ride down
We drow through Foret de Cedras, Midelt, Gorges de Ziz to Ar- Rachidia, were stopped over night at Khasba Maria Louisa, highly recommended
After a nights rest we continue towards Goulminia, Erfoud and Merzuga were we checked in at Khasba Mohayout, god value for the money.
In the evening we walked in to the dune to se the fantastic sunset.
Next morning we decided to take a camel ride at 5.30 am, out in the desert to watch the sun going up. Nice and quiet.
In the afternoon Daniel and I tok the bikes and started riding the dunes, for me little more complicated to ride in the sand, but fun, got really stocked a couple of times, for Daniel no problems, almost made it to the topp.

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604, 2015

To Marocco, Chefchaouen and Fes

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After a short visit to Gibraltar, it was time next morning to catch the ferry over to Marocco.
Tickets were easy to obtain from the box-office opposite the ferry terminal
There are about 25 different sailings everyday
Calm and a sunny crossover, 1 1/2 h. We arrived at the new ferry terminal outside Tanger,no ”helpers” and no problems. After 20 min at the custom we were on the road.
First day we hade decided to make a short ride, only 110 km to Chefchaouen, famous for it´s Blue Medina,
On arrival our Gps could´t exactly locate our hotel. Finally after riding around we stopped at one of the gates to the Medina. A local guide told us we could, with no problem, drive through the Medina to our hotel.We learned one thing. Never ride through a Medina with big fully loaded bikes. It was more then thigh. Locals looking at you. Finally we made it through and found another place to stay at.
Next morning we took a smal rd up to the coast, followed the Maroccian coastline to Al Hoceima, and road al the way up to the wiewpoint. We knew there was a road somewhere up and after checking with the locals we found it behind some houses
After that we took the road to Ketama and Fes.
In Fes you will be met with al kind of ”helpers”. Since we had a hotel boked in advance we sad no to everyone, but some didn´t take no for an answer.

Next day we hired a privat guide to take us around the famous Medina, and I recommend to do that, It´s very easy to get lost.
When leaving 2 nights later, we discovered that someone had tried to go through our bikes. I was missing a smal bag with my rain suite. Be careful, even if the hotel says the parking is safe and guarded, empty and look up the bike.

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Chefchaoens Medina with it narrow streets

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Do not drive here

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Wiewpoint Al Hochceima

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Guidedtour, Fes medina

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Entrence to Royal Palace, Don´t take any pictures

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The local baker

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