|Duration:||14 days with 11 days motorbike touring and 1 rest day|
Guided Motorbike Tours in Morocco
Experienced riders (twisty roads, long riding days)
|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. 220 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 – Azrou (approx. 280 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 on small and remote roads, before commencing our descent towards the national road and perfect tarmac towards Zaouiat Cheikh for our lunch break. From there we’ll head through Khenifra and on to Azrou, perched in the mountains. Our hotel will be at the edge of the cedar forest in a nice chalet-type establishment.
Day 4: Azrou - Fes – Azrou (approx. 160 km)
As we spend the night in the same hotel, we’ll hop on the bikes in the morning and ride to Fes to visit this Imperial city full of history and culture. We’ll have the opportunity to change into more comfortable shoes before starting our guided visit of the city and the UNESCO World Heritage tanneries.
After lunch, we’ll head back to the hotel for some time off and a great dinner.
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. 125 km)
Day 7: Merzouga – Boumalne Dadès (approx. 270 km)
We’ll wake before the sun today, to climb the dunes and admire a stunning sunrise before breakfast.
We return to the hotel, pick up our bikes and head to the Atlas. Our route will take us through deserted landscapes and some twisty sections before heading to the Todra Valley to ride beneath huge cliffs. We know you will be impressed. We will then ride our last leg to spend the night at the foot of the spectacular Atlas mountains in a superb hotel.
Day 8: Rest day in Boumalne Dadès – optional program: ride in the Dades Valley
Day 9: Boumalne Dadès – Ouarzazate (approx. 120 km)
Day 10: Ouarzazate – Taroudant (approx. 290 km)
We’ll ride through the town of Ouarzazate and then head across the Anti Atlas for a coffee break in Tazenakht, the carpet capital of Morocco. We’ll then continue towards Taroudant through a stunning landscape scattered with Argan trees and will have lunch in Tallouine, famous for the production of saffron. Our stop for the day will be in a riyadh in the town of Taroudant, where you can take a nice walk to visit the local market. It is a great opportunity to buy some Argan oil if you so wish.
Day 11: Taroudant – Agadir (approx. 160 km)
We’ll ride smaller and more remote roads towards Paradise valley and then head towards the coast to arrive to our own paradise: a fantastic surf and yoga retreat with beautiful SPA facilities and on-site surf school and beach bar.
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)
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.
Tour price includes:
|Price per rider||(Twin room sharing)|
|BMW F 750GS||4400€|
|BMW R 1200/1250 GS||5100€|
|Single room supplement 800€|
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