For many people on these shores, a few gentle green lanes and a couple of weeks touring around Europe is as far as their two-wheeled adventures go. Now, there is absolutely nothing wrong with that.
We’re blessed with some truly brilliant roads and just a hop, skip and jump away we have some of the best mountain passes in the world.
Head south, however, and a whole new world opens up. Morocco offers adventure motorcyclists variety, great riding experiences and brilliant landscapes. To give you a glimpse into what’s on offer we got Viktoria Barsony, owner of Wheels of Morocco, to tell us exactly why riding Morocco deserves a place on your bucket list.
1. Amazing landscapes
Fancy the mild Mediterranean breeze? Or just longing for the eternal sunshine? Maybe some fresh mountain air? Wheels of Morocco takes you from the amazing Mediterranean coastline, through the undiscovered passes of the Atlas, to the breathtaking Sahara desert.
In Morocco, you can have it all from riding on vast empty beaches to crossing the extreme greenery of the Rif mountains, having the ride of your lifetime through the hairpins of the Gorges du Dades, chilling out by the pool with a view of the dunes or just watching the million stars of the Milky Way…
Just choose and Wheels of Morocco will make it happen. We are happy to customize the tour based on your individual or group expectations and starting from your selected arrival airport.
2. 360 days of sunshine
Escape from the foggy, rainy and cold European winter! Did you know that parts of Morocco have the highest number of sunny days in a year? You don’t need to constantly check the forecasts, as you can be sure the sun will keep following you wherever you are riding.
3. People, hospitality and security
Moroccan people are respectful, generous, friendly and open-hearted. You can expect the warmest welcome from local people throughout your motorcycle trip and they will do their best to accommodate any wishes you might have.
Morocco is a safe and secure country for residents and tourists alike. Most first-time visitors are amazed by their experience and are often left longing to come back. Tourists are treated with the upmost respect. You will quickly get in the mood and feel absolutely as if you have always been living there.
You can dress up, or down, as you want (to the limits of respectful behavior) and can have a nice cold beer (or other drink) after a long riding day. In Morocco your bike will be totally secure and you can practically park it anywhere. You can be sure that your precious belongings will be exactly where you left them.
4. Your better half will be happy that you are going on a bike trip
Wheels of Morocco offers your partner many alternative programs while you are enjoying the ride in Morocco. There are brilliant golf courses, excellent Moroccan cooking classes and of course there are many world-famous surfing spots too.
If that’s not her cup of tea, there is also yoga and fantastic spa or Hammam treatments that will leave her more than happy enough to send you off on your selected bike trip while she is chilling out at a fantastic location.
Alternatively, she can opt to follow you in the support vehicle to meet up every evening and experience the same scenery in a more comfortable way.
5. Art, culture and culinary heaven
Morocco is a country of a thousand treasures. Besides the fantastic landscape, wonderful roads, exhilarating rides and masses of dirt track to tackle, the country offers a rich history and tradition.
Those who enjoy their culinary delights will be satisfied by a large choice of dishes and various spices, while art lovers will marvel in the souks where a variety of items are handcrafted in the small stalls. Whether it is a wooden statue or a handmade carpet, chances are you’ll love it and want it right there and then.
Here’s how you can do it
Wheels of Morocco are a motorcycle tour company that offer a range of trips in Morocco at affordable prices. They run a fleet of BMWs including the R1200GS LC, F800GS and F700GS. They have various offerings including “Adventure” and “Exclusive” tours. The first includes more riding distances and off-road, the “Exclusive” includes more city visits including Essaouira, Marrakesh and Meknes, with some SPA and surf hotels too. For more information head to www.wheelsofmorocco.net