|Duration:||10 days with 7 days motorbike touring and 1 rest day|
Guided Motorbike Tours in Morocco
|Required experience:||Riders with some experience|
|Highlights:||Atlantic Coast of Morocco, Essaouira, National Park of Souss-Massa, Goats on argan trees, Paradise Valley, National Park of the High-Atlas Mountains, the Painted Rocks of Tafraoute, Imperial city of Marrakesh|
Unwind your soul as you wind your way across Morocco This 10-day journey indulges the rider both on and off the bike, at every stop. From the idyllic lagoon waters of Oualidia, you’ll make you way down the Atlantic coast to the resort town of Essaouira, spotting flamingos and sampling oysters along the way. After a rejuvenating stop at a yoga retreat and spa, we head inland over the mighty Tizi n’Test pass and through the winding roads of the High-Atlas National Park. After the switchbacks and cliff views, we descend into the Imperial city of Marrakech where you can explore the ancient medina, snake charmers and food stalls. When you’re done exploring, you can reflect on your journey by the hotel pool or in the spa. Some of the highlights of this trip include the lagoon of Oualidia, Atlantic coastline, Essaouira resort town, tree-climbing goats, Tizi n’Test pass and imperial city of Marrakech.
Day 1 : Arrival
Arrival to Marrakesh Transfer to your hotel, where you will be able to settle in and relax by the pool to prepare for your trip the next morning. You will meet your tour guide, as well as the other participants and go through a welcome briefing, before our welcome dinner.
Day 2 : Marrakesh – Essaouira (approx. 190 km)
In the morning you will be transferred to our workshop to get your bike and go through the formalities before the start of our tour. On our first day we will discover to the vast planes that lay between the Atlas and the Ocean. Our ride will take us through smaller country roads to our first stop – the stellar coastal town of Essaouira and will most probably have the opportunity to see the goats perched on the argan trees along the way. The afternoon we will visit the city, exceptional example of a late-18th-century fortified town, built according to the principles of contemporary European military architecture in a North African context and the favourite city of Bob Marley. You will have the chance to explore the old medina, walk on the wide sandy beach, or enjoy the laid-back souks and stellar seafood.
Day 3 : Essaouira – Agadir (approx. 150 km)
Today’s ride will take us on one of the most amazing coastal roads of Morocco. We will ride through the Souss-Massa National Park, where you will also have the chance to spot the many goats climbing on the Argan trees. The afternoon we will arrive to our Paradise for the next two days, a fantastic surf and yoga retreat hotel with beautiful SPA facilities and on-site surf school, right on the beach. Day 4 : Rest day in Agadir – optional visit of Paradise Valley You can either enjoy your rest day taking surf or yoga lessons at the beach or opt for a short daytrip on the bike to Paradise Valley and the Cascade of Immouzer. This ride goes through small twisty roads along the river, offering unique scenery. We will then park the bikes and go for a short hike to explore the natural water ponds and even go for a swim if we want to.
Day 5 : Agadir – Mirleft (approx. 140 km)
In the morning, we’ll leave our hotel and cross the city of Agadir to reach the southern coastal road that leads us to Mirleft. We will head to Legzira beach where you can walk on the vast sand beaches and beneath the beautiful arches sculpted by the sea in the cliffs.
Day 6 : Mirleft – Tafraoute (approx. 150 km)
An early start will take us towards Tafraoute through small winding roads of the Anti-Atlas. We will ride the smaller national roads where twists and turns become more and more frequent as we approach the mountains. You will thoroughly enjoy this ride on roads where traffic is less common than around cities. Before getting to our accommodation and a well-deserved dinner, we will take the pistes to explore the famous painted rocks and enjoy an unparalleled sunset.
Day 7 : Tafraoute – Taroudant (approx. 150 km)
Another wonderful touring day awaits us full on twisty mountain roads combined with beautiful surroundings as we ride to Taroudant. Our stop for the day will be in a riyadh surrounded by the old city walls. Before dinner, we will head to the buzzing centre and explore the souk, getting a glimpse of local life in a less touristic environment. This is a great opportunity to buy some Argan oil or the legendary Moroccan saffron growing around this area.
Day 8 : Taroudant – Ouirgane (approx. 160 km)
Everyone will love this day as we’ll ride on Morocco’s famous Tizi n’Test pass to climb over 2,100 metres in The Atlas. Our ride will take us through the High-Atlas National Park, where there will be plenty of turns and switchbacks to enjoy before we arrive to our stop for the night, the remote village of Ouirgane. A real chill out place, also offering endless hiking opportunities in the area.
Day 9 : Ouirgane – Marrakesh (approx. 80 km)
Today’s short ride will take us through the Atlas before descending to Marrakesh. During today’s leg, you will enjoy the amazing view of the High-Atlas and the ride through the curvy roads on a perfect tarmac. We will spend the afternoon on a guided tour in Marrakech, to explore the Old Medina, the Jamaa el Fna square with the snake-charmers and its food stalls, the Jardin Majorelle, and there will be plenty of opportunity to buy some gifts and souvenirs if you wish. You can also opt for a relaxing afternoon by the pool or refreshing SPA treatments at the hotel.
Day 10 : Departure
Depending on your flight time, you might take the opportunity to relax or visit the city before the arranged pick-up takes you to the airport.