The Dune Traverse

Ride from Marrakesh to Merzouga and conquer the Atlas Mountains, dive into desert dunes and immerse yourself in the rich culture, hospitality and cuisine of North Africa

Introducing an all-new traverse across Morocco featuring high mountain passes, endless gorges, a palm oasis and of course, the Sahara Desert

Discover Morocco on two wheels

Secure your place for an exhilarating 7-day adventure through Morocco's most captivating landscapes

"Join us for an unforgettable journey, blending the excitement of motorcycling with the rich culture and breathtaking scenery of North Africa"

So, where are we riding this year?

Day 1: Arrive in Marrakesh

Arrive in Marrakesh and effortlessly transition into your adventure. Our team will ensure your comfort in a modern hotel with secure parking— this is a safe retreat that safeguards your bikes outside of the lively medina. When we return to Marrakesh and return the bikes, we'll spend more time in the hustle and bustle of the ancient market. We'll then savor the moment with a delightful welcome dinner.

Day 2: Marrakesh - Zagora (380km)

On day one, we will cover 380km across the Atlas Mountains via the iconic Tizi'n'Tichka Pass. Along the way, we'll visit the Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, a renowned setting for Hollywood movies. Lunch at Dmitri, the famed Ouarzazate restaurant, adds a touch of glamour to our ride. Continuing south, we pass the world's largest palm grove before reaching Zagora.

Day 3: Zagora - Merzouga (300km)

A long and solitary ride awaits as we cross the vastness of the desert, heading towards Merzouga and the great Erg Chebbi. Spend the night at the foot of the dunes, immersing yourself in the serene desert atmosphere. Bask in the solitude, clear night skies or relax poolside.

Day 4: Merzouga - Tinghir (200km)

Enjoy a free morning to explore the dunes, whether by quad, camel or a leisurely stroll. After lunch, our journey takes us to Tinghir, with a visit to Gara Medouar, known as the "Portuguese Prison." An overnight stay in a hotel with dinner and breakfast included.

Day 5: Tinghir - Dades (170km)

Discover two of Morocco's most beautiful spots: the Todra and Dades Gorges, nestled amid the Atlas Mountains. Immerse yourself in the joy of winding roads, stunning landscapes, and cultural experiences on this unforgettable stage.

Day 6: Dades - Ouzoud (290km, 45km off-road)

Embark on the return journey to Marrakesh along a spectacular and lesser-known route. Navigate through a 20km off-road stretch to Bou Tharar, passing the breathtaking Amejgag Gorges. Enjoy a picnic lunch in this remote region and traverse two 3,000-meter mountain passes on your way to Ouzoud. An overnight stay in a hotel awaits.

Day 7: Ouzoud - Marrakesh (160km)

Visit the awe-inspiring Ouzoud Waterfalls in the morning before heading back to Marrakesh. The afternoon is free to explore the bustling Medina and Jemaa-el-Fna square. Conclude your adventure with a farewell dinner at a city restaurant.

Explore the souks of Marrakesh

Day 8: Depart Marrakesh

As you enjoy your final breakfast with us, the time will come to bid farewell. It's a moment of parting, concluding our services with heartfelt goodbyes. We appreciate the memories shared and look forward to welcoming you back on another adventure in the future.

upcoming rides

The Dune Traverse: 19 – 26 October 2024


The Dune Traverse

The best of the West and a more
£ 2,600 per ticket
  • £3,100 for single supplement package


About the Dune Traverse

The Dune Traverse starts and finishes in Marrakesh, Morocco. Our ride will cover up to 1,500 kilometers over six days on mostly tarmac. 

We kick off our scrams at about 9:00am each morning and plan to return to our evening accommodation around 6:00pm with plenty of stops for coffee, lunch and off-the-bike experiences.  There will be some offroad opportunities, so we recommend bringing or hiring a suitable machine. 

Bikerbnb adventure tours take into account differing riding abilities – so if you have any concerns about the length of the trip, terrain or riding in a group – just drop a member of our team a message at and we’ll get you sorted. 

