16 DAY MOROCCO MOTORCYCLE ADVENTURE TOUR

A spectacular tour with so much to see and do. This is one of our most popular adventure tours and places get snapped up fast. A small deposit secures your place! 

Culture Very Friendly | Delicious Food | Great weather
Distance 3,800 miles
Average daily milesAverage daily mileage 190 – 250
Suitable for?Solo riders, Rider & pillions
Weather (Centigrade) Mild 15 – 20 (North) Moderate 22 – 32 (South)
Health & Safety Low Crime Rate / No Terror Threats

Morocco motorcycle toursMorocco Motorbike Tour. 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, this Morocco Motorcycle Tour is very popular and places go fast.

This Fully Escorted 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, quad bike ride (optional) to a Bivouac and overnight stay in the Sahara Desert to high mountain roads and epic waterfall. This is a journey you will remember for many years!

For full details of the tour please click on the “Itinerary” tab or any of the other tabs for details on prices and dates. This tour is suitable for all competent riders. 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

FLEXIBLE
As this is an Escorted tour, you will have the freedom to ride at your own pace or within the group. The tour guide will lead the group and keep everyone together using the “drop-off System“, however, if you feel you would rather ride with your friend or by yourself and you have a sat nav with our maps loaded onto it, you may, having informed the tour guide, go at your own pace.

MEALS
*Evening meals included at:

  1. Sahara Desert Bivouac Experience along with a camel ride (Day 7)
  2. Breakfast included each morning (except on the ferry)

Breakfast each morning is included and provided at the hotels

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 suggests 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 meal on the regular menu! The other reason we don’t include meals is so that we can focus more on the quality of the hotels, often a tour with an inclusive meal deal will have lower quality hotels

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 two days (an extra day). Full map of the best route can be provided

If you are interested book soon as places are limited and become booked up fast. Our Morocco Motorcycle Adventure Tour is packed full of features so don’t miss out!

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

MEETING POINTPortsmouth Ferry Port
DISTANCEApprox 4000 miles
DURATION16 Days
RIDING PACEModerate
AVERAGE HOURS 5-6 p/day riding
REST DAYSx2 plus 2 x Overnight Ferry
MIN ENGINE SIZE600/800cc
FUEL COSTSApprox £350
FOOD COSTSAverage £10-20 per eve meal
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DAY 1 - Portsmouth to Santander

Meet and greet early morning for our ferry boarding at around 08.00hrs and head off to Santander staying on the ferry in a cabin overnight
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DAY 2 - Santander to Salamanca

Arriving in Santander, Spain mid afternoon, heading South through the Spanish mountains (Picos) into Salamanca where we stay in our hotel for the evening among the beautiful architectural buildings and churches in Salamanca, which, has become a UNESCO world heritage site http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/381
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DAY 3 - Badajoz, Spain

From Salamanca we continue south through Sierra de Gredos Mountain Park and head for Badajoz where we shall rest for the evening in our 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.

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DAY 4 - Rhonda Valley and The Gorge

Today we head for the Rhonda Valley
Our journey today will take us from Badajoz in the west of Spain next to the Portuguese border to Rhonda Valley in the south as we make our 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.

All being well we arrive late afternoon in Rhonda

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DAY 5 - Border Crossing to Morocco

We make our way to Algeciras Port for the mid/late morning ferry crossing, where we will board our ferry to take us to Tangier Med (2.5 hour journey).

Once we disembark the ferry we 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 us all through the border. Usually it is with minimal fuss but we will be by your side to ensure everything goes as smoothly as it can.

Finally, we 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 we happen to arrive later than expected time of around tea time. Therefore tomorrow is a day off the bikes to begin absorbing the Moroccan culture and explore this beautiful town!

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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.

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

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DAY 7 - Fes

We head for Fez today, which is a northeastern Moroccan city often referred to as the country’s cultural capital. It’s primarily known for its Fes El Bali walled medina, with medieval architecture, vibrant souks and old-world atmosphere. The medina is home to religious schools such as the 14th-century Bou Inania and Al Attarine, both featuring elaborate cedar carvings and ornate tile work.
Fes still retains its old town and traditions and has yet to be overrun by the new town and modern influences. We stay just outside of Fes so we have plenty of time to reach the destination tomorrow (Bivouac Experience and Camel Ride) having ridden over the High Atlas Mountains
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DAY 8 - Hassi Labied Bivouac & Camel Ride Experience

