ATLAS AND MOROCCO DESERT MOTORBIKE TOUR

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  • Casablanca – from September 2019 starting from Marrakesh!
  • 9 days with 7 days motorbike touring
  • 10% trails and sand (optional), 90% road
  • Experienced riders
  • Bin El Ouidane Lake, Cedar of Africa and Barbary Apes, Dades Valley, a night in a camp in the dunes of the Sahara desert, crossing the High Atlas, Ouarzazate the movie capital of Morocco, the hidden oasis of Fint and the Imperial city of Marrakesh
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This 7-day motorcycle adventure provides a real insight to all aspects of Morocco and includes twisting mountain roads and passes, optional off-road riding and a night in the dunes of the Sahara Desert. This trip will take us to the cedar forests of the Atlas, the rock of the Mummy, the valleys of Dades and Todra, the city of Ouarzazate and we will spend a night in a desert camp between the dunes of the Sahara and will hike to the beautiful waterfalls of Ouzoud. We will ride twisting mountain passes, flowing dirt tracks and we will experience the joy of river crossings on a motorbike.

“What an excellent tour! I have been on a number of motorcycle tours with different organisations but this was one of the very best I have ever been on. We did the Atlas and Desert Tour which took us all over this beautiful country in the space of 7 days. It might have been only 7 days but it seemed much longer because there was so much to see and take in. Greg (our guide) and Dimitri (in the support vehicle) were truly outstanding. They could not have been more welcoming, friendly or informative. Excellent briefings each morning, well chosen routes, great coffee and lunch stops and high quality accommodation each night, including a luxury camp one night in the dunes. I cannot recommend this trip and WoM highly enough. Really good value and huge fun. Say Yes to Adventure!” February 2019 – David from UK

“We did the Atlas and Desert Tour in December 2018 and it truely exceded our expectations ! The bikes are practically new and well maintained, the accomodations are 4/5 star hotels and a luxury tent in the desert, the stops along the way surprising and authentic. Greg and Dimitri are both very knowledgeable guides and can tell you all you want to know about Morrocco and the places you visit. They both always put safety first and will you help with tips, tricks and instructions when needed. Our group had experienced and less experienced riders but there was never any pressure and we all rode at our own pace. A very comfortable feeling ! Thank you Viki, Greg and Dimtiri for the excellent organized tour. You guys are the best !!!” December 2018 – Audrey from Netherlands

Day 1 : Arrival

Arrival to Casablanca. Transfer to your hotel, where you will be able to settle in and relax by the pool to prepare for your trip the next morning. You will meet your tour guide and go through a welcome briefing as well as the formalities required before the start and you will receive your welcome pack.

Day 2 : Casablanca – Azrou (approx. 370 km)

You will be transferred to our workshop and receive your BMW bikes early in the morning before starting our journey towards Azrou. We will head towards Rabat on normal roads to warm up so you can get used to your bike as well as local driving habits before turning East to tackle the winding mountain roads that will provide an excellent insight to the great riding Morocco has to offer. Our stop for the night will be in a nice hotel on the border of the cedar forest where you can relax by the pool or discuss the first day at the bar.

Day 3 : Azrou – Errachidia (approx. 260 km)

We will start the day with light off-road riding through the forests where we’ll have the opportunity to admire the quiet setting and feed the barbary apes that live in the area. We will then tackle the climbing roads of the Middle-Atlas passing the high plateau of the mountain range. We will go through the French foreign Legion tunnel towards Errachidia before reaching our accommodation for the night.

Day 4: Errachidia – Merzouga (approx. 130 km)

Today we will start our ride to the Sahara desert. Our stop for the day will be a fine hotel in Merzouga where we will stop for a short break and leave the bikes to climb aboard the 4×4 of our guide who will take us to our camp in the dunes of the Sahara. We will admire the sunset from the dunes before dinner and then you will be able to admire the desert skyline at night. Note that in case of a rare sand storm, we will likely remain at the hotel which offers a more comfortable setting.

