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Mountain & Desert Tour

Day 4 – (approx. 221km) Oualid Driss to desert bivouac
A Berbere camel train taking tourists for a stay in a desert bivouac in the Sahara desert.A fast days ride skirting the Algerian border.

Leaving at 09.00 we head the 6 km back up the road to Mhamid where we refuel the bikes. From here straight back into the small dunes and sandy riverbeds as we head the 40 km north towards the village of Tazzarine.

Refuel and we set off winding through the palmerie alongside the river Draa.  



Refueling our motorbikes at Remlia village in the desert.Once back into the desert we can expect to be stopped by the Moroccan military on at least 2 different occasions as the border with Algeria is not far away and this has become a sensitive area once again. 



Great, fast desert tracks once used on the Paris/Dakar rally await us...stop and say hi to the South African Elmer Symons who died here in 2007 whilst participating in the rally. His crash site is marked by a large stone cairn and a waypoint on your GPS and is a reminder to take care on these fast desert tracks.

 


Our desert bivouac at Ouzina Rimal just 70kms from Algeria


Lunch will be at a desert auberge on Lac Maider, a large dry sodalake.  From here its 60 km of sand and 'fesh fesh' (bull dust) before arriving at our desert bivouac for the evening. located alongside some medium dunes. 


Drinking a beer in


 


Ascend a 80 mtr dune and toast the sunset before having an amazing meal and listening to the local drummers whilst sitting around a blazing campfire.


 


 

Tour Dates

10 Oct - 17 Oct 2020
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22 Oct - 29 Oct 2020
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5 Nov - 12 Nov 2020
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6 Feb - 13 Feb 2021
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11 Apr - 18 Apr 2021
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21 Oct - 28 Oct 2021
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