Bikerbnb prides itself on offering accommodation that is not only incredibly relaxing, but provides the piece of mind that your motorcycle will remain where you parked it. All of our accommodation options across our tours feature secure parking, drying facilities in the event of rain and convenient locations next to some of the best roads in the world.

During The Dune Traverse, we will start our ride in Marrakesh, Morocco. From Marrakesh, we will then travel south to the desert in a long, southeasternly loop around the best parts of the country.

We offer two types of accommodation packages: shared or single. At checkout, please specify if you prefer the shared or single supplement and if you are traveling with another rider or partner so we can plan accordingly. 

On The Dune Traverse, all accommodation is 3 or 4 stars, but please also understand that we will be exploring some remote regions and therefore the quality can vary accordingly. 

Those familiar with Bikerbnb Adventures know that what we do off the bike is just as important as the riding. And moreover, we really pride ourselves in the quality of the food and drink served on all of adventure tours. It goes without saying that you won’t go hungry while travelling with us.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included in the price of The Dune Traverse. Meals feature local and seasonal ingredients prepared fresh for you. We will experience a taste of the country featuring the freshest seafood, meats and produce.

If you have any special dietary preferences please just let us know and we’ll be sure to accommodate your request. 

Bikerbnb works with partners like Royal Enfield, Fuel Motorcycles, Yeti, QuadLock, Rev’it! and many food and drink brands to support content marketing and product launches. We work with professionally trained photographers, filmmakers and drone pilots to capture snaps that you will print out and put up on your office wall.

A comprehensive album free of charge will be provided within two weeks of returning from our ride.

The Dune Traverse is a fully supported ride. We will be followed by a support vehicle where you can safely store your luggage and gear.

A certified technician and trained first aid responders are present on all Bikerbnb Adventures experiences.  If there is an incident involving you or your motorcycle, we will do as much as we can to ensure that you can continue to enjoy your holiday. 

If you are interested in hiring a bike for The Dune Traverse, please let us know and we can make an introduction to our partner at Bikes 2 Rent Marakesh.


The Dune Traverse points of interest

Tizi'n'Tichka Mountain Pass

Erg Chebbi Sea Dune

Dades Gorges

Ouzoud Waterfalls

Join us in Morocco for the Unforgettable Scenery

The topography is ever-changing in Morocco. Together we’ll travel from the dizzying heights of the Atlas Mountains to a palm-lined desert oasis all within a few hours to show you a little bit of everything the country has to offer.

Enjoy the Best Locally-sourced Food and Drink

Refueling our guests each night is a ritual on The Dune Traverse. We only serve the best locally-sourced foods. No man or woman will go hungry.

Relax after a Rewarding Ride in Bikerbnb-approved Accommodation

During The Dune Traverse we will stay in beautiful hotels across Morocco with easy access to some of the world’s best riding.

Can't join us on The Dune Traverse? Want to plan your own trip? Check out our website to find a large range of motorcycle-friendly accommodation options.

Bikerbnb Adventures Testimonials

Incredible! The Morocco Scramble was everything I imaged and more.... The riding was like nothing i have ever experience one two wheels, one moment on the flat desert to 3000 metres in the Atlas mountains! Off the bike was great fun too, on day 3 we were riding camels into the Sahara desert for Sunrise. And the food!! Well I knew there would be a classic tagine, but everything I ate was delicious, the flatbreads in the morning served with honey, to fresh and vibrant salads! YUM! The accommodations were beautiful and super relaxing, best bit was jumping into the pool after being in my bike gear all day. Tim & Steve have put together the trip of a lifetime!! Sign me back up!!
Lucy Pattinson
United Kingdom
"Stop reading this and book your trip. I’ve lived all over the world and traveled quite a bit with work and personally and this is one of my all time favorite trips.

The staff is great, the ride is beautiful and exciting, the stays and food were top notch, and Steve’s knowledge of Scottish history and the castles we saw was really great.."
Jean-Paul Delassus
United States
"My trip with BikerBNB and the Highland Scramble was one of the best experiences of my life! Tim, Steve and Sal are absolute legends and take the time to make sure everyone is safe and taken care of and also having a great time.

