Short of entering a motorcycle rally, there’s nothing out there that comes close to this adventure tour.
The riding includes tarmac, dirt, grit, gravel, sand, rock slab, fesh-fesh as we follow old Dakar Rally pistes through the Moroccan Sahara, skirting the Algerian border so closely we’ll be able to wave to the border guards.
Onward, across the dunes of Erg’s Chegga and Cheggaga, through the deep gorges of the Middle Atlas to the Atlantic coast and a 27km blast along the beach to a well earned rest day! And that’s just the outbound route.
The idea behind this tour was to create an experience as close as possible to how we travel on our own 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 our five bivouac days. We’ll eat lunch in restaurants when possible and picnics out in the boonies when not.
Following along is our 4×4 support vehicle containing our medic and medical kit, whilst our support van* keeps to the tarmac, meeting us at all the accommodation.
5 nights bivouac – 9 nights accommodation – 1 night on the return ferry
Who’s it for ?
Regular trail riders with the appropriate fuel range of 250km/155mi. Don’t worry if you’ve never ridden in the sand before or find it rather daunting; there’s not a lot of opportunity to practice in the UK. The sandy stages build slowly, giving you a chance to develop your skills as the sections become deeper and longer. There’s plenty of help and advice on-hand should you want it.
This tour is best suited to single-cylinder motorcycles due to the sandy sections. However, if your surname is Poskitt or Price or you’re a man mountain that can muscle you multi-cylinder bike through such terrain, then you are welcome.
If you want to ride your multi-cylinder bike to Almeria, we’ll carry your knobby tyres for you to fit when you arrive.
*This tour includes transport from the UK to Almeria for 6 single-cylinder bikes. Max group sizes is 8 so contact us if you’d like to ride or transport your own motorcycles.
* Each rider is allocated a 45 litre spares box. It’s up to you to choose what you pack but you’ll want to include service items.
* The support van carries larger tools and a few generic spares (available for purchase).