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
|MOROCCO FLY/RIDE||T0 • bike tour||Oct 4–11||Private tour|
|MOROCCO FLY/RIDE||T1 • 7-day, 6-bike tour||Oct 28 – Nov 3||FULL|
|MOROCCO FLY/RIDE||T2 • 7-day, 6-bike tour||Nov 6 – Nov 12||FULL|
|MOROCCO FLY/RIDE||T3 • 7-day, 6-bike tour||Nov 15–21||FULL +1r|
|ALGERIA FLY/RIDE||A1 • 15-day bike tour||Jan 20 – Feb 4||1 place left|
|MOROCCO FLY/RIDE||T0 • bike tour||Apr 22–28 2018||Private tour|
I’ve been travelling in the Sahara since 1982, and since 1989 have occasionally run desert tours. I organise small-group tours 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 lately, Morocco. I’ve also led camel trekking tours and hope to do more.
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 2017-18
For autumn 2017 I’ll be offering the tried and tested fly and ride formula for Morocco with a few small improvements. See the dates and links above. 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 be sign up for the 2017 fly and rides.
Besides that, I’m offering a two-week Algeria fly-and-ride bike tour and re-investigating a two-week camel trekking plan in Algeria and am. And I’m always looking at anything else that might be possible in the Sahara.