Our “Adventure Motorcycle Tour Morocco ” is different from our other tour “the Imperial Morocco tour” in that we use some of the less-used smaller challenging roads and passes crossing over the mountains in Morocco. Our route is best suited for adventure bikes – GS, Africa twin, KTM, Triumph etc. However, any bike is an adventure bike. You don’t need to be a trial or motocross expert just happy on a bit of loose stuff ie graded gravel, as some of the roads we use are un unmetalled / un-sealed in places. We always try to avoid soft sand unless of course, you want to give it go! There are videos on the bottom of the gallery page showing some of the roads we will be riding. Plus read more on the tour itinerary page.
+ As well as stopping at many other interesting places on route, we will be heading towards the Sahara to visit Erg Chebbi, one of Morocco’s large areas of dunes, to spend the night in a luxury Kasbah with swimming pool. Here we have a day off to relax or explore the dunes on Quad bikes or 4×4 (optional). In the evening our Berber guides collect us with Camels for the Desert camp experience! (optional or extra night in the Kasbah)
New for 2019: We’ve made a couple changes to the itinerary. After we leave Merzouga we will head to the south side of the Atlas mountains to spend two nights using the same hotel. Which means that we will be able to leave our gear and travel light while riding some of the best tracks and roads each day in the mountains.
Adventure tour ✓ un-sealed / gravel road riding experience ✓ Up for an adventure / Challenge ✓ Intermediate to experienced rider ✓ Average daily mileage 230 miles – 370 km / 16 days ✓ Small group Max 12 riders per guide ✓
Option 1 – Starting from the UK
Update: we only have 5 spaces remaining for this October including 1 shared room available as we have a rider wanting to share.
- Dates: 2019
- March 31st to 16th April – SPACES
- October – 13th to 29th – SPACES
- Starting from:
Plymouth finishing at Portsmouth –
Including overnight cruise return 2 nights inc cabin with en-suite.
16 days 14 nights B+B hotels, riads, kasbahs + desert camp.
- Total prices (British pounds)
- Single rider twin room – £ 2080 (if sharing with a friend / we have a rider sharing)
- Single rider own room supplement + £ 400 (inc own ferry cabins)
- Rider + pillion private room – £ 2850
- Deposit – £ 200
Option 2 – Starting in Spain
- Dates 2019:
- April – 3rd to the 12th
- October – 16th to the 25th
- Starting from:
- Algeciras or Tarifa Southern Spain inc crossings to Morocco
- 9 nights B + B hotels, Riads, kasbahs + desert camp.
- Total price: (Euros)
- Single rider twin room – € 1460
- (if sharing with a friend / we have a rider sharing)
- Single rider own room supplement – € 260
- Rider + pillion private room – € 1980
- Deposit € 200
- B+B hotels, riads, kasbahs + desert camp
- Return ferries UK to Spain + Spain to Morocco
- Detailed tour information
- Printable maps + GPS / GPX route
- Desert experience Berber camp
- WiFi in most hotels Spain + Morocco
- Breakfast except for ferries
- Tour t-shirt
- Not included:
- Fuel / Parking / toll charges
- Admission to tourist sites
- Food / Drinks
- Desert – Quad bike hire / 4×4 tours
Dates for 2020
Starting from the UK
- April 19th to May 5th – SPACES 6
- October 4th to 20th – SPACES
Starting in Southern Spain
- April 22nd to 1st May – SPACES
- October 7th to 16th – SPACES
If you have any questions: we are always happy to talk or drop us an email and we will call you back contact here
Entry into Morocco: can be confusing as the entry system keeps changing, plus the customs forms are written in Arabic or French. So we have translated the forms, and help you complete the forms before traveling to save confusion. We will also be with you at the port to ensure everyone gets through.
This is a guided tour: – with the Full support of a professional tour guide, either riding / leading or driving the support van,
As from 2018 the Spanish routes will be self-guided then Fully guided in Morocco. your guide will be on hand to help with border crossings into Morocco and hotel check-ins, etc.
Riding conditions: for the “Adventure Motorcycle Tour Morocco” are exciting and challenging due to the varied terrain, dry atmospheric conditions strong sunlight, livestock and people on the roads, high mountain passes, canyons, and desert plains are you up for an adventure?
