Desert Rose

14 unforgettable days

This trip includes many of the unmissable sights that this beautiful and welcoming country has to offer. You will enjoy rolling green hills, the snow-peaked Atlas and Rif Mountains, and the mysterious sand dunes of the Sahara Desert.

PERIOD

September to june

PRICE

Price From €3350

Distance

Approx 1700km

Duration

14 Days 13 Nights

Group Size

4 – 20 People

Accomodation

Twin or Double

Desert Rose

14 unforgettable days

This trip includes many of the unmissable sights that this beautiful and welcoming country has to offer. You will enjoy rolling green hills, the snow-peaked Atlas and Rif Mountains, and the mysterious sand dunes of the Sahara Desert.

PERIOD

September to june

PRICE

Price From €3350

Distance

Approx 1700km

Duration

14 Days 13 Nights

Group Size

4 – 20 People

Accomodation

Twin or Double

Mysteries of Morocco Tour

  • Note that our two Morocco tours are not mirror images of one another ; both go to different places so do check them both out to see which one appeals most. Both are the same length and price and both will leave you with unforgettable memories.
  • Do the timeless lands and ancient cities of Morocco appeal? Motohire Spain is proud to offer this fabulous Moroccan Adventure Tour.
  • This trip includes many of the unmissable sights that this beautiful and welcoming country has to offer. You will enjoy rolling green hills, the snow-peaked Atlas and Rif Mountains, and the mysterious sand dunes of the Sahara Desert.
  • You will ride on fantastic roads with spectacular scenery and enjoy the cultural highlights of cities such as Fez and Marrakech.
  • We will explore the souks and kasbahs, see oases and have the opportunity to buy hand- made rugs, drink mint tea and ride camels.
  • Our Morocco Adventure tour will live long in your memories; enjoy it with Motohire Spain over 14 unforgettable days.
  • Note that our schedule enables you to fly in on a Saturday and fly home on a Friday, giving you 2 full days of rest before starting work again on Monday. And if you’re retired, enjoy the rest anyway!

You will enjoy rolling green hills, the snow-peaked Atlas Mountains. 

Do the timeless lands and ancient cities of Morocco appeal? MotoHire Spain is proud to offer this fabulous Moroccan Adventure Tour. This trip includes many of the unmissable sights that this beautiful and welcoming country has to offer. You will enjoy rolling green hills, the snow-peaked Atlas Mountains, The Rif Mountains and the mysterious red sand dunes of the Sahara Desert.

Daily Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival day in Malaga, Spain.

A friendly face from Motohire Spain will meet you at the airport and take you to the hotel. Depending on arrival time, you may have time to relax or do some sightseeing before our detailed briefing session. Then, the whole group will get together for dinner in a local restaurant where you’ll get to know your fellow biking companions. Note that Day 1 and Day 14 of the itinerary are your arrival and departure days.

 

Day 2 Malaga – Chefchaouen (Morocco)

A relaxed ride of about 1h45 to Algeciras (140 km) and 2h25 from Tangier Med or Ceuta to Chefchaouen (130 km) across the Straits of Gibraltar. Don’t be surprised by how similar this northern tip of Morocco is to the Spain you’ll have just left! Verdant, good roads, though quite possibly more animals wandering across them as we travel across the Rif mountain range to the blue-hued town of Chefchaouen, your first stop on the African continent.

Day 3 Chefchaouen – Fez

As said, Northern Morocco is surprisingly lush and green which often surprises new-comers. You’ll wind your way through hilly terrain to the Roman Ruins of Volubilis where we’ll have a break and consider the wonders of the Roman empire. Then to Fes, one of Morocco’s 4 historic capital cities (the others being Marrakesh, Meknes and Rabat).

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Day 4 Fez – Merzouga

Big biking day today. We cross the Atlas mountains and you’ll notice the dramatic change between the northern coastal side and the distinctly desert-like features on the southern side of the range. High altitude desert, possible sightings of Berber nomads and Barbary macaques, and your first date palms and oases. Morocco’s largest chunk of the Sahara, the Erg Chebbi sand belt will be our destination today, in the desert town of Merzouga, close to the Algerian border and the most easterly point of our tour.

Day 5 Rest day in Merzouga

Today, feast your eyes on all things “desert”: take it easy with a gentle wander around on a camel, or take a local tour by 4×4, quad bike or dirt bike and visit the stunning desert that is the Sahara. Or simply relax with a good book – all options are good options!

Day 6 Merzouga – Zagora

Batteries charged, we head off into a Morocco unchanged for centuries. We head further into the south of the country through landscapes that verge from lunar to resembling the Bolivian altiplano. Our destination is Zagora, an oasis town which was a traditional crossroads for the travelling caravans that transported salt, slaves and silver, amongst other commodities.

