On the tracks of Star Wars
Duration: 8 tour days with 5 days of riding.
Difficulty Level: All levels.
Tunisia offers spectacular landscapes and showcases the Sahara, one of the most incredible regions in the world. A very tourist-friendly country, Tunisia is also one of the safest in the region.
One fact not everyone knows is that the original Star Wars was filmed in Tunisia! On this tour we will visit many well-known locations from the film, including the canyon that served as the Dune Sea and the home of Luke Skywalker.
WHY WE LIKE THIS TOUR
On this adventure, we'll experience the real beauty of Tunisia, traveling off the beaten path to find the most amazing tracks. The tour will occur in stages day-to-day, meaning we will spend each night in a different location - variety is the spice of life, after all!
Once we are deep into the Sahara, we will officially be "off the grid" - outside the range of any mobile network and away from civilization, leaving us to manage on our own. We'll spend two days in the desert, staying overnight in camps and dining on handmade food cooked by locals and nomads from the region. During this time we'll have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience being virtually alone among the dunes of the Sahara, at peace and removed from the modern world.
Once we're out of the desert, we'll have the chance to witness the Star Wars saga first-hand, observing real leftover movie sets and taking in the wonderful Tunisian scenery that represented Tatooine in the film.
DURATION AND ITINERARY
This tour lasts for 8 days, with 5 days of riding and 1 day off in the city of Tunis. The package includes 6 overnight stays including breakfast, lunch, and dinner. There is no rest day during the stages of the trail.
We have set the itinerary so that we are not under pressure from limited time and have flexibility on our day-to-day routes. We will have overnight stays in a variety of unique hotels, eat authentic local cuisine, and visit the best spots in the Sahara. The schedule also provides plenty of time in the evening to eat, drink, and be merry!
This beautiful adventure through the Saharan landscape will occur as follows:
Day 1 – arrival in Tunis; sightseeing and dinner in Tunis
Day 2 – transfer of approx. 4 hours to the starting point in the Atlas Mountains
Day 3 – Stage 1: driving over the Atlas Mountains to the Sahara
Day 4, 5 and 6 – Stage 2, 3 and 4: journey through the Sahara
Day 7 - Stage 5: out of the Sahara reaching Djerba
Day 8 – departure from Djerba
Our tour guides ensure that your riding level is accommodated during the rides - the difficulty can be medium to extreme in the dunes. Beginners and less-capable riders have the option to shorten the distances of the stages, and to opt for small parts on desert roads. We have different routes in place for less experienced and extreme riders.
BEST TIME FOR THIS TRAIL
In Tunisia, ideal weather conditions occur between November and March.
TRAVEL AND HOTEL TRANSFER
You will arrive to the Tunis airport, then take a taxi to the hotel in the center of the city. We will stay here for the first night.
On day 2, we will shuttle at noon from Tunis to the starting point of the tour (approx. 4 hours, included in package).
At the end of the tour, we will depart from the Djerba airport. There are multiple daily connections to Tunis, or you may find a direct flight back home.
ACCOMMODATION AND BOARD
The first hotel in Tunis is planned be the Golden Tulip, but this will be confirmed in the tour info you receive closer to the tour. During the stages, we will stay in comfortable hotels, and while in the Sahara we'll stay in camps.
Breakfast and dinner are included. For lunch, we provide a lunch package and water which your carry in your bag on the trail. There are no places to stop during the stages. Drinks are not included.
8 tour days
5 guided Enduro tour days (no rest day)
Rental motorbike and fuel
7 overnight stays with breakfast
Lunch package during the 5 stages
Dinner arrangements (except on arrival day in Tunis)
Transfers from hotel in Tunis to the starting point of the tour
5 stages, with stays in different hotels
Luggage transport between the stages
Riding in 2 different groups with different riding level - so nobody is overloaded and everyone gets the maximum Enduro experience
Certified top tour guides
Mechanic service, service car following the stages where accessible, spare parts, and spare bike
Tour manager during the whole tour duration
RideXpower function shirt, diploma, and a small present
Individual arrival and departure, CDW (insurance for the damages on the rental bike), drinks, personal insurance, travel cancellation coverage.
MANAGEMENT OF THE TOUR
A tour manager will be available for the whole duration of this tour. Please turn to him regarding any questions, information, or issues.
MOTORBIKES, FUEL AND TYRE
On this tour, a rental bike and fuel are included. We have KTM and Husqvarna 4-stroke models available. All bikes are the latest models, professionally serviced, and in excellent condition. The bikes come with tires in good condition suitable for the ride with mousses and are equipped with closed rally guards, motor skid plate, and fan.
On this tour, a professional mechanic services the bikes, with the service car meeting the riders at the lunch point and in the evening (where accessible) to fuel up and perform repairs. A spare bike is available.
DAMAGES ON THE RENTAL BIKE
We do not charge for normal wear of the bike (like scratches on the plastics). On this tour an insurance (CDW – Crash ‘Damage Waiver) is available which covers damages on the bike. See the terms of business for details.
EQUIPMENT AND GEAR
Minimum Enduro gear includes a helmet, goggles, elbow protectors (we recommend a protector jacket), gloves, pants, knee protectors, and Enduro boots.
For this tour a good rain jacket and a backpack with min. 20 liter space for the lunch box, water, 3 liter of fuel, snacks, and a waterproof mobile phone case are mandatory.
We recommend taking a second set of Enduro clothes with you. Rental gear available on request.
GOOD TO KNOW
Tunisia uses the electric plug system C and E. The local currency is DINAR. Exchange rate is about 1 EUR = 3,35 DINAR. Money exchanges and ATMs are available in Tunis, paying in EUR or USD is normally no problem. Credit cards will not work in the Sahara due to a lack of internet access for the POS systems. Remember some cash money for drinks.
Deposit 1.000 EUR at booking, the remaining rest is required 60 days before tour start.
We use Stripe to provide secure payment with credit card, Apple Pay, or bank transfer.
You will receive by email automated payment requests from our system, with the option to pay online by credit card or bank transfer.
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