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7 Days Morocco and Its History Guided Motorcycle Tour

Le Sphinx Hotel, Boulevard Moulay Youssef, Mohammédia, Morocco

Oldest Traces of the Current Morocco Motorcycle Tour

A circuit in the most ancient traces of current Morocco. Between the olive trees and springs that made the wealth of the cities of Meknes and Fez in the east, with the cedar forests of Ketama and fir from Chefchaouen, at the Mediterranean ring road, you will have understood this trip promises to be bucolic, full of surprises, and a delicious gastronomic terroir. Travel between sea, mountain, and rivers!

Key information

  • Terrain: 80% road, 20% trail
  • Bike: rental bike (BMW or KTM models)
  • Mileage: 1,300 kilometers / 808 miles
  • Daily rides: 150 - 250 kilometers / 93 - 156 miles
  • Riding gear: available to rent: off riding gear or motorcycle gear and motorcycle riding obligatory boots (off road or tour boots)
  • Meals: breakfasts and dinners

Meet the guides

Es Snoussi
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Highlights

  • Starts and ends in Mohammedia
  • Take on Middle Atlas routes and visit the spa town of Oulmes
  • Ride through high passes with Atlas cedar on your left and right to Targuist
  • Head through the Jbel Zerouel and the caves to the World Heritage Site of Volubilis
  • A full-day visit to the city of Fez, discover the wealth of historical and cultural traces
  • All breakfasts and dinners during stay, as well as drinking water
  • 7 nights four or five-star accommodation
  • Roundtrip airport transfers

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Styles


6 riding days in English
The organizer also speaks: French
Group size: Maximum of 5 participants
Airport transfer included: Rabat–Salé Airport
Airport transfer included: Mohammed V International Airport
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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Health Club
  • Spa
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Bar
  • Barbeque facilities
  • Café
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Lounge
  • Multilingual staff
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • Board rental
  • Child care
  • Currency exchange
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Meeting room

During this tour, you will stay at various four or five-star hotels, riyads, or luxury bivouacs along the trip, as follow:

  • Night 1: Mohammedia
  • Night 2: Ifrane
  • Night 3: Fez
  • Night 4: Al Hoceima
  • Night 5: Chefchaouen
  • Night 6: Meknes
  • Night 7: Khenifra

Program

Track down the millennial traces and influences that make Morocco the country that it is today. This will be a circuit taking you through the oldest traces of the current Morocco, from Volubilis the Roman city to the city of Meknes, ancient capital and cradle of the Idrissides dynasty founder of the Cherifian kingdom.

This History of Morocco trip will also take you to Rif, at the gates of Europe, this territory was frequently invaded by Spain and Portugal, and now still bears traces and vestiges of this influence.

Daily itinerary

Day 0: Arrival

Transfer from Casablanca Mohammed V International Airport or Rabat Airport to Mohammedia. You will stay at the Sphinx Hotel (four stars) located 50 meters from Mohammedia beach.

Depending on your arrival: welcome pack distribution, safety briefing (conference room), and presentation of the circuit and machines. Departure will be at 8:30 a.m. on the next day.

Day 1: Mohammedia -Azrou (245 kilometers / 152 miles, 90% road 10% trail)

This first day is an appetizer of the magnificent decor offered by the Middle Atlas routes, on a very good surface.

The pleasure of the day will be to embrace magnificent turns, to gain confidence with your machines, on these roads little known to the general public, heritage of the protectorate and the work of convicts of the time.

You will taste the spa town of Oulmes' specialties over a wood fire. The magic of the springs -magnificent gems of greenery and vegetation near Azrou will be displayed before you eyes, where you will spend your first night in a sublime domain. In the evening, visit Ifrane, the little Swiss of Africa and her famous lion.

Day 2: Azrou- El Hoceima ( 320 kilometers / 199miles, 90% road)

On a winding tarmac, take on the road today heading to Fez. It will be a resolutely short circuit, because the wealth of the city of Fez requires a full day of discovery, it is the capital of leather and ancestral crafts.

On the menu for the day, indulge in the city's gastronomy with the famous Pastilla and Tajines of prunes, olives, and olive oil.

Discover the old Medina and the Karaouiyine University, the first university in the world, the tomb of the Merinids (viewpoint), tanneries, Fort Borj dating from 1582 comprising 12 rooms of a collection of weapons ranging from prehistoric to WWI.

