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)
Thank you for opening my horizons and revealing what I am capable of achieving. KD (UK)
TYPE AND DURATION
|ALGERIA FLY/RIDE||A1 • 15-day bike tour||Jan 20 – Feb 3||1 left by Oct 23|
|MOROCCO FLY/RIDE||T1 • 7-day, 6-bike tour||Nov 2018||TBA|
|MOROCCO FLY/RIDE||T2 • 7-day, 6-bike tour||Nov 2018||TBA|
|MOROCCO FLY/RIDE||T3 • 7-day, 6-bike tour||Nov 2018||TBA|
I first travelled in the Sahara in 1982 and since 1989 have run occasional desert tours. I organise small-group tours to little visited places or following 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 lately, Morocco. I’ve also led camel trekking tours in Algeria.
I don’t have a regular programme or brochures, I don’t use mailing lists, send out promotional newsletters, I don’t do Facebook or advertise. This page is all there is. For more about me, click my picture, above left.
Sahara Tours for 2018
For autumn 2018 I’m offering the tried and tested one-week fly & ride formula for Morocco with a few small improvements. Dates and links above announced in December 2017.
With no more than six bikes, these tours include a few easy half days off-roading (left), and are pitched at off-roading 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 from one tourist trap to another. More here. Pictures from 2015 here, 2016 here. FAQs here. Contact me to join up for 2018.
I’m also laying on a two-week Algeria fly-and-ride bike tour in January 2018 which is nearly full and it’s probably too late by the time you read this. Our bikes get delivered to the desert, we fly in and set off on an 11-day ride through the spectacular landscapes of southeast Algeria with the support truck.
I have other desert tours planned for 2018-19 which do not involve motorcycles. If they pan out I’ll announce them by Christmas 2017.