|Duration:||8 days of 6 days motorbike touring|
|Surface:||40% trails and dirt tracks, 60% road|
Off-road motorbike tours in Morocco
|Required experience:||Riders with off-road experience|
|Highlights:||The untouched beauty of the Atlas as only few have seen, riding through the cedar forests, exploring the mines around Midelt, riding on mountain passes above 2,900 metres, riding around the beautiful lake at Bin el Ouidane|
Off the beaten path, and then some.
The Atlas is Morocco’s most spectacular and inspiring landscape. To truly experience all it has to offer, you need an adventure motorcycle. This eight-day tour is designed for experienced riders and takes you to places few will ever get to see, for an adventure you’ll never forget. After exploring the dirt trails of cedar forests and mineral mines, we start our adventure into the Atlas along rural dirt tracks. We then explore the winding roads of the Dades and Todra valleys before climbing to nearly 3000 meters through jaw-dropping scenery.
Exhilarating switchbacks and mountain passes lead us to the blue waters of lake Bin el Ouidane where you can relax and reflect on the sights and thrills of the past few days. Some highlights of the trip include the Todra and Dades valleys, rural mountain dirt tracks and Bin el Ouidane lake.
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 the team and the rest of the tour group and go through a welcome briefing, and you will receive your welcome pack.
Day 2 : Marrakesh – Bin El Ouidane (approx. 200 km)
In the morning you will be transferred to our workshop for the bike hand-over and formalities before hitting the road towards Bin El Ouidane. We will head to the High Atlas on large national roads to warm up so you can get used to your bike as well as local driving habits before tackling the winding mountain roads that will provide an excellent insight to the great riding Morocco has to offer. We visit the scenic waterfalls of Ouzoud, where we will have some time to do a short walk around. Our stop for the night will be in a nice hotel on the border of the lake where you can relax by the pool or discuss the first day at the bar.
Day 3 : Bin El Ouidane – Azrou (approx. 270 km)
We will leave the hotel in the morning and start our climb into the mountains with magnificent views of the lake beneath and the pine forests. We will tackle plenty of twists and turns before commencing a slow descent towards Khenifra, which will be our lunch stop for the day. From Khenifra, we will turn east and climb through the Azigza National Park, which offers a great setting. The road gets narrower and eventually turns into gravel tracks that zigzag through the Ifrane National Park, all the way to our hotel, located on the edge of Africa’s largest cedar forest. As this area is home to the infamous Barbary Apes, we will hopefully see them around while riding through the forests.
Day 4 : Azrou – Midelt (approx. 130 km)
Before heading up to the plateau of the Atlas and the town of Midelt we start our day with a mild off-road through the cedar forests to discover the beauty of the area and spot the Barbary apes living there. We then take the beautiful road to climb up the mountain range to arrive in Midelt around lunchtime. Following our lunch break we will hop on the bikes to tackle some off-road sections and visit the mineral mines in the region.
Day 5 : Midelt – Agoudal (approx. 200 km)
We start our day on the nice winding roads of the Atlas through long straights and sweepers until the town of Er-Rich where we take a turn towards the higher peaks of the mountain range though the gravel roads towards the Cirque de Jaffar, one of the most epic tracks in the Atlas. We will ride on smaller roads and dirt tracks until we descend to the village of Agoudal where we will spend the night.
Day 6 : Agoudal – Skoura (approx. 200 km)
As we will leave Agoudal and head towards Boumalne Dades. We will start the day with rocky tracks and some beautiful off-road ride up to nearly 3,000 metres, offering unique scenery and an epic ride. We will then hit the main national road where real fun begins. We will ride on the wonderful winding roads of the Dades valley where there will be plenty of opportunities for photo stops. This motorcycle ride will take us through the most photographed switchbacks of Morocco. From there we will continue our journey through battered road sections that will turn into gravel roads and then some more tarmac before reaching our lodging in the oasis of Skoura.
Day 7 : Skoura – Marrakesh (approx. 270 km)
The great motorcycle adventure continues as we ride through the small winding roads of the Atlas towards Marrakesh. We will tackle switchbacks and turns as we ride mostly above 2,000 metres before hitting some untouched off-road tracks high up in the mountains, with sheep drops and stunning landscapes. Once in Marrakech, we will head to our HQ to return the bikes. You will then be taken back to your hotel where you can spend the rest of the evening rewinding the best moments of the trip or you can decide to take the time to explore the city. This will be the last opportunity to invite your guide for a drink at the bar.
Day 8 : 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.