An Extraordinary 4 Day Experience Motorcycle Journey in Morocco

Morocco is a nation which essentially has all of it, it provides imposing chain of mountains covered in snow, rivers streaming via deep canyons, heaven white sand coastlines, the magnitude of the Sahara Desert, and also most notably of all, it’s all linked with each other by a few of one of the most outstanding roadways on the planet. The ideal mix for a journey motorcycle journey in Morocco!

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This is so vital since Morocco is where we selected to revive our love of motorbike traveling. When we initially fulfilled in Laos back in Might 2013, over 3 years earlier, I got on a motorbike journey with my friend from residence, so I welcomed Kach to pursue the day with me right into the hills around Luang Prabang. That day of travelling around the hills, quiting at sight factors in the process became our initial day and also the initial of lots of motorcycle experiences we had with each other around Laos and also north Vietnam.

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We proceeded passing by motorcycle in India with an old Royal Enfield, discovering the coastlines and also countryside of south India. Hereafter however, we transferred to South America where the guidelines of owning and also riding a motorcycle are a great deal more stringent, so we dropped away from motorbike traveling for a long time– 2 entire years as a matter of fact! When we had the possibility to find to Morocco, we understood that this was the ideal minute to return onto a motorcycle on a few of the most effective settings and also roadways for motorbike traveling on the planet!

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The following action in our strategies was to discover the most effective means to do motorbike traveling in Morocco. As we really did not have our very own bike and also we understood absolutely nothing of the courses and also roadways in Morocco either. We took a look online and also while there were plenty of motorbike rental firms in Morocco, however there was just one Authorities BMW Motorrad Companion– Hand Roadway. To be an Authorities companion of BMW Motorrad implies adhering to an extremely rigorous collection of functional standards, security and also naturally high quality and also upkeep. This assures the highest degree of high quality and also security in the motorbikes and also tools. Too being a main companion, the proprietor of Hand Roadway, Reda Jabri, is additionally a BMW Motorrad Qualified Tourist Guide, which implies he has actually finished a collection of specialist training programs at the BMW Motorrad training facility in Germany. Reda has actually been riding and also supplying trips in Morocco for years and also you can find out more regarding him right here– Reda Jabri– Motorbikes and also Mountains in Morocco!

For our very first time riding in over 2 years, our very first time riding anything like the BMW and also our very first time riding in Morocco, Hand Roadway appeared like the ideal option for our motorbike experience in Morocco!

Although I had actually never ever ridden a BMW motorcycle in the past, motorbike experience movies like ‘The Bike Diaries’ and also Ewan Mcgregor’s ‘Long Means Round’ and also ‘Long Means Down’ offered me the insect for experience motorbike riding long prior to I ever before had my permit.

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Reda had a selection of BMW’s available at Hand Roadway; the legendary BMW experience motorcycle, the BMW 1200 GS; the challenging center weight BMW F800 GS– and also the dexterous BMW F700 GS. These are all outstanding experience motorbikes in their very own ceremony, however after 2 years of not riding I made my option according to which bike enabled me to place my feet level on the ground– the smaller sized BMW F700 GS! The F700 GS seemed like the ideal bike quickly, sufficient dimension and also power to manage itself on the open roadways, yet light and also dexterous sufficient to quickly steer over any type of harsh surface.

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Successive was to choose our course, I met Reda in a Marrakech coffee shop to review the most effective course to take, to ensure that we might experience the most effective that Morocco needs to supply. Hand Roadway provides 3 typical led scenic tour courses, every one of which incorporate various elements of Morocco’s contrasting landscapes and also interesting societies. As the moment we had was a little much shorter than the 7 days of his fastest course, Reda developed a tailored scenic tour.

Day 1 Marrakech– Tichka– Ouarzazate– Agdez (270 Kilometres)– Going Across the Atlas Hills

Day 2 Agdez– Zagora– M’hamid (200 Kilometres)– Via the Draa Valley

Day 3 M’hamid– Zagora– Ouarzazate– Ait Ben Haddou (280 Kilometres)– Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou

Day 4 Ait Ben Haddou– Telouet– Tichka– Marrakech (200km)– The outstanding trip residence

Without ranges above 280 kilometres in any type of someday, we would certainly never ever be riding for greater than 4 hrs and also with lots of breaks and also perspectives an-route.

