Kilometres of sand, dotted with small fishing villages, historic harbours and fortified towns, this is the Atlantic Coast of Morocco. Changing landscapes, desert, unforgettable roads and a lovely environment. This is what you could live in this motorbike trip to Morocco.
In this trip we stand out:
- The landscapes of the Coast
- The night in the desert
- The Agdz Oasis
- The good cohabitation among the participants
Important note: all the journeys will be made on asphalted roads.
Day 1 – Tarifa – Rabat, a little-known treasure
We will meet the group in Tarifa to board the ferry. We will arrive to Tánger by Ferry. We will go towards Rabat to have lunch and spend the rest of the day. Its colonial architecture is fabulous and its environment is cosmopolitan and nice. Visit to the Mausoleum and Souk. Dinner and night in Rabat.
Day 2– Rabat – Essaouira, exotic and mysterious at the same time
Breakfast and departure from the hotel to Essaouira. Going on a coast road and passing by the beautiful El Jadida, we will arrive to have lunch in Oualidia city, a fishing town where we will taste oysters. After lunch we will continue our trip to Essaouira, a small city with something special. We will spend the night in a Riyadh in the middle of a medina quarter. Dinner and night in Essaouira.
Day 3– Essaouira – Agadir, just passing through
After the breakfast and with regular clothes we will visit Essaouira city, going around its fortified walls, its market in the harbour and getting into its narrow and enigmatic alleys. Undoubtedly, an unforgettable experience. Free time to buy. We will eat fish in a typical Moroccan beach bar. After the meal, we will come back to our journey: wild coast, cliffs and stops to take photos! Dinner and night in Agadir!
Day 4– Agadir – Agdz, we get into the interior
Departure from the hotel to leave the coast and get into the interior, enjoying a route with amazing landscapes, contrasts and reliefs. We will have lunch on the way, in one of these incredible places.
All of a sudden we will get into the Draa Valley, the biggest Oasis of Morocco, to arrive to Agdz, where we will stay in a real Kasbah. In the afternoon there will be a tour guided by old emir Kasbahs and ascent to the Castle to contemplate the sunset. Dinner and party in the Kasbah.
Day 5– Agdz – Merzouga, arrival to the desert
After the breakfast we will go towards Merzouga, at the beginning of the desert. The journey is spectacular, between mountains and pre-desert! Real magic for the eyes.
Lunch or rest, swimming pool or nap! We will enjoy one of the most beautiful sunsets in a camel’s back, across the dunes, finishing our route in an Oasis in Jaimas Bereberes to live an unique experience: spend the night in the middle of the desert, having the desert’s sky with a thousand stars as a roof if you want to. Dinner, night and party in jaimas, completely equipped.
Day 6 – Day without motorcycle in Erg Chebbi desert
In the desert, the sun will take care of waking us up, watching one of the most impressive sunrise. We will get on a 4×4 to make a circuit across the dunes of Erg Chebbi desert, we will go over the tracks of Dakar when it crossed Morocco, we will visit the desert fossil mines and we will proceed to see the stages where films such as The Scorpion King and The Mummy were recorded. The route will end in Rissani market! An experience for all the senses! After lunch the afternoon will be free, during which quands could be rented, you could rest or have a swim or just walk along the dunes. Dinner and night will be in the hotel.
Day 7– Merzouga – Meknes, imperial city
After breakfast, departure to go across one of the most beautiful roads of Morocco, changing from the most complete dryness to the most lush vegetation, even being able to see snow from the High Atlas. In this route we will stop sometimes to take photos of films and we will arrive to Boufakrane village to eat, a typical place because of the pinchito-stands. We will head for the hotel later, having time to get changed, rest and meet the popular medina quarter and Meknés square.
Day 8– Meknes – Tánger, back to Spain
After breakfast, departure to arrive to Tangier harbour and leave Morocco at about noon.
Organization during the trip
Movement during the trip
All the movements will be done in your own motorbike, excepting the indicated days “without motorbike”.
All the breakfasts, lunches and dinners are included, excepting the one that are indicated in the section “Dates & Prices”.
The accommodation will be done in high quality hotels, if you wish so we can send you the chosen establishments.
Along the trip, the participants will have to carry their baggage. Although there will be a support vehicle during all the trip, under no circumstances baggage will be left in it.
We recommend you to adapt the clothes to the season when you carry out the trip, however you will find a list as you can see below:
– Quick-drying clothing
– Polar clothing
– Cap to protect you from the sun
– Scarf to protect you from the wind
– Rain gear
– Sports shoes
– Toilet bag
– Sun cream
– First-aid kit
In addition, we recommend you to carry a spare key of the motorbike.
Health and formalities
Travellers should have a good physical shape and be used to travelling by motorbike for several days.
Passport, Visa, International Motor Insurance Card System and required documentation:
The passport is required to travel to Morocco and it mustn’t expire in the previous six months to the planned date of the return. In that case, you must renew it before the trip. Europeans do not need a visa.
The International Motor Insurance Card System to get in Morocco, in case you don’t have it or in case it is expired, customs service won’t allow the entrance of the motorbike in Morocco. The International Motor Insurance Card System is the international policy and it is normally facilitated with the ordinary policy.
Vehicles should have ITV in force.
The vehicle’s documentation should have the name of the person who is travelling with it. Sometimes there can be problems if it is not the same, but the Moroccan authorities can be suspicious and they avoid the entrance of vehicles that could be illegally sold in the country. In case the vehicle has the name of another owner, an authorisation and a photocopy of the ID card to legalize the authorisation will be necessary.
One of the most important sources of income of the Alaouite country is the tourism, currently one of the government goals is to become a major tourist power, oriented to European people above all. This is why the tourist is going to be quite pampered by the authorities, who will look out his welfare. The same occurs with the trade and people in general.
Nonetheless, it is not convenient to relax with the security measure that we usually take when we travel to any part of the world.
Motorbikes will spend the night in enclosed areas, either in the hotel or under a security guard hired by the agency. It does not involve Ruta Cero Tours assuming any responsibilities in case any robbery is produced.
It has to be taken into account that Morocco has a difference of 2 hours of time regarding to the Peninsula.
The official currency of Morocco is the Moroccan Dirham, whose change usually is 1€= 11 Dirham approximately.
Automatic teller machines are very common in the cities, not the case of rural areas.
We recommend you to take some Dirham before crossing the border in order not to lose much time when we cross it.
Spring: from the 30th to 7th May 2016
Autumn: from the 8th to 15th October 2016
8 days/ 7 nights in Morocco
Driver price: 1075€
Companion price: 1025€
The price includes:
– 7 nights in double room in high quality hotels
– 7 breakfasts and 7 dinners
– Lunch for days 1,2,3,4,5,6 and 7
– Motorbike guide
– Local guide in a support vehicle
– Liability insurance
– Travel insurance
– Round trip Ferry from Tarifa to Tánger
– Camel trip
– 4×4 trip
– Present and surprises along the way
The price doesn’t include:
– The breakfast of the day 1
– The lunch and dinner of the day 8
– Particular expenses
– The entrance to monuments
– Everything that belongs to the previous section
– Trip cancellation insurance
– Accommodation in a double room for individual use (195€)