SELF-GUIDED MOROCCO ADVENTURE
MOTORCYCLE TOUR 


The Morocco Adventure Motorbike Tour is our one of our most popular adventure style motorcycle touring holidays. We have minimized the risk of danger or injury by staying on the tarmac for this tour so that it appeals to any experienced and competent rider looking for a really exciting adventure

This exclusive Morocco Motorcycle Tour is packed full of excitement, fun, laughter and culture as well as providing you with plenty to see and do. It will be a journey that will inspire you and touch your heart, leaving you with some incredible memories

So what can you expect to see on this incredibly awesome fun packed tour?

HIGHLIGHTS

  • MARRAKESH
    A bustling city with Medina and Souks (Marketplace) to grab some bargains
  • CHEFCHAOUEN
    The Blue City. A stunning town painted blue with narrow walkways and alleyways – beautiful
  • LOW ATLAS MOUNTAINS
    We head over the low Atlas as we enter the Sahara for our night in a Bivouac (optional)
  • HIGH ATLAS MOUNTAINS
    With altitudes up to 3000m, we head high into mountains for some spectacular sights
  • MID ATLAS MOUNTAIN PASSES
    We shall be riding through some impressive gorges, cameras at the ready!
  • SAHARA DESERT
    Experience riding alongside the Sahara Desert and get to meet local Berber People
  • GORGE DADES
    An impressive zig-zag gorge in the heart of the Atlas Mountains
  • TODRA GORGE
    Another mighty gorge with fresh water river running through it
  • CASCADES D’ OUZOUD WATERFALLS
    Incredible waterfalls with monkeys. This is impressive!
  • CAMEL RIDE IN DESERT
    Jump on a camel and ride to the Bivouac evening in the desert – this is a great laugh!
  • NIGHT IN THE SAHARA IN A BIVOUAC
    Spend the night having dinner in the Sahara desert, try your hand at sand boarding or sit on top of a sand dune watching the sun descending over the dunes. Spectacular
  • AND LOTS MORE!


Morocco is one of the most diverse countries in Africa, with high mountains, sweeping desert, rugged coastline, and the winding alleyways of ancient Medina cities and souqs.

Guided Motorbike Tours’ Seefl-Guided Morocco Motorcycle Tour will take you through some of South of Spain’s finest roads for bikers and then into Morocco. Riding through the High Atlas Mountains and then into the Sahara Desert. Join us. Experience a motorcycle adventure with so much packed in, from camel rides, to an overnight stay in the Sahara Desert, to high mountain roads and epic waterfalls.

FLEXIBLE

In terms of suitability; the tour is 99% tarmac surface, so no off road riding. Our Morocco Motorcycle Tour is ideal for riders who want to explore a completely different and diverse culture without the need to travel halfway around the world. You will be with a professional motorcycle tour guide, who is an advanced rider and first aid trained as a minimum. He/she will be with you 24/7 to offer support and guidance and get through any customs checkpoints or border controls with minimal stress and hassle

You have the freedom to ride at your own pace and choose dates that suit you (dependent on ferry times). You will be led by your own sat nav using our routes used on the guided or escorted tour

MEALS

  • Evening meal included at the Sahara Desert Bivouac Experience along with the camel/quad bike ride (Day 7) – if you wish to stay at the hotel/guest house, you are welcome to do so but a supplement may apply
  • Breakfast included each morning (except on the ferry)
  • We don’t include evening meals on this tour other than the evening of the Bivouac experience in the Sahara Desert. This is because feedback received indicates that riders like to make their own decisions and not be tied into a set menu meal often consisting of only one or two choices, those options are often not to everyone’s taste and can ruin the day, it also means if you don’t like the set menu offering you will have to pay for a meal on the regular menu!

FERRY TRAVEL

Despite what some people say, the ferry journey isn’t that bad, the bay of Biscay can be choppy at times but this is the last leg of the journey. Some riders do not travel well on ferries (sea sickness), if this is the case we can offer discounts for anyone wanting to make alternative arrangements to get to the port in Spain (i.e. ride down through France) and meet the rest of the group there.

