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Mountain & Desert Tour

Day 5 – (approx. 97km) Desert bivouac to Merzouga
Motorcycling in the Cathedral dunes of Erg Chebbi at Merzouga.A short day today to maximise our time in the big 'cathedral' dunes of Erg Chebbi.

After breakfast we leave the bivouac at 09.00 and set off for Morocco’s highest dunes at Erg Chebbi. There are more than 20 cathedral dunes that are more than 100 mtrs in height with the highest being 205 mts above the plateau....for those of you up to it we will ride them all.



Our small desert inn, Hotel Les Portes du Desert at Merzouga. Our accommodation for tonight.



The track from the bivouac to the dunes traverses an open plain with many acacia trees. This area reminds one of East Africa - just missing the giraffe grazing in the trees. Expect some sandy and rocky sections on what is in the most part a fast couple of hours riding. 



Old Dakar trails across the Sahara desert.



On arrival at the hotel we will have a quick coffee and move into our rooms before venturing out into the sand. Back for lunch at the hotel. After lunch we relax by the hotel pool and then maybe venture out into the dunes again.


Back in the hotel by 17.00. More relax time, drinks by the pool until our dinner in the very colourful restaurant.


the colourful dining room at Hotel Les Portes du Desert


Having a last minute drink by the Hotel Les Portes du Desert pleasant swimming pool.


 


 


 


 

Tour Dates

10 Oct - 17 Oct 2020
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22 Oct - 29 Oct 2020
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  • Rider 10
5 Nov - 12 Nov 2020
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  • Rider 3
6 Feb - 13 Feb 2021
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  • Rider 1
11 Apr - 18 Apr 2021
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  • Rider 10
21 Oct - 28 Oct 2021
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