Off Road Morocco 6 day Mini Mountain & Desert Tour

Off Road Morocco 6 day

Mini Mountain & Desert Tour

One of our most popular tours

it is aimed at those who are limited in time, but would love to experience a bit of the best off road biking that Morocco can offer. A total of 4 days biking plus your days of arrival & departure.


You will experience

  • Nearly 90% off road.
  • Spectacular trails combined with dramatic mountain landscapes and awesome views.
  • Beautiful winding trails, gorges, rocky climbs, and some big wash-outs!
  • 2,500m mountain passes with spectacular scenery
  • River crossings - with and without water
  • Sandy river beds & vast dry lake beds
  • Isolated mountain villages
  • A night out under the stars at our desert bivouac with campfire and local musicians – 90km from nearest road! 
  • Excellent accommodation.
  • Good food.
  • Alcohol available every night, even in our desert bivouac!


,,Day 1 – 6 days total - 4 days biking

Arrival at Ouarzazate airport and transfer to our 3* hotel in the town (about 5 minutes away)



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,,Day 2 – (approx. 230km) Ouarzazate to N'Kob 

A very pleasant days biking giving you time to get accustomed to your bike and the terrain. After breakfast and about 6kms on road, we take off into the countryside heading west on a sweeping trail prepared for asphalt but not yet covered with the black stuff. Its then off road proper, predominantly hard packed soil interspersed with some short rocky sections, river crossings and small villages. There are some long sections of undulating trail, twisting through the hills with not a rock in sight. 



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After 100 km we turn south-eastwards after our picnic lunch, which is taken somewhere on the trail, and wind our way down through the Anti Atlas Mountains to the town of Agdz. A quick refueling and coffee stop then its 30 kms off road again through the palmaraie hugging the river Draa before we hit the asphalt. Here we head due east for 22 km on road stopping at our nights’ accommodation in the village of N’Kob. Tonight we will be staying in a 200 year+ old converted Kasbah.



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,,Day 3 – (approx. 250km) N'Kob to Ousina desert bivouac

After breakfast we head south from the hotel towards our destination for the night - the desert jaima.  Super-fast twisting tracks and riverbeds that eventually lead us onto the enormous dry lakebed of Lac Maider and to a small Auberge where we stop for a drink.  





 



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From here we bike through fesh fesh (bulldust) and wind our way through sandy, dry riverbeds to where we refill at Remlia. The final 20kms through dunes to our night’s stop at the desert bivouac with hot showers. 


Situated close to a large area of middle sized dunes, in the late afternoon/early evening, once the sand has cooled down, we will all grab a beer and bike to the top of the dunes to watch the sunset.


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Dinner in the jaima and then we all sit around a campfire with local musicians playing for us.



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,,Day 4 – (approx. 170kms) Ousina desert bivouac to Dades

we leave our bivouac after breakfast, traversing back through the dunes to Remlia where we refuel. Turning north we pass through another section of fesh fesh, stop for a drink at a local desert auberge in a gorge, and then on to very fast tracks across a never ending dry lake bed; along winding sandy trails and riverbeds. 



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Refuel from the 4x4 somewhere out here and then on to the village of Al Nif where we get lunch in a local cafe and refuel again.  We have now left the desert.



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Continuing on our northerly route we cross the Jebel Saghro mountains on twisting trails with dramatic rock formations and amazing scenery with long drop offs down into the rocky valleys, until we come out onto the plateau which leads us to our next night’s accommodation.  



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A 4* hotel with very unusual decoration, a cold pool with a hot Jacuzzi on the roof and an excellent buffet meal. On arrival you can arrange to have a massage, sauna or hammam to remove any aches caused by today’s long ride.



 


 

,,Day 5 - (approx. 190kms) Dades to Ouarzazate 

After breakfast refuel and then up the Dades Gorge and off in an easterly direction following the foothills of the Atlas Mountains. Undulating, fast sections interspersed with rocky trails through major washouts and gullies, bringing us out onto a plateau.  Picnic lunch somewhere up on the plateau. 



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Several river crossings followed by trails winding their way down into beautiful river gorges before the final 20kms of fast tracks across a flat plateau bring us back to Ouarzazarte.



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After dropping the bikes at our garage and checking them over together with our mechanic Hussein for damages it’s time to hit the bar and have a well-deserved drink and remember all the adventures we’ve had.


 



 
,,Day 6

Transfer back to Ouarzazate airport



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Here’s a list of what is included with our Mini Mountain and Desert Tour

The bikes

KTM 450 EXCs

Note: We have a fleet of 12 bikes of which a couple are lowered. Please request this possibility at the time of booking and we will do our best to comply.
  • 3rd party insurance
  • All fuel
  • GPS

Note: A GPS is installed on each bike with each days route installed.