We have a fair bit of ground to cover today as we head into the High Atlas Mountains climbing to approx 5000′ altitude we may experience cold weather as low as 5 – 10 degrees centigrade. We may also see some monkeys, plenty of dogs and traditional Berbers living in the mountain. Once we are through the mountain we descend quickly into the desert. It is a surreal experience going from colder temperatures to suddenly hit double figures as high as 20c plus. We continue through the desert to Hassi Labied, a small village near Merzouga, in the far South West corner of Morocco, near to the Algerian border in the Sahara Desert.
Upon arrival we will prepare a small bag of essentials for our camel ride out into the Sahara Desert where we will stay the evening in traditional Bivouacs, a delicious evening meal is included, prepared and served for us and entertainment is in the form of a fire, drums and signing. An experience not to be missed! However, if you have a fear of camels you can opt to stay in the guest house or walk with the camel guide, there may even be an option to go on the back of a quad (though I prefer the camel) – they aren’t that bad, honestly!

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

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DAY 9 - Mountain Gorges of The Atlas

Todra Gorge and Gorge du Dades are the highlight of today’s ride. We head into the Atlas Mountains again and into the famously pictured gorges, which, have become symbolic with Morocco. If there is time (and weather permitting) we will traverse over the mountain and into Dades Gorge, if not we will do a U Turn and resume the main track. We will get to see both gorges either way. Evening meal included
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DAY 10 & 11 - Marrakesh Rest Day

We continue through the southern desert region of the Atlas Mountains as we hug the base of the mountains heading west, finally, we head straight over the Atlas Mountains once again as we make our 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
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DAY 12 - CASCADES D'OUZOUD

Heading north then north west now we ride across the Atlas Mountains toward our 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.
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DAY 13 - TANGIER

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.
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DAY 14 - SIERRA NEVADA

We leave Tangier and head for the port, as we leave Morocco and make our way back over the border (we have to obtain official documents to exit the country which can take an hour or more) to catch our ferry to take us into Spain. From Gibraltar we head straight for Malaga and then onto Granada where we shall stay the night in a resort that offers cave apartments which are truly stunning and quirky overlooking Grenada next to the Sierra Nevada mountain range. The area is beautiful and stunning 
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DAY 15 - MADRID

We head for the outskirts of Madrid today for our stop over before heading for the port to catch the ferry  
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DAY 16 & 17 - HEADING HOME

Sadly, we head to the port in the north of Spain today for our afternoon ferry journey back to Portsmouth UK. On board there will be a cabin for the overnight cruise which will bring us back into Portsmouth around mid afternoon the following day. We will sit, chat and share memories from the tour before parting when we disembark the ferry 

MOROCCO GUIDED MOTORCYCLE TOUR DATES

Our Morocco Motorcycle Tour is like no other you will see advertised. Tweaked to perfection this tour is for those who love adventure. Whilst we DO NOT go off road on this tour and it is 98% tarmac (odd sections of hard dirt roads) it is a motorcycle tour packed to the brim with excitement and intrigue.

You will spend a few days riding through beautiful spain and then head to Morocco and experience the wonderful culture, sights, smells and sounds of this very addictive country.

It’s not as daunting as it may sound so why not give it a go, after all, you are in safe hands!


TOUR A: 18th April 2018

TOUR B: 11th October 2018 

Single Rider Sharing Twin Room & Cabin on ferryOnly £2195
Deposit20%
Includes:
  • Overnight ferry from UK to Spain with shared cabin
  • Ferry from Spain to Tangier Med (2.5hrs)
  • 11 nights hotel accommodation (3* equivalent)
  • 2 x nights in cave rooms within a complex (very nice!)
  • 14 x Breakfasts
  • 1 x Night spent in a Bivouac in the Sahara Desert (camp style beds and toilet)
  • 1 x Camel or Quad bike ride to Bivouac in desert
  • 1 x Evening meal in Bivouac and use of sand board etc
  • 1 x rest day in Chefchaouen
  • 1 x rest day in Marrakech
  • Professional tour guide
  • Daily route maps for sat nav
  • Comprehensive Itinerary and tour pack
  • Free tshirt & stickers
Rider & Pillion with twin or double roomOnly £3999
Deposit20%
Includes:
  • Overnight ferry from UK to Spain with private 2 berth cabin
  • Ferry from Spain to Tangier Med (2.5hrs)
  • 11 nights hotel accommodation (twin/double – 3* equivalent)
  • 2 x nights in cave rooms within a complex (very nice!)
  • 14 x Breakfasts
  • 1 x Night spent in a Bivouac in the Sahara Desert (Double/twin)
  • 1 x Camel or Quad bike ride to Bivouac in desert
  • 1 x Evening meal in Bivouac and use of sand board etc
  • 1 x rest day in Chefchaouen
  • 1 x rest day in Marrakech
  • Professional tour guide
  • Daily route maps for sat nav
  • Comprehensive Itinerary and tour pack
  • Free tshirts & stickers
Solo Rider with single room and private cabin on ferryOnly £3299
Deposit20%
Includes:
  • Overnight ferry from UK to Spain with private cabin
  • Ferry from Spain to Tangier Med (2.5hrs)
  • 11 nights single or double bed hotel accommodation (3* equivalent)
  • 2 x nights in cave rooms within a complex (very nice!)
  • 14 x Breakfasts each morning
  • 1 x Night spent in a Bivouac in the Sahara Desert (camp style beds and toilet)
  • 1 x Camel or Quad bike ride to Bivouac in desert
  • 1 x Evening meal in Bivouac and use of sand board etc
  • 1 x rest day in Chefchaouen
  • 1 x rest day in Marrakech
  • Professional tour guide
  • Daily route maps for sat nav
  • Comprehensive Itinerary and tour pack
  • Free tshirt & stickers

