MOROCCO - FROM THE HIGH PEAKS TO THE DESERT DUCATI MOTORCYCLE TOUR
MOROCCO - FROM THE HIGH PEAKS TO THE DESERT DUCATI MOTORCYCLE TOUR
1,720 km / 1,069 mi
23 March 2024 >> 31 March 2024
A fantastic 9-days tour that will take us to discover that part of Morocco too often forgotten by classic tours, but so rich in culture, ancient flavors, all those ingredients that make the difference between "traveling" and "making tourists" ": High mountains, deep valleys, ancient Kasbahs and legendary Ksars, small villages with mud-built houses, endless palm groves, the oases and dunes.
FROM THE HIGH PEAKS TO THE DESERT - DUCATI MOTORCYCLE TOUR
Day 1: arrive in Marrakech, from Marrakech to Agafay Desert - 50 km / 31 miles
Arrival by plane in Marrakech. Each participant will be welcomed at the airport. Transfer to the Resort where you can collect the DUCATI motorcycles and where our tour will start. An introductory briefing will allow participants to get to know each other and learn more about the itinerary of the trip. There will also be a short introductory course on the use of the DUCATI motorcycles. We will have a light lunch on site and we will start riding for 50 km to the Agafay desert. Overnight stay in a luxury tent camp with tea and aperitif at sunsent and traditional dinner.
Day 2: from Agafay Desert to Ait Ben Haddou - 180 km / 111 miles
Today we will face the road that climbs to Tizi n'Tichka, an incredible pass at 2260 meters, along one of the most beautiful roads in the world. We will then pass by the magnificent Kasbah of Telouet, where we will make a short visit. We will then travel along very characteristic roads climbing up the Atlas Mountains, where the caravans passed and then exchanged their goods. We will visit the Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah (where many episodes of Game of Throne were recently filmed) with our guide who will illustrate the Berber architecture and how people lived in these small communities. Then we will arrive to our 4-stars Hotel/Kasbah where we will have dinner and stay overnight.
Day 3: from Ait Ben Haddou to Tinghir - 270 km / 167 miles
After a hearty breakfast we will pass by Ouarzazate and immerse ourselves in an ancient Morocco. We will continue through valleys and villages frozen in time, along the Road of 1000 kasbahs, so named for the numerous castles of red earth that emerge between the palm trees and which will lead us to the Dades Gorges whose road, climbing over a thousand hairpin bends, will allow us indelible memories and envious photos for those who stayed at home. We will finish our day in Tinghir, with dinner and overnight stay in a fantastic 3-stars Riad, but not before having faced the Todra Gorges, rock walls that create spectacular canyons, where an excellent green tea will be our happy hour drink.
Day 4: from Tinghir to Erfoud - 150 km / 93 miles
Today we will travel south-east along roads and tracks to reach Erfoud, an intense city at the gates of the desert. We will feel like the protagonists of Marrakech Express! Along the way we will stop to visit the fantastic sculptures of the Stars and a Berber aqueduct. Dinner and overnight stay at the 4-stars Hotel in Erfoud which boasts 2 swimming pools and a wellness center with hammam and massage rooms.
Day 5: from Erfoud to Merzouga - 140 km / 86 miles
Today we will discover the wonder of Erg Chebbi and the oasis of Merzouga. The dunes can reach a height of 150 meters and change color during the day from pink to gold to red. Here you can experience all the sensations and emotions that the desert can give: silence, infinity and, at night, a sky full of stars. There will be the possibility, for those who wish, to make excursions in dromedary, quad or buggy. Dinner and overnight stay in a Luxury tented camp.
Day 6: from Merzouga to Boulmane Dades - 310 km / 192 miles
After enjoying the colors of dawn in the dunes and enjoying the Berber breakfast, off to Rissani, once the last outpost before the desert and the border with Algeria. A short off-road excursion will take us to the old slave prison, theater of the film The Mummy. The asphalted road slowly leaves the desert, leaving it only in our hearts. The Jebel Saghro and its road with fantastic views will take us to Boulmane Dades, where we will sleep in an excellent 4-stars hotel with swimming pool and spa.
Day 7: from Boulmane Dades to Taroudant - 390 km / 242 miles
Today we will tackle the road that lead to Taznakht, where the most beautiful carpets in Morocco are woven and then we will stop in Taliouine, the capital of saffron and its fragrances. Our final destination is Taroudant, called the little Marrakech where we will sleep in a 4- stars riad.
Day 8: from Taroudant to Marrakech - 230 km / 142 miles
Today we will ride back to Marrakech to drop off the DUCATI motorcycles. The city is the second largest in Morocco and is also known as the Red City due to the color of its walls and buildings. Its location at the foot of the Atlas gives it a wonderful climate. At sunset, don't miss a tea on one of the café terraces in Djemaa El Fna Square from where you can admire the setting up of the stalls selling food. Dinner in a typical restaurant with belly dance show and overnight stay in a 4-stars hotel.
Day 9: good flight!
After breakfast transfer to the airport.
MINIMUM NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS: 8
WHAT IS INCLUDED:
Motorcycle rental with top case. (A security deposit on the motorcycle requested).
The bike rental prices include 3rd part insurance, fuel and roadside assistance insurance in case of breakdown.
All the room nights in double with half board as the program.
Transfer to and from the airport.
4x4 support for assistance.
Insurance covering most any medical issue during the trip including, doctors, ambulance, hospital and any appropriate family travel.
IS NOT INCLUDED:
Tips and gratuities.
National and international flights.
TERMS OF PAYMENT:
Advanced payment of 1000 euro to be paid at the moment of the reservation (The deposit will be completely refundable in the event that we do not reach the minimum number of participants or in an agreed manner between the parties, if the tour will be made in modality different with different services).
Balance to be paid 60 days before the departure date subject to confirmation by our organization
Up to 60 days before the start date, the advanced payment is kept for the entire following season as credit towards a tour or a rental.
From the 59th day to the 15th day before the start date, you lose the advanced payment. The balance is kept for the entire following season towards a tour.
From the 15th day before the start date, you lose the 50% of the total amount. The other 50% is kept for the entire following season towards a tour or a rental.
TECHNICAL ORGANIZATION BY SHAULA VIAGGI SRL
R.E.AMI 1453944 - Licenza agenzia di viaggio Nr. 55796 Polizza RC NOBIS ASSICURAZIONI SPA pol. N. 1505000151/F
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