To ride to France without using the ferry you would need to get the Euro Tunnel at Folkestone to Calais or shorter ferry from Portsmouth or Poole to France and make your way to Santander, the journey is approximately 700 miles, so allow a minimum of two days (an extra day). Full map of the best route can be provided

If you have any questions, no matter what it is, please get in touch using our email for a responsive reply hello@guidedmotorbiketours.co.uk

DISTANCE Approx  3000 miles
DURATION 17/18 Days (Depending on date)
RIDING PACE Moderate – to arrive within reasonable time each day
AVERAGE HOURS  5-8 p/day riding
REST DAYS x2 plus 2 x Overnight Ferry
MIN ENGINE SIZE 500cc ideally
FUEL COSTS Approx £300
FOOD COSTS Average £10-20 per eve meal

Morocco Self-Guided Motorcycle Tour

 

Itinerary is subject to change slightly due to ferry times, weather and other eventualities experienced on such a tour. However, the overall experience will always be incredible!

1

DAY 1 - FERRY UK TO SPAIN

Catch your ferry and head off to Santander/Bilbao depending on availability, staying on the ferry in a cabin overnight
2

DAY 2 - SANTANDER

Arriving in Santander, Spain. Depending on the time of arrival (some tour dates the ferry will arrive later in the day) You either ride to Salamanca or check in to a hotel just outside the port

Distance: 20/228 miles
Time: Approx 30 mins / 3.5 hours without stops

3

DAY 3 - BADAJOZ

From the north you head south through Sierra de Gredos Mountain Park and head for Badajoz where you shall rest for the evening in your hotel.

In the Siege of Badajoz (16 March – 6 April 1812), also called the Third Siege of Badajoz, an Anglo-Portuguese Army, under General Arthur Wellesley (later the Duke of Wellington), besieged Badajoz, Spain and forced the surrender of the French garrison.

The siege was one of the bloodiest in the Napoleonic Wars and was considered a costly victory by the British, with some 4,800 Allied soldiers killed in a few short hours of intense fighting during the storming of the breaches as the siege drew to an end. Enraged at the huge amount of casualties they suffered in seizing the city, the troops broke into houses and stores consuming vast quantities of liquor with many of them then going on a rampage. Threatening their officers and ignoring their commands to desist, and even killing several, the troops massacred about 4,000 Spanish civilians. It took three days before the men were brought back into order.

Depart: 08.30 – 09.00 hrs
Distance: 210 miles
Time: Approx 4.40 hours without stops

4

DAY 4 - RHONDA VALLEY SPAIN

Head for the Rhonda Valley
Your journey today will take you from Badajoz in the west of Spain next to the Portuguese border to Rhonda Valley in the south as you make your way through Parque Natural Sierra de Grazalema, consisting of some stunning landscape scenery and sublime riding roads with flowing twists and turns and long sweeping bends along the side of the mountains. The A-397 road is mind blowing!

All being well you arrive late afternoon in the Costa Del Sol

Depart: 08.30 – 09.00 hrs
Distance: 265 miles
Time: Approx 5 hours without stops

5

DAY 5 - MOROCCO

You’ll make your way to Algeciras Port for the mid morning ferry crossing, where you will board your ferry to take you to Tangier Med (2.5 hour journey).

Once you disembark the ferry you will need to go through the border control and customs procedure, which, isn’t as daunting as it may seem. If it’s your first time in Morocco you will need to fill in some forms and get them stamped along with your passport. Approximately 2 – 3 hours is allocated to get you through the border, more often its less than an hour. Usually it is with minimal fuss but you will be given comprehensive information on how to handle this.

Finally, head for the beautiful stunning town of Chefchaouene, just a short 2 hour ride from the port. “Beautifully perched beneath the raw peaks of the Rif, Chefchaouen is one of the prettiest towns in Morocco, an artsy, blue-washed mountain village that feels like its own world. While tourism has definitely taken hold, the balance between ease and authenticity is just right. The old medina is a delight of Moroccan and Andalucian influence with red-tiled roofs, bright-blue buildings and narrow lanes converging on busy Plaza Uta el-Hammam and its restored kasbah”

As the border crossing and ferry timings can be unpredictable, we will allow an extra night here just in case you happen to arrive later than expected time of around tea time. Therefore tomorrow is a day off the bike to begin absorbing the Moroccan culture and explore this beautiful town!

