Sahara Adventure with Dakar Legend Jordi Arcarons

An offroad tour of the extra class at the rear wheel of a full pro: ride the great Triumph Tiger 1200 XCx from southern Spain to Morocco, then ride the light Yamaha in the dunes of the Sahara to Merzouga, guided and instructed by Dakar legend Jordi Arcarons. Plus: helmet for free!

Pricing

Price
per rider in shared twin/double room with own motorcycle and rental motorcycle Yamaha WR450F - MOTOURISMO special price instead of 2800.00 now €2,500.00
per rider in shared twin/double room incl. rental motorcycles Triumph Tiger 1200 XCx and Yamaha WR450F - MOTOURISMO special price instead of 3250.00 now €2,999.00
Single room surcharge per rider on request subject to availability from €300.00
Exclusive gift for MOTOURISMO customers: Crosshelmet Scorpion VX-21 AIR (Please specify your helmet size when booking) €0.00

Features

Features
- Rental motorcycle Triumph Tiger 1200 XCx for the routes from Malaga to Morocco and back (depending on booking)
- Rental motorcycle Yamaha WR 450cc 2017 for the desert stages in Morocco
- Fully comprehensive insurance with excess (1.200€)
- protective clothing (jacket, trousers, gloves, boots, helmet FOX)
- Night ferry Spain-Melilla and back (possible change of route) in double cabin
- Tour guide, German and English speaking travel companion
- Tour guide and off-road trainer in Morocco: Dakar legend Jordi Arcarons
- Escort vehicle/luggage transport
- 4 hotel nights, half board in shared twin/double room (single room on request)
- Crosshelmet Scorpion VX-21 AIR (Please specify your helmet size when booking)
- Route planning: The exact routes are subject to change due to current circumstances.
Not included features
- flights
- lunches
- Breakfast and lunch on the ferry
- drinks
- gas and toll
- travel insurances
- optional excursions
- Everything that is not specified as features

More details

More details
Participation requirements:
- valid passport
- Motorcycle riding licence for at least two years
- popular credit card (with available limit of 1.200€)
- international riding licence valid in countries outside the European Union (up to 125 hp and 1100 cubic centimetres)
- Minimum age: 25 years
- physical fitness for long stages
- Minimum number of participants 5, with smaller number of participants a price increase takes place in the sense of a new offer
- committment to the safety instructions and use of the safety equipment
- Entry regulations: EU citizens do not need a visa to enter Morocco as tourists for a period of up to three months. Make sure that your passport is stamped when you enter the country. Some tourists had difficulties leaving the country in the past because their passport did not carry an entry stamp.
- Passport validity: Your passport should be valid for the duration of your stay in Morocco. A further extension of the validity period is not necessary. Before travelling, make sure that your passport is not damaged. Some travellers have already been refused entry due to damaged passports.
- The tour takes place in English and Spanish. In addition, a German-speaking travel companion is available.
Mobility: The offer is not suitable for people with reduced mobility. Please contact us for more information.

To get in the mood – the video: https://youtu.be/6z6Hg7dc7dc

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Dakar legend Jordi Arcarons in person will guide the participants of the tour on three days over the dunes and into the mountains of the Moroccan Sahara. For the launch of the new MOTOURISMO offer in cooperation with the Spanish motorcycle tour operator "Billy Goat Garage", participants will also receive a high-quality cross helmet as a gift by booking through MOTOURISMO.

The package also includes ferry crossings, a German-speaking travel companion and luggage transport. The transfer stages in Morocco from Melilla to Erfoud and back can be done either with your own motorcycle or on a Triumph Tiger 1200 XCx offered for rent. With a riding distance of 600 kilometres on each day, there is no need to stroll on these two road stages. On the three off-road days with Jordi Arcarons, comfortable overnight stays in 4-star hotels are included.

In Erfoud Jordi Arcarons will await the participants with light Yamaha WR450 Enduros and will guide them on different routes over the dunes and into the mountains of the Moroccan Sahara. The offroad stations on the programme include the oasis in Tisserdmine, the Merzouga village market and the Erg Chebbi dune field.

Riders can look forward to being introduced to the exclusive secrets of a proven offroad expert and, of course, to first-hand experience of legendary Dakar stories. Jordi Arcarons works alongside the former and active Dakar pilots Gerard Farrés, Miguel Puertas and Mark Solà as a trainer and guide for the Spanish organizer and now for the first time will guide guests in the context of a longer tour through his natural territory, the African sand and gravel.

During his 16 participations in the Dakar Rally between 1988 and 2011, the 56-year-old was on the podium six times and, with a total of 27 stage victories in his career, finished third behind the French Stéphane Peterhansel and Cyril Despres. Today he is the sports manager for Yamaha's Dakar factory team.

For the introduction of the new tour offer with Jordi Arcarons, participants will receive the cross helmet Scorpion VX-21 AIR as a gift by booking via MOTOURISMO.

Explore the Sahara on this seven-day journey in the Merzouga Desert and let Dakar legend Jordi Arcarons prepare you for riding over dunes and on gravel. You'll soon feel like a pro.

Tour itinerary

Stage 1 - Night ferry Málaga-Melilla

Meeting point in the afternoon to be determined. Organizational matters. Transfer on your own motorcycle or rental Triumph Tiger 1200 XCx from the meeting point to the port of Málaga. Customs formalities and check-in. Night ferry to Melilla. Dinner. Overnight stay in two-bed cabins.

Stage 2 - Melilla-Erfoud, approx. 600 km

We will arrive early in the morning at the port of Melilla. Customs formalities and start of the tour to Erfoud. Lunch on the way. Arrival in Erfoud, check-in and dinner at the 4-star hotel Xaluca, Erfoud.

Stage 3 - Erfoud-Tisserdemine-Erfoud, approx. 150 km

Oasis Route. Jordi Arcarons teaches you to develop a feeling for the terrain, off the beaten track, in riverbeds and over dunes. We see Tisserdimine, famous for its oasis, and the old Dakar off the slopes. Lunch at Hassil Bit. Return to the hotel and dinner at the 4-star Hotel Xaluca, Erfoud.

Stage 4 - Erfoud-Merzouga, 130 km

Dunes route. We enjoy dune rides and the desert paths of the Erg Chebbi. Lunch on the way. Continue to Merzouga. Arrival, check-in and dinner at 4-star hotel Tumbuctu Kasbah, Merzouga.

Stage 5 - Merzouga-Risani-Jorf-Erfoud, approx. 150 km

Mummy Route: In the morning departure for the dunes and Lake Merzouga on the way to Risani, one of the most picturesque villages in the region, where a unique market awaits us, offering everything from spices to donkeys. We continue through salt lakes and riverbeds. Ride to the mountains, to one of the set locations of the movie "The Mummy". Lunch in Erfoud. Return to the hotel and dinner.

Stage 6 - Erfoud-Melilla and night ferry to Málaga

Breakfast in the early morning and ride to Melilla, about 600 km. Lunch on the way. Arrival in Melilla, customs formalities and night ferry to Málaga. Overnight stay in two-bed cabins.

Stage 7 - Arrival in Málaga and transfer to the meeting point

Arrival of the ferry at the port of Málaga. Transfer to "Motos Garrido", end of trip.