Riding experience for Morocco: Intermediate to experienced. Riding conditions can be a little challenging if you are a new or inexperienced rider we would recommend trying one of our Pyrenees tours first.
Insurance for Morocco: If you are starting from the UK you will need to arrange suitable travel and bike insurance for riding your bike in Morocco, some British insurance companies will cover you whilst riding outside the EU. If renewing your policy before the tour, check with your company if they will cover you for Morocco and ask to pay the extra for cover at the time of renewal.
As a last resort its possible to obtain insurance at the border into Morocco, Which is standard practice for other vehicles.
This tour is billed as an adventure tour and for someone who had not biked outside Europe, it lived up to its title. There were challenging weather conditions in Spain, border crossings, and breakdowns to contend with, but the rewards were some of the best roads I’ve ever ridden, both tarred and unmetalled and a chance to get close to a different culture. Highlights? Always a personal thing but riding to Ait-Benhaddou and going around this world heritage site was up there with the gorges. The sat-nav routes supplied by Jay were accurate and gave confidence when riding away from the group. Make no mistake this is a rider’s tour with long days in the saddle, but that was what I signed up for. It has whetted my appetite for a return visit; job done.
I bought a new Honda Africa Twin and a mate said: “hey, fancy getting your bike dirty?” – The next thing I knew I had signed up for the Challenging roads Morocco tour with Overland Motorcycle Tours, and I did indeed get my bike very dirty.
If you own a bike with “Africa” or perhaps “Adventure” in the name then you really should let it do what it was made for at least once in its life.
The roads and bureaucracy of Africa are not like that of Europe. It’s not really a place that the inexperienced can simply turn up and expect trip advisor to make everything easy. Simply getting across the border, and out again, in fact, are not without complications.
Having a guide that’s experienced and organized makes all the difference. The sheer logistics of a 16-night tour would not have been possible for me to organize myself. If you haven’t ridden the roads before you don’t really have any way of calculating ride times. Some sections are very fast indeed and others very slow and not really roads by any sensible definition. Jay knows the routes and what’s possible and what’s perhaps less so in a day.
Overland motorcycle tours provided a detailed itinerary early on and plenty of professional assistance long before we even set off. From insurance to what maintenance and tools to bring, they have done a lot of thinking for you. All ferry crossings and accommodation was organized leaving you to simply ride your bike.
The trip itself is a riding holiday – make no mistake it’s an adventure and one that requires some effort on your part to complete, not everyone made it to the end – but that’s the point, “adventure” remember.
Go with the flow, test yourself and your bike, but there is a guide with you for when things go pear-shaped.
I’m happy to recommend Overland Motorcycle Tours and Jay specifically. I had a great time with some great people and I’ve got some great stories to tell as a result.
My bike says Adventure on the fuel tank, not Milton Keynes…!
Fantastic trip from start to finish with a great bunch of people. Jay that owns overland tours could not do enough for everyone, knows first class how to book the best places to stay and Raz the best roads and places to go. Trip of a lifetime and something that we will never forget.met up with great people on the tour and was just like a big family get together.
Just back from the Imperial Morocco Tour. It was a totally epic adventure well beyond my expectations. A group of 10 of us went, mind-blowing, fantastic hotels, great roads, great group of people, very professional. It was an adventure of a lifetime. Couldn’t recommend it any higher, 100% .Will definitely be back with another group WELL DONE TO ALL AT OVERLAND MOTORCYCLE TOURS
Just returned from The Imperial Morocco Tour and I have to say I and all the other participants had a fantastic experience. From the initial information provided after booking to the itinerary of the tour, everything was well organized by Jay and well executed by tour leader Raz. The standard of the hotels and the locations visited were first class and I would have no hesitation recommending Overland Motorcycle Tours.
Just returned from the Morocco tour with Overland and would rate it as 10 stars if I could! It was professional and well planned from the start with a meeting with a tour rep at Plymouth before jumping on the ferry.
The routes were excellent and the hotels a high standard being well placed to enjoy all of the places we visited. The welcome at the hotels was also lovely and it was clear Jay had a good personal relationship with them and they were pleased to see him return.
Routes in both Spain and Morocco were excellent and an exciting mix of surfaces and riding styles.
I recommend this tour for the culture, excitement, and feeling of adventure whilst being in safe hands.
Thank you guys for your kind words, we’re 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 regards Jay
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