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Ride #1 6th - 17th September 2024 (1 place left)
Ride #2 20th Sep - 1st Oct 2024
The Nick Sanders expedition to the edge of the Sahara Desert in Morocco is now iconic. It is an unforgettable motorcycling experience and ranks as one of the greatest rides you could ever do. Operated by Nick on 22 separate occasions since 2001, he was one of the first expedition tour leaders ever to guide riders into this extremely safe and beautiful North African country.
We have now created a completely new route. It's unbelievable. We'll still be making an unprecedented 4 crossings of the mighty Atlas Mountains but on one of the rides we will encounter a back roads section of semi-piste, one of the best bits of riding in the whole of Morocco. As before we will make long excursions into the desert regions in the west and a magnificent foray into the southern Anti-Atlas Mountains, the way we get there is quite different to how we got there before. Some new hotels, some the same, but the route has changed.
Nick’s experience in North Africa, as in many regions of the world, is unparalleled. Customer service ratings of his small team is rated 5 star because we care. We know how hard we have to try to help you have one of the great motorcycle experiences of your life. We know some of the best small boutique hotels which are an absolute delight to stay in. We know some of the best restaurants. We know Morocco.
What you are provided with
12 days fully guided riding led by Nick Sanders (11 days riding in Morocco)
Support vehicle – we will bring your bike back to Algeciras in case of a breakdown or accident.
Bike breakdown recovery to Spain
All hotels in Morocco and Algeciras + continental or Moroccan breakfasts
Return ferry crossings from Spain to Morocco.
What you need to provide
Optional ferry UK – Spain
Motoring insurance for Morocco (available at the border for around £40)
Lunches & dinners (except where indicated)
Duration: 11 days in Morocco
Dates: 6th - 17th September 2024
20th Sep - 1st Oct 2024
Price: £2650 (pillion price £1975)
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In 2016, I made a few short videos, as seen below, introducing riders to the pleasures of adventuring in Morocco.
Normally I ride a Yamaha Super Tenere 1200 on all of my rides, especially in South America and most recently in Patagonia March 2017. But in 2016 I rode an old favourate of mine, the recently discontinued 2003 XT660. It was a superb single cylinder bike I also rode to Timbuktu in 2009.
If you wish to have a better idea my short expeditions to Morocco, to the very edge of the Sahara Desert, here are six short 2 minute videos which describe aspects of a journey I led in 2016.
The first part of the journey proper where we stopped west of Meknes for a meal of 'cutlets' and chips - eating with local people, enjoying each others company and discovering in so many small ways how delightfully different this charming North African country is.
The second part of the journey and already we are crossing the Atlas Mountains. These films show this journey in a limited way but they do give a flavour of what it's like to bike in a desert region, across high terrain and do what for many people is a once in a year, or even once in a lifetime opportunity.
This is one of my favourate short films about my travels. The story evolves around a father, George Harper, taking his son Rowen for a ride around Morocco. It demonstrates with painful obviousness how misconstrued this country is perceived in terms of safety and the friendliness of the people. It shows how a dad can have a bonding experience with his son that will last a lifetime.
The penultimate short film. A simple description from of the the riders talking about what the ride meant to him, why he did it and how it affects in many good ways the way he thinks about his riding and indeed his life once he returns home.
One of my riding stalwarts Mr Mick Kemp talking about his bike, his beloved Yamaha Super Tenere and why he loves riding it in Morocco, why it's suited to ocassional light construction / off-road and what this journey means to him.