Day 5: Merzouga – Boumalne Dadès (approx. 220 km)

Wake up call will come early today as we’ll climb the dunes before sunrise to admire the unique effects from atop the dunes before our early breakfast. We will then have a guided tour aboard the 4×4 to visit the dunes and the sights around the area, including the coal and crystal mines.
We will pick up our bikes at the hotel and will head to the rock of the Mummy for some off-road riding and to admire the view of the desert from the top of the rocks that offer a unique sight known to only a few. Or route will take us through deserted landscapes before heading to the Todra valley to ride beneath the huge cliffs that offer a unique scenery. We will spend the night at the feet of the Atlas range in a fine hotel.

Day 6: Boumalne Dadès – Ouarzazate (approx. 180 km)

Despite the short daily distance, the riding will be exceptional. We will start our day by climbing the most photographed hairpins in Morocco in the Dades valley. A relatively short bike ride will take us to our lodging for this evening where you can enjoy a drink by the pool while taking in the wonderful sight of the lake. In the afternoon we’ll head to the hidden Oases of Fint through some more technical off-road tracks and smaller river-crossings to get an insight to the lives of local villages and explore the oasis.
On our way back you will have the opportunity to visit the Kasbah of Ouarzazate and wonder around the many local souvenir shops.
Excellent local dishes will be served for dinner.

Day 7: Ouarzazate – Marrkesh (approx. 220 km)

Another wonderful touring day awaits us full of twists and turns on less frequented roads, combined with beautiful surroundings as we climb the High Atlas. We will ride to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Ait Benhaddou and enjoy the curves of the famous Telouet and Tizin’ Ticka Pass before arriving to the Imperial City of Marrakesh.

Day 8: Marrakesh – Casablanca (approx. 250 km)

Our last motorcycle adventure tour day will start in the busy Marrakesh, before we descend to the vast planes that lay between the Atlas and the Ocean. Our ride will take us through smaller country roads and the occasional dirt track before arriving back to our HQ to return the bikes. You will then be taken back to your hotel where you can spend the rest of the evening rewinding the best moments of the trip or you can decide to take the time to explore the city. This will be the last opportunity to invite your guide for a drink at the bar.

from September 2019

Day 1 : Arrival

Arrival to Marrakesh. Transfer to your hotel, where you will be able to settle in and relax by the pool to prepare for your trip the next morning. You will meet your tour guide and go through a welcome briefing as well as the formalities required before the start and you will receive your welcome pack.

Day 2 : Marrakesh – Bin El Ouidane (approx. 170 km)

You will receive your BMW bikes early in the morning before starting our journey towards Bin El Ouidane. We will head towards the High Atlas on normal roads to warm up so you can get used to your bike as well as local driving habits before tackling the winding mountain roads that will provide an excellent insight to the great riding Morocco has to offer. We visit the scenic waterfalls of Ouzoud, where we will have some time to do a short walk around. Our stop for the night will be in a nice hotel on the border of the lake where you can relax by the pool or discuss the first day at the bar.

Day 3 : Bin El Ouidane – Azrou (approx. 200 km)

We will leave the hotel in the morning and start our climb into the mountains with magnificent views of the lake beneath and the pine forests. We will tackle plenty of twists and turns before commencing a slow descent towards Khenifra, which will be our lunch stop for the day. From Khenifra, we will turn east and climb through the Azigza National Park, which offers a great setting. The road gets narrower and eventually turns into gravel tracks that zig-zag through the Ifrane National Park, all the way to our hotel, located on the edge of Africa’s largest cedar forest. As this area is home to the infamous Barbary Apes, we will hopefully see them around while riding through the forests.

