ATLAS OFF ROAD MOTORBIKE ADVENTURE

Starting point:Marrakesh
Duration:8 days of 6 days motorbike touring
Surface:40% trails and dirt tracks, 60% road
Category:

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.

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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 F750 GS
n/a
T7
2700€
BMW R 1200/1250 GS
2900€
For passengers
1400€
Single room supplement 400€

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David B
David B
2021-04-20
Best Adventure on 2 Wheels Just finished 1 month in Morocco (Marrakesh). I picked up a BMW 1250GS (Wheels of Morroco’s) with 3949km on the clock and returned with 9085. Total is 5136km / 3192 miles or just over 125 miles a day. That may not seem like much but check out the attached Big Bikes Little Goat Trail video. I took 3 tours, the Challenging Roads tour pushed me passed my comfort zone, thus ADVENTURE ! Riding part of the old Paris-Dakar track on big trail bikes... Through the desert, in the middle of nowhere ? OMG, deep sand on a 1250GS is so much fun but watch out for that Camel Grass and remember keep your head up focusing on future pathways. Now the views are great, check the photos. Here are my recommendations- BESTS. Best Rides: OMG so many great BESTS to list, Tarmac- Up COL Du TICHKA pass from Marrakesh day 1 Challenging Roads Caution the clouds/fog can almost cover the road. Adventure- crossing desert to Foum Zguid day 3 Challenging Roads, Coolest- to Taourirt day 4 Challenging Roads, Best Hotel- El Malara thanks to Bernadette & Jean, Best Tour Guide- Greg Fatrai, Greg specks many languages including Arabic, French, English, Hungarian and can cuss in many more 😉 and oh yes he can ride ! Best Support Team Lead- Abdou he can be hard on equipment and yes he did help me pick up my bike in the sand. Best Tour Rider- Brett M., Tour Jester- TDB but Gandalf is running in first place. If your truly looking for a Moto Adventure you have to consider this one.
AminaJael T
AminaJael T
2021-03-21
All in one You’ll never know if you don’t try. I had an amazing time and can just simply recommend it. You will see beautiful landscapes, get your challenges, meet welcoming people and have great food...and of course ride on TOP bikes!
Giedrius Z
Giedrius Z
2021-03-19
Bikes trip: atlas and desert It was amazing trip by bikes in Marroco. Wheels of Marroco and Greg are doing fantastic job and trip was so wonderful starting from bikes, nice food, amazing hotels, unbelievable views and very friendly atmosphere. It is already 2nd trip with them and I am sure that 3rd trip will be with them again. Recommend Wheels of Marocco for everybody. Giedrius
Dan B
Dan B
2021-03-12
Weekend training and ride If you want to experience Morocco in the best way possible, consider doing it on two wheels. The roads around the country are great, but getting off road is even better. Desert, mountains, ocean...it's all beautiful. On this trip our group only had time for a weekend getaway, but we are already hoping to arrange another adventure this year. Greg and Viki helped our group organize a day of mixed training and riding, and then an all day ride. Just tell them what you want, what your riding abilities are, and you're sure to end up with an incredible experience. Leave yourself plenty of time though; Morocco is quite a large country and each area is unique. Despite the pandemic, travel around Morocco was safe and no problem. Just check on any current restrictions and the guides will be able to help arrange details.
mado63
mado63
2020-03-08
Magnifique voyage Maginifique voyage avec Wheel of Morocco. Nous avons fait un voyage de moto de 7 jours le « « Atlas & Desert tour » au départ de Marrakesk, visité les montagnes, vu les oasis de verdure, couché dans le désert du sahara, superbe paysages. Tout est très bien organisé par Vicki pour la partie avant voyage, son conjoint Greg est notre guide à moto , il s’assure que tout va bien et que tous font un bon voyage avec son assistant Abdou qui suit le groupe avec son camion de support (et les bagages). les motos sont en excellente ordre, les hotels très bien 4 étoiles, Greg nous a fait découvrir tout les plus beaux paysages de la région lors d’arrêt chaque jour pendant notre trajet et il nous fait découvrir la cuisine typique marocaine par de beaux et bons arrêts. Vraiment un de mes plus beaux voyage à tout point de vue, beaucoup de plaisirs, merci Wheels of Morocco ???
Simon G
Simon G
2019-11-18
Long weekend We had a fabulous long weekend in late October. It was the first long trip for my wife as pillion and we both had a fabulous time all helped by the highly professional approach of Greg and Viktoria who are delightful. The route was well planned, riding at our own pace with great accommodation at each destination. Nothing seemed to be too much trouble for our lovely hosts who looked after us extremely well including a very efficient transfer from/to the airport. We plan to come back for a longer trip!
Róbert M
Róbert M
2019-11-01
That's why I go for a ride with professionals We had a 3 day long weekend with Wheels of Morocco. Professional organization, super rides, BMW bikes and superb accommodations featured days spent together. Aside from riding, there is time every day to see the sights in the city. We've had a lifetime of experience, and we're sure we'll go riding them again. Thanks to Greg and Viki 3 napos hosszú hétvégén vettünk részt a Wheels of Morocco-val. Profi szervezés,szuper útvonalak,kiváló állapotú motorok és pompás szállások jellemezték az együtt töltött napokat. A motorozáson kívül, mindennap jutott idő arra is hogy megnézzünk egy-egy látványosságot az adott városban. Életre szóló élményt kaptunk, és biztos hogy újra el megyünk motorozni velük. Köszönjük Gregnek és Vikinek
simon1971
simon1971
2019-10-23
TOUR MAROCCO io da sempre scettico su paesi stranieri mi sono dovuto ricredere, il marocco e in particolare marrakech e le montagne circostanti sono state una bella scoperta che insieme alla giusta compagnia con cui ero e alla sapiente guida di greg e del suo aiutante , mi hanno fatto passare dei bei momenti facendo si ne avro' sempre un ottimo ricordo e forse chissa' magari ripeterla su tragitti sempre marocchini. ciao e a presto. Simone
Lacey W
Lacey W
2019-07-01
7 AMAZING days of riding in Morocco!! My husband and I spend seven amazing days on a private tour during our honeymoon touring the beautiful roads of Morocco having the time of our lives. Wheels spend extra time and energy making sure we had upgraded accommodations and many special touches for our honeymoon ride. The bikes were in great shape, the food and accommodations spectacular, and the route well planned. Our guide, Dimitry, was especially FABULOUS! He is a very experienced rider who helped make us feel comfortable riding on the hectic Moroccan roads and even gave us a few pointers. Some of the many benefits of a tour with Wheels is they have spent years scouting out the best roads, building relationships with local hotels and restaurants, and understand local language and customs. We've been home for two days and are already dreaming about our next trip! Thanks Dims and Wheels for a GREAT trip! L & G
michael
michael
2019-05-14
5 Days riding in Morocco with Billy & The Don I would totally recommend this trip as this was the best bike trip I have ever been on which was down to all the staff Billy, The Don and the caring support of Viki also all the great people / riders that was on trip. The roads and scenery were simply amazing and a must. I would defo return very year.

Rate Atlas Off Road Adventure Tour By Wheels of Morocco

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Highlights include:

  • Barbary apes and cedar forests
  • Todra valley
  • Dades Valley dirt roads
  • 3000m mountain peaks and
  • Switchbacks, Bin el Ouidane lake

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