John griffiths -
alias “Johnnymaroc”


I was born in Tanzania and worked for the 16 years prior to MotoAventures in the oil-related diving business. I have hyperbaric medical training and experience from my years working offshore, as well as the Wilderness Medical Certificate, and safety (a highly important issue in biking – one which is often not given sufficient attention) is something I pay particular attention to.
Being responsible for route finding and checking for our various different adventures, and plotting the routes for the GPSs that we have installed on all our bikes on our tours, I get to wander around discovering hidden, lesser known parts of this beautiful country. I am the “gaffer” on all our off-road tours, mainly riding my bike within the group, with Martine following closely giving 4×4 support accompanied by Hussein.
I have a reasonable smattering of various languages. Early 90s I rode solo from London to Cape Town over two years and apparently, I’m a very experienced off-road rider 😉

Su Downham

Su Downham


I have lived and worked in Andorra for over 30 years. I speak English, Spanish, Catalan and French fluently and have considerable experience in tourism and PR, as well as having run my own estate agency and building company in Andorra before starting up MotoAventures with John more than quarter of a century ago!
I am responsible for the admin and legal side of our companies, our website and social media, finding exciting new tour accommodations, and generally making sure that all aspects of the tours run smoothly and efficiently from the moment you book to your return home.
I can be found driving the support vehicle on some off-road tours and on our BMW Dual Sport motorcycle tours, as well as organizing all the logistics for your GS tailor-made tour requests.
I have my Wilderness Medical Certificate.

We work together

The rest of our team in Morocco


Having been brought up on a charter sailing ship in the Netherlands, tourism, hospitality and adventure are in her bones. After working as a hospitality, safari camp, and lodge manager in several African countries she started working for MotoAventures in 2020.

With her offshore Medical First Aid and Medical Care certificate she is good to go!
She is responsible for driving the assistance vehicle, for the ‘on ground’ smooth running and the well-being of our guests on our off-road tours. No challenge is big enough for her!
Martine is also the proud co-owner of our sister company Desert Rats. Responsible for all aspects of running the company, she is also the Desert Rats motorbike guide, making sure all the tours run smoothly and everybody has a memorable time!
She has added Dutch and German to our team’s languages.

Martine Goldenbeld


Is from Ouarzazate and has been working with us for many years as our secretary and PA, helping with the local company business and coordinating with Su to reserve the accommodations and arrange all the ground logistics before our tours. She also helps clients with any problems they might have.

She speaks Arab, Berbere, French and English.



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