WHATS INCLUDED?

  1. Return overnight ferry from Portsmouth to Santander INCLUDED
  2. Shared cabin on overnight ferry (private if solo or with pillion) INCLUDED
  3. Return ferry from Spain to Morocco INCLUDED
  4. Full assistance with border control crossing (Morocco) INCLUDED
  5. Quality 2,3 & 4* Hotels each evening INCLUDED
  6. Breakfast each morning INCLUDED
  7. Some evening meals included
  8. Bivouac Experience for the night in Sahara Desert INCLUDED
  9. Camel Ride to the Bivouac through the Sahara Desert (or quad ride) INCLUDED
  10. Evening meal in the Sahara Desert INCLUDED
  11. 2 x rest days INCLUDED (Chefchaouen and Marrakesh)
  12. All the featured scenic locations visited
  13. Professional tour guide with you 24/7 INCLUDED
  14. Advanced rider qualified and first aid trained tour guide INCLUDED
  15. GPS daily route maps for your sat nav INCLUDED
  16. Full itinerary of the tour from day 1 till the end INCLUDED
  17.  Free t-shirt and stickers
  18. Free video and photo compilation of the entire tour INCLUDED
  19. Amazing sights to be seen on this tour and a true adventure style tour
  20. Very friendly and fun atmosphere

Can I ride to Spain instead of taking the Ferry?
Yes of course. Some years half the group have ridden down (via the Eurotunnel) due to some riders not travelling too well on ferries. In such cases, you will need to make your own way to northern Spain to meet the ferry. You should allow an extra 2 – 3 days for this

Is Morocco safe?
Very, there is no conflict in Morocco and the people are exceptionally friendly, we even get waved at by police officers at checkpoints and have never once had a problem with theft or crime.

What’s the border crossing like?
We arrive in Morocco via Tangier Med, a relatively new port, which is very quiet and getting through customs can be as quick as 45 mins. Your tour guide will be on hand to handle everything for you

Is it very hot?
We choose cooler times of the year to travel to Morocco where temperatures are a more comfortable 20 – 30 degrees centigrade. The weather is mainly bright blue sky and sunshine. In the northern parts it can be cooler with the chance of the odd shower.

I don’t like Camels, do I have to stay in the desert?
If you didn’t want to join us for the evening in the Sahara Desert on camels, where we enjoy an evening meal and sleep in a traditional Bivouac, you can can opt to stay in the hotel or guest house. There may be the option to use a quad bike.

Are the roads dangerous in Morocco?
The roads surfaces are pretty good, some places the roads are a little pot holed in places but nothing too serious, as for drivers and traffic, it is fine outside of the main cities. In the cities in can be a little manic and somewhat of a unique experience. you will need to keep your wits about you. We do not ride very often in the bigger cities.

What’s the food like?
Very nice actually. Meat, vegetables, omelets, chips and even western food is available in most places and Tagines seem to be the order of the day. The Tagines are very tasty!

Do I need Vaccinations?
There are no official vaccinations required for Morocco but we do advise you ensure your booster jabs are up to date and check online for updates before you travel

If you have any other questions please feel free to get in touch with us using our contact page

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Tour Reviews

4.86 based on 7 reviews
16/10/2016

Did this last year and Chris and his team were faultless. Great support, fantastic routes and amazing hotels. Never thought I’d enjoy going with a tour company as much as this. I’ll now only use guided Motorbike Tours, they are the future!

