LE CIRCUIT LE PLUS MARQUANT

Starting point:Marrakesh
Duration:14 days with 11 days motorbike touring and 1 rest day
Surface:100% tarmac
Category:

Guided Motorbike Tours in Morocco

Required experience:Riders with some experience
Highlights:Imperial cites of Fes and Marrakesh, Cedar of Africa and Barbary Apes, Dades Valley, a night in a camp in the dunes of the Sahara Desert, crossing the High Atlas, Ouarzazate the movie capital of Morocco, Essaouira

During this motorbike trip you will experience the best roads and most spectacular places Morocco can offer. You will ride through the rolling hills of the Atlas Mountains, experience the winding roads on the cliffs of the coast, and relax on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean enjoying fresh seafood in the magical city of Essaouira while watching the sunset above the never-ending waves. We will spend a night in a luxury desert camp between the dunes of the Sahara, ride through the breath-taking valleys of Dades and Todra, visit the movie capital of Ouarzazate and discover the imperial city of Fes and Marrakesh.

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 and go through a short briefing session as well as the formalities required before the start and you will receive your welcome pack.

Day 2 : Marrakesh – Bin El Ouidane (approx. 190 km)
You will receive your BMW bikes early in the morning before starting our journey towards Bin El Ouidane. We will head towards the High Atlas on normal 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 – Fes (approx. 380 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. Our stop for the night will be in a fine hotel in the centre of the city where we will have the opportunity for a tour in the old medina and get a taste of Moroccan food.

Day 4: Fes – Azrou (approx. 100 km)
After breakfast we will have opportunity to visit the imperial city of Fes. Around midday, we’ll start our ascent of the Middle-Atlas and arrive to our hotel near Azrou where you will have plenty of opportunities to feed the monkeys that live in the cedar forests of the area and visit the Cedar of Africa.

Day 5: Azrou – Errachidia (approx. 260 km)
We will start the day with riding through the forests where we’ll have the opportunity to admire the quiet setting and maybe feed the Barbary Apes that live in the area. We will then tackle the climbing roads of the Middle-Atlas passing the high plateau of the mountain range. We will go through the French Foreign Legion tunnel towards Errachidia, the infamous old Dakar town, before reaching our accommodation for the night. You will likely see relics of Dakar – posters and stickers on garage walls – this part of Africa really misses Dakar as it became a way of life here and a cash generator.

Day 6: Errachidia – Merzouga (approx. 130 km)
Today we will start our ride to the Sahara Desert. Our stop for the day will be a fine hotel in Merzouga where we will stop for a short break and leave the bikes to climb aboard the 4×4 of our guide who will take us to our camp in the dunes of the Sahara. We will admire the sunset from the dunes before dinner and then you will be able to admire the desert skyline at night. Note that in case of a rare sandstorm, we will likely remain at the hotel which offers a more comfortable setting.

Day 7: Merzouga – Boumalne Dadès (approx. 220 km)
Wakeup call will come early today as we’ll climb the dunes before sunrise to admire the unique effects from atop the dunes before our early breakfast. We will then have a guided tour aboard the 4×4 to visit the dunes and the sights around the area, including the coal and crystal mines. We will pick up our bikes at the hotel and will head to the rock of the Mummy for some off-road riding and to admire the view of the desert from the top of the rocks that offer a unique sight known to only a few. Or route will take us through deserted landscapes before heading to the Todra valley to ride beneath the huge cliffs that offer a unique scenery. We will spend the night at the feet of the Atlas range in a fine hotel.

Day 8: Rest day in Boumalne Dadès – optional program: Trekking in the Dades Valley

Day 9: Boumalne Dadès – Ouarzazate (approx. 180 km)
Despite the short daily distance, the riding will be exceptional. We will start our day by climbing the most photographed hairpins in Morocco in the Dades valley. A relatively short bike ride will take us to our lodging for this evening where you can enjoy a drink by the pool while taking in the wonderful sight of the lake. In the afternoon you will have the opportunity to visit the Kasbah of Ouarzazate, the movie studios, the scenes of The Game of Thrones and wonder around the many local souvenir shops. Excellent local dishes will be served for dinner.

