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MOTORCYCLE TOUR - Morocco - From Atlas to dunes

1,400 km / 870 mi
8 days
02 December 2023 >> 09 December 2023

A fantastic 8-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. And all riding a BMW!!

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MARRAKECH

MARRAKECH

Medium

1,400 / 870

8

6

60 %

40 %

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MOTORCYCLE TOUR - MOROCCO - FROM THE ATLAS TO THE DUNES

A fantastic 8-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" ".

Day 1 – Arrival by plane in Marrakech in the late morning. Each participant will be welcomed at the airport with a personalized sign. Transfer by minibus to the Resort where you can collect the rental 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 BMW motorcycles, as well as some little notions of using the GPS. We will have a light lunch on site, or we will leave directly for the journey and then have a quick packed lunch on the road. 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 arrive in Ait Ben Haddou where we will have dinner and overnight in a typical 3-stars hotel / kasbah

MARRAKECH – AIT BEN HADDOU
TIME: 4-5 HOURS
TOTAL KM: 180
LUNCH : ON THE ROAD
DINNER AND ACCOMMODATION:: IN 3 STARS HOTEL

Day 2- After a hearty breakfast, just after leaving the hotel, we will visit the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou (where many Game of Throne episodes have recently been filmed) with a guide who will illustrate us the Berber architecture and how people lived in these small communities. We will then 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.

AIT BEN HADDOU - TINGHIR

TIME: 5 HOURS

TOTAL KM: 190 + 80 (GORGES DU DADES)

LUNCH:  TYPICAL RESTAURANT ON TH EROAD

DINNER AND ACCOMMODATION: In a 3 STARS Riad/ Hotel

Day 3 - 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 ... But a little less naive! 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 Xaluca Erfoud which boasts 2 swimming pools and a wellness center with hammam and massage rooms.

TINGHIR - ERFOUD  

TIME: 4 ore  

TOTAL KM: 150

LUNCH: BERBER Omelette

DINNER AND ACCOMMODATION: IN  $ STARS  HOTEL WITH  BUFFET DINNER

Day 4 : 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 tented camp.

ERFOUD – MERZOUGA

TIME: 4 HOURS

TOTAL KM: 70 + 70

LUNCH: RESTAURANT IN THE DUNES 

DINNER AND ACCOMMODATION: IN LUXURY TENTS

Day 5: 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.

MERZOUGA – BOULMANE DADES

TIME: 6/7 HOURS

TOTAL KM: 310

LUNCH: TYPICAL RESTAURANT ON THE ROAD

DINNER AND ACCOMMODATION: IN  5 STARS HOTEL WITH BUFFET DINNER

Day 6:  Today we will face the road that goes up to Tizi n'Tchika, an incredible step at 2260 meters, along one of the most beautiful roads in the world, and then dive towards Marrakech. 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 position at the foot of the Atlas gives it a wonderful climate. We will go to the discovery of the labyrinth of souks with its characteristic shops where to shop ... remember to always negotiate the price!!! At sunset, don't miss a cup of tea on one of the café terraces of Djemaa El Fna Square from where you can admire the stalls selling food. Return of motorcycles. Dinner and overnight stay in a 3/4-stars hotel.

BOULMANE DADES - MARRAKECH

TIME: 5 HOURS

TOTAL KM: 320

LUNCH: TYPICAL RESTAURANT ON THE ROAD

DINNER AND ACCOMMODATION: IN RIAD  – DINNER NOT INCLUDED

Day 7: MARRAKECH. Our visit to the Red City continues. In the morning we will have the opportunity to visit Palace Bahia, the Koranic school and the Koutoubia, symbol of Marrakech, with our Italian-speaking guide. The afternoon is free, and you will have the opportunity to choose between a visit to the Jardin Majorelle and the Yves St Laurent museum or to continue your shopping in the medina, after a lunch on one of the typical terraces of the Medina Marrakech (entrance fees not included).

LUNCH: on one of the typical terraces of the Medina.

DINNER AND ACCOMMODATION: 3 STAR RIAD/HOTEL - Dinner in a typical restaurant with belly dance show

Day 8: Breakfast, transfer to the airport.

Possible extensions to the program may be agreed.

MINIMUM NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS: 8

If the minimum number of participants isn’t reached, the tour may be cancelled or run with a different format.

WHAT IS INCLUDED:

  • Motorcycle rental with top case. (A security deposit from 1.250 to 2.000 depending on the motorcycle requested).
  • The bike rental prices include costs for public-liability insurance and roadside assistance insurance in case of breakdown.
  • All lunches (could be packed or in local restaurants).
  • All the room nights in double with half board as in the program.
  • Transfers to and from the airport.
  • Tour leader.
  • 4x4 support for assistance.
  • Luggage transportation
  • Insurance covering most medical issues during the trip including, doctors, ambulance, hospital and any appropriate family travel.

 

IS NOT INCLUDED:

  • Fuel for the rental bike.
  • Entrance tickets to museums, natural parks or other touristic sites.
  • Tips and gratuities
  • All beverages.
  • National and international flights
  • We also suggest that anyone traveling abroad for one of our tours consider purchasing "travel insurance". It can eliminate worry from unexpected situations that can arise in any travel plan.

 

TERMS OF PAYMENT:

  • € 800 Deposit, to be paid, on reserving a place on the tour (The deposit is fully refundable in case we don’t reach the minimum number of participants).
  • Balance, payable, 60 days before the start date when confirmation from our organization is obtained.

 

CANCELLATION POLICY:

  • Up to 60 days prior to the starting date, Hp Motorrad holds the deposit, that you can use for another tour in the same or in the following year.
  • Between 59 and 10 days prior to the starting date you lose the deposit. Hp motorrad holds the balance that you can use for another tour in the same or in the following year.
  • From 9 days prior to the starting date, you lose 50% of the total amount. Hp motorrad holds the remaining 50% that you can use for another tour in the same or in the following year.

TECHNICAL ORGANIZATION BY DESARTICA SRL,

P.IVA: 08221570966

Autorizzazione nr. 45122 del 24 febbraio 2015 rilasciata dalla Provincia di Milano

Assicurazione responsabilità civile: ALLIANZ Polizza n. 195118

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