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8 Days Marrakesh Loop Enduro Motorcycle Tour in Morocco via Dades Gorge

Marrakech, Morocco

Off-Road Dirt Bike Tour

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Experience the wonderful things Morocco can offer in 1,150 kilometers. Growing in popularity each year, this is the most enjoyable offroad tour of Safarix Offroad Tours around this friendly, colorful country. On your bikes, you will be amazed by the spectacular scenery, while in the bazaars and souks, you will enjoy the hustle and bustle and the multitude of colors, and your senses will be awakened by the smells of incense and countless fresh spices.

Key information

  • Bike: rental bike (2018 KTM 350 or 450 EXC)
  • Terrain: 80% gravel and 20% asphalt
  • Mileage: 800 kilometers / 500 miles
  • Daily rides: 120 to 254 kilometers / 75 to 159 miles
  • Meals: 7 breakfasts and 7 dinners

Meet the guides

Mark
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Highlights

  • 2018 KTM motorbike rental
  • Enduro riding in small groups
  • Tour starts and ends in Marrakesh
  • Visit the amazing high sand dunes of the Sahara
  • Ride the original Dakar Rally Tracks in the desert
  • Sand dune riding training in the desert
  • Ride the famous Dades Gorge
  • 7 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


5 riding days in English
Spoken languages: French, German
The maximum participants in the group is 8
Airport transfer available:
Marrakesh Menara Airport (US$28 per person)
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Accommodation

You will stay in various three to four-star hotels and auberges during this tour. The accommodation will be in a twin-sharing room, but single rooms are also available.

Program

Day 1: Arrival in Marrakesh

Arrive by airplane to Marrakesh, the “king city” right into the heart of Morocco. The enduro bikes are already waiting in the hotel in Marrakesh. Today, you will meet the other riders and have a briefing about your upcoming adventure. You will check the bikes and equipment and later have some beers at the bar. Enjoy dinner together in the hotel.

Day 2: Marrakesh to Ouarzazate (240 kilometers / 150 miles)

The first stage will bring you into the High Atlas Mountains. Cross the Tizi n'Tichka Pass (2,240 meters). During the day, you will go in the direction of the Atlas and will go off-road by the wonderful mountain scenery. Though this is a day to acclimatize, it will not be boring.

After passing the famous village of Aït Benhaddou, a well-known UNESCO World Heritage Site with its nice original kasbah on a hilltop. You will ride to Ouarzazate, your destination today. You will stay in a typical Moroccan-style hotel. Relax on the pool bar or visit an old kasbah nearby. You will have some free time to wander for photos and then return for dinner at the hotel.

Day 3: Ouarzazate to N'kob (Dades Gorge) (145 kilometers / 90 miles)

From Ouarzazate, you will go northeast, passing Africa's largest solar power field and the great lake. Stay in the High Atlas foreland, go to the high plains, see the various colors of the Atlas mountains with spectacular views, and end in the famous Berber Village N'kob with 52 traditional Kasbahs for your overnight stay at a friendly guesthouse.

Day 4: N‘kob to Zagora (147kilometers / 92 miles)

Today's ride will start close after the village with climbing serpentine gravel to your ride over the last Djbel Saghro mountains to the endless plains of the Sahara Desert to Zagora, the gate to the desert. From there start the old caravan routes to Timbuktu, around 52 days they need for this Sahara crossing with the camels. Find the nice dunes of Tinfou for some fun in the sand. This is a place for sand dune riding training. You will take your lunch in a nice place in the shadow and go to your hotel. Jump in the pool before dinner and get some drinks at the bar.

Day 5: Zagora (147 kilometers / 92 miles)

This day brings you around Zagora to some of the old Rallye Dakar tracks. You will find some nice single trails and sand dunes for funny riding - enjoy the lunch in Zagora in a nice restaurant and time for relaxing at the hotel pool!

Day 6: Zagora to N‘kob (170 kilometers / 106 miles)

You will leave Zagora in the north direction and ride into the mountains, back to N’kob Valley. You will transfer from the desert to the mountain terrains, and in the afternoon, you will find a spectacular mountain road with some hairpins. Stay in your kasbah hotel and have traditional couscous for lunch.

Day 7: N'kob to Marrakesh transfer day (250 kilometers / 155 miles)

After breakfast, you will set off north via a transfer car for your way back to Marrakech. You will climb the impressive Tizi n'Tichka pass, stopping for some very scenic photos at the top and lunch at a roof terrace cafe. This is a winding road with some of the most spectacular views Morocco has to offer.

In the evening, it is highly recommended to visit the world-famous main square of Jemaa el Fna, and the evening will be free to roam. See the many sights and catch an evening meal in the square.

Day 8: Departure

Now that the adventure is over, take your breakfast and relax until your transfer to the airport for your way back home.

Skill levels 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

Advanced

  • can ride for five to six hours
  • extensive riding experience
  • assistance on demand (if required)
  • experienced with riding a variety of motorcycles
  • comfortable with any terrain and weather conditions

Guides

Mark Richter

Location

This tour includes a journey around the Kingdom of Morocco. It will cover Ait Ben Haddou, Ouarzazate, Boulmane De Dades, N‘kob, Zagora, and Marrakech.

Food

You will be served seven breakfasts and seven dinners, which are all included in the price. Vegetarian food is available.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

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

  • Vegetarian
  • 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)

  • Enjoy spa treatments
  • Go camel riding
  • Play golf

What's included

  • KTM 450 or 350 EXC-F 2018 bike models rental
  • Services of a guiding staff
  • Vehicle support
  • Medical support
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • 7 breakfasts
  • 7 dinners

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Bike deposit of 500 EUR
  • Fuel
  • Lunches
  • Drinks
  • Snacks
  • Optional activities
  • Personal gear
  • Personal insurance (obligatory)
  • Vaccinations
  • Visas

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Marrakesh Menara Airport (RAK). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request.

Airport: Marrakesh Menara Airport Airport transfer available: Marrakesh Menara Airport (US$28 per person) Additional charges may apply. 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 50 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 50 days before arrival.
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