Sahara tour programme 2017-18
“Sahara Overland [book] gets right to the heart of desert travel. Michael Palin“
Brilliant trip… Chris invariably undersells and over delivers on the expectations of the trip. SS (UK)
My research on the internet into travel in the Sahara keeps leading me to your page. MP (UK)
It was one of the best trips I have ever done and far above any other tour out there… RZ (BM)
[one year on] I’ve been reflecting on it. Without question the best trip I’ve ever taken. PH (US)
… what a brilliant trip that was. A great balance of challenge and relaxation. RS (UK)
interesting mix of people and your amazing quiet knowledge of the area that made it all feel so easy. JT (UK)
TYPE AND DURATION
| MOROCCO FLY/RIDE
||7-DAY MOTO TOURS|| Oct and Nov
|MOROCCO FLY/RIDE||7-DAY MOTO TOUR||Oct 28-Nov 3||6 available|
|MOROCCO FLY/RIDE||Private tour||Nov 6-13||~|
|MOROCCO FLY/RIDE||7-DAY MOTO TOUR||Nov 16-22||6 available|
|ALGERIA FLY/RIDE||15-DAY MOTO – 2017/18||Dec 29– Jan 13||5 booked of 10|
|ALGERIA CAMEL TREK||TWO WEEKS||TBA||TBA|
I’ve been travelling in the Sahara since 1982 and since 1989 have occasionally run desert tours. I organise small-group expeditions to little visited places or along unusual itineraries that inspire me, working with local guides or agencies I’ve got to know and trust over the years. I ran an eclipse tour to Niger in 2006, an ambitious crossing from the Atlantic to the Libyan frontier, as well as several motorcycle tours in Libya, Algeria and Morocco. In recent years I’ve also led camel trekking tours.
I don’t have a regular programme or brochures, I don’t use mailing lists, send out promotional newsletters, do Facebook or advertise. This page is all there is. For more about me, click my picture, above left.
Sahara Tours for 2017-18
For autumn 2017 I’ll be offering the same tried and tested fly and ride formula for Morocco – see the dates and links above. These tours include a few easy half days off-roading (left), and are pitched at beginners to give a taste of trail biking and Morocco without getting exhausted or freaked out. The focus is on quiet roads, long lunches, spectacular pistes and ambient lodgings, rather than dawn-to-dusk riding and Dakar-rally levels of stamina and endurance. More here. Pictures from 2015 here. FAQs here. Contact me if you want to be sign up for the 2017 fly ride dates.
Besides that I’m re-investigating a two-week camel trekking plan in Algeria and will announce an Algeria fly-and-ride bike tour, soon. And always looking at anything else that might be possible in the Sahara.