Starting point:Marrakesh
Duration:9 days with 7 days motorbike touring
50% gravel, dirt tracks, sand, 50% tarmac

Off-road motorbike tours in Morocco

Required experience:
Off-road experience is strictly necessary
Highlights:Imperial city of Marrakech, the Tizi n’Test and the Tizi n’Tichka passes of the Atlas, the UNESCO site of Ait Benhaddou, Ouarzazate – the door of the desert, the Draa valley, M’hamid and the sand dunes of the Sahara, great pistes and tracks of Southern Morocco, the blue rocks of Tafraoute

The ultimate test of your off-road skills, this adventure goes where few fear to tread

During this 9-day motorbike adventure tour we will cross the Atlas twice through the two most famous passes and discover some of the least frequented pistes of Southern Morocco. Our tour will start and end in the Imperial City of Marrakesh. During the tour we will ride the Tizi n’Test and Tichka passes through the Atlas, spend a night in a special camp in the desert and ride the less frequented dirt roads of the South. You will have the opportunity to see the different sides of Morocco, from the greenery of the mountains and the multicoloured face of the desert, while exploring Marrakech and Ouarzazate, the home of many famous movie scenes. We will ride fast-paces roads filled with switchbacks and flowing corners and we will take the bikes through some rocky off-road sections where speed will be replaced by technicality. This trip is recommended to experienced riders and adventurers who wish to participate in a unique tour.

Day 1 : Arrival
Arrival to Marrakesh. Transfer to your SPA hotel, where you will be able to settle in and relax by the pool before the start of the trip the next morning. You will meet your tour guide and go through the briefing session as well as the formalities required before the start and you will receive your welcome pack.

Day 2: Marrakech – Ait Benhaddou (approx. 200 km)

We’ll pick up the bikes at the workshop and head out of the city to conquer the High Atlas. The first riding day will give you a good taste of the stunning gravel tracks and amazing landscapes this land has to offer. After a first tarmac section we head off-road high into the mountains on narrow tracks and tight gravel switchbacks, before returning to tarmac and climbing the Tichka pass at 2260m. We then take the smaller road through the Ounila valley to ride through remote villages and breathtaking scenery. We will head to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Ait Benhaddou and you will have the opportunity to explore this unique Kasbah before heading to the hotel.

Day 3: Ouarzazate – M’Hamid (approx. 270 km)

This day starts with a mix of fast gravel tracks and tricky crossings through the stony riverbeds to get to Ouarzazate. After a quick coffee break, we’ll tackle great tarmac roads, cross the Anti Atlas and then ride through the Draa valley heading south. After a lunch in Zagora and a last fuel stop in Tagounite, we head off-road for the firs encounter with sand. Our last section gets us through gravel tracks and sandy sections before hitting the small dunes we need to cross to get to our desert camp for a good rest under the beautiful desert sky.

Day 4: M’Hamid – Foum Zguid (approx. 150 km)

The challenges begin. We will experience a day of riding the remote pistes of the Sahara. The tracks are a  mix of sand, gravel tracks, rocky sections and more sand. Off-road experience is a must to handle the heavy bikes on this terrain. Although the distance seems small, it is challenging riding and a tiring day for most. You will enjoy the remoteness of the desert and will be amazed by the varied terrain it offers. We’ll sleep in a beautiful hotel so you can enjoy great food, a nice pool and a good night rest.

Day 5: Foum Zguid – Tafraoute (approx. 300 km)

We are back on tarmac for most of the day, starting with long stretches of desert riding, passing multiple oases and canyons on the way. After a fuel and coffee stop in Tata, we’ll head to the Anti-Atlas and ride towards the gold mines of Akka on flowing, twisting dirt roads. Beware, these tracks are slippery when wet. We then tackle multiple passes on smaller, remote roads and head to the breathtaking Ait Mansour oasis, riding between the palm trees on narrow, twisty roads, beneath the huge overhanging cliffs. After our lunch break, we climb out last pass and descend to the valley to visit the painted rocks of Tafraoute, before heading to our sublime hotel. Great food and comfy beds will ensure a good night sleep.

Day 6: Tafraoute – Agadir (approx. 200 km)

This riding day will take us to our wonderful accommodation near the surfing spots of Morocco. Depending on the option chosen by the group, we either ride the more remote, twisty roads of the Anti-Atlas before descending towards Agadir, or we head west towards the coast for more sand riding.
Either way, we will cross the crazy traffic of Agadir, to ride our final stretch to the hotel on the stunning coastal road along the Atlantic. We’ll relax at a wonderful surf / yoga resort at the beach.

Day 7 : Agadir – Taroudant (approx. 200 km)

We usually start the day with a ride on the beach – something you can seldom experience elsewhere. Once the fun is over, we’ll ride the remote, narrow – and sometimes broken – roads of the Atlas towards Taroudant. After a short coffee break, we head off-road and will tackle the rocky, challenging tracks winding up and down the valleys. A mix of loose gravel, rocks, off-camber slippery slate will ensure you stay concentrated throughout.
Once back on the tarmac, we’ll stop for lunch and then head to our hotel within the old walls of the city. Before dinner, we’ll have the option to wander around this busy, culturally rich town.

Day 8: Taroudant – Marrakech (approx. 250 km)

We kept some fun for the last day. We’ll leave Taroudant behind, and will climb the Tizi n’Test for a great ride and amazing views for a coffee at the top of the pass. This road is a mix of great tarmac and some challenging bits, being rated as one of the most dangerous roads in the world.
We’ll then descend towards Marrakech but will make a detour after lunch, to conclude this great trip with some afternoon fun in the Agafay desert. Loose gravel, riverbeds, steep climbs and descents and some narrow single trails will be on the menu in the afternoon.
We then head back to the city, refuel the bikes and take them back to the workshop before you are transported back to the hotel for a quick shower and some rest.
The day is not over, as our farewell dinner is scheduled for that evening in a stunning location in town.

Day 9: Departure

Depending on your flight time, you might take the opportunity to relax at the hotel or decide to take surfing lessons. Those of you who opted to extend their holidays will remain to enjoy the weather and the many activities on offer, while those leaving will be transferred to the airport through their pre-arranged pick-up.

This is one of our most challenging and unique Morocco off road motorcycle tours. If you’re dying for a real moto adventure, look no further. Off-road experience is required!

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Tour price includes:

  • Airport collection / drop-off on arrival and departure day
  • 8 nights’ accommodation in 4/5-star hotels and Riyads
  • 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
  • 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 R 1200/1250 GS
For passengers
Single room supplement 450€


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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!!!
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.

Rate Morocco Off Road Motorcycle Tour By Wheels of Morocco

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On this tour you will…

  • Ride across unspoiled landscapes in exclusive locations
  • Enjoy a breathtaking riding experience through the Atlas Mountains
  • Benefit from our multilingual team’s unparalleled knowledge and riding expertise in Morocco
  • Visit and explore up close some of Morocco’s finest sights.

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