The Desert Ride - 6h (Price is per sidecar)
- Duration: 6 Hours (approx.)
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Cruise through the unreal landscape of the Agafay stone desert outside Marrakech with its berber villages and gorgeous oases. Discover the 16th century coranic school still inhabited by the descendants of its holly founder and wrap things up with a delicious lunch in a luxurious camp in the middle of the stone desert facing the Atlas mountains.
Once a well-known brasserie and a mail staging post in the 1920s, your insider meets you at the famous heritage building 'Le Grand Café de la Poste'. Share your expectations and specific requests while your insider introduces you, thanks to an old map, to both the geography of the surroundings and your tailor-made itinerary. Adjust your helmet, spread your sunscreen on, put on your sunglasses and hop on.
Hit the road to reach a small quaint village located 20km south of Marrakech. Between the majestic snow-capped Atlas Mountains, the vivid green of the olive trees and the region characteristic red soil, a truly spectacular landscape passes in front of your eyes before reaching this very spiritual place.
As you enter the village, you discover sixteen shrines where saints have been buried as well as remains of a visionary irrigation system. A now private former Koranic school, a 'Zaouia', founded in 1584 is your first stop of the day. Still inhabited by the descendants of the Holy Founder, Moulay Hafid invites you for a private discovery of this historical place and he will prepare you the best tea in the kingdom with thyme carefully picked from the family farm a few kilometres away. If you happen to ride on a Friday, take a stroll in the maze of this typical souk and get to taste camel meat, sugar fritters, liver skewers or seasonal fruits and vegetables.
Continue your adventure to the Agafay Desert where you will see the striking contrasts between rock dunes, green oases and traditional villages. Take out your camera as this is a unique track in between mountains and desert. End your adventure with a local lunch in a glamorous desert camp overlooking the Atlas Mountains. Sip your mint tea and soak up some sun one more time before going back to your hotel by the main road.
NB: This itinerary is subject to change due to passengers' requests, holidays or weather conditions.
Your ride is tailor-made, off the beaten path and designed according to your level of knowledge of the area and your centers of interests, respectful of the local culture and all inclusive to offer you a memorable experience. Custom rides and multi-day expeditions are also available in China and in Morocco.
CONTACT US: If you are trying to book a last minute ride within 24 hours or if you have any questions and just prefer talking to a human being we understand - you can email us at the Contact us link or you can call us at +212 (0)6 69 69 93 74. We try to get back to everyone within 24 hours.
Sillonnez les paysages lunaires du désert de pierres d'Agafay avec ses villages berbères et ses luxuriantes oasis. Découvrez une école coranique du 16e siècle encore habitée par les descendants du saint fondateur et concluez cette escapade avec un déjeuner marocain dans un luxueux bivouac faisant face aux montagnes. Le prix est par sidecar soit 2 personnes par véhicule.
- Maximum 2 personnes par sidecar de 2 à 99 ans. En-dessous de 12 ans, chaque enfant doit être accompagné par un adulte.
- Le Grand Café de la Poste, situé a 10 minutes de route de la place Jemaa el-fna, est notre point de rendez-vous dédié. Une option "Point de départ personnalisé" payante est disponible. A la fin de votre ride, nous vous déposons où vous le souhaitez en centre-ville.
- Pour des raisons de sécurité, vous n'êtes pas autorisés à conduire nos sidecars. Casques, charlottes jetables ainsi que des équipements imperméables sont à votre disposition.
As this is a private ride, you set the pace. Your insider will accompany you based upon what you want to see and how long you want to stop. And if you see something you like along the route, just yell STOP! Your wish is our command. Expect to spend about 70% of the time driving and 30% exploring on foot. Our rides can accommodate up to 2 passengers by sidecar from 2 to 99 years old.
STANDARD MEETING POINT : Our rides start from le Grand Café de la Poste, 10-minute drive from the Jemaa el-fna square.
CUSTOM MEETING POINT : Click on Other and type in your pick-up address. Please do enter the number of vehicles needed in the next page. This service comes at the price of 200 MAD per vehicle.
At the end of your ride, we will drop you off wherever you like in downtown Marrakech free of charge.
We offer rides in different languages. When you send us your booking form you can ask for an insider who speaks a language other than English.
WHAT IS INCLUDED
Our rides are all inclusive. Knowledgeable insiders immersed in local culture, characterful vintage vehicles, waterproof gear, helmets, site entrances and refreshing drinks. This ride also includes a local lunch with non-alcoholic beverages. For legal and safety reasons, you are not allowed to drive our sidecar.
French champagne, instant camera renting or smartphone camera accessories... we do offer a wide array of options to make your ride truly confortable and memorable. Discover them during your booking process.
In case of no-show or if you cancel within 48 hours of your ride you will be responsible for the total amount of your ride.