The TAMARBIKES Morocco Adventure – May 2017

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A Moroccan motorcycle guided tour

The Moroccan adventure – a Morocco motorcycle tour was once again a combination of warm and friendly riders, mixed with great new BMW bikes in an amazing setup of mountains, culture and deserts, all of this for a tour bringing together people for an unforgettable experience.

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Welcome to Morocco
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Oulmes a great Lunch stop and home to the mineral water works

Climbing into the Atlas

After the initial mandatories of arriving being picked up having the traditional Moroccan welcome dinner (belly dancers included) we got on our bikes and headed for our longest day of riding up into the Atlas Mountains. It’s a celebration of lush green surroundings, winding mountain roads. Small villages with people just thrilled to meet you and an alpine like Chalet at the end of the day to relax in in Azrou.

 

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Getting friendly with the locals
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The Old mining ghost town of Aouli
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Berber children in the Todra

Highlands, Mountain Ranges and Great Canyons

Consequently, the next couple of days are about crossing this mighty mountain range with its multitude of micro-climates and vegetation. While starting our ride at a cedar forest in the morning (not just any cedar – but the cedar of Africa) and working our way over dry highlands laced by green veins of life such as the Ziz, the Todra or the Dades valleys and gorges.

Additionaly, some off-roading with endless little points of interest such as old mining ghost towns or even hidden fortresses.

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A Berber Omlet and a happy Josh
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The amazing Dunes of Mezouga
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Breakfast out in the Sahara dunes

Out to the Sahara

Consequently, the next couple of days are about reaching the edge of the Sahara almost at the border with Algeria, and experiencing these mighty sand dunes. Having a 4X4 get stuck in one and watching a Berber nomad ride through them with ease on a 2X4 making us look ridiculous.

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Taking a dive out of the Sahara heat
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Ourzazat hotel overlooking the lake
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Fabulous “Monkey hands” rocks in the Dades Gorge

Back to civilization

Beginning this day of our Morocco motorcycle tour with the Famous Dades Gorge and all its beauty, we are working our way across the southern atlas through the route of a thousand Kasbahs, to the Movie town of Ourzazat, it pretty little Oasis of Fint and then across the Atlas one last time in to the bustling heat of Marakech with its beauty, ugliness, never ending action and amazing market one of the best in the world.

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“Conquering” the game of thrones castle at the Ourzazat Movie Studios.
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The Tichka – the highest paved pass of morocco.
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Marakech Jama Al’Fna food market

Cities Markets and Goodbuyes

While, relaxing by the pool and enjoying the walkabout through the Jama al’Fna Square and the market alleys around it, its time to head back to Casablanca and say our goodbyes.

Its mixed feeling sad to say goodbye to the guys, yet happy we made yet some more new friends which we take with us.

We will be back Morocco don’t you worry.

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The Gang Morocco May 2017

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Eytan
<p>Eytan –</p> <p>I am first and foremost a biker, I love riding, I love adventure’ and I love roaming the world on back of 2 wheeled machines. After a life career in Law and management I have turned my passion into a profession when I formed 3 years ago with Tamar my wife – TAMARBIKES – a boutique adventure touring company specializing in only special destinations some unique to us (Israel) while providing excellence, depth, and a unique service package. For us its about creating the right atmosphere, to enable friendships to form and life time memories to be shared.<br /> www.tamarbikes.com +972.072.2131222 | UK#+44 20 31500931 | US#+1 415 3731668</p>

Comments

June 4, 2017
Looks great I got lost on my own in Morocco in 2006 and discovered Mezouga by chance . I returned a couple of years later on a bike tour to MAli and wrote a book abook about the trip called 'Harley to Mali'
Eytan
June 4, 2017
Thanks Ian, i think one of the greater advantages of riding with a guided tour such as ours is that if your on a schedule and have limited time, we'll get you through the best sites the best roads and the best experience. It's different from just roaming the world, but you benefit in so many other ways.

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