Morocco Motorcycle Tour is a 15 day motorbike adventure in North Africa. Starting from Malaga, Southern Spain, the tour takes you riding your…
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Morocco Motorcycle Tour is a 15 day motorbike adventure in North Africa.
Starting from Malaga, Southern Spain, the tour takes you riding your motorbike from the picks of the Atlas Mountains to the sand dunes of the Sahara Desert and the beaches of the Atlantic Ocean.
The itinerary includes motorbike rides on some of the greatest mountain roads in Morocco as well as in the Sahara Desert.
The accommodation is in small family run kasbahs or Riads. One of the higlights in spending 1 night in a tent in the middle of the Sand Dunes of the Sahara. The camp fire under the desert sky and the drums played by the local Berbers will make you feel like you are part of 1001 nights stories.
Visiting the Medina in Fez or Marrakesh will set you hundred of year back. The walks on the narrow streets, admiring the produce in display will make you an appetite for traditional Moroccan food. Enjoy a tajine and wash it down with a Casablanca beer.
While leaving the Medina remember to get a henna tattoo. It will last just a few days but you will feel like a local.
Every day a new discovery! This is the Gateway to Africa, this is Morocco!
Highlights of this
Morocco Motorcycle Tour
High Atlas and Middle Atlas Mountains motorcycle rides
Tizi-n Tichka Pass – 2,260 metres above the sea level
Dades Gorges – ride the famous hair pins curves of Morocco
Chefchaouen – the Blue Pearl of Morocco
Todra Gorge – one of the most spectacular canyons in the World
City of Fez – also known as the Athens of Africa
Camel Ride at Sand Dunes of Erg Chebbi
Volubilis – best preserved roman ruins in Morocco
Crossing the Strait of Gibraltar
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Single supplement (private room)
BMW G650 GS
BMW F800 GS
BMW F850 GS
BMW R1200 GS
BMW R1200 GS LC
|*Price is based on two people sharing a double room.
** All payments will be taken in €.
The price is based on 8 riders traveling together. Should the number of riders change, price may alter.
Special offer for Early Booking available for bookings made until December 25 – 2019!
We accept MasterCard and Visa on our on-line secure internet payment form, MasterCard, Visa via fax and phone.
We also accept payments by bank transfer and most noteworthy Western Union.
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Special notes and Info
Morocco Motorcycle Tour
Duration of the tour: 15 days
Riding days: 12 days
Total distance: Approximately 2670 km/ 1660 miles
Shortest ride – 2h
Longest ride – 5h30min
Skill level: intermediate (experience in taking hairpin curves is required as well as riding small sections of gravel road)
Lodging type: good quality Hotels (3* and 4*) + 1 night in tents
Rides: on paved roads as well as on small sections of gravel roads
Check out below the Day by Day itinerary:
Malaga, ESP (Europe)Welcome to Costa del Sol, the city of Malaga, beautiful Spain. A walk in the city center reveals monuments from the Phoenician, Roman, Arabic and Christian eras making it an open air museum. Try the traditional Spanish cuisine and prepare for the 2 wheel adventure.
Malaga - Ronda - Algeciras 213 km (about 4hrs30min riding)Used as a fortified post by the Romans, the village of Ronda is known for its 18 century Puente Nuevo over El Tajo Gorge. Continue your journey to the Bay of Gibraltar. Evening in Algeciras, Spain.
Algeciras, ESP (Europe) – Ceuta, ESP (Africa) – Tetuan – Chefchaouen (MA, Africa) 146 km (about 4hrs51min riding)Cross the Strait of Gibraltar. Connecting the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea the straight separates Gibraltar and Peninsular Spain in Europe from Morocco in Africa. Continue your adventure riding Riff Mountains to Chefchaouen, known as the Blue Pearl of Morocco.
Chefchaouen – Volubilis – Fez 250 km (about 4hrs20min riding)Morning ride to Volubilis - the ancient capital of the kingdom of Mauretania, one of Morocco’s best preserved Roman Ruins. Continue your journey with the city of Fez also known as the Mecca of the West. Spend the night in a traditional Riad and enjoy a walk in the Medina Fes el Bali, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
FezEnjoy a rest day in Fez. Also known as Athens of Africa, Fez will offer you the opportunity to tour the local souk, visit the oldest tannery in Africa, meet the local artisans and try the delicious street food. How does camel meat sound?
Fez – Er Rachidia (336 km – about 5hrs15min riding)Tizi N Tlghoumte Pass crossing the Atlas Mountains is next on our adventure. The sinuous road takes us to the famous Tunnel Zabal also known as the Tunnel of the Legionaries. The 50 m long the tunnel was built by the french foreign legion in 1930 and the Valley of the Ziz River. Evening in Er Rachidia.