Depart: 08.30 – 09.00 hrs
Distance: 105 miles
Time: Approx 3 hours without stops

6

DAY 6 - REST DAY CHEFCHAOUEN

Chefchaouen, or Chaouen, is a city in the Rif Mountains of northwest Morocco. It’s known for the striking, variously hued blue-washed buildings of its old town. Leather and weaving workshops line its steep cobbled lanes. In the shady main square of Uta el Hammam is the red-walled casbah, a 15th-century fortress and dungeon with ethnographic and art exhibits. The octagonal minaret of the Great Mosque rises nearby.

You have a full day to explore this delightful and intriguing town

7

DAY 7 - MIDELT

We head for Midelt today, via Fes. Fes still retains its old town and traditions and has yet to be overrun by the new town and modern influences. You stay just outside of Midelt so you have plenty of time to reach the destination tomorrow (Bivouac Experience and Camel Ride) having ridden over the Low Atlas Mountains

Depart: 08.30 – 09.00 hrs
Distance: 235 miles
Time: Approx 6 hours without stops

8

DAY 8 - LOW ATLAS MOUNTAINS TO MERZOUGA

Head into the Low Atlas Mountains climbing to approx 4000′ altitude you may experience cold weather as low as 10 degrees centigrade. You may also see some monkeys, plenty of dogs and traditional Berbers living in the mountain. Once you are through the mountain you descend quickly into the desert. It is a surreal experience going from colder temperatures to suddenly hit double figures as high as 20c plus. You’ll continue through the desert to Merzouga, in the far South West corner of Morocco, near to the Algerian border in the Sahara Desert

Upon arrival you will prepare a small bag of essentials for your camel ride out into the Sahara Desert where we you stay the evening in traditional Bivouacs, a delicious evening meal is included as well as breakfast back at the guest house the following morning, prepared and served for you and entertainment is often in the form of a fire, drums and signing. An experience not to be missed! There may even be an opportunity to go sand surfing!

Wake in the morning to the sun beaming over the dunes and head back on camels to the guest house for breakfast

Depart: 08.30 – 09.00 hrs
Distance: 170 miles
Time: Approx 4 hours without stops

9

DAY 9 - TODRA GORGE & GORGE DU DADES

Todra Gorge and Gorge du Dades are the highlight of today’s ride. You head into the Atlas Mountains again and into the famously pictured gorges, which, have become symbolic with Morocco. You will get to see both spectacular gorges. Tonight, you will sleep in the hotel cave rooms overlooking the valley. Your hotel is a complex that is home to many various adventurers who seek their adrenaline rush in the desert, such as rally cars, quads, 4×4’s and endurance riders.

Depart: 08.30 – 09.00 hrs
Distance: 235 miles
Time: Approx 6.5 hours without stops

10

DAY 10 - HIGH ATLAS MOUNTAINS

You continue through the southern desert region of the Atlas Mountains as you hug the base of the mountains heading west, finally, you head straight over the High Atlas Mountains, as you make your way across the rugged terrain into Marrakesh. Today you will witness some incredible scenery from high up in the mountains and tomorrow you will have a day to explore the capital

Depart: 08.30 – 09.00 hrs
Distance: 190 miles
Time: Approx 5.5 hours without stops

11

DAY 11 - REST DAY MARRAKECH

You are free to look around the bustling city of Marrakesh today. Visit the Medina and stroll around the Souks to find a bargain or sit and watch the world go buy in one of the many cafes.
12

DAY 12 - CASCADES D'OUZOUD

One of the longest days today. Heading north then north west now we ride across the Atlas Mountains toward your first destination of the day, Cascades d’Ouzoud, Ouzoud means “the act of grinding grain” in Berber. This seems to be confirmed by the frequent mills in the region. Ouzoud Waterfalls are located near the Grand Atlas village of Tanaghmeilt, in the province of Azilal, 150 km northeast of Marrakech, in Morocco. They are spectacular as is our journey along some incredible roads. A stepped path leads down to the base of the falls where there is a cafe and an opportunity to capture some incredible footage and photos, make your way back up the steep climb and view the stunning and spectacular natural beauty from above.