The food and accommodations were all top notch. As a woman on a trip meant for a mixed group of riders I felt that we were given so much respect and freedom to ride our ride. I’d recommend this trip to EVERYONE!!"
Steph Brown
United States

Dune Traverse FAQ’s

No. We welcome all types of motorcycles as the riding is nearly all tarmac.

Yes, the support vehicle is there for extra luggage, tools and to pickup any breakdowns and some emergency fuel just in case.

Breakfast, lunch and supper are included in the ticket price. Extras on the road like coffee and snacks are not included.

We strive to balance the best interests of our riders and the financial wellbeing of our small business. The following Cancellation Policies establishes clear timeframes to help ensure we are equipped to run a high-quality event and meet obligations to our partners, vendors and accommodation providers, while balancing any unexpected circumstances that may arise. We appreciate that sometimes circumstances outside of our control can necessitate last minute changes. If you do need to cancel your spot on The Dune Traverse or motorcycle rental, we would like to first offer you a credit of your booking fee (less the deposit and any ticket increases) toward a future reservation with us. If this is not possible, the following table outlines our official Cancellation Policy for the 2024 riding season. If you have any questions or concerns about cancelling or postponing your reservation, please make an enquiry with a member of staff by emailing us at

The Dune Traverse features Bikerbnb’s unique motorcycle-friendly accommodation. During the ride we will stay in hand-picked accommodation that is secure and especially suited for motorcycle travelers. Depending on the tour, we will stay in a mix of accommodation that mostly features high-quality 3 and four star hotels.

We try to price our trips fairly to accommodate different budgets. The Dune Traverse takes a lot of consideration, planning, coordination and time! The knowledge and experience of the organisers is second to none and every detail is carefully collaborated. From unique locations, specialised kit, great food, support vehicle, insurance, content producers, chefs, and experienced staff, we offer an incredibly competitive product compared to other tour operators.

The route is designed to explore the best that Morocco has to offer. 

While there are some off-road sections featuring dirt, sand and gravel on this experience, it is mostly a tarmac ride and has been curated for intermediate-level motorcyclists. The roads can be twisty, tight and require concentration.

While some sections will be more challenging than others, the ultimate goal is to encourage you to ride at your own pace and enjoy the beautiful scenes along the way. You may feel you want to push out of the comfort zone but we encourage you to ride to a level you feel safe and comfortable with. 

We aim to ride between 150 to 380 kilometers per day, depending on the type of roads we take. On the smaller twisty roads, we will allocate more time to enjoy the scenery! We anticipate that each leg of the journey should approximate 5-6 hours of riding, with planned and regular breaks for lunch and coffee. Evening meals are aimed to be served around 8:00pm.

Please do and shout from the roof tops! Each ride will be allocated a unique hashtag for sharing and following.

Unfortunately no, we can only offer accommodation, food and support to those who have paid in full for the tickets in advance.

The Dune Traverse is not designed for the faint hearted. If weather conditions are abysmal then we will hold tight for a prolonged pitstop, however, we are not ‘the sunshine only’ club. Weather conditions that pose safety issues to our riders will be taken into account but the bottom line is, come fully prepared and hope for the best! Remember, there is no bad weather, only bad gear!

Everyone participating will be at different levels of riding ability. If you wish to go ahead or take your time, the route will be shared with you on a group chat. We will also send you the route in advance to study. The support vehicle is only a phone call away so don’t panic.

Our support vehicle and mechanic will be there to help along the way. Equipped with tools and knowledge, we can try and assist with a roadside repair. 

You are responsible for paying for your own fuel and any additional refreshments. You will also need to pay for alcohol that is not offered during meals. The rest is sorted by Bikerbnb.

You’ll still need to purchase individual tickets to cover both accommodation and food costs. The tickets are sold per person, not per bike.

We have limited spaces on each scramble so we can only sell tickets for set dates. If you need to change a date, we will need to know in advance to see if we can accommodate you on a preferred date, but we cannot guarantee a spot.

Yes, please speak to a member of the team for more info by contacting and we can connect you to our rental partner in Marrakesh.

Go ahead! Stop reading! Just buy a ticket already through our web shop. 

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