The Equipment

  • MXshirt and trousers
  • Chest protector
  • Knee protectors
  • Elbow protectors

NOTE:For guaranteed comfort we always recommend you bring your own boots however we do hire these for a one off charge of 50€.

VERY IMPORTANT: For safety reasons we are NOT supplying helmets anymore. You need to bring your own MX style helmet with a fixed chin-bar, enduro goggles and gloves. 

The Rest

Pick-up & transfer to/from Ouarzazarte airport to our local hotel. (Return transfers from Marrakech can be arranged for you. We try to join bikers up to reduce costs)

Twin share accommodation with half board

Picnic or cafe lunches

Drinking water during the day’s biking (carried in the 4×4)

Support vehicle with driver & mechanic, equipped with;

  • Fridge
  • Compressor
  • Large first aid box
  • Medical equipment
  • Satellite phone
  • GPS
We are very confident our bikes will not have anything other than minor problems, and we feel sure that you, as temporary “owner” of our bike, will look after it as if it were your own and as such will return it to us in good order. If the bike becomes unusable due to an accident then you could be doing the rest of the tour in the support vehicle. So please go carefully and take care of our bikes – and yourselves!

The following is a list of what you need to organise, arrange, supply or bring with you for our Mini Mountain and Desert tour.

The Essentials

  • Return flights
  • Medical insurance, with repatriation (OBLIGATORY)
  • A 700€ returnable deposit against bike and/or GPS damage. This is paid by credit card. We have a credit card machine through which we block the deposit against your account until the end of the tour, when the bikes are checked.
  • Pocket money - for souvenirs, alcohol and soft drinks etc... Reckon 50€ unless you drink a lot!!
  • Helmet, boots, gloves & goggles

NOTE: For guaranteed comfort we always recommend you bring your own boots however we can supply these for a one off charge of 50€.

VERY IMPORTANT: For safety reasons we are NOT supplying helmets anymore. You need to bring your own MX style helmet with a fixed chin-bar, enduro goggles and gloves. 

A FULL BIKING LICENCE IS NEEDED – SO BRING IT WITH YOU! SORRY IF YOU DON’T HAVE IT WITH YOU, YOU WON’T BE ALLOWED TO BIKE.

Recommended Clothing & Accessories

  • T-shirts per day
  • Underwear
  • Lightweight thermal underwear (just in case)
  • Socks
  • Pair of casual shirts for wearing at the hotels
  • Pair of Trousers/jeans for wearing at the hotels
  • Swim wear
  • Small head torch for the desert bivouac
  • Trainers/shoes
  • Shorts
  • Jumper or fleece
  • A platypus drinking system with tube (about 1.5 litres) – to go in a backpack (OBLIGATORY)

Small medical kit comprising:

  • Aspirins/paracetamol – some form of pain killer
  • Anti-inflammatory pills/cream
  • Lip salve – to avoid chapped lips
  • Plasters
  • Sun cream
  • Rehydration powders.
  • Energy/glucose tablets to chew during the days

Note: Your doctor or GP will be able to advise you further
Moto Aventures also carries a large medical box in the assitance vehicle.
VERY IMPORTANT

The assistance vehicle has limited space to carry luggage so we supply a barrel type soft bag – 40liters – for each client to put their personal effects and clothing into for the tour. Only this bag permitted. Bear in mind you will be in biking gear most of the time so please think carefully what you bring. We would also appreciate keeping the weight down. Any excess gear can be left at our base and picked up at the end of the tour.

PLEASE ADVISE IF YOU ARE ALLERGIC TO ANY MEDICATION OR FOOD BEFORE COMMENCING THE TOUR

MOTO AVENTURES EUROPA S.L. (hereinafter referred to as "the Company") accepts clients, and any accompanying 4x4 passengers (hereinafter referred to collectively as "the Client") subject to the following conditions:

  1. BOOKING AND PAYMENTS
    • The deposit paid at the time of booking is accepted as part of the total cost of the tour and will not be refunded unless the applicant cannot be offered a place.
    • The balance of the total cost for the tour must reach us no later than EIGHT weeks before the tour date.
  2. CANCELLATION
    • Cancellation charges on BALANCE payments are as follows;
      • 7 - 8 weeks before departure by Client - 50% refund.
      • 4 - 7 weeks before departure by Client - 40% refund.
      • 2 - 4 weeks before departure by Client - 25% refund.
      • 0 - 2 weeks before departure by Client - no refund.
  3. The Client must:
    • be in possession of a full motorbike driving license at all times during the tour
    • have made known to the Company any endorsements or restrictions made to his driving license by the licensing authorities
  4. Only the Client recognised and accepted by the Company may drive the motorbike.
  5. Should the Client cause the motorbike to be retained or embargoed, all costs will be payable by the Client, including any losses to the Company whilst the motorbike is immobilized.
  6. All fines, judicial costs, etc., derived from any form of traffic infraction or other, which are against the motorbike, the Company or the Client, and caused by the Client during the period of this contract, will be payable by the Client except when caused by the Company.
  7. The Company reserves the right to refuse to allow the Client's participation in the event that the Company's insurance agent will not accept the Client as an insurable risk.
  8. When using one of the Company bikes or equipment, the Client agrees to pay a deposit of SEVEN HUNDRED EUROS before beginning the tour, which will be returned in full provided that no damage has occurred to either bike or GPS. Prices of some of the parts you could be charged for :
     
