The Un-route

There is no point having a set route and a detailed itinerary of where you'll be each night. That's not an adventure, that's the sort of hand-holding best reserved for small children who might run out in front of cars on a busy road. Adventure is when you choose your own route. Not only do you get more out of it when (if) you finally arrive. But also, the bits when you find you've spent two days going in the wrong direction are usually the best bits.

I lasted four kilometers before I got lost along the western edge of the Sahara. I eschewed any form of compass or map in exchange for a bottle opener and an emergency warm beer. My only regret about getting lost, I wish the beer had been cold.
— Tommy, Monkey Run Pioneer

What's the point of knowing where you're going?

The pioneer edition of The Monkey Run began in Merzouga, Eastern Morocco and ended when the bikers reached the sea, about 1000km west. 

The Atlas Mountains

Height: 4,000m
Age: 66 million years(ish)

The Sahara Desert

Size: 9 million Km2
Average temp: 40c
Annual rainfall: 100mm