Enjoying a motorcycle tour in Morocco is really quite easy. However, in our 18 years of experience guiding motorcycle tours in this North African country we have encountered a few things we’d like to share with you.
First of all, Morocco is not one vast desert! Morocco has every kind of scenery you could imagine, from green rolling hills to snowcapped mountain peaks and yes, desert too, full of incredibly photogenic dunes and sunsets like you’ve never seen before. The diversity of landscapes gives Morocco an amazing mix of well-paved mountain roads with sweeping views, cedar forests full of monkeys and the mystical charm of the Sahara Desert.
Get your motorcycle ready and prepare for adventure. If you’re traveling on your own be sure to carry spare parts and basic tools with you. A mechanical issue can get very tricky really fast if you’re riding in the desert or crossing the Tizi-n-Tichka Mountain Pass. IMTBike always carry an extra motorcycle and many spare parts in our support vehicle during our guided motorcycle tours in Morocco just in case! If you do venture into Africa on your own, we strongly recommend you’re prepared for flat tires and basic motorcycle maintenance.
Remember that Morocco has a very complicated border entry process. You will need to have all the motorcycle documents in your name. If the motorcycle is not registered in your name you will need a notarized authorization from the owner. Make sure your motorcycle insurance is valid in Morocco. Good news is insurance can usually be bought at the border.
The Moroccans are very friendly people, a fact you will quickly get used to. They’re extremely welcoming by nature and will share everything with you, from their rich culture and history to their traditional (and delicious) mint tea. Most people understand English but official languages are French and Arabic. The younger Moroccans are more likely to have studied English and speak up to five languages. Food in Morocco is also fantastic; Tagine and Couscous are the most famous traditional Moroccan dishes that you won’t want to miss.
The Moroccan currency is the dirham (Dh), which is divided into 100 centimes. You will ﬁnd notes in denominations from Dh20 to Dh200. Coins come in denominations of Dh1, Dh2, Dh5 and Dh10, as well as, less frequently, 10, 20 and 50 centimes. The dirham is a restricted currency, meaning that it cannot be taken out of the country and is not available abroad. The current exchange rate is 1USD to 9.3 Dirham or 1 Euro to 10.9 Dirham.
The electrical sockets are the same as those used in Europe with the exception of England. So if you’re travelling from outside the EU, you will need a plug converter.
Finally, it can get cold in Morocco! So remember to bring some warm clothes for riding over the highest mountain pass in North Africa and for those cool desert nights.
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Discover our new motorcycle tours for 2015
We are introducing five brand new motorcycle tours for 2015:
Motorcyle Tours in Spain
- Southern Spain Andalusia Tour: The Spirit of Andalusia – April 18 – 26, 2015
Explore Sevilla, Ronda, Cordoba and Granada. Enjoy the famous “White Towns” and ride the greatest curves in the Sierra Nevada and Grazalema Mountains. Spend the night in exclusive Paradors, historical buildings such as Palaces and Castles converted into top-notch motorcycle—friendly hotels.
- BMW MOA Castles & Mountains Tour: Don Quixote Country – May 2 – 10, 2015
A tour designed with BMW MOA members in mind! This tour rides through history across six UNESCO World Heritage sites linked up by the best curves, twisties and sweepers of four different Mountain Ranges. Spend your nights in Palaces, Castles and Fortresses converted into top-notch motorcycle-friendly hotels.
- Wild Pyrenees Tour: Rocking Through the Mountains – July 11 – 22, 2015
The exceptional combination of magnificent roads with perfect asphalt and the intoxicating curves of the Pyrenees. An exquisite feast fit for true motorcyclists.
Motorcyle Tours in Morocco
- Morocco & Southern Spain: The Ancient Moorish Kingdom – March 28 – April 16, 2015
Discover The Ancient Moorish Kingdom. Ride through Andalucia/Southern Spain and Morocco on this fascinating 15 day adventure on two wheels.
Motorcyle Tours in Sardinia (Italy)
- Serpentine Sardinia Tour: True Motorcycling Nirvana – May 24 – June 3, 2015
An astonishing motorcycle tour through the best roads of the mountainous island of Sardinia. One of the best places to ride a motorcycle in the world.
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22/04/2014 - IMTBIKE is now a certified ITA BMW Motorrad (International Tourguide Academy) company.
This certification guaranties that IMTBIKE fulfills the high standards of quality required by BMW Motorrad as an official travel partner.
The skill level, experience and knowledge of our guides has been put to the test and pushed to the limits in all fields required for their job: on and off-road riding, first aid, motorcycle mechanics and more.
For us, this certification is tantamount to a promise to all of our clients to continue providing guided motorcycle tours of the highest quality.
Our guides represent the image of IMTBIKE during a tour, and it has always been our goal that they are adequately trained and prepared to provide and unforgettable tour that exceeds expectations.
For that reason we are proud to announce that since April 2014 IMTBIKE holds the official certification of the ITA BMW Motorrad (International Tourguide Academy).
08/05/2013 - We have moved our rental center in Malaga. The new IMTBike Malaga Center is located just 2 kilometers from the Malaga international Airport. This recently expanded airport is Andalucia’s hub for direct international flights from around the world! Now it’s easier than ever to rent a BMW and ride in sunny Southern Spain or join an IMTBIKE Andalucia or Morocco Tour!
Do you keep a motorcycle in Europe? IMTBike’s new Malaga center is also a perfect location to store your motorcycle during the offseason.
For more information on the new Malaga Center contact us at [email protected]