    AIR FILTER COVER39€REAR MUDGUARD59€
    FRONT RIM 231€SUBFRAME329€
    FRONT BRAKE LEVER35€REAR RIM218€
    CLUTCH LEVER35€FOOT PEG39€
    REAR BRAKE LEVER35€GEAR SHIFT LEVER67€
    HEAD LIGHT MASK ORANGE34€FOOT BRAKE LEVER100€
    BRAKE DISC REAR113€SIDE STAND105€
    BRAKE DISC FRONT123€STAND BASE4,50€
    CLUTCH COVER64€SKID PLATE PLASTIC117€
    HANDPROTECTORS50€IGNITION COVER83€
    HANDLEBARS124€SEAT COVER64€
    GRIPS22€RADIATOR PROTECTOR10€
    SPOILER SET100€CLUTCH PIPE64€
    HEADLIGHT88€THROTTLE GRIP50€
    LIGHT SWITCH39€SILENCER END CAP170€
    FRONT MUDGUARD34€NUMBER PLATE 24€
    Should you drop the bike under water then expect to pay up to
    4 x oil changes @ 30€ each.
    4 x oil filters @ 21€ each.
    1 x fuel filter @ 57€.
  9. WHEELIES ARE NOT ALLOWED - If damage is caused as the result of doing a wheelie the Client will be responsible for the cost of ALL damages.
  10. If, for whatever reason, it is not possible to check the bikes at the end of the tour, the Company will have up to 7 days to advise the Client of any damages and costs due
  11. The Client understands that;
    • he/she is responsible for his/her own personal insurance with repatriation and acknowledges the inherent risk and dangers of the tour
    • will travel entirely at his/her own risk
    • neither the Company, its agents, or any other person assisting with them, is liable for any personal loss, injury, accident, damage, delay or inconvenience, whether caused by acts of the Company, its agents or events outside the Company's control (e.g. strikes, civil war, mechanical breakdown, weather etc.)
    • due to the nature of the tour, no responsibility can be accepted by the Company for any damage, loss, or accident to a Client's vehicle or other property, whether owned, on hire, or loaned to the Client.
    • if the Client leaves the tour voluntarily before completion of the tour, or is required to do so by a Company representative, then all liability that the Company may bear to that Client will cease immediately, and the Company will have no responsibility for repatriation or any other expenses incurred by the Client which may arise out of such an event.
    • In the event of an accident when the bike becomes undriveable or the client cannot continue the tour then any costs incurred to get the bike back to the Company’s garage base, will be to the cost of the client. (110€ to 350€)
    • he/she will abide by the authority and decisions of the Company and/or its representatives.
  12. The Company reserve the right to alter or cancel all or part of the tour without prior notice. If a tour is cancelled, any payments already received by the Company will be refunded in full.
  13. The Client will comply strictly with the laws and customs of all countries visited, whether in respect of health, immigration, exchange control, drugs, or any other matter.
  14. All distances and information quoted in our itineraries are approximates. These are meant as a rough guide and can vary if there is a change of route. At all times we will try to maintain this itinerary but due to climatic conditions or availability of accommodation the company might have to alter part of it.
  15. JURISDICTION
    • Any dispute that may arise between the Client and the Company will be dealt with under the jurisdiction of the country where the Company is registered.
    • Costs incurred by the Company (including lawyer and procurator fees) whilst reclaiming monies owed by the Client from this contract, will be payable by the Client.
  16. The Company reserves the right to alter or change all or part of these Terms & Conditions without prior notice.

Tour Dates

30 Sep - 5 Oct 2018

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  • Rider 1 1,575.00 Euros
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18 Oct - 23 Oct 2018

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  • Rider 10 1,575.00 Euros
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13 Nov - 18 Nov 2018

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  • Rider 0 1,575.00 Euros
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16 Feb - 21 Feb 2019

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  • Rider 5
Private Tour

29 Mar - 3 Apr 2019

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  • Rider 10 1,675.00 Euros
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If you are interested in a place on a full tour contact SU to be put on her waiting list & be advised if a place comes free.