11 day Atlas And Desert Tour In Morocco
In this Tour you will have the opportunity to explore Morocco outside the typical tourist route, but without losing the most iconic places of this fantastic country.
We will drive on the Atlas mountain roads, with breathtaking landscapes, visit Merzouga at the gates of the Sahara desert where we will be able to feel the tracks of the original Dakar Rally, visit some of the imperial cities and travel the Atlantic coast. If you want to have a complete picture of the country this is the right tour for you.
Maximum of 6 participants in this Tour.
Available dates 2022: 31st March to 10th April | 20th to 30th October
The meeting point for the tour will be in Málaga Hotel, Spain. You can either show up at the location with your own bike or, if you are arriving by plane, train, or bus, MotoRentour will arrange transfer from the airport, train, or bus station (Málaga). For those who are renting a bike, they will assign you your bike and you will be able to go for a short introductory ride to get accustomed to it.
In the evening, you will meet for a welcome dinner and there will be an introductory briefing about the format of the tour. The group will discuss in detail the route of day two. Every night, you will have a briefing for the next day.
Today, you will have an early breakfast, load all the luggage and gear on your bike, and start the journey. Get ready to ride through the coast from Málaga to Tarifa, where you will take the ferry to Morocco. After the customs formalities in Tanger, you will head out to your first destination in Morocco, the little blue town of Chefchaouen, set in the Rif Mountain area.
Enjoy dinner in the city center, where you will be able to walk around and discover all the narrow little streets in the Medina.
Early in the morning, you will ride towards Fez. The terrain is perfect for motorcycles and it offers a fantastic atmosphere in which you will taste sheer driving on a scenic route with little traffic. Narrow roads, lots of animals to watch out for. Behind the Rif Mountains, you will reach the vibrant city of Fez, the first of the imperial cities of Morocco.
You will have a stop in Fez. Expect a long day with impressive scenery. You will reach the high plains of Central Morocco, where the vastness and beauty of this country emerge while on the horizon the first foothills of the High Atlas appear. You will pass Ifrane, also known as the Switzerland of Morocco, and head to Midelt, where you will rest for the night. Enjoy dinner in the hotel.
Today, you will pass the first crossing of the High Atlas Mountains, heading towards Imilchil. It is a small town in Midelt Province, located at an elevation of 2119 meters in the valley of Assif Melloul (“White River”). After a quick lunch-break in Imilchil, you will head to Todra Gorge. It is a canyon in the eastern part of the High Atlas Mountains in Morocco, near the town of Tinerhir, where you will stop for the night and have dinner in the hotel.
Get ready for an early breakfast and ride to the Desert. You leave the Mountains behind and enter the Sahara Desert.
You will ride from one Desert Gate to another Desert Gate, always along the Desert border. Expect to have the feeling of riding deep inside the desert, like being on the Original Dakar Rally. It is an amazing sensation.
Get ready for an early breakfast and ride to Ourzazate, which offer a spectacular scenic route along the Draa valley heading towards Ouarzazate, while enjoying the view of the Atlas on your right. Head north in the direction of Marrakesh.
About 35 kilometers / 22 miles out of the city of Ouarzazate, you will find the Ksar (fortified town) of Ait Ben Haddou, a well-known UNESCO World Heritage site. From here, you will pass the Atlas through the Tizi n’Tichka Mountain
Pass at 2260 meters to Marrakesh. The landscapes are magnificent and you will have a great pleasure winding on these marvelous mountain roads. Enjoy dinner at Place Jemaa El-Fna.
After breakfast, you will head out to the Atlantic. The route today will be short and fast. You will reach Essaouira, where you will enjoy your well-earned rest day. Your four-star hotel is located in the heart of the Medina. The group will have dinner in the village fish market, prepare yourself for a delicious fresh fish meal.
In this first stage of your return, the group will head northbound towards the imperial city of Rabat, the capital of Morocco. The trip runs along by coast along quiet roads, miles of glorious sands peppered with small fishing villages, historic ports, and fortified towns.
Today, you will ride towards Tangier to catch your ferry ride back to Europe. Once in Spain, the group will head out to Málaga.
Enjoy your breakfast in the hotel. Say goodbye to your fellow travelers, hoping that this tour will be an unforgettable experience and remain a long and pleasant memory for all participants.