This tour starts in Malaga, Spain, and follows the Costa del Sol to British-ruled Gibraltar, the southernmost tip of Spanish territory. Ferried across the Strait to North Africa, we land in the Spanish enclave of Ceuta. Once underway on land, curvy mountain roads between the orient and occident greet us as we descend to Rabat and Marrakech, set in the foothills of the Grand Atlas.
Suddenly, the oriental influence becomes prevalent: souks and narrow alleys, colorful carpets, flamboyantly dressed people, and vibrant, distinctly oriental music – it’s truly another world. After traversing the road of the kasbahs and its magnificent side-canyons, we head high up the Atlas to Ifrane, where snow may still be melting on the 12,000 ft peaks.
Fes, the oldest of the “Royal Cities,” waits below on the plain. The last leg of the journey consists of winding mountain roads lined with young street merchants offering their special treats on the way back to Malaga. Along with all your souvenirs, you’ll take home countless memories from this motorcycle tour that will take you from the occident to the orient and back.