About Us

Name: Sam Handley

Nationality: British

Position: Owner/Guide/Mechanic/GDB

First bike ridden: Honda CG 125

I was a fairly late starter when it comes to bikes, bought my first at 17, but have never looked back since. I'm very happy on or off road, and   Morocco is great for either. I've been with Wilderness Wheels since 2016, and plan to stay working with bikes in Morocco for the foreseable future. I also plan to ride across the Empty Quarter in the Middle East where I grew up, but that plan is on hold due to the civil war!


Name: Peter Gray

Nationality: English

Position: Founder and Guide 

First bike ridden: BSA Bantam

Raised next to a farm in what used to be County Durham, I learned to ride on farmland and woodland from the age of 11 and graduated through various machinery to a Maico 250 twinshock and eventualy a Honda CR 500.

An apprenticed electrical fitter aged 16, I worked in Power Generation in the Republic of Ireland, Australia and the Falkland Islands.

Newly married, my wife and I decided to do something different for a few years before getting stuck in the mortgage trap. 20 years later, we feel settled and integrated into life in Morocco.



Name: Joe Coughtrey

Nationality: Welsh

Position: Support driver/fuel mule/GDB

First bike ridden: Gilera DNA

I've been obsessed with riding my whole life, on or off road. I've got a decent bike history and the crash stories to back up my tenure. I love road riding around the beautiful twisty roads all around Wales and like to ride off road whenever I can. In late 2020 I was given an amazing opportunity by my best mate Sam; to leave the rat race behind and start a new adventure with Wilderness Wheels Morocco. Safe to say, I won't be looking back anytime soon.



Name: Nicolas Willemin

Nationality: Swiss

Position: Guide and route finder

First bike ridden: Honda DTLC 125

I grew up in the Jura Mountains in Switzerland. As a child I was already dreaming of Africa, after completing a degree in mechanical   engineering I was eventually able to start discovering Africa; most of it by bike including 3 trans African trips. I worked a wildlife safari guide in Southern Africa for 15 years and my other great passion apart from riding are paragliding, scuba diving and game watching I have been coming to Morocco for 19 years, and when I see a new track that I've never ridden before I have to try it! So I like to discover new places to go all the time. I met Peter on one of my tours of Morocco a couple of years back and after doing a trial tour with Wilderness Wheels am happy to come on board.

Contact Information

Wilderness Wheels Morocco
#61 Hay Al-Qods
45000 Ouarzazate


Ouarzazate Office:
00 212 524 88 81 28