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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.