Depart: 08.00hrs
Distance: 300 miles
Time: Approx 10 hours with scenic and refreshment stops
ETA: 18.00 – 19.00

13

DAY 13 - TANGIER

You head through the Riff Mountains today on route to Tangier, a Moroccan port city on the Strait of Gibraltar, has been a strategic gateway between Africa and Europe since Phoenician times. Its whitewashed hillside medina is home to the Dar el Makhzen, a palace of the sultans turned museum of Moroccan artifacts. The medina also has dozens of outdoor cafes, such as those along the Terrasse des Paresseux balcony overlooking the Mediterranean. It lies in the Northern part of Morocco and is famous for several movies having being filmed there, such as, Inception with Leornardo Di Caprio and the Bourne Ultimatum staring Jason Bourne (Matt Damon) as well as The Living Daylights James Bond film.

Depart: 08.30 – 09.00 hrs
Distance: 210 miles
Time: Approx 6 hours without stops

14

DAY 14 - SIERRA NEVADA

You leave Tangier and head for the port, as you leave Morocco and make your way back over the border (You have to obtain official documents to exit the country which can take an hour or more) to catch your ferry to take you into Spain. From Gibraltar you head straight for Malaga and then onto Granada where you shall stay the night

Depart: 08.30 – 09.00 hrs
Distance: 210 miles
Time: Approx 5 hours without stops and ferry

15

DAY 15 - MADRID

You head for the outskirts of Madrid today for your stop over before heading for the port to catch the ferry, on route you will ride through Sierra Nevada and other amazing parks

Depart: 08.30 – 09.00 hrs
Distance: 300 miles
Time: Approx 7 hours without stops

16

DAY 16 - HEADING HOME

Sadly, you head to the port in the north of Spain today for your afternoon ferry journey back to Portsmouth UK. On board there will be a cabin for the overnight cruise which will bring you back into Portsmouth or Plymouth around mid afternoon the following day.

Depart: 08.30 – 09.00 hrs
Distance: 286 miles
Time: Approx 5 hours without stops

Itinerary is subject to change slightly due to ferry times, weather and other eventualities experienced on such a tour. However, the overall experience will always be incredible!

1

DAY 1 - FERRY UK TO SPAIN

Catch your ferry and head off to Santander/Bilbao depending on availability, staying on the ferry in a cabin overnight
2

DAY 2 - SANTANDER

Arriving in Santander, Spain. Depending on the time of arrival (some tour dates the ferry will arrive later in the day) You either ride to Salamanca or check in to a hotel just outside the port

Distance: 20/228 miles
Time: Approx 30 mins / 3.5 hours without stops

3

DAY 3 - BADAJOZ

From the north you head south through Sierra de Gredos Mountain Park and head for Badajoz where you shall rest for the evening in your hotel.

In the Siege of Badajoz (16 March – 6 April 1812), also called the Third Siege of Badajoz, an Anglo-Portuguese Army, under General Arthur Wellesley (later the Duke of Wellington), besieged Badajoz, Spain and forced the surrender of the French garrison.

The siege was one of the bloodiest in the Napoleonic Wars and was considered a costly victory by the British, with some 4,800 Allied soldiers killed in a few short hours of intense fighting during the storming of the breaches as the siege drew to an end. Enraged at the huge amount of casualties they suffered in seizing the city, the troops broke into houses and stores consuming vast quantities of liquor with many of them then going on a rampage. Threatening their officers and ignoring their commands to desist, and even killing several, the troops massacred about 4,000 Spanish civilians. It took three days before the men were brought back into order.

Depart: 08.30 – 09.00 hrs
Distance: 210 miles
Time: Approx 4.40 hours without stops

4

DAY 4 - RHONDA VALLEY SPAIN

Head for the Rhonda Valley
Your journey today will take you from Badajoz in the west of Spain next to the Portuguese border to Rhonda Valley in the south as you make your way through Parque Natural Sierra de Grazalema, consisting of some stunning landscape scenery and sublime riding roads with flowing twists and turns and long sweeping bends along the side of the mountains. The A-397 road is mind blowing!

All being well you arrive late afternoon in the Costa Del Sol

Depart: 08.30 – 09.00 hrs
Distance: 265 miles
Time: Approx 5 hours without stops

5

DAY 5 - MOROCCO

You’ll make your way to Algeciras Port for the mid morning ferry crossing, where you will board your ferry to take you to Tangier Med (2.5 hour journey).

