Maroc Explorer

About this Adventure


Fact File:
Duration: 21 days
Price: TBC

 

Dine under the desert stars, and wander the markets of Marrakech.

Follow the age-old trade routes to ancient cities and cross the timeless Sahara desert – now that’s a real adventure! With 21 days away, plenty of miles to cover and remote destinations where road quality can leave a little to be desired, this is ideal for adventure bike riders and experienced owners with touring motorcycles.

Our adventure starts when we ride off the ferry in Santander to begin two days of riding through the heartland of Spain. After taking in the splendid cities of Salamanca and Seville, we then cross the Straits of Gibraltar and continue on to our first night on African soil at Tetouan in Morocco.Further exploration of Morocco will take us to the Cascades D’Ouzoud, Morocco’s most majestic waterfalls, where we’ll spend the night in a riad.

No trip to Morocco would be complete without experiencing the thriving markets of Marrakech. The beating heart of Morocco, known as the Red City, never sleeps. When the sun sets, the bustle of the bazaars transforms into a huge open-air collection of restaurants and food stalls. The exotic scents and aromas and bright lights last long into the night…

Then we head further south than BMW Tours has ever been before, along the serpentine mountain roads to Tafroute in the Amlen Valley then onto some of Morocco’s most spectacular roads through the High Atlas Mountains, including the 2,092m high Tizi n Test and 2,260m Tizi n Tichka passes. This road is the millennia-old trading caravan route from Marrakech to the Sahara and our destination is the stepped city-fortress of Ait Benhaddou. This ancient, sprawling town has been the backdrop for countless Hollywood films including Lawrence of Arabia and Gladiator.

We’ll spend a day sweeping through the hairpin bends of the Dades and Todra Gorges on the way to the Sahara where we’ll overnight stay in Merzouga.There we’ll enjoy an unforgettable traditional Moroccan evening feast among the sand dunes, far from the bright lights of modern life.

Heading north, we reach the Imperial City of Fes, where we suggest you enjoy the traditional local favourite mint tea in a medieval labyrinth of charming, winding streets, before heading back to the Spanish Enclave of Ceuta, and the relaxed ride home via the delights of Spain.

Itinerary

Spain – Ifrane – Cascades D’Ouzoud – Marrakech – Essaouira – Tafroute – Ouirgane – Ait Benhaddou – Dades & Todra Gorges – Merzouga – Fes – Spain

Highlights

Ride the Middle Atlas Mountains – Morocco’s most majestic waterfall – Experience Marrakech – UNESCO-listed Medieval cities to explore

For more information please follow the link below to BMW.


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