Mountains, deserts & palmgrove – Day Excursion

Roar around for a full day’s tour of the best quad tracks on the outskirts of Marrakech: Wadis (temporary riverbeds), reg (stone) deserts & lush palmgroves make our quad playground challenging and rewarding! Discover the underrated, surreal landscapes of the Jbilets stone desert: sharp shards of stone rising sharply from the ground, offering a striking contrast to the grand views of Marrakech’s palmgrove and the High Atlas peaks above it.

Safety first: Equipment briefing (Yamaha quad) and… program: trails through stony reg desert, Berber villages, dry riverbeds (wadis) and across the Jbilets hills to the North of Marrakech. A full day’s ride with lunch & drinks in view of the Atlas Our detailed knowledge of the area, top-notch in-house maintenance and the complete reliability of our equipment means you can fully enjoy this day long adrenalin rush across shallow wadis, pocket deserts and hilly tracks for a nitty gritty full day’s worth of emotions and unforgettable memories

Time permitting, our guides will be happy to show experienced riders their favorite tracks & spots. Lunch will be a family affair with the locals:

A delicious tajine prepared for you (with you if you want) for a relaxed meal with a local family Imagine the contrast between the palm tree before you and, weather permitting, the snow capped summit of the High Atlas in the background!

Includes

  • Automatic transmission Yamaha Quads for an easy and comfortable ride.
  • Pick up from & return transfer to your hotel or riad (5 km or less from Marrakech)
  • Guide, fuel, headwear, eyewear, handwear, waterproof jacket (if necessary)
  • Bottled water for the ride.
  • Tea & snack break with a local family.
  • Lunch with the locals! Enjoy Berber homestead hospitality.
  • Limited liability insurance.

Logistics & Details

  • Daily departures at 8:45. Exact pick up time confirmed the day before by phone.
  • 2 pilots minimum are required for this excursion.
  • Total time about 8 hours includes meet & greet, transfers, arrival, preparation, briefing, initiation, ride, debriefing & hotel or riad return.
  • For your comfort and safety, we strongly recommend no passengers other than minors join this excursion
  • Minors under 16 must ride as passengers.
  • Minors 16 and over require parental waiver to pilot a quad.
  • Our guides take photos which you can share from our Facebook page. Please let us know if you would rather not appear in our pictures.
  • A lot of people ask us for dunes, but unfortunately, there are no dunes close to Marrakech. If you’d like to cross dunes in buggies or quads for a day or if you’d like to cruise the Moroccan Sahara to vast palmgroves and distant wadis, ksars, kasbahs and ksours, contact us. We’ve got just the ticket.
  • We maintain a year-round, locally integrated and fully equipped base at departure site with toilets, cool drinks and Wifi.

If, like us, you have been genuinely touched by local displays of hospitality, you can help local villages by donating to our charitable organizationDesert Solidarity. For each donation, we will also give 1 euro (but you are free to give more!)

Tips and extras are not included.

We do not provide personal risk insurance.

Good to Know

  • Have your camera with you for great snapshots or serious photography.
  • We recommend you wear closed shoes, comfortable clothing, sunscreen and warm clothes for winter sunshine. To best enjoy this experience, we suggest you respect local customs and avoid wearing shorts or skirts
  • For your peace of mind, we recommend you check you have a personal all risk insurance with repatriation option.

Access

  • Blue. This family-friendly excursion is accessible to all but not recommended for young children. Our guides adjust the pace to your needs.