Once you disembark the ferry you will need to go through the border control and customs procedure, which, isn’t as daunting as it may seem. If it’s your first time in Morocco you will need to fill in some forms and get them stamped along with your passport. Approximately 2 – 3 hours is allocated to get you through the border, more often its less than an hour. Usually it is with minimal fuss but you will be given comprehensive information on how to handle this.

Finally, head for the beautiful stunning town of Chefchaouene, just a short 2 hour ride from the port. “Beautifully perched beneath the raw peaks of the Rif, Chefchaouen is one of the prettiest towns in Morocco, an artsy, blue-washed mountain village that feels like its own world. While tourism has definitely taken hold, the balance between ease and authenticity is just right. The old medina is a delight of Moroccan and Andalucian influence with red-tiled roofs, bright-blue buildings and narrow lanes converging on busy Plaza Uta el-Hammam and its restored kasbah”

As the border crossing and ferry timings can be unpredictable, we will allow an extra night here just in case you happen to arrive later than expected time of around tea time. Therefore tomorrow is a day off the bike to begin absorbing the Moroccan culture and explore this beautiful town!

Depart: 08.30 – 09.00 hrs
Distance: 105 miles
Time: Approx 3 hours without stops

6

DAY 6 - REST DAY CHEFCHAOUEN

Chefchaouen, or Chaouen, is a city in the Rif Mountains of northwest Morocco. It’s known for the striking, variously hued blue-washed buildings of its old town. Leather and weaving workshops line its steep cobbled lanes. In the shady main square of Uta el Hammam is the red-walled casbah, a 15th-century fortress and dungeon with ethnographic and art exhibits. The octagonal minaret of the Great Mosque rises nearby.

You have a full day to explore this delightful and intriguing town

7

DAY 7 - MIDELT

We head for Midelt today, via Fes. Fes still retains its old town and traditions and has yet to be overrun by the new town and modern influences. You stay just outside of Midelt so you have plenty of time to reach the destination tomorrow (Bivouac Experience and Camel Ride) having ridden over the Low Atlas Mountains

Depart: 08.30 – 09.00 hrs
Distance: 235 miles
Time: Approx 6 hours without stops

8

DAY 8 - LOW ATLAS MOUNTAINS TO MERZOUGA

Head into the Low Atlas Mountains climbing to approx 4000′ altitude you may experience cold weather as low as 10 degrees centigrade. You may also see some monkeys, plenty of dogs and traditional Berbers living in the mountain. Once you are through the mountain you descend quickly into the desert. It is a surreal experience going from colder temperatures to suddenly hit double figures as high as 20c plus. You’ll continue through the desert to Merzouga, in the far South West corner of Morocco, near to the Algerian border in the Sahara Desert

Upon arrival you will prepare a small bag of essentials for your camel ride out into the Sahara Desert where we you stay the evening in traditional Bivouacs, a delicious evening meal is included as well as breakfast back at the guest house the following morning, prepared and served for you and entertainment is often in the form of a fire, drums and signing. An experience not to be missed! There may even be an opportunity to go sand surfing!

Wake in the morning to the sun beaming over the dunes and head back on camels to the guest house for breakfast

Depart: 08.30 – 09.00 hrs
Distance: 170 miles
Time: Approx 4 hours without stops

9

DAY 9 - TODRA GORGE & GORGE DU DADES

Todra Gorge and Gorge du Dades are the highlight of today’s ride. You head into the Atlas Mountains again and into the famously pictured gorges, which, have become symbolic with Morocco. You will get to see both spectacular gorges. Tonight, you will sleep in the hotel cave rooms overlooking the valley. Your hotel is a complex that is home to many various adventurers who seek their adrenaline rush in the desert, such as rally cars, quads, 4×4’s and endurance riders.

