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7 Day Adventure Morocco Guided Motorcycle Tour with Jordi Arcarons (Legend of Dakar) from Spain

Malaga, Spain; Erfoud - Merzouga, Morocco

Unforgettable Motorcycle Tour in Morocco

Every adventure starts with a dream and you will not forget the dream you will live between Spain and Morocco. From Malaga port, it is a complete route focused around the trail as well as world and nomadic spirit that will let you enjoy unforgettable landscapes that you have never seen before.

Explore the Sahara Desert on this seven-day travel in Merzouga Desert. Jordi Arcarons, the legend of Dakar, will instruct and teach you in pilotage techniques between dunes and tracks. You will feel like a professional rider.

Key information

  • Terrain: asphalt, sand and rock tracks, rivers, dunes, and roads (in Morocco)
  • Bike: rental bike (Triumph Tiger 1200 XCX and Yamaha WR 450)
  • Mileage: 1.700 kilometers / 1.056 miles
  • Daily rides: 150 - 600 kilometers / 93 - 373 miles
  • Meals: breakfasts and dinners

Meet the guides

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Highlights

  • Starts and ends in Málaga
  • Ride through Erg Chebbi dunes
  • Pay a visit to Rissani market in Morocco
  • Ride on fast tracks, off-road, and sand rivers
  • Guided instruction by Jordi Arcarons
  • Triumph Tiger 1200 XCX rental
  • 6 nights' accommodation

Skill level

  • Intermediate

Styles


4 riding days in English
The organizer also speaks: Spanish
Group size: 5-8 participants
Airport transfer available:
Málaga Airport (US$12 per person)
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Accommodation

You will be accommodated for six nights on a twin-sharing basis. The accommodation will be BillyGoatGarage boutique hotel or similar, Kasbah Hôtel Xaluca Arfoud (four-star) or similar and Transmediterranea Ferries (interior - shared twin cabin).

Program

Day 1: Málaga - Overnight ferry to Melilla

Afternoon meeting point fix by the organization. Administrative procedures. Transfer in KTM 1090 Adventure R from meeting point to Málaga port. Customs formalities and check-in. Overnight on the ferry to Melilla. Dinner will be at your expense. Accommodation will be twin cabin accommodation (share) on the ferry.

Day 2: Melilla - Erfoud (approximately 600 kilometers / 373 miles)

You will arrive early morning at Melilla Port (breakfast at your expense). Customs formalities and start the tour to Erfoud. Lunch en route will be at your expense. Arrive in Erfoud, check-in, and dinner. The accommodation will be four-star Xaluca Hotel in Erfoud.

Day 3: Erfoud - Tisserdemine - Erfoud (150 kilometers / 93 miles)

Oasis route. Jordi Arcarons will teach on adapting to the terrain, off tracks, sand rivers, and dunes. You will see on the trip, Tisserdimine. This is well known for its oasis and old Dakar off tracks. Lunch at Hassil Bit will be at your expense. Come back to the hotel and have dinner. Tonight you'll stay at the same place, four-star Xaluca hotel in Erfoud.

Day 4: Erfoud - Merzouga (130 kilometers / 81 miles)

Dunes route. You will enjoy Erg Chebbi desert tracks and cross straight over the dunes. Lunch en route will be at your expense. After having lunch, you will go on to Merzouga. Arrive at the hotel, check-in, and have dinner. Tonight you will stay at the four-star Xaluca Hotel Erfoud.

Day 5: Merzouga - Risani - Jorf - Erfoud (150 kilometers / 93 miles)

Mummy route. Morning departure to dunes and Merzouga Lake on the way to Risani (one of the most picturesque villages in the region). It has a unique market that offers from spices to donkeys. You will trek through chotts and oueds.

Then, you will arrive at the mountains where Mummy film was shot. Lunch at Erfoud. Come back to the hotel and have dinner.

Day 6: Erfoud - Melilla - Overnight on a ferry to Málaga

Breakfast early in the morning and take the route to Melilla (approximately 600 kilometers / 373 miles). Lunch en route will be at your expense. Arrive in Melilla, customs formalities and overnight in a ferry to Málaga. You will sleep in a twin cabin accommodation.