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On the initial day, we began with Marrakesh, browsing the active roadways of the city up until the website traffic slowly diminished and also the level straight roadway began changing right into a serpentine black bow twisted around hill inclines. These winding roadways took us high right into the Atlas Hills where the wind expanded more powerful and also chillier and also riding the motorcycle began to end up being even more of a difficulty.

4 Day Experience Motorcycle Journey in Morocco– Last quit prior to the hardest component of the course

We picked up coffee at a dining establishment with a breathtaking hill sight to remainder and also plan for the most difficult component of the day’s riding– the Tichka Pass. There was currently a touch of snow throughout the terraced inclines and also there was even more to find as we headed greater in the direction of the snow-covered heights we might see distant.

What followed was truthfully the most-challenging trip of my life thus far– the listed below freezing temperature levels, gale-force gusts of wind, snow and also icy mud– all developing problems that were a large action up from anything I had actually ridden via in the past. It was a strained trip, however arriving of the pass made it all beneficial, regardless of being a virtually overall whiteout.

As we came down pull back the opposite of the Atlas Range of mountains, I understood just how much I had actually taken smooth, completely dry, grippy tarmac roadways for approved as we returned to turning the bikes efficiently via the edges while the snow dissolved once more to expose the rocks and also sand of the desert bogs.

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After lunch in Ouarzazate we proceeded to the old community of Agdez, where we invested the evening at DAR QAMAR STE ASLIM MOBILIER, a stunning store resort situated in the heart of the old town.

Take a look at our complete testimonial of Dar Qamar Ste Aslim Mobilier, a real covert treasure of a resort in Agdez.

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DAY 2– Agdez– Zagora– M’hamid (200 Kilometres)

Day 2– Agdez– Zagora– M’hamid (200 Kilometres)

The following day we rode an additional 200 kilometres’s on turning, bending roadways, via Zagora and also onwards to M’hamid, additionally called completion of the globe, where the roadway finishes and also the desert starts. From right here we passed by 4 × 4 right into the desert with Sahara Experience, to invest the evening in a high-end desert camp and also also ride camels via the spectacular dune at sundown.

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This trip would certainly be among one of the most magnificent, as we went into Draa Valley with its rug of Hand Trees, riding via the turning roadways of the valley with a restored self-confidence after 2 years with no riding in all. The BMW F700GS was the ideal motorcycle for these roadways; large sufficient to be healthy and also qualified with biker and also pillion, effective sufficient to pass a number of automobiles securely in between edges, yet active and also dexterous sufficient to sculpt up the turns without greater than minor change in the hips. The F700GS ought to not be ignored in favour of its larger, a lot more prominent siblings, it’s an excellent exploring motorcycle in its very own right.

On the last stretch of the trip to M’Hamid, we went through the community of Zagora and afterwards out right into the dirty, completely dry warm of the desert. The comparison to the previous day’s riding might not have actually been better; the warm air blasting up via the safety helmet, which changed the icy air and also wandering snow of the day prior to relied on spirals of sand worked up by the desert wind. The nearer we reached our location, the a lot more the completely smooth Moroccan tarmac began to collapse and also tighten at the sides, up until we got to M’Hamid, described as completion of the globe, where the roadway merely quit completely and also the desert took its area.

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As the roadway finished and also the desert started we rode right into the loomed entryway of Resort Kasbah of Sahara Experience, where we would certainly relax for lunch and also plan for the trip right into the desert, exchanging 2 wheels for 4 with a skilled neighborhood Berber to browse us securely via the regularly changing dune. With our heads covered with standard Berber blue desert head wear, we drove for practically 2 hrs via the desert, quiting in the process to go to a nomadic household living in a desert camping tent, bordered just by rocks, sand and also minority pets they maintained.

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Our last quit for the evening was a desert camp in a big hollow in between dune. To discover it there in all was a full shock, totally concealed by the imposing sand on all sides. The deluxe desert camp was comprised of 10 or even more white camping tents, regarding 10 feet high by 10 feet large. Inside we were surprised to discover a comfy dual bed, electric factors and also lights, also a totally operating washroom with running warm water!