30/01/2017

An amazing experience and one that I would highly recommend. Lots to see on route and the tour guide took us to some fantastic places, of which, I have spent many hours looking back over on my Ipad.
Great hotels, was very impressed with the quality of hotels and the attention to detail along with the meticulous approach from the company. Extremely attentive at all times, which, made me feel like I was in safe hands at all times.
Have booked another tour with Guided Motorbike Tours and can’t wait. Thanks for a great job. Well done.
My only criticism was the weather, although not the companies fault, I would have moved it a month ahead and have the tour run from April and not March as it was still cold on the highest parts of the High Atlas Mountains. The other sections were fine and once again I thoroughly enjoyed myself.

NB. I see Chris has moved the tour to April and October now based on feedback, another great reason to go with this company, they listen to their customers! Unlike some of the other companies I have travelled with. I think I will be sticking to these guys from now on. Great service

26/02/2017

A great tour that is good value for money and a good tour guide that looks after you

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29/05/2017

Thanks for the kind words Martin

21/04/2017

We did this for our 25th wedding anniversary. Wow it was amazing
Pete and Sue x

05/05/2017

Morocco was my second tour with this company. I had a super time exploring the varied and roads and scenery.of this fascinating country. Snips was our leader and he was faultless in organising routes and hotels whilst leaving the group the freedom to chose stop points for meals. The guides are well equipped to meet unforseen mishaps, fortunately nothing required on this tour but the team preparation is all important.
Morocco itself has some fabulous roads. A real mix of twisties and sweepies. Occasionally the road stops completely and some ingenuity may be required!
There were 2 days off the bike in Chefchouen and Marrakech both offering wonderful respite, views and entertainment. We all picked up some great photos and gifts from the souks.

I recommend both the company and this tour for a memorable experience. Well done Chris and Snips.

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05/05/2017

Thank you Nigel, on behalf of Snips and I, we really enjoyed your company and thank you for your loyal custom. Let’s hope we see you again soon

17/05/2017

There are a lot of tours and lots of great things that you can do on your motorbike but Chris, Snips and the team at Guided Motorbike Tours have managed to combine the both into what can only be described as incredibly exciting adventures.

I have just returned from their Morocco tour from 14 April 2017 until 30 May 2017 and it was definitely one of the best experiences that anybody can have on two wheels.

The organisation of the tour, the size of the group, ( 7 people), the knowledge conveyed by the company and Snips, our tour guide, was fantastic and this meant that the whole experience felt safe and comfortable with everyday providing a new adventure and different type of challenge and experience. The routes were well researched and variable on a daily basis.

Morocco provides a unique opportunity to enjoy every type of road and to witness the most beautiful scenery that the world has to offer. Couple this with extremely comfortable and well chosen hotels, the use of “local” or traditional cafes during the day and the experience of riding through this amazing country while witnessing the local way of life. This tour provides memories to treasure for a very long time.

I would like to say a huge thank you to Chris for organising this tour, Snips (Craig) for leading it and my fellow riders for making this tour an adventure in a life time. Thanks again and good luck and I wish you every success for the future.

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17/05/2017

Thank you for your kind words John on behalf of myself and Snips. We are glad that all our hard work and effort has paid off, along with the few adjustments we made following last years tour. Looking forward to seeing you again, soon. Ride safe

29/05/2017

Hi im going to cheat a little here as i have actually done this trip twice, both in 2016 and in 2017 and guess what ive pre booked again 2018 and this is why:

Morocco in the gate way to Africa.
You leave Europe behind and so the adventure will begin.

I have will travel though mountain passes and valleys so high the tops can not been seen, with tarmac ribbon like roads draped over, along and though them.
I have seen deserts that go on for so long you can actually all most see the earth curve.
The people are incredibly welcoming, you soon feel very relaxed.
The places ive stayed, every where from a camel ride into the Northern Saraha desert under a tent with a camp fire to a mountain carved hotel room over looking a Arab valley.
Its not to mention the friends you will make, please dont let the fact that you ridding solo stop you.
Trust me, that changes on the first day
The experience of this trip alone will change you, it makes you stronger, it will open your eyes to the beauty what is out there

Guided motorbike tours with Chris and Craig do a absolute fantastic job with this trip.
Extremely well planned and the best bit there proper honest bikers.
Ive forgotten how many trips 4/5? with another two pre booked.
If your reading this considering booking, gust do it and ill see you on it.

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