Sahara tour programme 2018-19
“Sahara Overland [book] gets right to the heart of desert travel” Michael Palin
Brilliant trip… Chris invariably undersells and over delivers on 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 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||Full|
|MOROCCO FLY/RIDE||T1 • 7-day, 6-bike tour||6-12 Nov 2018||6|
|MOROCCO FLY/RIDE||T2 • 7-day, 6-bike tour||15-21 Nov 2018||4/6 booked|
|MOROCCO FLY/RIDE||T3 • 7-day, 6-bike tour||24-30 Nov 2018||6|
|MAURITANIA MOTO||R1 • 23-day, 4×4 support||Dec–Jan 19||4; details soon|
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 follow 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 send out mailing lists or 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 2018-19
For autumn 2018 I’m offering the fifth season of my tried and tested one-week fly & ride formula for Morocco, but this time I’ll be using a 4×4 support vehicle. 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 Berber mountain lodgings, rather than hammering dawn-to-dusk from one tourist trap to another. More here. Pictures from 2015 here; 2016 here; FAQs here; contact me here to join up for 2018. The booking forms will be ready in December.
I’m also laying on a two-week Algeria fly-and-ride bike tour in January 2018, but by the time you read this it’s too late to join that one.
I have other desert tours planned which don’t involve motorcycles. If they pan out I’ll announce them by Christmas 2017.