Day 10: Ouarzazate – Taroudant (approx. 290 km)
Today we will pass the lower edge of the Atlas mountain range through some stunning roads towards our destination. In the afternoon we will have the opportunity to visit the special medina of Taroudant. Our stop for the day will be in a riyadh in the village of Taroudant, where you can take a nice walk and there would be great opportunity to buy some Argan oil and the legendary Moroccan saffron growing around this area.

Day 11: Taroudant – Agadir (approx. 120 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. The afternoon we will arrive to our Paradise, a fantastic surf and yoga retreat hotel with beautiful SPA facilities and on-site surf school.

Day 12: Agadir – Essaouira (approx. 150 km)
A nice coastal ride will take us to our next stop. Our ride will take us through smaller country roads before arriving to the laidback coastal town of Essaouira. The afternoon we will visit Essaouira, 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, make a nice Segway ride or enjoy the laid-back souks and stellar seafood.

Day 13: Essaouira – Marrakesh (approx. 220 km)
Our next day will we descend to the vast planes that lay between the Atlas and the Atlantic Ocean. Upon our arrival to our hotel in Marrakech you will hand over the bikes before heading to the city to explore the medina with its souks and the vibrant Jamaa el Fna place with its snake charmers and food stalls.

Day 14: 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.

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Tour price includes:

  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation in 4/5 star hotels and luxury desert camp in the Sahara
  • BMW Bike Rental including comprehensive insurance cover
  • All breakfasts and dinners during the journey
  • Multilingual BMW Motorrad Certified Guide on motorbike
    Support vehicle for assistance and to transport your luggage – above 5 riders
  • Information pack and souvenir
  • Professional photos of the trip
  • Road tolls where applicable
  • Full riding gear on request
Price per rider(Twin room sharing)
BMW F 750/800 GS
4200€
BMW F 800 GSA/F850 GS
4400€
BMW R 1200 GS
4900€
For passengers
2400€
Single room supplement 800€