Depart: 08.30 – 09.00 hrs
Distance: 235 miles
Time: Approx 6.5 hours without stops

10

DAY 10 - HIGH ATLAS MOUNTAINS

You continue through the southern desert region of the Atlas Mountains as you hug the base of the mountains heading west, finally, you head straight over the High Atlas Mountains, as you make your way across the rugged terrain into Marrakesh. Today you will witness some incredible scenery from high up in the mountains and tomorrow you will have a day to explore the capital

Depart: 08.30 – 09.00 hrs
Distance: 190 miles
Time: Approx 5.5 hours without stops

11

DAY 11 - REST DAY MARRAKECH

You are free to look around the bustling city of Marrakesh today. Visit the Medina and stroll around the Souks to find a bargain or sit and watch the world go buy in one of the many cafes.
12

DAY 12 - CASCADES D'OUZOUD

One of the longest days today. Heading north then north west now we ride across the Atlas Mountains toward your first destination of the day, Cascades d’Ouzoud, Ouzoud means “the act of grinding grain” in Berber. This seems to be confirmed by the frequent mills in the region. Ouzoud Waterfalls are located near the Grand Atlas village of Tanaghmeilt, in the province of Azilal, 150 km northeast of Marrakech, in Morocco. They are spectacular as is our journey along some incredible roads. A stepped path leads down to the base of the falls where there is a cafe and an opportunity to capture some incredible footage and photos, make your way back up the steep climb and view the stunning and spectacular natural beauty from above.

Depart: 08.00hrs
Distance: 300 miles
Time: Approx 10 hours with scenic and refreshment stops
ETA: 18.00 – 19.00

13

DAY 13 - TANGIER

You head through the Riff Mountains today on route to Tangier, a Moroccan port city on the Strait of Gibraltar, has been a strategic gateway between Africa and Europe since Phoenician times. Its whitewashed hillside medina is home to the Dar el Makhzen, a palace of the sultans turned museum of Moroccan artifacts. The medina also has dozens of outdoor cafes, such as those along the Terrasse des Paresseux balcony overlooking the Mediterranean. It lies in the Northern part of Morocco and is famous for several movies having being filmed there, such as, Inception with Leornardo Di Caprio and the Bourne Ultimatum staring Jason Bourne (Matt Damon) as well as The Living Daylights James Bond film.

Depart: 08.30 – 09.00 hrs
Distance: 210 miles
Time: Approx 6 hours without stops

14

DAY 14 - SIERRA NEVADA

You leave Tangier and head for the port, as you leave Morocco and make your way back over the border (You have to obtain official documents to exit the country which can take an hour or more) to catch your ferry to take you into Spain. From Gibraltar you head straight for Malaga and then onto Granada where you shall stay the night

Depart: 08.30 – 09.00 hrs
Distance: 210 miles
Time: Approx 5 hours without stops and ferry

15

DAY 15 - MADRID

You head for the outskirts of Madrid today for your stop over before heading for the port to catch the ferry, on route you will ride through Sierra Nevada and other amazing parks

Depart: 08.30 – 09.00 hrs
Distance: 300 miles
Time: Approx 7 hours without stops

16

DAY 16 - HEADING HOME

Sadly, you head to the port in the north of Spain today for your afternoon ferry journey back to Portsmouth UK. On board there will be a cabin for the overnight cruise which will bring you back into Portsmouth or Plymouth around mid afternoon the following day.

Depart: 08.30 – 09.00 hrs
Distance: 286 miles
Time: Approx 5 hours without stops

Itinerary is subject to change slightly due to ferry times, weather and other eventualities experienced on such a tour. However, the overall experience will always be incredible!

1

DAY 1 - FERRY UK TO SPAIN

Catch your ferry and head off to Santander/Bilbao depending on availability, staying on the ferry in a cabin overnight
2

DAY 2 - SANTANDER

Arriving in Santander, Spain. Depending on the time of arrival (some tour dates the ferry will arrive later in the day) You either ride to Salamanca or check in to a hotel just outside the port

Distance: 20/228 miles
Time: Approx 30 mins / 3.5 hours without stops

3

DAY 3 - BADAJOZ

From the north you head south through Sierra de Gredos Mountain Park and head for Badajoz where you shall rest for the evening in your hotel.

In the Siege of Badajoz (16 March – 6 April 1812), also called the Third Siege of Badajoz, an Anglo-Portuguese Army, under General Arthur Wellesley (later the Duke of Wellington), besieged Badajoz, Spain and forced the surrender of the French garrison.

