Tunisia - adventure bike tour: The grand tour right through the gateway to Africa!

Dive into the mystic charm of Northern Africa

Those who want to experience history up close will discover many traces of the ancient Carthaginians, Phoenicians, Romans and Arabs. Also most impressive are the diverse landscapes. The little developed north is known for its jagged cliff coasts, romantic sandy coves and the densely forested Kroumir mountain region. Our way continues far down into the south, past the Table de Jugutha, a mountain plateau that was once used by robbers as a base for their raids.

As it gets warmer, the changing vegetation becomes increasingly sparse in the open savannah and wild foothills of the Atlas Mountains. We cross Chott el Djerid, the biggest salt lake in Northern Africa, on a well-built dam and look at the gateway to the Sahara. We enter a unique landscape of dunes that you will never forget. The southernmost point of our journey is Ksar Ghilane. Until a few years ago, this charming oasis was only accessible via the sand dunes or the back-breaking pipeline dirt road, so it was only viable for off-road vehicles. Now we get to our destination comfortably coming from Douz on a newly paved section. Riding across the Berber territory, our route takes us back to Tunis. At most parts, our team will prepare a rich picnic for us.

Tunisia, the Gateway to Africa, is surely a unique road tour for physically fit and experienced riders; this tour runs parallel to our off-road tour.

Category
Road tour
Incentive
Level of difficulty
3
Tour information
DATES:
13.10. - 25.10.2019
18.10. - 30.10.2020

Cut-off date for bookings 4 weeks prior to start date of tour

Distance:
Approx. 2,500 km

Route profile:
Paved, partly narrow, curvy rural roads and a few not overly challenging gravel roads; around the Sahara, some of the paved roads may occasionally be covered with some drift sand

Prices:
EUR 2,700 for driver
EUR 2,600 for passenger
EUR 280 single room surcharge

Included:

  • Guidance and assistance during the entire tour
  • Support vehicle
  • 12 nights at partly 4 and 5 star typical local hotels
  • Changing hotels 10 times
  • Breakfast and partly lunch buffet with drinks
  • Multicourse dinner or buffet

Not included:
Flight (plus transport cost € 300) or ferry boat, fuel, meals/snacks during the day, drinks (except at the picnic)

Additional cost if arriving on your own:
Ferry Genoa-Tunis-Genoa. Subject to availability
2-bed cabin including shower/toilet. Cost approx. EUR 390 incl. motorbike. The ferry is booked by Hermann Motorbike Tours.

Meeting point and departure:
Either at the company's site in Burgheim (Germany) or at the ferry in Genoa or at the start hotel in Tunis.

Tour manager:
Hermann Knoblich

Tour guide:
Rainer Feuerbach

Recommendation:
In preparation for this tour we recommend our Big-Enduro-Tour Bavaria. During this tour you can improve your riding skills on different road surfaces (e.g.: sand, gravel, grass, etc.) and get to know the handling of your big-enduro better.

Get more information about our Big-Enduro-Bavaria Tour: www.hermann-motorrad-reisen.de/en/enduro/bavaria/big-enduro-tour/