An extraordinary 16-day Adventure Motorcycle tour. We’ll cross the Middle, High and Anti-Atlas Mountains, experience the stark, lunar beauty of the Djebel Sarhro and plunge into the canyons of the Assif Melloul and Aguinan on our way to and from the Sahara Desert. As rich in colour as it is in culture, the diversity will have you mesmerised.
With 26% of the route being ‘piste’, this is the Adventure your Adventure bike was built for.
Carrying everything an Adventure rider should be, we’ll camp out twice; once in the mountains and once in the desert. Will you spend your rest day tweaking your suspension, or chillin’ by the pool?
As a Level II tour you’ll need some dirt road experience. You’ll want to be to be comfortable on loose surfaces and confident at low speeds. (Don’t worry…it’s not Dakar!) Suitable for both single and multi-cylinder Adventure bikes.
To get an idea of the terrain, head over to the Big Sky Riders YouTube Channel for some helmetcam footage.
It’s not all about the riding. We’ll be staying in the photogenic ‘Blue City’ of Chefchaouen, getting lost in the labyrinth of passageways that are the UNESCO listed Medina of Fez, staring in awe at the mosaics of the UNESCO listed Roman City of Volubilis and experiencing the Berber market town of Tazenakht (where the persistent carpet sellers of Marrakech come to buy their goods).
All served up with the delicious local cuisine and washed down with endless mint tea!
How do I get to Malaga?
This trip starts and finishes in Southern Spain.
This gives you the choice of a) riding there and back directly b) incorporating Morocco into a longer European Tour, or c) Transporting your bike with our travel partners – Fly and Ride.
a) Brittany Ferries sail from Portsmouth and Plymouth to Bilbao and Santander in Northern Spain.
– The most direct (non-toll) route to Malaga is 620 miles. Doable in a day and a half if you can avoid nodding of on the motorway. With time on your side you could explore the empty backroads and ‘discover’ the beauty of inland Spain.
You can of course ride all the way from the UK through France and Spain. Brittany Ferries service the westerly ports of St.Malo, Le Harve and Caen (all from Portsmouth), P&O look after Dover-Calais, and there’s the Chunnel option from Folkstone to Calais.
Our favourite (living in Hampshire), is the overnight boat to St.Malo.
b) How much time have you got? How broad is your imagination?
c) Our travel partner Fly and Ride can transport your bike between Gatwick and Malaga. Once you’ve confirmed your bike transport you can book a cheap flight to Malaga from many of the UK’s regional airports. Your transfer to/from Malaga airport to our hotel is included, and your bike will be waiting for you. Take a look at their website for full details.