Morocco on a motorcycle organized by an Italian operator ? You may say !!! Well Eligio Arturi has been organizing tours in Africa since 1985 and Morocco was one of the very first destinations on the brochure at that time. The country hasn’t changed a lot except for some very good hotels that have been built in the meanwhile (we will use them, of course!!) and the improvement of the roads. The riding is as spectacular as the landscapes and the local people – always very friendly and helpful in case of need. The combination of these factors will make it a memorable experience and something you will remember for the rest of your life. Our bike tours will help you see the country in a unique and exciting way.
You will be welcomed by our staff in Malaga and from there your will ride to Tarifa to get the ferry to Tanger where you enter Africa and Morocco, after 9 riding days through Rabat, Safi, Essaouira, Marrakech, Merzouga and Fes you will arrive back to Europe and Malaga to catch your flight back home.
Morocco on a motorcycle at a glance: visting Rabat with the white houses and the fortress by the sea is enchanting ! Walking the Marrakech souk is unique ! Marrakech: the oasis city in the desert just before the Atlas Mountain Range, The Dades Gorges, one of the msot spectacular road in the World, the hotel by the dunes in Merzouga will change your idea of Africa ! finally the deeply involving market in Fes will leave you the final souvenir of this fantastic tour in Morocco !
Day 1 – Malaga
Arrival in Malaga, meeting at the hotel, relax, visits and jet lag recoup in the afternoon. Briefing and welcome dinner at the hotel.
Day 2 – Malaga – Rabat
Pick-up motorcycles and begin to ride west, 150 km to Tarifa. Take the ferry across the Straights of Gibraltar to Tangiers, Morocco. Ride 280 km to Rabat on back roads and highways through the beautiful Moroccan landscapes. (420km/250mi)
Day 3 – Rabat – Essaouira
Along the atlantic Ocean coast we will ride south crossing Casablanca, El Jadida, Oualidia with wonderful oysters, Safi and Eassouira, an old french fort built in the XVI century in the shape of St. Malo, dinner in the wonderful medina and overnight at the hotel. ( km 450 / 280 mi)
Day 4 – Essaouira – Marrakech
Morning visit at the souk, after lunch easy ride to Marrakech. Dinner at an authentic Moroccan restaurant. (180km/110mi)
Day 5 – Marrakech
Visit Marrakech; see the tombs of ancient Moroccan Rais; explore the souk and Jema El Fnaa Square; overnight and dinner at the hotel.
Day 6 – Marrakech – Boumalne du Dades
The day starts off with a fantastic ride up to Tizi’n Tichka Pass at 2260 mt over the serpentine Atlas Mountains. Then we go to Ouarzazate and Boumalne du Dades through the lower Dades Valley where we will have dinner at the hotel. (300 km/190 mi)
Day 7 – Boumalne – Merzouga
Explore the Higher Dades Valley and Todra Valley in the morning, having lunch in the Gorge. After lunch we ride southeast to Erfoud, heading into the Erg Chebbi, a tipical dune desert . Dinner and overnight in an authentic hotel by the dunes with a camel ride at sunset and a dinner of mechui, a local way of cooking lamb, accompanied by local dancers. (300 km / 190mi)
Day 8 – Merzouga – Fes
Early morning departure, riding over beautiful Atlas passes to Fes. (450km/280mi)
Day 9 – Fes
A day of relaxing and visits in and around Fes.
Fes is one of the Imperial cities and a magical place just like Marrakech. We will overnight at the Palais Jamai Hotel, an old king’s residence in the Medina. Dinner at the hotel. Try the ‘Turkish Bath’ and a massage at the hotel !
Day 10 – Fes – Malaga
The last day starts with a long and beautiful ride north to Chefchaouen, and across the Rif Range on to Tanger. Clear Customs in Morocco, and cross the Straights of Gibraltar back to Tarifa before heading back to Malaga, passing close by the Rock of Gibraltar, and the overnight destination at our hotel in Malaga. Farewell dinner at hotel. (480km/300mi)
Day 11 – Malaga
Transfer to Malaga airport for your flights back home.
Dates and Cost
From Friday the 21st of April to Monday the 1st of May.
(The date of arrival is the one of meeting and overnight in Malaga, the date of departure is the day of departure from Malaga, please book your flights consequently)
Quote per person with a minimum of 10 participants (people not motorcycles !):
Pilote: Euro 2.950
Passenger/Own bike pilot: Euro 1.950
- Half board lodging in double room in 4/5 star hotels.
- Local guide with vehicle for the luggage and motorcycle transport.
- English speaking guide on a motorcycle.
- Class 2 motorcycle rental from Malaga to Malaga.
- International airfare
- Lunches (roughly euro 100)
- Fuel (roughly euro 150)
- Transfer to/from airport
- Personal expenses
Single room supplement: Euro 600
Motorcycle rental upgrade: