Morocco - Moorish pearls

The bikers dreamtour comes true! On this motorcycle tour to the former empire of the moors in Andalusia and Morocco you follow the legendary tracks of the “Moorish Pearls”.

Pricing

Price
Rider with own motorcycle €3,480.00 $3,871.35 ?
Passenger €2,980.00 $3,315.12 ?
Single room (supplement) €550.00 $611.85 ?
Rental motorcycle: BMW F700GS (extra charge) €1,105.00 $1,229.27 ?
Rental motorcycle: BMW F750GS, BMW F800GS, BMW F800GT (extra charge) €1,235.00 $1,373.89 ?
Rental motorcycle: BMW F850GS, BMW F800GS ADVENTURE (extra charge) €1,300.00 $1,446.20 ?
Rental motorcycle: BMW R1200R, BMW F850GS ADVENTURE (extra charge) €1,430.00 $1,590.81 ?
Rental motorcycle: BMW R1200GS, BMW R1200RS (extra charge) €1,430.00 $1,590.81 ?
Rental motorcycle: BMW R1250GS, BMW R1250R (extra charge) €1,495.00 $1,663.12 ?
Rental motorcycle: BMW R1200GS ADVENTURE (supplement) €1,625.00 $1,807.74 ?
Rental motorcycle: BMW R1250GS ADVENTURE, BMW R1200RT, BMW S1000XR (extra charge) €1,690.00 $1,880.05 ?

Features

Features
Transfer to Malaga
Rental motorcycle incl. comprehensive insurance
Overnight stays in first-class 4* and 5* hotels and traditional riads
Breakfast and dinner
German-Spanish speaking Tour Guide, please inquire for English speaking tour guide
escort vehicle
Info package / Map material
commemorative gift
Not included features
flight, petrol, drinks, snacks between meals

More details

More details
Start/end: Malaga
Duration: 15 days, 13 driving days
Total distance: approx. 3750 km
Route profile: many curves, mountain and panoramic roads
Accommodation: first class 4*-5* hotels and typical riads
Highlights: The Moorish pearls in Andalusia Seville, Cordoba, Granada, The royal cities of Morocco Marrakech, Fez and Rabat. High Atlas.
The motorcycle is fully comprehensively insured with € 2.000,- excess. With the VIP insurance for € 20,- (€ 30,00 for the XR model) per rental day the excess can be reduced to € 350,-.
Mobility: The offer is not suitable for people with reduced mobility. Please contact us for more information.

The first part of the tour leads you along the fascinating tracks in the bikers paradise of Southern Spain to the highlights of Andalusia. You spend one day in classy Seville, where you rest for one day and stroll through its narrow streets for delicious tapas and a glass of wine. On panoramic roads you continue to Cordoba, that awaits you with its unique atmosphere and you visit the Alhambra in Granada. During the first week of the Moorish Pearls Tour you are delighted in sheer riding pleasure and pure spanish ambient.

Next you embark on the quest for the imperial cities in Morocco for one week. You enter Africa through the legendary port of Tangier before you visit the narrow streets and squares of Fes. From here you ride along the Middle Atlas to Marrakesh, famous for the old Medina, its main square the Djemmaa el-Fna, palaces, gardens and ancient steam baths. From the peaks of the High Atlas you reach the Atlantic Ocean, where the coastline takes you to Casablanca and further on to Rabat and back to Malaga.

The tour offers complete motorcycling pleasure on panoramic mountain and coastal roads with stunningly beautiful scenery. The roads throughout the entire route are asphalted. Off-road detours are possible on request and according to riding ability. The comfort of a 4* to 5* hotel awaits you after our daily stages.

Tour:

Day 1: Arrival in Málaga

Arrival at Malaga airport and transfer to the hotel. Introductions over dinner with Spanish wine while giving us an opportunity to discuss our tour.

Day 2: Malaga - Marbella - Ronda

Along the coastal road of the Costa del Sol we ride towards Marbella. From here we climb into the Sierra de Ronda, where amazing views over the Mediterranean surprise us before we reach the city of Ronda itself in the evening. One of Spain's oldest Bullrings opened here in 1785, the city itself is located on the 100 m deep El Tajo Gorge and is achieved via the impressive bridge Puente Nuevo.

