MOROCCO DESERT DELIGHTS EXPLORER SCOUTING
From the Atlantic coast to the high Atlas Mountains, from the Sahara Desert to historic caravan stop-overs, our Morocco Desert Delights Explorer encompasses all that Morocco has to offer. We have hand-crafted this itinerary to satisfy those who want the complete Moroccan experience. The riding days are not so heavy, so that you can take advantage of side activities of exploration. This adventure starts and ends in Marrakech, in the heart of Morocco. We will ride the best paved roads, and experience several historic UNESCO World Heritage Sites. If you have ever wanted to explore Morocco on two wheels, with an emphasis on exploring old towns and cities without long days in the saddle, here is your chance. This ride feature 4 and 5 star accommodations and is perfect for adventurous couples.
*This is a scouting trip so things may not go as absolutely planned. We are looking for riders who do not cry over spilled milk and who are able to provide us feedback in order for us to make this ride even better in the future.
Road Conditions: All Paved Route
|Arrival||Departure||*Double Occupancy||*Single Occupancy||*Couples Package|
|November 06, 2023||November 20, 2023||$7,600||$9,100||$13,000|
|November 04, 2024||November 18, 2024||$8,000||$9,500||$13,800|
|November 03, 2025||November 17, 2025||$8,400||$10,000||$14,500|
*Double Occupancy - Base Bike with a Shared Room
*Single Occupancy - Base Bike with Your Own Room
*Couples Package - Two Participants on One Base Bike in One Private Room
|BMW G310 GS||$0|
DAY 1 - Arrival in Marrakech
Transportation is included from the airport to the hotel. Motorcycle paperwork and introduction, should time allow. Marrakech is the old center of the kingdom and boasts the Medina Quarter, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Welcome Dinner this evening. Stay in Marrakech.
DAY 2 - Marrakech to Essaouira 118miles/191km
Our first day in Morocco is dedicated to the Atlantic Coast, as we head to the port city of Essaouira. A port since Carthage, the "small fortress" has been a hub of trading since trading was cool. Stay in Essaouira.
DAY 3 - Essaouira to Taroudant 160miles/257km
Enjoy a lovely ride into interior Morocco today. We will be staying at an old capital city, known for the entire city to be inside the protective walls. The city has the feel of a small fortified market town on a caravan route. Stay in Taroudant.
DAY 4 - Taroudant to Ait Ben Haddou 163miles/263km
We are heading deeper into the interior, into the Ounila Valley today. The roads are fun, the scenery splendid, and the end is historic. Our little villa has been a stop off on the caravan route between the Sahara and Marrakech since caravans became the thing to do. Ait Ben Haddou is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Stay in Ait Ben Haddou.
DAY 5 - Ait Ben Haddou to Boumalne Dades 93miles/151km
Today we travel from an old caravan route to the edge of a desert plateau. Stay in Boumalne.
DAY 6 - Boumalne Dades to Merzouga 154miles/248km
We travel even further into the interior today, to a town which is located on the edge of the Sahara Desert. Stay in Merzouga.
DAY 7 - Merzouga Free Day
Get a taste of the Sahara today, as you freely explore Merzouga. We will have other fun side activities for you to choose from. If you ever wanted to see the Sahara Desert, you are in the right place. Stay in Merzouga.
DAY 8 - Merzouga to Midelt 164miles/264km
Today is our mountain riding day as we head to a town between the middle and high Atlas Mountains. Stay in the small French outpost town of Midelt.
DAY 9 - Midelt to Fes 126miles/204km
More great riding today as we head north to the old 8th century town of Fes. Back in the day, this town used to be the Capital, and the Medina of Fes is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Stay in Fes.
DAY 10 - Fes to Chefchaouen 122miles/197km
Today we head to a city known for its blue colored houses surrounded by mountains. We will be surrounded by fig and olive plantations and mountains all around.. Stay in Chefchaouen.
DAY 11 - Chefchaouen Free Day
Relax today on your own, or try one of a variety of activities that we will have on offer. Get to know this town. Stay in Chefchaouen.
DAY 12 - Chefchaouen to Azrou 159miles/257km
We saw the desert, and now we go to a place known for its cherry, apple and cedar trees. Stay in Azrou.
DAY 13- Azrou to Bin El Ouidane 176miles/284km
We cut out across Morocco, surrounded by high plateaus dotted with cedar trees. We end in a small comunal lakeside town of tranquility. Along the way, we the scenes will delight. Stay in Bin El Ouidane.
DAY 14 - Bin El Ouidane to Marrakech 120miles/193km
More great scenery awaits as we finish our travel through Morocco. We end the day in Marrakech. Farewell dinner tonight. Stay in Marrakech.
DAY 15 - Departure Day
Say goodbye to fellow riders and either go home or keep the dream alive.
THE GEAR TO BRING
MotoQuest guides wear KLIM helmets, jackets, pants and gloves, and we outfit our motorcycles with luggage and accessories from Twisted Throttle. You can view and download our complete MotoQuest packing list here.
MotoQuest Staff on Tour
Included With the Tour
- Hotel Accommodations
- Premiere Welcome and Farewell Dinners
- Professional MotoQuest Guide(s)
- Support Vehicle
- Support Vehicle Driver
- Staff Trained in First Aid with Satellite Phone
- MotoQuest Swag Bag
- Photos Taken on the Trip
- Automatic Enrollment in Global Rescue
- Meals on the Road
- Alternative Tours
- Travel Insurance
- National Park Entrance Fees