This incredible route takes you to the Sahara, high into the Atlas Mountains, with the famous Todra & Dades Gorges and the Tizi nTest and Tizi nTichka Passes, the magnificent Atlantic Coast, as far south as the walled Berber town of Taroudant, as well as the vibrant, colourful medieval cities of Marrakech, Meknes and the ancient Ait Ben Haddou, backdrop for many a Hollywood movie!
This tour benefits from a support vehicle and driver when we are in Morocco. If you don’t have 19 days holiday, you can fly to Malaga and pick up a rental bike and join us for 13 days on just the Morocco section of this tour.
We use good standard 4* hotel accommodation in Spain. When in Morocco, we select hotels for their character, rather than just on their star rating. We find most riders prefer the experience of staying in a converted riad or a kasbah, or a family run independent hotel rather than modern chain hotels. All hotels we use have en suite bathrooms and most have satellite TV and wifi, although don’t expect a super fast connection!
Where available, we aim to use the equivalent of 4* standard hotel accommodation. In some more remote locations, we may use equivalent 3* hotels or the best in area, which could be a more family run establishment, with character.
Please be aware that Moroccan hotels are generally lower in standard than the same rating in equivalent European hotels, unless you are in a well trodden tourist area, such as Marrakesh.
This tour is normally best for riders who are already experienced tourers in Europe and who are looking for that extra challenge of a varied and unpredictable road conditions and hazards, coupled with a different culture, foods and way of life. On your ride you will encounter poor road surfaces (as well as excellent ones!) – the magnificent mountain terrains, can often have bends that may be broken up and you need to watch out for diesel, as well as other road users who will work to the local rules of the road (as opposed to the “Highway Code”). You need to be highly aware with good forward planning and hazard perception skills.