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Morocco

Raid MedLantic

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From the Mediterranean Sea to the Atllantic Ocean and back, using as much dirt as possible, which equates to 1726km/1072mi or 50%. That’s the equivalent of Land’s End to John O’Groats and half-way back – on dirt roads.

Short of entering a rally, there’s nothing out there that comes close to this adventure. Old Dakar pistes, sand, gravel, grit, rock slab, fesh-fesh, dry lake beds etc. Across the dunes of Erg’s Chegga and Cheggaga, through the gorges of the Middle Atlas for a blast along the beach at Plage Blanche – and that’s just the riding!

The idea behind this tour was to create an experience as close as possible to how we travel solo, on a short to medium length dirt road adventures. Carrying all our own kit – Motopacking style – we’ll shop in markets, draw water from wells, cook our own food and thereby be self-sufficient; allowing us flexibility in our itinerary on bivouac days. We’ll eat lunch in restaurants when possible and picnics out in the boonies when not.

We’re followed by a 4×4 with a local driver carrying our medic and medical kit, and shadowed by our support van* containing larger tools, spares and your individulal spares boxes*, which we’ll meet at each accommodation.

UK to Morocco

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“Where are you off to?” asks your neighbour as you strap the last of your luggage to your bike. “Africa” you reply. Their response is drowned out by the burble of exhaust as you thumb the motor into life before rolling earplugs between thumb and forefinger and sliding your grin into your helmet; it’s not everyday you ride your bike to Africa…

Currently our longest tour,  this 19-day epic commences with an overnight ferry from Portsmouth to Spain followed by a coast-to-coast crossing of the Iberian Peninsula and our ferry to Morocco. 11 Days of riding in Morocco follows, and includes 341km/212mi of dirt roads (piste), spread over five days. We’ll cross the Middle, High and Anti-Atlas Mountain ranges as well as the Rif Mountains and the distinctly different ranges of Djebel Sarhro and Djebel Bani. Away from the dirt we’ll explore the picturesque ‘Blue City’ of Chefchouen, the walled Berber town of Taroudant and the UNESCO listed medina of Fez with its labyrinth of souks. Linking this all together is a ribbon of tarmac laid through Morocco’s extraordinarily diverse landscape.

Atlas Eight

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Squeezing an extraordinary amount into two-weeks, this is what your multi-cylinder Adventure bike was built for.  High Mountain passes, deserts and gorges are all on the menu as we tackle almost 1000km of piste. Throw in some wild-camping and cooking and you’ve got a recipe for Adventure. Carrying all our own kit, we’ll pick-up supplies en-route to both our mountain and desert bivouacs, making us self-sufficient in true Adventure rider stylee. Away from the pistes we’ll take in the the ‘Blue City’ of Chefchouen, the Roman ruins of Volubilis and the magical Fez with its UNESCO listed labyrinth of souks.

We’re followed by a 4×4 with a local driver carrying our medic and medical kit, and shadowed by our support van (containing larger tools and spares), which we’ll meet at each accommodation.

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