Morocco

The most unsuitable bike in the most unsuitable terrain. For most, idiotic, for Adventurists, bliss.

What Monkey Bikes lacks in size, they make up for in personality. Sit astride, gawp at the sand dunes of the Sahara and marvel at the Atlas mountains. These geographical features will astonish and annoy, because it’s your job to cross them.

With up to 50 riders on each adventure, meet with likeminded morons for the road trip of a lifetime. There is literally thousands of miles of off-road chaos between you and the finish line.

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Some details...

Where the devil?

Launching... from a secret desert oasis near Merzouga. 

Finishing - at another secret location, this time not too far from Marrakesh.

There'll be a bus to the start line from Marrakesh and one back from the finish line to Marrakesh.

 

Entry fee

£1295 per bike, which includes...

  • A mighty if diminutive bike to fall in love with.

  • The bike transported to the start line.

  • Bike paperwork and 3rd party vehicle insurance ready to go.

  • A launch party to kill half your brain and a finish party to kill the other.

  • The most ridiculous week of adventuring chaos imaginable.

Some handy stuff about Morocco

  • If you have a UK driving licence from pre-2002 you can drive a 50cc bike without a licence

  • In Morocco you can drive a bike up to 50cc without a licence

  • The bikes come with the legally required third party insurance so you can show some forms to the policemen at the checkpoints.

  • For many nationalities you can get a visa-on-arrival - double check yours before you go.

  • Fuel is mostly available, but less so in the desert.

  • Likewise with food & water. You probably want to avoid tap-water, unless you enjoy defecating through the eye of a needle.

  • Camping is the most versatile plan for a place to lay your hat, but you'll find a fair few pensions in the towns & mountains.

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When?

January 2019 - SOLD OUT

29th December
Arrive in Marrakech in time for an early bus to the start line the following day. Optional meet up for beers in the evening. 

30th December
Bus to start line (departs early)

31st December
Test driving & party

1st January
Launch day

7th January
Finish line opens plus the finish party and prizegiving ceremony

April 2019

28th March
Arrive in Marrakech in time for an early bus to the start line the following day. Optional meet up for beers in the evening. 

29th March
Bus to start line (departs early)

30th March
Test driving & party

31st March
Launch day

6th April
Finish line opens plus the finish party and prizegiving ceremony

October 2019

17th October
Arrive in Marrakech in time for an early bus to the start line the following day. Optional meet up for beers in the evening. 

18th October
Bus to start line (departs early)

19th October
Test driving & party

20th October
Launch day

26th October
Finish line opens plus the finish party and prizegiving ceremony

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