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.
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 on-tour, giving you a chance to get a feel for it before we get to the deep stuff, and there’s plenty of help and advice on-hand should you want it.
This tour is best suited to single-cylinder bikes due to the sand we encounter over the first few days. However, if your surname is Poskitt, Despres or Coma or you’re a man mountain and can muscle you multi-cylinder bike through such terrain then you are welcome. If you want to ride your multi-cylinder bike to/from Almeria then we’ll carry a pair of knobby tyres (supplied by you) to Almeria for you to fit prior to departure to Morocco.
*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 bikes.
* Each rider is allocated a 45l spares box. It’s up to you to choose what you pack in here but you’ll want to include service items. Full details upon booking.
* The support van carries larger tools necessary for repairing crashed and broken bikes and a few generic spares that can be purchased if required. Full details upon booking.