Day 4 : Azrou – Errachidia (approx. 260 km)

We will start the day with light off-road riding through the forests where we’ll have the opportunity to admire the quiet setting and maybe feed the Barbary Apes that live in the area. We will then tackle the climbing roads of the Middle-Atlas passing the high plateau of the mountain range. We will go through the French Foreign Legion tunnel towards Errachidia, the infamous old Dakar town, before reaching our accommodation for the night. You will likely see relics of Dakar – posters and stickers on garage walls – this part of Africa really misses Dakar as it became a way of life here and a cash generator.

Day 5: Errachidia – Merzouga (approx. 130 km)

Today we will start our ride to the Sahara Desert. We stop at a great hotel in Merzouga where we leave the bikes and climb aboard a 4×4 to journey on to our camp in the dunes of the Sahara. The images here are like from a film or a book – they will not disappoint. Enjoy the sunset from the dunes before dinner and then experience a spectacular star filled desert sky. *Note: In case of a rare sand storm, we would have to remain at the hotel for safety and comfort

Day 6: Merzouga – Boumalne Dadès (approx. 220 km)

Our wake up call is early today as we’ll climb the dunes to admire a stunning sunrise before an early breakfast.
We return to the hotel, pick up our bikes and head to the Rock of the Mummy for some off-road riding and to admire the view of the desert from the top of the rocks – a cool view, seen by few people. Our route will take us through deserted landscapes before heading to the Todra Valley to ride beneath huge cliffs. We know you will be impressed. We will spend the night at the foot of the spectacular Atlas mountains in a superb hotel.

Day 7: Boumalne Dadès – Ouarzazate (approx. 180 km)

Despite the short distance today, the riding will be exceptional. We will start our day by climbing the most photographed hairpins in Morocco in the Dadès Valley. A relatively short bike ride will take us to our lodging for this evening where you can enjoy a drink by the pool while taking in the wonderful sight of the lake. In the afternoon we’ll head to the hidden Oasis of Fint through some more technical off-road tracks and smaller river-crossings to get an insight to the lives of local villages and explore the oasis. Ouarzazate is a famous Dakar town. Many rally enthusiasts would stop here and visit the rally bivouac, where all the action could be seen late into the evening. The locals still hope the Dakar may return to North Africa one day.Today you will have the opportunity to visit the Kasbah of Ouarzazate and wander around the many local souvenir shops – you’ll feel like you’ve gone back in time. Excellent local dishes will be served for dinner.

Day 8: Ouarzazate – Marrkesh (approx. 220 km)

Another wonderful touring day awaits us full of twists and turns on quiet roads, combined with beautiful surroundings as we climb the High Atlas. We will ride to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Ait Benhaddou and enjoy the twisties of the famous Telouet and Tizi n’Tichka Pass before arriving to the Imperial City of Marrakech. Be prepared with your camera because these are the images you’ll want to take home and show your friends. Guaranteed to impress. Tonight we’ll have our last night together and eat well, reflecting on the adventure and probably planning your return to Morocco!

Day 9: Departure

Depending on your flight time, you might take the opportunity to relax or visit the city for souvenirs before the arranged pick-up takes you to the airport.

Atlas motorcycle tour
Price per rider (double occupancy)
BMW F 700 GS 2 500 EUR
BMW F 800/F750 GS 2 600 EUR
BMW F 800 GSA/F850 GS 2 700 EUR
BMW R 1200 GS 2 900 EUR
For passengers 1 600 EUR
Single room supplement 450 EUR

Tour includes:

  • Airport collection / drop-off
  • 8 nights accommodation in 4/5 star hotels and Riyads and Luxury Desert camp
  • BMW Bike Rental for the 7 riding days including comprehensive insurance cover
  • All breakfasts and dinners during the journey
  • Multilingual BMW Motorrad Certified Guide on motorbike
  • Support vehicle for assistance and to transport your luggage - above 5 riders
  • Information pack and souvenir
  • Photo CD of the trip
  • Road tolls where applicable
  • Full gear on request
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