Day 3: Ronda - Arcos de la Frontera - Sevilla

Ronda is surrounded by a number of smaller mountain ranges such as the Sierra de Grazalema with its famous Puerto Paloma. They provide us with magnificent landscapes and streets, and are the perfect playground for our bikes. Curves, grippy asphalt and beautiful views of the white villages of Andalusia bring us to Arcos de la Frontera and later to Seville, the today's stage.

Day 4: Rest day in Seville

The capital of Andalusia is also the most fascinating city in this region. It's hard to escape her unique charm: Seville is elegant, historic and proud, but also welcoming hospitable, comfortable and alive. The huge Cathedral with its famous Bell Tower, the Giralda, is just one of many sites that we discover today.

Day 5: Seville - Sierra Morena - Cordoba

Our route takes us further into the rugged mountains and canyons of the Sierra Morena. The beautiful street in this nature park in the North of Andalusia is quite unique and leads us towards Cordoba, once the capital of the Moorish Empire during the political and cultural heyday.

Day 6: Cordoba - Granada

Although today's program is dominated by a visit to the Alhambra, one of the most important of Spain's cultural heritage sites, we still make sure we get our fair share of biking pleasure. Our route takes us over beautiful mountain passes, through olive groves, past poppy fields and lakes before approaching the high plateau of Granada.

Day 7: Granada - Malaga

We leave Granada in order to fully enjoy the magnificent region of the Sierra Nevada. Away from the traffic with the Mediterranean Sea in sight we start our descent along the steep winding roads to Malaga.

Day 8: Malaga - Tanger - Chefchaouen

We ride at the Costa del Sol along the mediterranean coastline towards Tarifa. The African continent can be reached from here without delay by crossing the straits of Gibraltar by ferry to Tanger.

Here in the north of Morocco green is still the dominant color as we take winding roads to pass fields and forests towards the Rif mountains. In the evening we reach Chefchaouen, “the blue pearl”, whose architecture is still reminiscent of the lovely villages of Andalusia.

Day 9: Chefchauen - Fes

On our first entire day of ridng on African ground, we enjoy the rolling hills of the Rif Mountains. The terrain is perfect for our motorcycles and offers a fantastic atmosphere in which we taste sheer riding pleasure at its best. Behind the Rif mountains we reach the vibrant city of Fes, the first of the imperial cities of Morocco that we visit. Also called the „Mecca of the West“ and the „Athens of Africa“, Fes has the worlds biggest medina, called Fas el Bali, and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Day 10: Fes - Atlas Mountains

Today we expect a long and very varied day with impressive scenery. We reach the high plains of central Morocco, where the vastness and beauty of this country emerges, while on the horizon the first foothills of the High Atlas appear. The track leads us westward and we reach our destination, an ancient village nested in the heart of the Middle Atlas where we will spend the night.

Day 11: Atlas Mountains - Marrakech

The area we cross today is rich in cultural and architectural heritage: Zaouias, Kasbahs, fortified villages and well known for its souks, the weekly markets. By sunset we arrive in „Morocco‘s biggest oasis“ called Marrakech. Known as the „Pearl of the South“ or “The Red City” many consider Marrakech to be Morocco‘s most beautiful city due to its distinct oriental flair.

Day 12: Marrakech

Rest day in Marrakech, the second of the imperial cities of Morocco that we visit.

Day 13: Marrakech - Casablanca - Rabat

We leave Marrakech and take the road towards Casablanca at the beginning of todays route. The morning ride provides us with a worthy environment for motorcycling with its long straight sections full of sheer riding pleasure under Palm Tree alleys.

Seafood and beautiful tracks make our day in the afternoon as we reach the coastline at Casablanca from where we ride towards Rabat, Morocco´s capital and the third imperial city that we visit on this tour.

Day 14: Rabat - Malaga

We take an early picture at the Hassan Tower, Rabat´s iconic landmark, before we leave the city and ride briskly to cross the north western part of Morocco and head directly for the border. From here we cross the straits of Gibraltar to Algeciras and our Morocco adventure comes gradually to an end as we arrive at our starting point in Malaga.

Day 15: Return journey

Note: We reserve the right to make minor changes to the tour.