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FAQs & travel information about Morocco

Morocco is located in the northwest of Africa and borders the Mediterranean Sea, the Atlantic Ocean and Algeria. Worldwide, it is well-known for its rich culture, its ancient cities and - most importantly for our enduro tours - its sand dunes! Before you’re heading on your adventure to Morocco, we would like to provide you with some general travel information for your destination and answer the questions we are asked most often.

FAQs & travel information about Morocco

Morocco is located in the northwest of Africa and borders the Mediterranean Sea, the Atlantic Ocean and Algeria. Worldwide, it is well-known for its rich culture, its ancient cities and - most importantly for our enduro tours - its sand dunes! Before you’re heading on your adventure to Morocco, we would like to provide you with some general travel information for your destination and answer the questions we are asked most often.

What do I need to enter Morocco?

To enter Morocco as an EU citizen, a passport that is valid for the duration of your trip at least is required, preliminary documents and children's passports are also accepted. It is not sufficient to present an identity card only. Conveniently, no visa is needed for touristic stays up to 90 days.

Which vaccinations do I need to be allowed to enter Morocco?

If you enter Morocco directly from Germany, no compulsory vaccinations are required. Still, we recommend that you check whether all standard vaccinations according to the vaccination calendar of the Robert Koch Institute are still valid and refresh them if necessary. We also recommend consulting a travel or tropical medicine specialist.

Which currency is being used in Morocco? When and where can I exchange my money?

The country’s currency is the Moroccan Dirham (MAD), which has got an exchange rate of about 1 Euro = 11 Moroccan Dirham. You can exchange your money easily in banks or exchange offices right at your destination, as experience has shown that it is cheaper to change money locally than in your home country. If you do so however, you should be aware that additional fees in addition to any exchange fees may arise if you do not bring the money in cash but pick it up locally with your card.

Is there a time difference between Morocco and Germany?

There is no time difference between Morocco and Germany.

Which language is Marocco's official language?

The official languages spoken in Morocco are various forms of Arabic and Amazigh, however almost every Moroccan also speaks French. In the north and south, Spanish is furthermore well-spread.

What is the climate in Morocco like and when is the best time to travel through Morocco on a motorbike?

Thanks to its Mediterranean climate, the weather in Morocco is hot and dry most of the year. During the winter months between November and March, the temperatures get cooler but still stay mild. During this time, Morocco also experiences more rain, which is why the best time to travel through Morocco on an enduro is between October and May.

How can I travel to Morocco the easiest?

Traveling to Morocco is the easiest by plane. The most important airport is the airport of the country’s largest city Casablanca (CMN), however you can also fly to Fes (FEZ). From Casablanca, we will catch a connecting flight to Errachidia together, where our tour starts. Regardless of the method of transportation you choose, we will gladly assist you with the planning so that nothing can go wrong!

How can I book a motorbike tour through Morocco and which dates are available?

You can find all of our tour dates on our tour site. If none of our proposed dates match your needs however, simply fill out our contact form or shoot us an e-mail telling us how many riders you will be travelling with, what level you are riding at und when you would like to travel and we will be more than happy to send you an individual offer after checking our current availabilities! If you would like to book further ammenities such as a couple of extra days to go swimming or to explore the country on your own, just let us know - the more information we receive, the better and quicker we can organize your next motorbike tour for you and the earlier you can lay back and relax, looking forward to travelling to Morocco!

How can I pay for my tour?

After your booking, you can pay for your tour via bank transfer, the information that you need to do so will be mentioned on your invoice. An initial deposit payment amounting to 20% of the total tour price must be paid immediately after receiving the invoice, the rest of the payment is due 30 days before your scheduled departure. Exceptions can be made if flight bookings have to be paid in total in advance, which depends on the chosen flight and airline.

Can I book a motorbike tour through Morocco as a beginner?

Just because you are new to riding motorbikes, it doesn't mean that you cannot book one of our motorbike tours! Simply let us know your level of riding and we will do our best to match you with other riders that are on the same page as you are so that you do not have to worry about the trails being too tough (or too easy, for that matter)! After all, Morocco has got many enduro and travel enduro trails for beginners, intermediate riders and experts which we would love to show you!

How old do I have to be to participate in one of the tours? Do I need a driver's license?

To be able to join our enduro and travel enduro tours by riding your motorbike through Morocco, you must be at least 18 years old. Furthermore, you need a valid motorcycle license. An international license is not required.