Day 7 Zagora – Tinghir

A fabulous day in store as we ride up the Draa valley in yet more dramatic desert scenery, with the looming presence of the Jebel Kissane range on our right. Things then get even more interesting as we offer the chance to do a desert crossing on a well-worn dirt road, or follow the more leisurely asphalt road to our day’s destination in Tinghir, from where we’ll launch ourselves at the Todhra Gorge during the course of the next day.

Day 8 Tinghir – Aït Benhaddou

Another day of surprises: the famous hairpin bends that you’ll recognize from a hundred photos in the Todhra and Dades gorges, kasbahs galore (we’ll be on part of the Route of the 1000 kasbahs) (where a kasbah, by the way, is a fortress) and as we pass by Ouarzazate, you’ll see evidence of the Atlas film sets, where such classics as Black Hawk Down, The Mummy, the first Star Wars and Ridley Scott’s epic Gladiator have been filmed. We’ll arrive in Aït Benhaddou, whose centre is now a UNESCO World Heritage site, and site of much more film-making.

Day 9 Aït Benhaddou – Taroudant

Taroudant is in the fertile Souss valley, itself part of the Anti-Atlas mountains (essentially the foothills of the Atlas range). The town’s medina is surrounded by fine golden walls and while Taroudant is referred to as a mini-Marrakesh, it is a much more laid-back version, with a friendly bustling souk and a huge market place just outside the walls. We’ll make our way there via the very remote Jebel Siroua, a now extinct 3000+ m volcanic peak.

Day 10 Taroudant – Essaouira

We leave the hinterland behind us as we spend some time by the Atlantic shores of Western Morocco, heading west to Agadir and then north, along pretty rolling coastline until we reach the charming fishing village, age-old medina, souks, lovely cafés and windsurfer haven and all-round cool place that is Essaouira. A real treat, with sandy beaches awaiting the swimming aficionados and the souk close by for those who prefer to keep dry feet.

Day 11 Essaouira – Marrakech

An early start so we can get to Marrakesh asap and enjoy this wonderful city for the rest of the day. The old centre is a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the key attractions is the Djemaa el Fna (the Square of the Beheaded), the world-famous medieval market and executioner’s square, where you’ll see storytellers, snake charmers and jugglers. You won’t be able to miss the call to prayer of the muezzin at sunset. Whether of a literary bent or not, you’ll find yourself plunged into the world of 1001 nights and Aladdin.

Day 12 Marrakesh – Rabat

Yes, Rabat is the capital of Morocco, despite being only its 7 th largest city, and the home of King Hassan. But firstly, the road out of Marrakech will weave through Morocco’s fertile agricultural lands for the first few hundred kilometres before we had back into the mountains for some more great sweepers and pine forests all the way to Rabat.

Day 13 Rabat – Malaga

Journey details: 290 km / 3h00 to Tangier Med, ferry crossing, then Algeciras to Malaga (140 km/1h45) Four-lane highway to Tangier for the ferry home. Depending on arrival time and weather in Spain, we can take a scenic route, or go directly back to the hotel near Malaga.

Day 14 Departure day

We hope you’ll go home with fabulous memories (and a few souvenirs) and

look forward to seeing you again. Hasta la vista!

Included With your tour

Included

  • Airport or railway pickup on Day 1 of the tour.
  • Additional equipment and clothing can be booked on request.
  • Very recent BMW GS motorcycles, all equipped with cases, topboxes, and phone / GPS carriers.
  • A handy tour handbook showing the route and some of the highlights along the way.
  • A multilingual guide who knows how to get you safely and entertainingly round Andalucia for the duration of your trip.
  • Last but not least, your very own, very special Motohire Spain tour souvenir!

Not included In The Tour

  • Air tickets to and from Malaga Airport.
  • Lunches, petrol / gasoline, drinks, tolls, personal spending and tips
  • Anything not included in the “Included in Tour” list.
  • Medical, accident and repatriation insurance.

Accomodation

  • Overnight stays in carefully chosen hotels and paradors, guaranteed to be welcoming and friendly.

Meals

  • Delicious dinners each night and complete buffet breakfast every morning (7 of each).

Your Ride

  • Included in your tour is our great BMW750GS, we offer some great value upgrades to BMW850, BMW1250 or Triumph Tigers. Simply select the bike that suits you best.
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Self-guided Tours

Do you like the freedom of riding on your own but also the comfort of having all the little details organized for you, such as super places to eat and award-winning routes that you’d struggle to find on your own? If so, let the guys at Motorhire Spain help you. We’ll take care of all the tour details: great places to eat, great hotels and paradors, a tour handbook, Michelin maps, and a pre-loaded GPS. You’ll be met at Malaga airport, brought to our offices for a comprehensive tour briefing, and get on your way. If riding on your own is how you like to travel but you want to take advantage of MHS’s expertise then our Self-guided tours might be exactly what you’re looking for.

Fancy making this a private tour, at dates that suit you? Drop us a line and we’ll be happy to organize your own bespoke tour.