ON ROAD: 271kms Description:
An early start today as we have the ferry and Moroccan customs to get through before we can start our bike adventure on Moroccan soil. After breakfast, we load all the luggage into the assistance vehicle and then gather round the bikes for the final quick briefing about today’s riding and then we’re off, destination the little blue town of Chefchaouen (also called Chaouen) set in the Rif Mountain area of NW Morocco.
Heading south it is about 160kms mainly on motorway to the small port of Tarifa, (Spain’s centre for water sports) enabling you all to get accustomed to your bikes. On a clear day, you will be able to see the North African coastline with no difficulty. A 45-minute fast ferry journey and we berth in Tangier Port. As soon as we are on board we will get our passports stamped by the on-board Moroccan customs service. In the last 15 years Tangiers, has been improved vastly and the bike paperwork shouldn’t take us long, though those visiting Morocco for the first time will need to make a trip to the upstairs office.
Moroccan roads are generally in surprisingly good condition but with the occasional 'surprise' waiting to catch you out so remain alert at all times. The BMW GS series of motorbikes were made for Moroccan roads. Once out of the city we head south east towards the large white city of Tetouan and on to our destination for this evening in the small town of Chefchaouen. The entire old town is painted in blues, terracotta and white and it’s well worth a walk around to discover all the narrow little streets in the medina.
We park up the vehicles in a local square where a guardian will look after them and walk about 5 minutes through an old square to our accommodation. We are staying in a typical local old house (Riad) converted into an attractive hotel. Free time to wander for photos and then dinner at the hotel.
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.