Day 7: Arrive in Málaga and transfer to the meeting point

Arrival of the ferry in Málaga Port. Transfer to "Motos Garrido". End of the trip.

Skill level required for this tour: Intermediate

  • can ride for three to four hours
  • average riding experience
  • little assistance required
  • comfortable with extreme curves and leans
  • average experience with unsurfaced roads
  • steep ascents and descents

Requirements

  • Current passport / ID, motorcycle driving license (A), and credit card
  • International driving license for non-members of the European Union
  • Being at least 25 years old
  • Having your driving license for at least 2 years

Goal

Experience a Raid pilot's sensations: crossing dunes, sand rivers, fast tracks, and the complexity of navigating with a Road Book in Morocco

Gear

  • Under request: 40 EUR per person per day
  • Roadside assistance vehicle: You will have an assistance vehicle available which will transport the luggage and all necessary supplies for the trip.
  • Motorcycles: For the route from Málaga to Erfoud and from Erfoud to Málaga, there will be various Triumph Tiger 1200 XCX or another trail similar at your disposal and for the Morocco desert routes, there will be seven Yamaha WR 450cc 2017 available and equipped with Road Book and GPS ERTF Raid system. BillyGoatGarage has chosen the best motorcycle tire, the Pirelli Scorpion STR, ideal on the road and on track.

Training

Jordi Arcarons, a well-known expert in the trail world, will be your guide and instructor and will give you the opportunity to discover:

  • Pilotage techniques in dunes and sand
  • Road Book reading and interpretation
  • Road Book and Waypoints GPS navigation

Route

The BillyGoatGarage routes are thoroughly designed by professionals in great detail. They are then constantly inspected and revised to ensure that you always have the best motorcycle roads available in order to enjoy the best possible rides. You will drive through asphalt, sand and rock tracks, sand rivers, dunes, and roads where numerous African Dakar editions have been held.

The guides Jordi Arcarons, Gerard Farrés, and Marc Solá, besides being expert motorcyclists, are passionate, fun, and trustworthy people with a clear goal: making sure that you achieve maximum enjoyment, in a totally safe and secure environment. With them, you will travel from Almería to Erfoud and when you arrive in the desert, you will be guided by a legend such as Jordi Arcarons.

Note

Routes are subject to change, depending on the schedules of ferries, the weather, the quality of the roads, etc.

Guides

Jordi Arcarons

Gerard Farrés

Marc Solá

Miguel Puertas

Location

This motorcycle tour will take place in Morocco including, Erfoud, Erg Chebbi, and Merzouga.

Food

You will be served breakfasts and dinners (half board). Lunches are not included. Beverages are not included. Breakfast and dinner on the ferry are not included.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • Triumph Tiger 1.200 XCX (Route days. Only in case the Triumph motorbike is rented)
  • Yamaha WR 450cc 2017 (routes in Morocco)
  • Comprehensive insurance (guarantee 1200 EUR)
  • Ferry mainland Spain-Melilla-mainland Spain (subject to changes)
  • Tour leader
  • Roadside assistance
  • Guided Instruction by Jordi Arcarons
  • Guided routes by Jordi Arcarons (Morocco)
  • Half-board (breakfast and dinner) accommodation on twin sharing (hotel specified or similar) in Morocco, check with BillyGoatGarage for single supplement

What's not included

  • National and international flights
  • Lunches
  • Ferry breakfast and dinner
  • Beverages
  • Gasoline 95 and toll
  • Travel insurance
  • Optional excursions
  • Any activity not specified in the “included” section
  • Optional: premium insurance

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Malaga airport - Costa del Sol (AGP). To arrive at Málaga you have at your disposal a lot of flights from different companies including Iberia, Norwegian, British Airways, SAS, etc.

Airport: Málaga Airport Airport transfer available: Málaga Airport (US$12 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on departure.
7 days / 6 nights
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Minimum group size

This trip requires a minimum of 5 participants

Availability

Start: Monday March 29, 2021
End: Sunday April 4, 2021

Tour information

  • Maximum group size: 8 people (check with BillyGoatGarage for other options).
  • Single cabin supplement on the ferry available on the spot.

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