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peebee999
peebee999
2023-06-11
Atlas & Sahara Excellent all around!!! Great roads, great scenery, great accommodation, great company, and our two hosts Abdoul and Amine were fantastic. Definitely a trip to try and on Europe's doorstep. I would highly recommend!!!
Travellers29
Travellers29
2023-06-03
Atlas & Desert Tour April 2023 This tour exceeded my expectations in all respects. I chose Wheels of Morocco based on various factors including their professional and informative website, itinerary, maximum group size, the fact that the company is based in Morocco, and the multitudes of good reviews on Tripadvisor. WOM did not disappoint, from my initial enquiries and communication with Viki (who always answered extremely quickly) right through to the end of the trip. Everything was well organized and my bike was in excellent condition and faultless throughout the tour. All accommodation was of a very high standard. Abdou our guide and Amine the support truck driver were very informative, personable and always happy to help. The tour was well structured so there was plenty of riding time but you also arrived at your accommodation each day in plenty of time to relax/swim etc. before dinner. The variety of landscapes we saw over 7 days of riding was amazing. I also liked that we stopped at local and smaller restaurants/cafes for coffee breaks and lunches rather than big establishments catering for mass tourism. If you're looking to ride a motorbike in Morocco on a tour with a great itinerary, professional guides, excellent accommodation and quality bikes and support, then WOM is a great choice.
Peter Labadie
Peter Labadie
2023-03-28
Challenging Roads Had an amazing time riding offroad in Morocco. Greg and Abdou were terrific guides, we stayed in outstanding accommodations, and the riding was as challenging as promised. Learned a lot from Greg about riding in deep sand, despite my occasional tipovers! If you’re thinking about riding Morocco, this is the crew to ride with!
Adam H
Adam H
2023-03-27
Challenging Roads Absolutely awesome adventure riding experience that explores Morocco through different terrains. The trip was well planned and well supported by the team leading the expedition with recovery vehicle, tools and spares for any unforeseen mishaps. The motorcycles were all new and in excellent condition. All accommodations were most likely the most luxurious that could be found in each place we stopped, with the occasional spas and with fantastic food. The routes chosen by the guides has been scrutinized over years of experience on the roads of Morocco to give a truly unique way to experience what Morocco has to offer. Highly Recommended
angus
angus
2023-01-03
Just Brilliant!! I was fortunate enough to do the Challenging Roads tour with Wheels of Morocco in December and it was simply BRILLIANT. Everything was top notch - the bikes, the country, the people, the food, the accommodation and the routes we followed…..and it simply would not have been the same without our leader, Greg, and support driver Abdoul, who were just fantastic. Overall a brilliant experience and one I would recommend to anyone.
Dan L
Dan L
2022-11-01
Outstanding Adventure across the Atlas Mountains Great bikes, awesome terrain and excellent company. Greg and his team are a safe pair of hands with excellent knowledge of the country. They put together an effortless private package for us, which enabled us to see so much in a short space of time. We went from the bustle of Marrakech to the remote wilds of the Atlas Mountains covering vastly varying terrain. Passing through remote passes and staying in remote villages steeped in history. Simply put it was an outstanding adventure, thank you.
Loz
Loz
2022-10-30
re-booked already! What a great trip! WoM know the country inside-out. Organisation, leadership and support was second-to-none. Greg and Abdou make a great team. Morocco has it all; great roads, incredible scenery, good food and friendly people. The tour took in so many landscapes; cedar forests, the stunning mountainscape and of course the desert, which really was something else. The roads are mostly super grippy new tarmac, with plenty of twisties and flowing bends. Already re-booked for a long weekend tour for next spring!
Chris On The Road
Chris On The Road
2022-10-29
Desert and Atlas Tour I've been organising my own tours for many years but thought I'd give a guided tour a try, I'm glad I did. Morocco is an amazing country with some of the best roads I've ever ridden and I've ridden all over the world. Viktoria handled the booking, payment and communication really well, Abdou took care of the logistics and called the airport a dozen times until they found my lost luggage (thanks again) and Greg was a great guide, photographer and tour leader. I have a GS at home so opted for a Tenere 700 which turned out to be a great choice, quick enough for Morocco and very agile. We rode mountain passes as good as any you'd find in The Alpes, through forests and of course the desert which was my personal favourite. The diversity of the roads and landscapes you experience in 7 days is truly amazing. The hotels were comfortable and had lots of character, the food was great and even if we were in a "dry hotel" Abdou would always manage to find us beer somewhere! I loved every minute of the trip and will very likely be back to do the Challenging Roads tour. Thanks guys, hopefully see you again soon.
Dave W
Dave W
2022-10-29
Great biking trip. Great trip, fantastic roads and scenery and very well run. Greg can sometimes be a bit blunt but on a trip like this you need clear direction and leadership and he does that very well. Enjoyed the trip and the company of our fellow travellers, so much so we'll be booking again next year.
Dave B
Dave B
2022-10-13
5 stars for a good reason I can’t say enough good things about this tour or the company that runs it. It’s well organized and communication with the company is excellent, I found any questions I had were answered promptly and there was a lot of helpful information passed along that made getting paperwork and luggage packed much easier. The bikes are top notch and well maintained both before and during the ride. Accommodations were fantastic and the food stops during the day were great and provided a great feel for local culture and cuisine. The route was so much fun with amazing scenery and that provided miles of smiles. This is the perfect way to get your feet wet if you’ve never toured outside of your home country. Stop wondering if this is for you and start booking. The only adventure you regret is the one you don’t take.

On this tour you will…

  • Enjoy the various landscapes of Morocco – mountains, ocean, desert
  • Stay in great hand-picked hotels Benefi t from our multilingual team’s unparalleled knowledge and riding expertise in Morocco
  • Enjoy a breathtaking riding experience through the Atlas Mountains
  • Spend a night in a luxury camp in the Sahara

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In this exclusive motorbike tour you will experience the best roads and most spectacular places in Morocco.

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