If you'd like to join our tour as a non-rider, however, there is no minimium age, as long as children and teenagers under the age of 18 are accompanied by a legal representative.

Can I rent a motorbike for the duration of the tour?

Yes, on all of our enduro tours, the rent of an enduro is already included in the price! Usually, we use KTM 350 EXC models for this purpose.

Can I rent a motorbike without booking a tour?

Unfortunately, right now it is not possible to rent a motorbike from us in Morocco without booking a tour.

I would like to participate in the tour with my own motorbike - what do I need to consider?

If you would like to, of course you can also ride the tour on your own motorbike. To do so, your motorbike should be legally registered, in a generally good state and equipped with proper enduro tires. If you are not sure whether or not your bike is suitable to ride the tour, write us an e-mail, call us or text us on WhatsApp, Facebook or Instagram and we will be happy to assist you!

What happens if my motorbike breaks down during our tour?

If a part of your motorbike breaks during our tour, our guide will try to fix it for you. Should this not be possible on our way, we will try to provide you with a replacement enduro so that you can continue your tour as if nothing had happened.

What kind of safety gear do I need to wear during the tour? Can I rent it?

For your own safety, we require you to wear a helmet, knee and elbow pads, a chest guard, gloves, a motorcycle jacket or jersey, goggles and durable motorcycle boots while riding. Unfortunately, as of right now, you cannot rent the protectional gear from us but have to bring your own.

What should I bring in addition to my safety gear?

Besides of the safety gear mentioned above, we recommend bringing the following items to your motorbike tour:

  • A hydration pack or a normal, small backpack (incl. a rain cover)
  • A rain coat that can also be worn while riding your motorbike
  • Leisure clothing: t-shirts, hoodies, shorts, jeans, comfortable shoes, swimwear, underwear, socks
  • Towels, cosmetic products and personal hygiene products
  • Personal medicine as well as a first-aid kit
  • Sunscreen and sunglasses
  • Passport, visa (if needed), driver's license, your wallet

I would like to add some additional days to my tour, would that be possible?

Morocco is a beautiful country that surely has a lot more to offer than we can cover in just a couple of days of riding. Thus, we would be more than happy to assist you in booking some additional nights, whether you would just like to spend some more days at the beach or you would like to enjoy some more action with one of our guides!

Which hotels will we stay in during our tour through Morocco?

During our tour, we will stay in a good local hotels that we have only had positive experiences with so far.

What does the Moroccan kitchen taste like?

The Moroccan cuisine is influenced by many different cultures. Influences include mixes of Amazigh, Arab, Andalusian, Mediterranean, European und sub-Saharan cuisines, creating various meat-based meals that are typically served with Mediterranean or tropical fruits and vegetables. Furthermore, you will notice that spices are used extensively in Moroccan food - common spices include cinnamon, cumic, ginger, turmeric, saffron, coriander and more!

Which insurances should I conclude before my trip to Morocco?

We advice you, as for any trip, to conclude a travel health insurance before your tour.

What happens if the weather gets bad during my tour?

Riding motorbikes is an outdoor sport, which is why the weather is always a risk factor. Should the weather be bad, our guides will determine whether they think that we can ride the tour anyways or not and if any changes to the routing must be made so that you can enjoy a safe adventure. Should our guides decide that going for a ride is too dangerous given the current situation, we will cover the kilometers in our support vehicle and try to adhere to the rest of the program as good as possible.

What happens if I cannot participate in the motorbike tour I booked?

You can find all information regarding the cancellation of your booking in our terms and conditions.

What else should I consider?

Now, that you have got a general overview of what to expect on your trip to Morocco, you can take a look at the website of the government of the UK on travel advice to Morocco to get even more travel information. We at Viaduro care for your safety, and therefore we would like to provide you with some travel information that enables you to travel safely. However, we can always only assume which travel information is important to the average traveler, so you might as well look for more information regarding your specific needs elsewhere. Although we are regularly updating this information, it might also happen that not everything is up to date as frequent changes can always take place, thus, all information provided is not legally binding. 

One last advice, please always make sure to listen to our guides! We can guarantee you that the only thing they want you to do - except having fun of course - is to be safe, and they are the ones that know this country best and that have the best overview of the ongoing situation. With that being said, you are now ready to read through the actual travel information. Enjoy your trip!

- Last update: 26.01.22 -

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