Honeymoon in Morocco - any and all recommendations needed!

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  1. onthetrail

    onthetrail Been here awhile

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    Hi,

    I'm getting married this coming weekend and would like to do a Honeymoon in Morocco in the coming weeks. I would love any and all recommendations on planning this trip. Questions I want to try and answer:

    -where to rent motorcycles? something that would support 2-up. OR maybe a motorcycle w/ sidecar?!
    -what route to take?
    (seeking on-road routes and maybe some gravel roads. nothing technical/sand)
    (she is going to want to do sightseeing and some shopping)
    (avoid overly busy city traffic, unless it's definitely worth visiting)
    -GPX file? if anyone is willing to share
    -Resources, books, websites I should look at?

    Lastly, frankly preferred if affordable, if we can hire a person with a car or motorcycle to guide for 4-5 days and just follow him around on a motorcycle. We are anticipating being in Morocco 10-14 days.

    Thank you!

    Ps. My riding level, I just completed the TAT (a couple months ago in the United States).
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  2. ONandOFF

    ONandOFF more off than on

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  3. Thijs_B

    Thijs_B Keeps on dreaming

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    I put some POIs together for my own trip, have a look here. You would probably not get to see them all, but it's a start.

    I've used the Lonely Planet page as a source as well. Another good resource is Morocco Overland, very detailed information in there.
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  4. MichaelJ

    MichaelJ Long timer

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    Coming in a bit late to this, but also check out the Horizons Unlimited site. Their forums are in the HUBB (Horizons Unlimited Bulletin Board)
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  5. Teabar

    Teabar Been here awhile

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    Marrakesh is a really nice city with a great young persons' vibe. The Medina is totally overwhelming but great. If you want the pure Riad experience stay in the Medina. However, if I was to go back again I would stay in the new town (Gueliz - up the Mohammed V) as it's only a 15 minute walk into the Medina and ther

    Google moto rental for options. Be careful when riding in the city, they're mad. Some of the taxi driving has to be seen to be believed.
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  6. wheatwhacker

    wheatwhacker It's raining here

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    When are you planning to go?
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  7. Africa-Rider

    Africa-Rider Adventurer

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    Hi,
    Check them out: www.wheelsofmorocco.net. They have recent well maintained BMW bikes and can also give you good advices on route planning. (They have BMW ITA Tourguide as well)
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  8. Fishnbiker

    Fishnbiker Tire smuddy, hook swet

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    If you are looking for bikes you will likely start in Marrakech. Getting through the Atlas Mou tains to Ouarzazate will open a lot of opportunities. Some of the best twisties anywhere, Ait Ben Haddhou ancient caravan town, movie studios tours. Dades Gorge just east, in from Boulmine Dades offers some spectacular riding into M'semrir. Going north towards Tinghir gets you to Todra Gorge, then you go more north to Ziz River & west through the Atlas Mts towards Fez or back via Kenifra to Marrakech. All depends on how many days.

    I understand many bike rental companies won't allow their bikes off pavement without guides.
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  9. Fishnbiker

    Fishnbiker Tire smuddy, hook swet

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    Trip report ?
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  10. Fishnbiker

    Fishnbiker Tire smuddy, hook swet

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    bump.

    Trip report?
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