9 Days Cross-Country Motorcycle Tour in Spain and Morocco

  • Málaga, Spain; Chefchauen - Midelt - Todgha Gorge - Marrakech - Essaouira - Rabat, Morocco

Exciting Spain and Morocco Motorcycle Tour

This exciting cross-country motorcycle tour is a perfect opportunity for riders to explore the architecture, culture, and gastronomy of Spain and Morocco. Enjoy touring with an expert trilingual guide and a like-minded group, as you pass by the various cultural and natural wonders across both countries. During the tour, you will visit some amazing places that Morocco has to offer, including the little blue town of Chefchaouen!

Highlights

  • Starts and ends in Malaga
  • Ride via the Tizi n'Tichka Mountain Pass
  • Visit Chefchaouen, the "Blue Pearl" of Morocco
  • Ride via fishing villages, historic ports, and fortified towns
  • BMW motorcycle rental for the tour
  • 8 nights accommodation
  • Airport transfers
  • 8 riding days
  • Portuguese, Spanish, English
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Accommodation will be in a double room at various high-quality hotels and riads.

Overview

  • Bike: rental or personal bike
  • Terrain: mix of 80 percent road and 20 percent trails
  • Mileage: 2400 kilometers / 1491 miles
  • Daily rides: approximately 200 to 400 kilometers / 124 to 249 miles
  • Meals: breakfasts, dinners, and non-alcoholic drinks

Day 1: Arrival

The meeting point for the tour will be in Málaga Hotel, Spain. You can either show up at the location with your own bike or, if you are arriving by plane, train, or bus, Morocco We Go will arrange transfer from the airport, train, or bus station (Málaga). For those who are renting a bike, they will assign you your bike and you will be able to go for a short introductory ride to get accustomed to it.

In the evening, you will meet for a welcome dinner and there will be an introductory briefing about the format of the tour. The group will discuss in detail the route of day two. Every night, you will have a briefing for the next day.

Day 2: Málaga - Tarifa - Tanger - Chefchaouen (approximately 280 kilometers / 174 miles)

Today, you will have an early breakfast, load all the luggage and gear on your bike, and start the journey. Get ready to ride through the coast from Málaga to Tarifa, where you will take the ferry to Morocco. After the customs formalities in Tanger, you will head out to your first destination in Morocco, the little blue town of Chefchaouen, set in the Rif Mountain area.

Enjoy dinner in the city center, where you will be able to walk around and discover all the narrow little streets in the Medina.

Day 3: Chefchaouen - Fez - Midelt (approximately 400 kilometers / 249 miles)

Early in the morning, you will ride towards Fez. The terrain is perfect for motorcycles and it offers a fantastic atmosphere in which you will taste sheer driving on a scenic route with little traffic. Narrow roads, lots of animals to watch out for. Behind the Rif Mountains, you will reach the vibrant city of Fez, the first of the imperial cities of Morocco.

You will have a stop in Fez. Expect a long day with impressive scenery. You will reach the high plains of Central Morocco, where the vastness and beauty of this country emerge while on the horizon the first foothills of the High Atlas appear. You will pass Ifrane, also known as the Switzerland of Morocco, and head to Midelt, where you will rest for the night. Enjoy dinner in the hotel.

Day 4: Midelt - Imilchil - Tinerhir (approximately 300 kilometers / 186 miles)

Today, you will pass the first crossing of the High Atlas Mountains, heading towards Imilchil. It is a small town in Midelt Province, located at an elevation of 2119 meters in the valley of Assif Melloul ("White River"). After a quick break in Imilchil, you will head to Todgha Gorge. It is a canyon in the eastern part of the High Atlas Mountains in Morocco, near the town of Tinerhir, where you will stop for the night and have dinner in the hotel.

Day 5: Tinerhir - Dades - Ouarzazate - Ait Benhaddou - Tizi n'Tichka - Marrakech (approximately 360 kilometers / 224 miles)

Get ready for an early breakfast and ride to Dadès Gorges, which offer a spectacular scenic route formed by a series of rugged wadi gorges carved out by the Dadès River in the Atlas. After a stop on top of the Dades Gorges, you will continue your journey towards Ouarzazate, while enjoying the view of the Atlas on your right. Head north in the direction of Marrakech.

About 35 kilometers / 22 miles out of the city of Ouarzazate, you will find the Ksar (fortified town) of Ait Ben Haddou, a well-known UNESCO World Heritage site. From here, you will pass the Atlas through the Tizi n'Tichka Mountain Pass at 2260 meters to Marrakech. The landscapes are magnificent and you will have a great pleasure winding on these marvelous mountain roads. Enjoy dinner in the hotel.

Day 6: Marrakech - Essaouira (approximately 192 kilometers / 119 miles)

After breakfast, you will head out to the Atlantic. The route today will be short and fast. You will reach Essaouira, where you will have enjoy your well-earned rest day. Your four-star hotel is located in the heart of the Medina. The group will have dinner in the village fish market, prepare yourself for a delicious fresh fish meal.

Day 7: Essaouira - Rabat (approximately 448 kilometers / 279 miles)

In this first stage of your return, the group will head northbound towards the imperial city of Rabat, the capital of Morocco. The trip runs along by coast along quiet roads, miles of glorious sands peppered with small fishing villages, historic ports, and fortified towns.

Day 8: Rabat - Marbella (approximately 419 kilometers / 260 miles)

Today, you will ride towards Tangier to catch your ferry ride back to Europe. Once in Spain, the group will head out to Málaga.

Day 9: Departure

Enjoy your breakfast in the hotel. Say goodbye to your fellow travelers, hoping that this tour will be an unforgettable experience and remain a long and pleasant memory for all participants.

Please note that there is no guarantee about weather conditions; overnight destinations and meal plans can be changed.

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
  • Enjoy Atlas Mountains' breathtaking views
  • Explore the little blue town of Chefchauen
  • Observe Todgha Gorge and Dades Gorge
  • See the famous UNESCO World Heritage site, Ait Benhaddou
  • João Gomes

    From a young age, João began to develop a desire to discover the world. Until his mid-thirties, he had a traditional lifestyle, but after living and working in Africa for nine years, he started to feel a lack of identification with the corporate working environment. One year later, he quit his job and decided to ride his motorbike across Africa, from Angola to Portugal, on his own. Since then, traveling and motorbikes have always been his passions. João would like to share some of his experience and give you a vacation of a lifetime!

Your motorcycle tour will start and end in Málaga, Spain. This trip will take you to Chefchaouen, Fez, Midelt, Imilchil, Ouarzazate, Tinerhir, the valleys of Dades, Ait Benhaddou, Tizi n'Tichka, Marrakech, Essaouira, and Rabat.

You will be served daily breakfast and dinner with non-alcoholic drinks.

  • 8 nights accommodation
  • BMW motorcycle rental
  • Daily breakfast and dinner
  • Ferry fares
  • Information pack
  • Multilingual tour guide
  • Non-alcoholic drinks
  • Rental bike insurance
  • Round-trip airport transfer
  • Souvenir
  • Airfare
  • Alcoholic Drinks
  • Fuel
  • Lunches
  • Medical and accident insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Personal travels
  • Repatriation insurance
  • Things that are not listed as included
  • Visa

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Málaga Airport (AGP). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Morocco We Go will pick you up from the airport.

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 40% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 60 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.

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