MARRAKECH EXPRESS

At a Glance

Tour Dates

20 Oct 2024 27 Oct 2024

Duration

8 Days

Tour Starts in

Marrakech, MA

Tour Leaders

To Be Announced

Travel Distance

Approx 824 miles

Difficulty

Roads

100% Tarmac

Hire Bikes

Available

Price From

2195 £
MARRAKECH EXPRESS

Tour Overview

This Morocco explorer tour starts and finishes in Marrakech, known as the ‘Red City’. This ancient city is the beating heart of Morocco and its marketplace never sleeps.  We’ll arrange transfers from the airport to our Riad in the heart of the Medina for the welcome dinner and the next morning, we’re off to collect the bikes and ride!

The route from Marrakech to the Atlantic coast is a nice and easy intro to the tour, and once we reach Essaouira we’ll see the bluer than blue fishing fleet surrounded by the walled sea defences lined with cannon. Once again we’re staying within the walled Medina in another authentic Riad.

From the coast we’re heading south into the countryside and a night in a remote Riad in the The Atlas Mountains.  This will be our playground for the next few days whilst we ride both of the awe inspiring Tiz n’Test and Tiz n’Ticha Passes, snaking their way over 2000 metres skywards.  We’ll visit the ancient Tin Mal Mosque, stay in more fantastic authentic Riads, and soak up all that Morocco has to offer. Another stunning remote location follows as you visit UNESCO listed Ait Ben Haddou, an ancient Ksar or citadal. If it looks familiar then it may be because it has featured in many films like The Living Daylights, The Mummy, Gladiator and Jesus of Nazareth.  Our Riad overlooks the Ksar, so you can check in and change before wandering the ancient streets and alleys.

From Ait ben Haddou we ride the stunning roads of the Telouet Gorge  below the red rock cliffs, as we head back to Marrakech. We have two nights here and the day off the bike will allow you to lose yourself in the bustling Medina, bartering in the Souks, and visiting the Berber Museum… or relaxing with some Moroccan Whisky – Mint Tea!

It was a great tour made better by Richards superb knowledge. We stayed in great venues and generally had a great great time. Great tour Richard Well done again

Motorrad Tours welcome all makes and models of bike on tour. We also have a range of BMW bikes that you can hire. All our hire bikes for Classic and European Explorer Tours are current model BMW’s complete with ABS, Heated Grips, Panniers, Top Box, Tank Bag, Inner bags for all boxes and a pre programmed BMW Navigator GPS included.

Price option Solo Shared Single Room Solo Single Room *Rider and passenger
Including an F700GS Hire Bike 2195 2495 2895
Including an F800GS Hire Bike 2295 2595 2995
Including an R1200GS Hire Bike 2395 2695 3095

Motorcycles for this tour are supplied by our local BMW Travel Partner. They are BMW's equipped with ABS, heated grips and panniers. You are welcome to take your own GPS unit or you can rent one. We will provide complete GPS routes and GPS maps for the tour. For further details of hire bikes and terms and conditions please see the Hire Bikes page. Third party motorcycle insurance is included. 

PLEASE NOTE:   Morocco is a very friendly and safe country with a well established tourist industry.  Do not be put off - Our Tour Director has travelled through Morocco on many occasions without incident and it is a personal favourite of his, but you need to remember this is Africa, not Europe.

* Rider and Passenger price is for both people, not per person.

HIRE BIKES:  If you are booking with a hire bike we will hand your bike over on the afternoon prior to the first tour day.  This will give you a chance to get familiar with the bike, make any adjustments, arrange your packing and not waste any time on the first day riding.

Day 1 Arrive and transfer to our Riad in the heart of the Medina for our welcome Dinner

Day 2 An easy ride to the coast to leave time to wander the walled sea defences or meander through the Medina

Day 3 Ride through the Berber heartland and over the Anti Atlas to our remote Riad for the evening

Day 4 Snake across the Atlas Mountains and the ride the iconic and demanding Tiz n'Test pass as you head north east

Day 5 Another great riding day twisting over the Tiz n'Ticha. The UNESCO listed Ksar of Ait Ben Haddou awaits at the end of the day

Day 6 Your final days ride through the stunning Telouet Gorge and the Atlas as we head back for Marrakech

Day 7 You have a day off the bike to explore Jemaa el-Fnaa and the many side streets and alleys of the medina

  • The bustling UNESCO listed Medina of Marrakech
  • The Atlas Mountains
  • The stunning Tiz n’Test Pass
  • The twists and turns of the Tiz n’Ticha Pass
  • Authentic Riads in Morocco
  • The UNESCO Listed ancient Ksar of Ait Ben Haddou
  • The ancient Tin Mal Mosque
  • Ride through the Anti Atlas in the Berber heartland
  • The spice market in Marrakech
  • The warmth and welcome of the genuinely friendly people of Morocco

From the coastline of Essaouria, to the Atlas mountains and then onto the edge of the Sahara desert provided some of the best riding experiences I have had in over 30 years of riding in 4 different continents.

What's Included

  • Pre tour pack including tour information, Michelin maps and route notes and gpx files
  • Electronic copy of the World of BMW Touring Essentials Book
  • All accommodation as listed in the itinerary in authentic Moroccan Riads
  • All breakfasts
  • Dinners on all nights in Morocco except Essaouira and rest days (excludes beverages)
  • Motorrad Tours Tour Leader throughout the Tour
  • BMW GS Motorcycle equipped with panniers or top box and Garmin GPS mount
  • Third Party Insurance with a £1,000 – £1,500 deposit depending on model
  • Airport / Hotel Transfers
  • Commemorative Polo Shirt for all riders and passengers
  • Entry to Tin Mal Mosque
  • Expert advice and support throughout
  • The protection of booking with a fully bonded tour operator

Not Included

  • Flights
  • Fuel
  • Lunches
  • Dinners (other than those listed)
  • Travel Insurance
  • Anything not listed as included
Tour Availability
From To Days Nights

20-October-2024

27-October-2024

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