Er Rachidia - Merzouga (120 km – 2hrs riding)The scenery changes as we ride in the Merzouga Desert to the Sand Dunes of Erg Chebbi. Enjoy the view of the large seas of dunes formed by wind-blown sand, mount on your camel and ride to the sunset in the desert. Accommodation in tents in a desert camp with traditional moroccan dinner will be an authentic experience.
Merzouga – Tinghir (304 km – about 5hrs30min)Close to Tinghir you will find one of the most spectacular canyons in the World. When the high rocks close in around the road you are riding on, you know you arrived in Todra Gorge. Evening in Tinghir.
Tinghir - Boulmane Dades – Ouarzazate 212 km (about 4hrs10min riding )Orchards of fig, almonds and olives sit at the foot of the mighty Atlas Mountain. Offering a dramatic landscape each turn offers a new view of the valley. Continue the journey to Ouarzazate, a caramel colored oasis. A noted film-making location, Ouarzazate is the place where Lawrence of Arabia, The Mummy or the Gladiator movies were filmed.
Ouarzazate – Tizi-n Tichka Pass – Marrakech (197 km – about 3hrs50min riding)Continue the Route of 1000 Kasbahs and cross High Atlas Mountains. Stop at Ait Benhadou Kasbah, a fortified village along the former caravan route between Sahara Desert and Marrakech - UNESCO World Heritage Site. Cross Tizi-n Tichka Pass - reaching 2,260 m above the sea level it is the highest major mountain pass in North Africa. Evening in Marrakech.
Marrakech free dayYou can choose to explore the red city of Marrakech with its Majorelle Garden, Jemaa El Fna Square and Koutoubia Mosque. If you choose to ride we recommend a motorbike ride on Tiz-n-Test Pass, 2100 m in altitude or an adventure on the Port of Essaouira where you can buy your fish directly from the fishermen and have the locals fry it on the spot for you. Evening in Marrakech.
Marrakech - Rabat (about 3hrs riding)Ride north of Morocco along the Atlantic Ocean Coastline to its capital city – Rabat. Whitewashed houses, narrow streets and Rabat Medina make it a great place to wonder. Evening in Rabat.
Rabat – Tangier (313 km - 4hrs40min )Ride to Hercules Caves on the NW Coast of the Atlantic Ocean close to Cape Spartel. Continue your journey to Tangier. The city has been described as exotic mystery, interesting history, beautiful vistas, unspoiled beaches. Evening in Tangier.
Tangier, MA (Africa) – Tarifa, ESP (Europe) – Malaga 201 km (about 4hrs10min riding)Today we leave Africa behind. Catch the morning ferry to Tarifa (Spain) put the wheels of your motorbike on Europe Land and ride on the Mediterranean Coast to Malaga. Evening in Malaga.
MalagaCatch your flight back home or expand your vacation. Spain has many treasures waiting to be discovered.
Services of a ride leader
Services of a mechanic
Services of a support vehicle to carry luggage, spares, etc.
Mechanical spares, servicing and repairs
First aid kit
Daily briefing and map package
13 nights accommodation in very good 3* and 4* hotels and 1 authentic night in desert camp (tents)
14 breakfasts, 3 dinners (1 of them in the desert)
Top box for daily personal use
Motorcycle third party liability insurance
Return airport transfers
Camel ride in Erg Chebbi Sand Dunes
Crossing the Gibraltar strait by ferry (both ways)
Most of the meals
road taxes and tolls
Repair and/or recovery costs to the motorcycle for loss or damage caused by
negligence or failing to heed ride leaders directive
Medical costs – it is a pre-requisite that all clients have comprehensive medical insurance that covers for riding a motorcycle over 650cc in foreign countries
Activities not mentioned on the itinerary
Personal spending money
Additional insurance coverage available on request at an extra cost.
Reservations are required. We recommend booking early as tours are often sold out well in advance. You can make a reservations on-line. In case of making reservations by phone please call toll-free: 808 101 6781 (UK); 866 376 6183 (US).
You can also make reservations by fax - download and complete the booking form and send it by fax to: 0040-364-405641 or by e-mail!
We require an advance deposit in the amount of Euro 145/person. When you make the reservation online you will be required to pay the deposit. You will receive an automatic response with your Holiday Booking Reference. Once the advance deposit is registered with our accounts we proceed with the reservation for the requested services and issue the Confirmation Letter + Paid Invoice (once the amount is registered with our accounts).
The final payment is due 60 days prior departure. ( After the final payment is made we will issue Travel Voucher). Should the booking be made within 60 days prior to tour departure, entire tour cost is requested at the time of booking. To read Transylvania Live’s Terms and Conditions please visit us on line at: https://www.motorcycle-tours.travel/terms.html.
