Short of entering a competition, there’s nothing out there that comes close to this Moroccan desert Adventure tour.
The riding includes tarmac, dirt, grit, gravel, sand, rock slab, fesh-fesh as we follow old Dakar Rally pistes through the Sahara, skirting the Algerian border so closely we can wave to the border guards.
Onward, passing the dunes of Erg’s Chegga and Cheggaga, across dry lakes, riverbeds and unnamed jebels to the wild Atlantic Coast. Our return route plunges into the deep gorges of the Anti-Atlas, skirts the volcanic Djebel Sarhro, visits the Imiter Gorge (think Todra without the tourists) and crosses the Tizi Tagounista for a panoramic view of the Amame Plain.
We’ve made a few revisions for 2022
- A ride on the beach at Plage Blanche is now an option rather than being an integral part of our route. This means that the day is no longer governed by the tide times ,and also allows those who want to avoid the salt water to do so. Lockdown means the alternative inland route will remain unproven until we get there – it just adds to the adventure!
- A modified return itinerary has allowed us to spread our southbound ride through the desert over three days instead of two.
The idea behind this tour was to create an experience as close as possible to how we travel on our own dirt road adventures. Wild camping under light pollution free skies is an experience not to be missed from any desert adventure. Carrying all our own kit – Motopacking style – we’ll shop in markets, draw water from wells, cook our own food (5x camps) and thereby be self-sufficient
Following along is our 4×4 support vehicle containing our medic and medical kit, whilst our support van* keeps to the tarmac, meeting us at all the accommodation.
5 nights bivouac – 9 nights accommodation – 1 night on the return ferry
NOTE: Group size is 6 riders. We can’t run with less and we won’t run with more.
Please call or email with your questions.
Who’s it for ?
Regular trail riders with the appropriate fuel range of 250km/155mi. Don’t worry if you’ve never ridden in the sand before or find it rather daunting; there’s not a lot of opportunity to practice in the UK. The sandy stages build slowly, giving you a chance to develop your skills as the sections become deeper and longer. There’s plenty of help and advice on-hand should you want it.
This tour is best suited to single-cylinder and middleweight (800cc) Adventure bikes due to the sandy sections. Larger capacity bikes with 21” front wheels (AT’s, LC8’s etc) will be fine in the right hands. Remember, it’s not about the bike – it’s about the rider. See FAQ’s for our Riding Levels chart.
If you want to ride to Almeria, we’ll carry your knobby tyres for you to fit when you arrive.
* The support van carries larger tools and a few generic spares (available for purchase).
*Secure van storage & camping available 50miles NE of Almeria.