|Duration:||7 days with 5 days motorbike touring|
|Surface:||10% trails and sand (optional), 90% road|
Guided Motorbike Tours in Morocco
Experienced riders (twisty roads, long riding days)
|Highlights:||Imperial City of Marrakesh, Ouzoud Waterfall, a night in a luxury camp in the dunes of the Sahara, Dades and Todra Valley, Tizin’ Tichka|
There are not many places in the world where you can ride from cedar-forested mountain passes to desert dunes in a day. This seven-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.
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 – Imilchil (approx. 320 km)
You will receive your bikes early in the morning before starting our journey towards Imilchil. 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 walk around. Our stop for the night will be in a nice hotel in the Atlas mountains.
Day 3 : Imilchil – Merzouga (approx. 320 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 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 door to the desert, before reaching our accommodation for the night.
After we will start our ride to the Sahara Desert. We stop at our hotel in Merzouga where we leave the bikes. Before the sunset, you’ll have the option of riding to the big dunes aboard a 4x4 or on camel back, to watch the sunset, before heading to the camp for a fresh shower, a great dinner and some local music by the campfire.
* note that some of the programs above are not included in the price
Day 4: 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 5: Boumalne Dadès – Ait Benhaddou (approx. 210 km)
We will start our day by climbing to the most photographed hairpins in Morocco in the Dades Valley. On our way back, we’ll ride through Ouarzazate – the movie capital of Morocco – for our lunch break. On this day, the group has two options:
Or head straight to visit the kasbah of Ait Benhaddou, a famous UNESCO World Heritage site and famous for the many movies produced there.
We’ll then heat to our hotel for a great dinner and some time to relax.
Day 6: Ait Benhaddou – Marrkesh (approx. 180 km)
This day will be the culmination of the week in terms of riding. Over 150 km of twisties through the Atlas on our way back to Marrakech. We’ll start the day with the scenic road through the Ounila valley toward the top of the Tichka pass at 2260m through smaller roads with limited traffic and stunning landscape. The second part of the day we’ll ride on brand new tarmac, large roads that feel like you’ve been handed free pass on a racetrack. Our last leg will see us descend to Marrakech and head to the workshop to return the bikes, before you’re transported back to the hotel. We’ll meet in the evening for a memorable farewell dinner in town.
Day 7: 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.