The siege was one of the bloodiest in the Napoleonic Wars and was considered a costly victory by the British, with some 4,800 Allied soldiers killed in a few short hours of intense fighting during the storming of the breaches as the siege drew to an end. Enraged at the huge amount of casualties they suffered in seizing the city, the troops broke into houses and stores consuming vast quantities of liquor with many of them then going on a rampage. Threatening their officers and ignoring their commands to desist, and even killing several, the troops massacred about 4,000 Spanish civilians. It took three days before the men were brought back into order.

Depart: 08.30 – 09.00 hrs
Distance: 210 miles
Time: Approx 4.40 hours without stops

4

DAY 4 - RHONDA VALLEY SPAIN

Head for the Rhonda Valley
Your journey today will take you from Badajoz in the west of Spain next to the Portuguese border to Rhonda Valley in the south as you make your way through Parque Natural Sierra de Grazalema, consisting of some stunning landscape scenery and sublime riding roads with flowing twists and turns and long sweeping bends along the side of the mountains. The A-397 road is mind blowing!

All being well you arrive late afternoon in the Costa Del Sol

Depart: 08.30 – 09.00 hrs
Distance: 265 miles
Time: Approx 5 hours without stops

5

DAY 5 - MOROCCO

You’ll make your way to Algeciras Port for the mid morning ferry crossing, where you will board your ferry to take you to Tangier Med (2.5 hour journey).

Once you disembark the ferry you will need to go through the border control and customs procedure, which, isn’t as daunting as it may seem. If it’s your first time in Morocco you will need to fill in some forms and get them stamped along with your passport. Approximately 2 – 3 hours is allocated to get you through the border, more often its less than an hour. Usually it is with minimal fuss but you will be given comprehensive information on how to handle this.

Finally, head for the beautiful stunning town of Chefchaouene, just a short 2 hour ride from the port. “Beautifully perched beneath the raw peaks of the Rif, Chefchaouen is one of the prettiest towns in Morocco, an artsy, blue-washed mountain village that feels like its own world. While tourism has definitely taken hold, the balance between ease and authenticity is just right. The old medina is a delight of Moroccan and Andalucian influence with red-tiled roofs, bright-blue buildings and narrow lanes converging on busy Plaza Uta el-Hammam and its restored kasbah”

As the border crossing and ferry timings can be unpredictable, we will allow an extra night here just in case you happen to arrive later than expected time of around tea time. Therefore tomorrow is a day off the bike to begin absorbing the Moroccan culture and explore this beautiful town!

Depart: 08.30 – 09.00 hrs
Distance: 105 miles
Time: Approx 3 hours without stops

6

DAY 6 - REST DAY CHEFCHAOUEN

Chefchaouen, or Chaouen, is a city in the Rif Mountains of northwest Morocco. It’s known for the striking, variously hued blue-washed buildings of its old town. Leather and weaving workshops line its steep cobbled lanes. In the shady main square of Uta el Hammam is the red-walled casbah, a 15th-century fortress and dungeon with ethnographic and art exhibits. The octagonal minaret of the Great Mosque rises nearby.

You have a full day to explore this delightful and intriguing town

7

DAY 7 - MIDELT

We head for Midelt today, via Fes. Fes still retains its old town and traditions and has yet to be overrun by the new town and modern influences. You stay just outside of Midelt so you have plenty of time to reach the destination tomorrow (Bivouac Experience and Camel Ride) having ridden over the Low Atlas Mountains

Depart: 08.30 – 09.00 hrs
Distance: 235 miles
Time: Approx 6 hours without stops

8

DAY 8 - LOW ATLAS MOUNTAINS TO MERZOUGA

Head into the Low Atlas Mountains climbing to approx 4000′ altitude you may experience cold weather as low as 10 degrees centigrade. You may also see some monkeys, plenty of dogs and traditional Berbers living in the mountain. Once you are through the mountain you descend quickly into the desert. It is a surreal experience going from colder temperatures to suddenly hit double figures as high as 20c plus. You’ll continue through the desert to Merzouga, in the far South West corner of Morocco, near to the Algerian border in the Sahara Desert

Upon arrival you will prepare a small bag of essentials for your camel ride out into the Sahara Desert where we you stay the evening in traditional Bivouacs, a delicious evening meal is included as well as breakfast back at the guest house the following morning, prepared and served for you and entertainment is often in the form of a fire, drums and signing. An experience not to be missed! There may even be an opportunity to go sand surfing!