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As the sunlight began to establish, a male gotten here with 3 camels to take us on a sunset camel expedition via the desert. The camels moaned in loud objection as they stooped for us to climb onto their backs. As we rode a brief range from the camp, it ended up being evident just how quickly individuals might obtain shed in the desert, as within mins the camp ran out view and also every dune looked the like the following. Just our neighborhood overview truly recognized where we were. As we headed back in the direction of the camp, the sunlight dropped gradually right into the sand.

That night we took a seat to a house prepared Moroccan supper of lamb tagine and also couscous, prior to transferring to the huge campfire outside, where there was no sound to disrupt the tranquility and also tranquility of the desert and also no light however the fire, permitting every celebrity to beam plainly versus the black skies.

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The desert is such an essential component of Moroccan life, background and also society. As a matter of fact, it may also be feasible to claim that you can discover more regarding Morocco from one evening in the desert, than from a week in Marrakech.

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DAY 3– M’hamid– Zagora– Ouarzazate– Ait Ben Haddou (280 Kilometres)

Early the following early morning, we had a light morning meal and also leapt back right into the 4 wheel drive to head back to M’Hamid, back to our bikes and also back to the roadway, to shower and also adjustment in the Resort Kasbah prepared for the initial leg of our return trip to Marrakech.

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Leaving the desert behind, we rode back via Zagora and also Ouarzazate, to the community of Ait Ben Haddou, where we invested the evening in the glamorous Riad Ksar Ighnda, a palatial deluxe resort constructed right into the damages of the old community, or the Ksar. The Ksar of Ait Ben Haddou is a typical pre-Saharan negotiation, comprised of earthen structures compacted within protective wall surfaces and also strengthened by towers in the edges.

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Riding as much as evictions of Ksar Ighnda seemed like coming close to a castle, with high wall surfaces, towers and also high wood doors. Our spaces were situated on the roof covering top where a network of adjoining roof covering balconies offered extraordinary sights throughout the bordering landscape, a carpeting of rich environment-friendly plants and also hand trees loading the tiny valley. In the internal yard was a big, cooling down swimming pool shaded by vegetation and also indigenous trees. After discovering the different overlapping degrees and also forms of the resort itself, we went to the hamman to saturate out the dirt after the thrilling trip back from the desert.

Review our complete testimonial of the Riad Ksar Ighnda in Ait Ben Haddou.

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DAY 4– Ait Ben Haddou– Telouet– Tichka– Marrakech

The last day of our motorbike experience would certainly take all of us the back from Ait Ben Haddhou, over the Atlas Hills via the Tishka Pass and also all the back to Marrakech. The outstanding point regarding this course is that although we were riding similarly we had actually originated from, every edge and also every sight is an entirely one-of-a-kind experience when riding in the contrary instructions!

As we climbed up back up to the top of the Tishka Pass, a lot of the snow had actually dissolved and also the windstorm pressure winds of the previous days had actually gone away making it a a lot easier and also positive trip.

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This last leg of the trip was a possibility to review the entire trip of the previous couple of days; just how it was feasible to experience a busy city, a snow-covered hill pass, a palm-filled valley, rough levels and also the never-ending magnitude of the Sahara Desert, done in simply a number of days. To claim my riding had actually boosted would certainly be an exaggeration. The obstacle of a larger bike, snow and also mud, and also a continuous stream of limited hill flexes, all integrated with the careful eye and also specialist guidance from Reda, raising my abilities and also self-confidence on the bike.

This was our very first time back on the motorcycle with each other in 2 years and also it was a genuinely extraordinary to experience first-hand what maintains tempting experience cyclists right here from around the globe, every year.

We rode completely from Ait Ben Haddou back to Marrakesh, back over the Atlas Hills via the Tichka Pass, quiting to absorb the outstanding landscapes in the process, finishing our day at Marrakech Riad Cinnamon.

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It really felt outstanding to be back on 2 wheels once more, particularly such an impressive bike (the BMW F700GS) and also being led via the most effective courses by Reda. We were formally back on 2 wheels, with lots of even more motorcycle experiences yet to find!

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