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.
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 ✓
+ 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!
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 three 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 gorge roads and trails each day.
This is a guided tour – with the Full support of a professional tour guide English / Spanish-speaking, either riding/driving the support chase van, who will be on hand to help with border crossings hotel check-ins etc.
If you have any questions we are always happy to talk, or drop us an email and we will call you back contact here
2019 / 2020- Join the Adventure! Dates and prices
Option 1 – Starting from the UK
March 31st to 16th April – SPACES
October – 13th to 29th – SPACES
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
April – 3rd to the 12th
October – 16th to the 25th
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 – € 1360
(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
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
Starting in Southern Spain
April 22nd to 1st May
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.
At the time of writing the Motorcycle direct were offering bike cover link below. (please note that we have no affiliation)
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?
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…!
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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