Motorcycle Tour in Spain and 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”.
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.
A huge thank-you to Johannes, Julio, Eva, Volker and Domi for an incredible experience. I took a big chance booking online with no real knowledge of Hispania Tours and travelling half way around the world. Their personal care and professionalism was really exceptional. This tour far exceeded any expectations I had, from the incredible roads to the beautiful accommodations and top notch perfectly maintained bikes Johannes and his team provided the trip of a lifetime. If you’re even considering this trip don’t hesitate for a moment, I know I’ll be thinking about and remembering this experience for years to come.
We have had a fantastic trip. The organization was very professional and the the tourguides were flexible and were able to adjust to individual wishes. The Group was very nice and it was a pleasure to meet them all. An experience I don't want to miss.
To discover your organization, to meet you all and have such a nice time together, it was fantastic ! We will always remember this vacation with you in October 2014. Morocco was for us the best motorbike trip ever. We're very happy to know that there are so many possibilities to ride with you in Europe as well. Portugal and Pyrenees are waiting on us !
Main features of the tour:
Duration: 15 days, 13 days riding
Total distance: Approx. 3.750 km
Tour character: Mountain & panoramic roads (asphalt)
Accommodation: first class 4* and 5* hotels
Highlights: The moorish Pearls in Andalusia: Seville, Cordoba and Granada. The imperial cities of Morocco: Fes, Marrakesh and Rabat.High Atlas.
- Day 1: Arrival in Malaga
- Day 2: Malaga - Marbella - Ronda
- Day 3: Ronda - Arcos de Frontera - Seville
- Day 4: Restday Sevilla
- Day 5: Sevilla - Sierra Morena - Cordoba
- Day 6: Cordoba - Granada
- Day 7: Granada - Malaga
- Day 8: Malaga - Tanger - Chefchauen
- Day 9: Chefchaouen - Fes
- Day 10: Fes - Atlas Mountains
- Day 11: Atlas Mountains - Marrakech
- Day 12: Marrakech
- Day 13: Marrakech - Casablanca - Rabat
- Day 14: Rabat - Malaga
- Day 15: Departure
Course of events
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 driving 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 driving 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.
Prices and Service
|Driver||€ 3.480||Pillion||€ 2.980||Single room surcharge||€ 550|
YOUR MOTORCYCLE ON TOUR
|Your own bike||€ 0|
|BMW F700GS||€ 1.105|
|BMW F800GS F800GS ADV||€ 1.235|
|BMW R1200GS R1200GS ADV||€ 1.560|
|BMW R1200R||€ 1.365|
|BMW R1200RT||€ 1.690|
Transfer, Ferries and Tolls
Rental bike incl. comprehensive insurance
Accommodation in first class 4* and 5* Hotels, Riads
Breakfast and Dinner
English/Spanish speaking tour guide
Tickets for Alhambra
Information package / Maps
Flight, Fuel, Drinks, Snacks