The client is at all time entitled to cancel the Travel Contract, but must pay Adventure Motorcycle Tours a cancellation charge as stipulated below:
89 days or more prior to departure 90 EURO per person / per tour cancellation fee;
88–61 days, loss of deposit.
60–31 days will be subject to 50% of tour price;
30 days or less will be subject to 100% of tour price.
Our tours include the services of English-speaking guides.
German, French, Hungarian and Hebrew-speaking guide are also available, on request.
We can design an itinerary at a time that suits you, to your own comfort levels and within your own budget. Please send your request by e-mail or by fax.
Yes, most of our tours operate even if there’s only one person.
The tour has audience targets motorcycle riders interested in riding the best motorcycle roads in the area visited. Group size can be between 4-14 people. Adventure Motorcycle Tours - Transylvania Live is member of the responsible travel network and we are committed to operating a travel policy that is supportive of local economies, cultures and the environment. We operate our tours with small groups in order to minimize the negative impact on the environment and allow our guests to interact more easily with the locals, facilitate the communication with the guide. The average age of group is, most of the time, between 35-60.
We do not provide individual tickets for rail, air, boat or ferry.
We only accept VISA and MASTERCARD. Please select only these two types of credit cards for the online payment.
If you pay on-line using our secure internet booking form your credit card can hold any type of currency, the amount of money to be taken will be exchanged in EURO by your bank, at their rate.
We accept RON and EURO for offline credit card payment and wire transfer.
Yes, we do offer discounts provided they travel as a group; Contact us
Yes, depending on the number of your group. Contact us
On-line bookings and payments are processed by Romcard, authorized agent for Mastercard and Visa in Romania and secured by Rapid SSL , the leading secure sockets layer (SSL) Certificate Authority enabling secure e-commerce and communications for Web sites. As a tour operator we are governed by the consumer and financial regulations of Romania and of the European Union. Romania’s legislation compels tour operators to protect tourists in case of insolvency.
Our prices include the online secure payment commissions. However depending on your bank some commissions may occur for international money transfer. Please check with your bank!
In case we’ll have a full house situation at one of the hotels, an accommodation of an equal classification or better will be booked for you. In case of closed roads due to bad weather, working situations or dangerous weather conditions the itinerary could suffer changes.
If you follow our recommendation on How to arrive (heading found for any of our holidays at the Special notes and info section at the end of the tour page. Our guide will expect you with an Adventure Motorcycle Tours sign. In the unfortunate case of a flight being lost or delayed and prevent you in this way from getting to your meting point in good time, please call 0040 726 253 356.
Our tour fares are based on two in one hotel room. For occupancy by one person, the "single supplement" cost specified in each itinerary will be required.
If you travel alone you have to book the tour with a single supplement; if you wish to book a double room which you want to share with another traveller, we’ll do our best to make all arrangements, but in case this is not possible, you’ll have to pay the single supplement; however it is our strongest recommendation to book the tour with a single supplement when travelling alone.
Yes, also gluten-free, vegan. When you make the reservation of your tour please do not forget to fill in this information at Dietary Restrictions section.
Visas are not required by holders of valid passports from E.U. countries, USA and Australia if they want to visit Morocco and remain in the country for up to 3 months (90 days) within a chronological period of 6 months.
All countries have their own visa requirements, which may change at short notice.
However, please check with your local embassy or consulate for the very latest information for your nationality. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have all necessary visas for your travels. Try to obtain your visas before departing from your home country as it’s much easier than abroad.
To check the list of the countries that require a visa please see the web site page of the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs at http://www.moroccanconsulate.com/visa.cfm
Spain – EURO (EUR)
Morocco – Moroccan Dirham (MAD)
You can arrive or depart with a maximum of MAD 1,000. Declare all amounts in foreign currency more than MAD 100,000 on arrival and departure. Only exchange your currency at commercial banks and licensed exchange bureaus in Morocco
Local Costs in a 3* restaurant: Soft Drink: $1.3; Beer: $1.7; Bottle of Wine: $8.7 - $18, 3 course dinner: $13.28 - $18.11. In shops these products can be 50% cheaper.
For your personal spending money, you should bring Euros in cash. In Spain you will use euros and in Morocco you will have enough cash to change into Dirhams at an exchange office. Travellers cheques are not widely accepted. Traveller’s cheques are gradually being replaced by the convenience of credit and debit cards.