On this magnificent road bordered by Atlas cedar, a tree endemic to Morocco, you will cross several passes, one of which is 1,600 meters above sea level for lunch towards Targuist.

This very winding route will delight all riders. It will take you to Al Hoceima, a superb seaside town on the shores of the Mediterranean. As you enjoy the fish and seafood menu, discover the Spanish islets of Isla de Terria and Isla De Mar and the Cala de Bonita beach.

Day 3: Al Hoceima - Chefchaouen (240 kilometers / 150 miles, 60% road 40% trail)

Departure towards the Mediterranean bypass, this sumptuous road twists and turns at the foot of the foothills of the Rif and the Mediterranean Sea.

The wealth of points of view on the course and the visit of the virgin beaches will highlight the journey to El Jebha, a superb fishing village. You will head to the direction of Akchour, surrounded by waterfalls, and finally Chefchaouen the city with different shades of blue and its famous picturesque streets.

Here, the culinary specialties will delight most gourmet lovers - the Moroccan polenta, bean purée, or the famous hsouya.

Day 4: Chefchaouen - Meknes (214 kilometers / 133 miles, 30% trail and 70% road)

Ride to Meknes, the second imperial city of the Kingdom through the Jbel Zerouel and the caves it contains, passing the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Volubilis. After visiting the site, head to Meknes, a Hispano-Moorish-style town to eat and put down your bags. You can discover the old fortified town, its souk, and the Bab Mansour.

Day 5: Meknes - Khenifra (170 kilometers / 106 miles, 70% road 20% trail)

Today, you will enjoy a course in the second largest cedar reserve in the Atlas, passage through El Hajeb traversed by the sources and surrounded by cliffs, Azrou and the famous cedar of Goureaux, his monkeys and the track leading to the great lake of the region, Ain Leuh to get to Khenifra.

Day 6: Khenifra-Mohammedia (345 kilometers, Route 100%)

This is the end of our great journey and enjoy, without forcing the end of the circuit, the beautiful menu roads and nice turns on perfect tarmac.

Rest steps very nice, the menu tagines, tea and cakes, organic olive oil with warm bread nothing better for a treat.

Arriving at the hotel, spa and steam room await us relaxing.

In the evening farewell dinner and viewing photos of the trip around a good aperitif.

Included excursions

  • Fes old medina
  • Meknes ruins of roman city Volubilis
  • Chefchaouen source of water

Guides

Es Snoussi Aboulkacim

Location

This tour starts at Mohammedia, taking you to visit among others, Volubilis, Mediterranean ring road, Chefchaouen, Fez, Meknes, and Ketama forest.

Food

sea food, tajine, coucous

vegetarien food

mediteraneen food

olive oil

traditionnal bread

pastilla of fish in Fes

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water

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

Things to do (optional)

Museum

Market place

Ruins

Beach

Spanish and Portugues town

Spa treatments

Spa at extra cost

Hammam at extra cost

What's included

  • Breakfasts and evening meals during the stay
  • 6 nights four or five-star accommodation
  • Motorcycle rental and fuel
  • Compulsory insurance cover
  • Information pack and souvenir (welcome package)
  • Multilingual tourist guide on adventure bike
  • Trip photos and drone video
  • Road tolls, if applicable
  • Roundtrip airport transfers
  • Assistance and baggage transport vehicle (minimum 5 riders)

What's not included

  • Full equipment (on request at additional cost)
  • Airfare
  • Drinks (apart from bottled water)
  • Lunches
  • Personal expenses
  • Personal travel expenses
  • Repatriation insurance
  • Visa

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Mohammed V International Airport (CMN) or RABAT Airport (RBT). Transfer from this airport is included. My Adventure Morocco will pick you up from the airport.

Airport: Rabat–Salé Airport Airport transfer included: Rabat–Salé Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.
Airport: Mohammed V International Airport Airport transfer included: Mohammed V International 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 non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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Availability

Start: Saturday June 12, 2021
End: Friday June 18, 2021

Pricing information

Please send your inquiry for the pricing information of:

  • KTM 1090 ADVENTURE R motorcycle rental option
  • Single room upgrade
  • Garanty departure for 2 riders

2% of the amounts below will be donated to children's associations or aid for isolated villages, and for each participant, an Atlas cedar is planted.

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