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Colorful Morocco "The Harley way to discover the Orient"

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 | Pierre Baumgärtner / Robert Stoll | Africa

Here we are for the most excitng Tour of the year for all of us. We all will ride with Harleys Davisdsons for the next 2 weeks through Spain and Morocco and will see nice oriental cities, wil pass the Atlas Mountain and we will step our foot into the desert. Nice group of Harley riders from the U.S, Luxemburg and Germany wil be a perfect mix to cruise through North Africa. 

Welcome & Briefing

Briefing Room all prepared and set up
Welcome dinner
Great 3 course Menue and good spanish wine perfect start

Day 1: Malaga to Chefchouen

What a great start. We left from Malaga via Gibralatar to Ceuta and arrived safely in Chefchouen

Sunrise in Malaga
On Gibraltar … grumpy looking monkey … Very brave Gilbert !!!
and now with Michel 1 & 2 David, Bart, Martin, Chet, Hans, John and Kathy
Alexander & TG Pierre
Selfie time.... Well done Alexander
All bikes fixed on the ferry
and now with Chet

Day 2: Chefchouen to Fes

They love the bikes...they think we are celeberties
Our restaurant for lunch...

Day 4: Restday incl Desert Trip.

 Fantastic day ride from our hotel in Erfoud in to the Sahara Desert......    Camels, sand, sun and fun....   What a great day!!

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Gilbert with his Turban looks like a local
Harley talks ??
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Next time we do as well dirt biking…..
John and Cathy

Day 5: Xaluca to Boulmane

Another fantastic day..    great sun....great scenery...  Great times.. 

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Day 6: Boulmane to Ait Ben-Haddou

Another great sunny Riding day on the south side of the Atlas Mountain... Highlight today of course was the switchbacks up to the Gorges de Dades.

Lets get started.....

TG Pierre is ready as well....  

Oasis, Desert and Mountains.....

Gorges de Dades...... 

Lunch Time.....

eat like the locals... and with them ... it was Funny...

Gilbert our Tourguide in Charge for a couple of minues  

Well deserved Boot Beer

and Gilbert is loading Hans full of positive energy for the next riding day 

Day 7: Ait Ben-Haddou to Marakech

Today we leave the desert and will pass the High Atlas into the dircetion of Marakech. The route will be leading us over the Tizi Tchika Pass (2270m )

negotiating the price... pretty important in Morocco


Some asian kids were intrested in trying out their Harley ...

Alex in front of his Bike.....

Invisible Chet....or the green man from Mars ???

Women at work.
Street seller along the road to Marakech

Day 8: Restday Marakech

What a great day the entire group was going to discover Marakech. We started to go to the Jardin de Majorelle where Yves Saint Laurent is burried. Afterwards we went to the Bahia Palace to see how a Primeminsiter lived 200 years ago. From there we went to the famous Minarett and the further to the tannery where you see the hard work of those guys. Strolling through the Souks and finally we went to a "Berber's pharmacy" and learned everything about Argan Oil, Safran, herbes and tea´s..... After all this walks and impressions we then got a late lunch around 3:00 pm on the rooftop high abve the city... What a great day 

Happy Martin
Our local Tourguide Hassan with Michael
David and Mike
Cathy and John
Martin, Bart, Michael, Chet and Hans
The entire group with Hassan..
Bahia Palace
The famous Water Carrier
On the way to the Tannery
In the Tannery
Street Impressions
MArtin is explaining the Botanic Garden...
Michael is taking care of Chet…
The EGGMAN....
Start of the Argan Oil Production
At the Berber pharmacy
Fearless Alex

Day 9: Marakech to Bin el Quidane

The tour and riding just get better and better....more sun, more fun....and great, well, EVERYTHING....even a quick stop at the brand new Harley Dealership in Marrakech...   the roads here are amazing.   

Day 10: Bin el Quidane to Meknes

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Chets luxury Lifestyle

Lunchstop in the heart of Khenifra

Somewhere on the way Animal Market and outdoor garage....

Meknes, wonderful City Impressions.....

Day 11: Meknes to Chefchouen

Another fantastic day.....   Hard to believe we are already back in is our last fulll day in an amazing country.....  Tomorrow, Spain! 

The blue city

Day 12: Chefchouen to Ronda

Today was already the last night in Morocco.... with a bit misty weather we went back over the border, took the Ferry to Algeciras and had a beautiful ride up to Ronda. 

Waiting for the ferry
All lined up
Michael and Hans feeling very comfortable back in Europe with great spanish wine.
The famous Ronda Bridge

Day 13: Ronda to Malaga

The final day of this great was entirely in Spain......where the rain does not mostly stay on the plain...   Non the less, it was a fun ride....   Spain is a fantastic motorcycle destination...but that is for another blog.....adios amigos....thanks for a fantastic ride...     

Farewell Dinner

We had fabulous 14 days with amzaing views, rides and impressions, an unforgettable memory. It was a real pleasure and honor to ride with you guys and hope to see you soon somewhere somehow...... Have a safe trip home. 

All the best for you

Pierre & Rob

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Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 20:55

Hello Pierre

The pictures are very nice.Wish you have safe trip and see you in MALAGA. I will start a tour after you arrive.Looking forward to meet you buddy.
Friday, October 26, 2018 at 07:47

Hi Kim,
very good looking forward to seeing you soon.
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Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at 13:16

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Pierre Baumgärtner
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 22:52

Hello Unknown,
glad you find it interesting.
Br Pierre
Jodie Clarke
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 01:10

Hey Pierre - have an amazing time! So jealous - we wish we were back there to experience it all again. Would love to see a picture of you on a real bike for a change!
Ride safe and best wishes for great weather for the tour.
Pierre Baumgärtner
Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 20:17

Hi Jodie,
yes indeed a lot of memories are coming up, you can imagine the attraction we are producing arriving with 11 Harleys through the cities, mountains and desert.
I will post soon a pictuere with "my" Harley.
Cheers and best rads, PIerre


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