Travellers cheques are not accepted everywhere, and cash is more convenient, but it is difficult to replace if lost or stolen. Generally, the most convenient way of carrying your spending money is by having at least 1 or 2 credit or debit cards. Most cards (Visa, MasterCard) are accepted in largest cities and tourist areas. Cash advances are usually no problem even though higher fees will apply, and money is paid in local currency (euro in Spain, Moroccan Dirham in Morocco) not US/Australian Dollars. ATMs (Automatic Teller Machines) are becoming more common and usually you can choose either English or German on the screen for Spain, however for Morocco you can only find it in bigger cities. Remember, if the ATM doesn’t work after the first two tries; find another machine, as it may retain your card the third time. Always make sure no one else sees your PIN number when using ATMs. The amount of money you will be able to obtain will depend on your credit limit and on the particular bank you do business with.
Important note: While cards provide a very good overall way of carrying your spending money, DO NOT totally rely on them, as there will be times when a computer is down, the machine has run out of money or some other problem means cash is not available! It is therefore advisable to always have some cash on-hand for emergencies. We recommend you bring along a minimum of EURO 200 cash in small denominations (no EURO 100 notes) although the more you can bring the better.
Make sure all notes are the new style, and are not damaged, defaced, rubber stamped or written on, as many places will refuse them if they are not in perfect condition. It is a good idea to try to maintain a supply of small notes and change in the local currency for tipping (see below) or small purchases.
In Morocco and Spain, the power sockets are of type C and E. The standard voltage is 220 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz, AC, usually 2 pronged. Check out picture.
Your need for a power plug adapter depends on the power plugs used in your own country.
The support vehicle will also have power outlets for you to use whilst on the road.
Found on the beautiful Costa del Sol coastline, in the Andalucia region, Malaga makes the most of the late summer sunshine in October. The Mediterranean Sea reaches nearly 20°C and the warm waters help to keep inland temperatures very mild as well. The southern Spain weather in October is very pleasant and mild, with warm temperatures thanks to the Mediterranean climate. Rainfall rises compared to the peak summer months, but any showers are usually short and sharp, and the heat and sunshine soon dries the ground.
Morocco’s North African location means that most of the country enjoys warm weather all year round, and it still feels like summer in October. The nearby Sahara Desert means it never gets too cold, but you’ll get differences in weather depending on where you go.
Seasons and weather in Morocco take on a whole new meaning as the country is divided into two climatic zones by the High Atlas Mountains. To the north of the High Atlas, the western winds from the Atlantic contribute to the cooler temperatures of the north. Contrastingly, south of the High Atlas, the weather is influenced by the Sahara desert.
The average high temperature in Marrakesh during October is 27ºC during the day and getting cooler during the evening. The average sea temperature’s 21ºC, while humidity’s low and ranges from around 40% to as high as the mid-90s%. Average rainfall’s 22mm across three rainy days.
Cool cottons are best to pack, also don’t forget some clothes for cooler, wet weather.
Spain and Morocco time is WET (Western European Time, one hour ahead of GMT, Check right now what time is in Rabat, the capital city of Morocco: https://time.is/Rabat
2 x trousers/long skirts such as Colombia or Kathmandu
1 x shorts
1 x set of bathers
5 x t-shirts
1 x thermal set
1 x polar fleece/jumper/windcheater
5 x socks and underwear
1 good broad rimmed hat
1 x set of thongs/sandals/flip flops
1 x light walking boots
complete motorcycle gear
Women should wear long dresses or pants. Shopping for clothes available in the bigger cities.
Yes, every motorcycle has a safety and mechanical inspection prior to every rental. We have trained technicians on premises. All motorcycles are maintained to manufacturers' specifications and our technicians are very well acquainted with all rented bikes. Your safety is our #1 priority.
You must have a valid motorcycle license to rent a motorcycle from Adventure Motorcycle Tours - Transylvania Live. The license from your country is sufficient - you don't have to get an international drivers license.
All models have power outlets built into the fairing that allow you to plug in your Global Positioning Unit.
Certain vehicles provide for lockable storage.
Yes, Adventure Motorcycle Tours – Transylvania Live location offers safe and secure storage of your excess luggage and personal items during your tour.
Unfortunately, at this time Adventure Motorcycle Tours – Transylvania Live does not offer sidecars.
Adventure Motorcycle Tours – Transylvania Live has a good selection of helmets, gloves or rain suites for rent. Please note that the rental of these accessories depends upon availability. However we suggest you bring your own for fitment and comfort.
2-3 days – EURO 10 /day
4-6 days – EURO 8/ day
7-14 days – EURO 6/day
Over 14 days – EURO 5/day
Should you like to rent motorbike gear please let us know in advance.
Yes, for your own safety, and per Romanian law, both you and your passenger are required to wear a certified helmet at all times when you ride our motorcycle.