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I'm going but will be doing it last 3 weeks in March but intend going further south to Western Sahara this year so blasting straight down the West Coast I'm affraid, which will not suit anyone if they are wanting to see some of Morroco.

DG, mate, only the very easy ones are suitable two up and even then one-up without luggage would be better. Stick to the tarmac and just enjoy the place. Righanger is right, every place a track leads, so does tarmac in some form or another.
 

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Thats mine nailed down today 14 March - 2 April, so it will be a little early for you by the sounds of it.

Mark, tours are sh*te. Just set off each day and see what happens. They are always the most memerable and er.... adventurous. Moroccans are lovely people and friendly, spent more nights invited in by families in the hills and villages than any hotel you care to mention.
 

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Old medinas, villages, gorges and ravines, sand dunes, hammams or spa baths to you and I mate

(and theres a particularly good hammam at a little village called 'Moulay Yacoub' North-West of Fez, tiny village clinging to a hillside with an ancient steam bath in the village. Various accomodation but you have to park your bikes at the top above the village and travel down to your hotel by donkey. Good stop off point for your first night if you get an early crossing like you said Gordo)

Marrakesh is good for a souk (market) but a little commercialised. Try a traditional one where they are slaughtering goats and animals down dark alley's Rissani or Merzouga are ok for the real souks (I thought I'd sold me fooking son to an old guy on a trip a couple of years ago)

Depends what your going for Gaz, plenty of off-roading and tracks but do a couple and youve done em all. Get below the High Atlas range and theres lots of very flat plains



Like this one with rocks and sand and dust and its brown with bits of tarmac.

Up in the mountains



its er... rocks and dust and er.. brown with bits of tarmac

Like I say it depends on what your there for mate. For me it's the culture, people, food and life but for other its the off-road pistes and challenges of not running out of petrol or water before they get to the next habited place.

There are green bits....



Sandy bits.....




Posh hotels....

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Not so posh...



Old people...

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Young people...

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Bad times...

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All depends what you want DG.

Im off in March again for 3 weeks but going down into Western Sahara and possibly Mauritania where i'm sure its....... brown with lots of rocks and dust and sandy with bits of tarmac.
 

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Bad times was the last time I went with my son who was testing out his culineray skills with the aid of a local guy and poisoning himself. ha ha.. shouldnt laugh really.

Oh and running out of petrol in the middle of no-where (brown, rocky dusty place). Found some guys with camels though and yes you've got it they had an old rusty can of petrol with them. A little bit of trading with some asparin and a few Dirham's later and I was back on my way to later strip the carb to get the sh*te out of one of the jets.

Oh and deciding to cross the Riff mountains one time and being forcabley stopped by locals to buy some local produce to smoke which I dont need to explain, Saw a gap, gassed it and didn't stop for 100 miles. Freaked me out a bit as I was on my own. But since then I've done GCSE French and it's a lot easier being able to understand things. its a bit easier than "bon jor avay voo oon bed for the night"

Oh and.....

No seriously mate there are no bad points unless you break down but that could happen in Hawes on a Sunday ride out and if youve got the mechanical skills of the rest of the forum with you, youve cracked it.

P.s. I can tell you how to start a 990 with a flat battery if you like without bump starting or jumper leads. ;-)
 
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