Wake in the morning to the sun beaming over the dunes and head back on camels to the guest house for breakfast

Depart: 08.30 – 09.00 hrs
Distance: 170 miles
Time: Approx 4 hours without stops

9

DAY 9 - TODRA GORGE & GORGE DU DADES

Todra Gorge and Gorge du Dades are the highlight of today’s ride. You head into the Atlas Mountains again and into the famously pictured gorges, which, have become symbolic with Morocco. You will get to see both spectacular gorges. Tonight, you will sleep in the hotel cave rooms overlooking the valley. Your hotel is a complex that is home to many various adventurers who seek their adrenaline rush in the desert, such as rally cars, quads, 4×4’s and endurance riders.

Depart: 08.30 – 09.00 hrs
Distance: 235 miles
Time: Approx 6.5 hours without stops

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DAY 10 - HIGH ATLAS MOUNTAINS

You continue through the southern desert region of the Atlas Mountains as you hug the base of the mountains heading west, finally, you head straight over the High Atlas Mountains, as you make your way across the rugged terrain into Marrakesh. Today you will witness some incredible scenery from high up in the mountains and tomorrow you will have a day to explore the capital

Depart: 08.30 – 09.00 hrs
Distance: 190 miles
Time: Approx 5.5 hours without stops

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DAY 11 - REST DAY MARRAKECH

You are free to look around the bustling city of Marrakesh today. Visit the Medina and stroll around the Souks to find a bargain or sit and watch the world go buy in one of the many cafes.
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DAY 12 - CASCADES D'OUZOUD

One of the longest days today. Heading north then north west now we ride across the Atlas Mountains toward your first destination of the day, Cascades d’Ouzoud, Ouzoud means “the act of grinding grain” in Berber. This seems to be confirmed by the frequent mills in the region. Ouzoud Waterfalls are located near the Grand Atlas village of Tanaghmeilt, in the province of Azilal, 150 km northeast of Marrakech, in Morocco. They are spectacular as is our journey along some incredible roads. A stepped path leads down to the base of the falls where there is a cafe and an opportunity to capture some incredible footage and photos, make your way back up the steep climb and view the stunning and spectacular natural beauty from above.

Depart: 08.00hrs
Distance: 300 miles
Time: Approx 10 hours with scenic and refreshment stops
ETA: 18.00 – 19.00

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DAY 13 - TANGIER

You head through the Riff Mountains today on route to Tangier, a Moroccan port city on the Strait of Gibraltar, has been a strategic gateway between Africa and Europe since Phoenician times. Its whitewashed hillside medina is home to the Dar el Makhzen, a palace of the sultans turned museum of Moroccan artifacts. The medina also has dozens of outdoor cafes, such as those along the Terrasse des Paresseux balcony overlooking the Mediterranean. It lies in the Northern part of Morocco and is famous for several movies having being filmed there, such as, Inception with Leornardo Di Caprio and the Bourne Ultimatum staring Jason Bourne (Matt Damon) as well as The Living Daylights James Bond film.

Depart: 08.30 – 09.00 hrs
Distance: 210 miles
Time: Approx 6 hours without stops

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DAY 14 - SIERRA NEVADA

You leave Tangier and head for the port, as you leave Morocco and make your way back over the border (You have to obtain official documents to exit the country which can take an hour or more) to catch your ferry to take you into Spain. From Gibraltar you head straight for Malaga and then onto Granada where you shall stay the night

Depart: 08.30 – 09.00 hrs
Distance: 210 miles
Time: Approx 5 hours without stops and ferry

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DAY 15 - MADRID

You head for the outskirts of Madrid today for your stop over before heading for the port to catch the ferry, on route you will ride through Sierra Nevada and other amazing parks

Depart: 08.30 – 09.00 hrs
Distance: 300 miles
Time: Approx 7 hours without stops

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DAY 16 - HEADING HOME

Sadly, you head to the port in the north of Spain today for your afternoon ferry journey back to Portsmouth UK. On board there will be a cabin for the overnight cruise which will bring you back into Portsmouth or Plymouth around mid afternoon the following day.

Depart: 08.30 – 09.00 hrs
Distance: 286 miles
Time: Approx 5 hours without stops

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