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Motorcycle adventure tour
with support vehicle off the beaten track
France - Spain - Morocco - High Atlas - Sahara
Group size : 6-16 .
Duration: 14 days ex Malaga/Ceuta
19 days ex Perpignan/Barcelona
Dates: Not scheduled for individual bookings in 2013.
If you have a group of 6 or more for this tour, please contact us.
OBJECTIVES: To provide an opportunity to discover other cultures and people, and great riding away from the tourist routes, in company with with likeminded people. Ride your own motorbike, supported by our team and support vehicle.
Although we have organised many tours in Morocco in the past, this adventure is a pioneer expedition, as we will be trying some new routes in the southern foothills of the High Atlas and great unspoilt northern Sahara. We use charming hotels of good standard when practicable, sometimes simple village hotels and bivouacs or tents, but nothing beats sleeping under the starlit open desert skies. Breakfast and evening meals are provided at the overnight points, and lunches are usually picnic lunch or a local roadside restaurant with the group or individually.
MOROCCO, HIGH ATLAS, SAHARA
The starting point is near Malaga, Spain, and we travel together to the ferry crossing between Algeciras and Ceuta.
You have an option to travel with the support team team from the South of France, through Spain en route to Morocco.
Morocco is truly a different world, the friendly Berber population, the colourful markets, good food, many different tribal cultures, and unspoilt areas in the southern part of the country.
We enter the African continent after a short ferry crossing, travel south across the Rif mountains and
along the Atlantic coast, visiting places of interest en route, such as the imperial city and capital Rabat.
After Casablanca we leave the coast behind and head for the colourful Marrakech. An old, imperial city, with the
famous Djema El Fna market, where camel caravans used to come in from the Sahara, and this is where the real Morocco begins. From Marrakech we visit to some of the lesser known villages in the foothills of the High Atlas. Here we find the genuine, hospitable Berber people. Although some areas have benefited from tourism and recent years investments in infrastructure, there are still villages without electricity and running water, where life has not changed much in a thousand years.
We will visit some of the remote villages and try to determine how we can be of help now and for the future. This includes establishing contact with local non-profit organisations and schools.
We ride across the High Atlas over the 2,260 meters Tizi n' Tichka pass (Video Tichka with GS)
on the way to the edges of the Sahara. From Ouarzazate, made famous by films such as the Jewel of the Nile, Cleopatra, Gladiator and others, we may follow the beautiful string of oasis in the Draa valley down to Zagora and beyond, or continue eastwards to the Dades valley and Todra (depending on which departure), both routes offer spectacular scenery.
We have a stopover this remote area, you can relax in a tranquil oasis, or take an excursion by camel or by quad, if you, or your pillion, want to experience other and unusual means of transport.
Before heading back to Europe we can experience Eastern Morocco, and as we travel
north we pass through Er-Rachidia, the scenic Ziz gorge, the impressive cedar forests, visit the bustling, historic city of Fes or Meknes, which means crossing all 3 mountain ranges, the High Atlas, then the Middle Atlas and the Rif Mountains...
We cross into into Spain, where the tour ends with a farewell party.
Shorter adventures can be organised for small groups, road or offroad, for example a 1-week option, with rented motorbikes, starting and ending in Marrakesh or Ouarzazate. We also have parters locally, please contact us if you are looking for another type of mc adventure.
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Price: Motorbike and rider: -
Extra person: -
Single room supplement: -
The price includes:
Accommodation in twin or double rooms, bivouacs
Breakfasts and evening meals
Services of expedition leader
Support vehicle in Southern Morocco
The price does not include:
Personal spending money
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Watch Yamaha Tenere video from Morocco (example video)
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14 days tour