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11 Days Atlas and Desert Motorcycle Tour in Spain and Morocco

Málaga, Spain; Chefchaouen - Midelt - Dades - Merzouga - Zagora - Marrakech - Essaouira - Rabat, Morocco

Guided Motorcycle Tour Spain and Morocco

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This exciting atlas and desert motorcycle tour is a perfect opportunity for riders to explore the architecture, culture, and gastronomy of Morocco. Enjoy touring with an expert trilingual guide and a like-minded group, as you pass by the various cultural and natural wonders across Morocco. Enjoy a unique experience in a Desert Bivouac and ride some of the original Dakar Rally Tracks. During the tour, you will visit some amazing places that Morocco has to offer, including the little blue town of Chefchaouen, Essaouira, and Marrakech.

Key information

  • Bike: rental (BMW models, HONDA Africa Twin) or personal bike
  • Terrain: mixed terrain
  • Mileage: 3,200 kilometers / 2,000 miles
  • Daily rides: approximately 192 to 448 kilometers / 120 to 279 miles
  • Riding gear: not included; available to rent: helmets
  • Meals: breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and non-alcoholic drinks

Highlights

  • Starts and ends in Malaga
  • Have a unique experience in a Desert Bivouac
  • Ride some unique off-road tracks far from the beaten track
  • See the famous UNESCO World Heritage site, Ait Benhaddou
  • Enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime ride through the Atlas Mountains
  • Ride the Tizi n'Tichka Mountain Pass and Dades Gorge
  • Explore Chefchauen, Essaouira, and Marrakech
  • 10 nights' accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner

Styles


7 riding days in English
Spoken languages: French, Portuguese, Spanish, English
The maximum participants in the group is 6
Airport transfer included: Málaga Airport
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
10:00
Check-out Time:
16:00

Program

Day 1: Arrival in Spain

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, MotoRentour 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, 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, 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 - Dades, 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 lunch-break in Imilchil, you will head to Dades Gorge. It is a canyon in the eastern part of the High Atlas Mountains in Morocco, near the town of Dades, where you will stop for the night and have dinner in the hotel.

Day 5: Dades - Merzouga, 250 kilometers / 155 miles

Get ready for an early breakfast and ride to the Desert. You leave the Mountains behind and enter the Sahara Desert.

Day 6: Merzouga - Zagora, 300 kilometers / 186 miles

You will ride from one Desert Gate to another Desert Gate, always along the Desert border. Expect to have the feeling of riding deep inside the desert, like being on the Original Dakar Rally. It is an amazing sensation.

Day 7: Zagora - Ourzazate - Ait Benhaddou - Tizi N'tichka - Marrakech, 380 kilometers / 236 miles

Get ready for an early breakfast and ride to Ourzazate, which offer a spectacular scenic route along the Draa valley heading 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 8: Marrakech - Essaouira, 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 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 9: Essaouira - Rabat, 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 10: Rabat - Malaga, 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 11: Departure from Spain

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.

Notes

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

Skill level required for this tour:

Beginner

  • can ride for two to three hours
  • minimal riding experience
  • assistance required
  • comfortable with curves and leans
  • basic experience with unsurfaced roads
  • short distance ascents and descents

Location

This motorcycle tour will start and end in Málaga, Spain. This trip will take you around Chefchaouen, Fez, Midelt, Imilchil, Dades, Merzouga, Zagora, Ouarzazate, Ait Benhaddou, Tizi n´Tichka, Marrakech, Essaouira, Casablanca, and Rabat.

Food

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

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

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

  • BMW motorcycle or HONDA Africa Twin rental (if you choose the rental bike package)
  • Ferry fares
  • Information pack
  • Multilingual tour guide
  • Non-alcoholic drinks
  • Third-party liability insurance
  • Souvenir
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • 10 nights' accommodation
  • Airport transfers from and to Málaga Airport (AGP)

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Alcoholic
  • Drinks
  • Visa
  • Fuel
  • Medical and accident insurance
  • Bike accidental damage deposit (to be returned if no damage was caused)
  • Personal expenses
  • Personal travels
  • Repatriation insurance
  • Riding gear
  • Things that are not listed as included

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Málaga Airport (AGP). Transfer from and to the airport is included if you arrive no early than the day prior to starting the tour and leave no later than the last day of the tour

Airport: Málaga Airport Airport transfer included: Málaga Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% 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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Pricing information​​

  • Single room supplement – Eur 300
  • Pillion – Eur 1,400

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