Atlas and Morocco Desert Motorbike Tour

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Starting point:Marrakesh
Duration:9 days with 7 days motorbike touring
Surface:10% trails and sand (optional), 90% road
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Guided Motorbike Tours in Morocco

Required experience:Experienced riders
Highlights:Imperial City of Marrakesh, Bin El Ouidane Lake, Ouzoud Waterfall, Cedar of Africa, a night in a luxury camp in the dunes of the Sahara, Dades and Thodra Valleys, Tizin’ Tichka Pass

There are not many places in the world where you can ride from cedar-forested mountain passes to desert dunes in a day. This nine-day tour promises to be a unique adventure unlike any you’ve undertaken before. Enjoy the exhilarating switchbacks of the Atlas mountain passes before heading into the Sahara Desert where you’ll spend a night in the dunes.
This tour will test your technical abilities as we go off-piste, crossing rivers and dirt tracks to find hidden oases and explore the local way of life. Some of the highlights of this trip include the cedar forests of the Atlas, Barbary apes, Dades valley, a night in the Sahara, the Ouzoud falls and the hidden oasis of Fint.

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 welcome briefing as well as the formalities required before the start and you will receive your welcome pack.

Day 2 : Marrakesh – Bin El Ouidane (approx. 170 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. 200 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 zig-zag 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 – Errachidia (approx. 260 km)
We will start the day with light off-road 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 5: Errachidia – Merzouga (approx. 130 km)
Today we will start our ride to the Sahara Desert. We stop at a great hotel in Merzouga where we leave the bikes and climb aboard a 4×4 to journey on to our camp in the dunes of the Sahara. The images here are like from a film or a book – they will not disappoint. Enjoy the sunset from the dunes before dinner and then experience a spectacular star filled desert sky. *Note: In case of a rare sand storm, we would have to remain at the hotel for safety and comfort

Day 6: Merzouga – Boumalne Dadès (approx. 220 km)
Our wake up call is early today as we’ll climb the dunes to admire a stunning sunrise before an early breakfast.
We return to the hotel, pick up our bikes and 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 – a cool view, seen by few people. Our route will take us through deserted landscapes before heading to the Todra Valley to ride beneath huge cliffs. We know you will be impressed. We will spend the night at the foot of the spectacular Atlas mountains in a superb hotel.

Day 7: Boumalne Dadès – Ouarzazate (approx. 180 km)
Despite the short distance today, the riding will be exceptional. We will start our day by climbing the most photographed hairpins in Morocco in the Dadès 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 we’ll head to the hidden Oasis of Fint through some more technical off-road tracks and smaller river-crossings to get an insight to the lives of local villages and explore the oasis. Ouarzazate is a famous Dakar town. Many rally enthusiasts would stop here and visit the rally bivouac, where all the action could be seen late into the evening. The locals still hope the Dakar may return to North Africa one day.Today you will have the opportunity to visit the Kasbah of Ouarzazate and wander around the many local souvenir shops – you’ll feel like you’ve gone back in time. Excellent local dishes will be served for dinner.

Day 8: Ouarzazate – Marrkesh (approx. 220 km)
Another wonderful touring day awaits us full of twists and turns on quiet roads, combined with beautiful surroundings as we climb the High Atlas. We will ride to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Ait Benhaddou and enjoy the twisties of the famous Telouet and Tizi n’Tichka Pass before arriving to the Imperial City of Marrakech. Be prepared with your camera because these are the images you’ll want to take home and show your friends. Guaranteed to impress. Tonight we’ll have our last night together and eat well, reflecting on the adventure and probably planning your return to Morocco!

Day 9: Departure
Depending on your flight time, you might take the opportunity to relax or visit the city for souvenirs 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
Tour Prices in EuroShared Room Solo RiderSingle Room RiderRider and Passenger in DBL or TWIN Room
Riding Your Own Motorcycle
2100€2550€3900€
F750GS
2800€3250€4600€
F800GS or F850GS
2900€3350€4700€
R1200GS or R1250GS
3100€3550€4900€

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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.

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On this tour you will…

  • Explore the best of the Atlas mountains and Sahara Desert.
  • Ride the famous hairpins of the Dades Valley
  • Explore off-road tracks to a hidden oasis
  • See the natural wonders of the Ouzoud Falls and Todra valley

Atlas and Desert Motorcycle Tour

From the breath-taking Atlas Mountains to the majestic Sahara dunes, experience the finest riding Morocco has to offer. An unrivalled experience for experienced riders.

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