Motorcycle trip through the inner part of Morocco
Discover Morocco by motorcycle, you will get to know imperial cities as Marrakech and Meknes, mythical places as Dadès Gorges and El Todra or AIT BEN HADDOU, (World Heritage Site and set of countless films such as The Mummy, Prince of Persia, The Scorpion King, etc.) and Erg Chebbi desert where we will spend two nights.
Our multiple trips by motorbike to Morocco, professionals and individuals, hundreds of bikers and our passion for the job guarantee an unique experience in a warm country and with a huge number of unique places that don’t leave the traveller indifferent.
You can’t miss this route by motorbike around Morocco, since it will be an unforgettable souvenir.
On this trip we stand out:
- The changing landscapes
- The nights in the desert
- The souks and medina quarters
- The good cohabitation among the participants
Important note: all the movements will be done on asphalted roads.
Day 1– Tarifa – Rabat, a little-known treasure
We will meet the group in Tarifa, where we will embark on the ferry to arrive soon to Tanger. We will set out on our way on motorway to Rabat, where we will arrive at noon. We will have lunch in any of the squares from the centre. In the afternoon, after resting in the hotel we will visit the city. The colonial architecture of Rabat is fabulous and its environment is cosmopolitan and pleasant. We will visit the Mausoleum and the Souk. We will have some typical moroccan food as a dinner in some restaurant and we will sleep in a 4* hotel very close to the Mausoleum.
A beautiful trip for a first trip by motorbike to Morocco, with a partner or alone.
Total Kilometres: 324
Day 2– Rabat – Marrakech, cultural immersion guaranteed
Departure from the hotel bound for Marrakech. Lunch and rest in Marrakech. An evening stroll with our guide to tour its crowded streets and be infused with the moroccan culture. We will finish having dinner in the famous Square Djemaa El-Fna where we will eat as a real “indigenous” in one of its stands.
Day 3– Marrakech – Boumalne du Dades, green door to the Dadès Gorge
After breakfast departure to Boumalne du Dades. Going across the marvelous road that go through the atlas we will cross the Aït Benhaddou, old fortress, World Heritage Site, where many films has been recorded such as: Lawrence of Arabia, The Mummy, Gladiator or Game of Thrones.
The lunch will be done along the way, in any unforgettable part.
In the afternoon, we will resume the route heading for a charming hotel, from which we will leave to do a motorbike trip around the amazing Dadès Gorge.
Dinner in the hotel.
Day 4– Boumalne du Dades – Merzouga, in our way to the desert
After breakfast we will initiate the journey to the desert, to arrive to Merzouga. We will visit the amazing Todra Gorges and then we will arrive to the destination to have lunch.
Free afternoon to rest, walk, rent quads or visit Merzouga and its lake.
Dinner and night in the Kasbah.
Day 5 – Ultimate adventure in Erg Chebbi desert.
After breakfast we will carry out a route with KTM Off Road 4,5 motorbikes!Going through old dakar tracks, sand rivers, we will cross a range of sand dunes of Erg Chebbi desert!
After lunch, a short break is never a bad idea! This is to initiate later the route across the dunes on a camel’s back, enjoying one of the most beautiful sunsets, ending up in the Oasis with Jaimas Berebers living an unique experience, like spend the night in the middle of the desert and, and if you want to, use the desert sky with thousands of stars as a roof.
Day 6 – Day without motorbike
In the desert, the sun will take care of waking you up, watching one of the most amazing sunrises. After having a tea, we will go back to the hotel to have breakfast.
After breakfast we will get on a 4×4 quad to make a circuit and visit the most symbolic places of the area such as the desert fossil mines or 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!
Lunch will take place in a private house and the afternoon will be free, to rest a little bit, which never hurts!
Dinner and night in Kasbah.
Day 7 – Merzouga – Meknés, back to the civilisation! After breakfast, we’ll leave the Kasbah 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 pictures of films and we will arrive to Boufakrane village to eat, a typical place because of the pinchito-stands. We will go to the hotel later, having time to get changed, rest and meet the popular medina quarter and Meknés square. Night in the hotel.
Day 8– Meknes – Tánger, back to SpainAfter breakfast, departure to arrive to Tanger 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, 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 measures that we usually take when we travel to any part of the world.
Motorcycles 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 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.
Adventure in Morocco | Touratech Malaga
Semana Blanca: From the 20th to 27th February 2016
There will be more available dates soon!
8 days/ 7 nights in Morocco
Driver price: 1095€
Companion price: 1045€
The price includes:
– 7 nights in double room in high quality hotels
– 7 breakfasts, 7 lunches and 7 dinners
– 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
– Discount in Touratech Málaga shop
– Surprised activity in the desert
– Souvenir t-shirt
The price doesn’t include:
– The breakfast of the day 1
– The lunch of the day 8
– Particular expenses
– The entrance to monuments
– Trip cancellation insurance
– Accommodation in a double room for individual use (195€)