May 2015 Newsletter

Welcome to our May newsletter; we're well into the new season with several tours already under our belts.

Iceland Tour - Stop Press!

We have had a last minute cancellation for our Iceland tour in July. We now have a space for one vehicle for this heavily oversubscribed trip.

This tour is truly the trip of a lifetime to a land where volcanoes, glaciers, vast waterfalls, gigantic gorges, steaming geysers all show nature's awesome power. Our two-week tour aims to visit many of these mighty geological features most of which are only accessible by four-wheel drive vehicles. The terrain varies from gravel pistes to sandy tracks and rocky trails. River crossings abound - some mere water splashes but some far more tricky where deep swirling water can catch out the unwary or unprepared.

Dates are 15 July - 1 August; the cost of this tour is £895 per person based on two people sharing a vehicle and includes all campsite fees on Iceland plus Atlas Overland guide and support vehicle. The ferry for Iceland departs from Hirtshals in Denmark and is not included in the cost of the tour. Remember we are holding the last available place on the car ferry for these dates.

For more details contact Peter

Wessex Wanderer

We began the year with a couple of trips to Wessex for some great weekends off-roading on and around Salisbury Plain where we enjoyed superb winter sunshine. We'll be running these tours throughout the year; the cost is £160 per vehicle and includes two nights at our superb campsite with modern facilities and licenced restaurant serving evening meals and hearty breakfasts to hungry campers! For more details, just click on the images below:-


Morocco Grand Tour

Our next tour was to Morocco for our Grand Tour. Here we ventured off the tourist trail and headed out to the east of the country visiting long abandoned forts of the Foreign Legion and disused railways. Following heavy winter rainfall the desert was in bloom. These pictures were taken at Lac Maider and Oued Rheris - both areas are normally bone dry and dusty! For more details, click on the images below:-

We'll be returning to Morocco this autumn and again next spring. The cost of this tour is £995 per person based on two people sharing a vehicle. This includes your high-speed Mediterranean ferry, all camping fees in Morocco plus a two night, full- board stay in a desert auberge. Your Atlas Overland guide and fully equipped support vehicle are on call 24/7. We prepare of all your customs paperwork in advance to ensure a smooth passage into to Morocco. During the tour there are no hidden charges, entry fees, etc everything is taken care of so you can relax and enjoy your Saharan adventure.

2016 Adventure Tours

Most of our tours for this year are now full so we've been working on our 2016 schedule. We've made a few changes to enhance our tours - our Portuguese tour now runs in August to take advantage of the summer heat and school summer holidays. Our Corsica and April Morocco tours also coincide with school holidays as many of our customers are tied to these periods because of their jobs or children. Remember, unlike the big travel companies, we don't charge a premium for tours during holiday periods!

We've also moved our autumn Morocco trips earlier to take advantage of long Saharan evenings. Please note that our normal group size is 6 customer vehicles hence tours typically fill up 6-12 months in advance so early booking is essential. For more details on any of our tours and expedition advice visit our website or for specific information, email us at

2016 Tour schedule

Here's our schedule of tours for next year. As usual, we've got something for everyone from a weekend off-roading in Wessex, European tours to the Alps, Corsica and Portugal, our brand new tours to Scandinavia and Iceland and of course, our fantastic Morocco Classic and Grand Tours. Tours are filling up quickly so book early to avoid disappointment! Click on the tour name to see more details.




Wessex Wanderer   

27 - 28 February   

Morocco Grand

1 - 26 March

Morocco Classic

27 March - 9 April

Wessex Wanderer

23 - 24 April


23 May - 2 June


26 June - 11 July


13 - 30 July

Wessex Wanderer

16 - 17 July


13 - 26 August

Wessex Wanderer

10 - 11 September

Morocco Classic

1 - 14 September

Morocco Grand

15 - 29 September

Wessex Wanderer

1 - 2 October

Wessex Wanderer

12 - 13 November

Items for sale

Airtop Medium Black Storm rooftent £2250

Black Storm AirTop tent from Maggiolina. The is the quick open version with the 4 gas struts opening system.

The Airtop Style, incorporates all the great features of the traditional Maggiolina series with even more comfort and space. To open simply remove the locking straps and the tent opens instantaneously! Extreme Adventure with Extreme Comfort!

The Airtop has 3 doors with step by step opening (1 each side and 1 on the rear) and 2 semi-circular windows(1 front and 1 rear), all with mosquito-netting, as well as sound proof and anti-condensation roof insulation as standard

Comes with;

  • Marine quality AirMesh under mattress mat
  • 75mm Memory Foam mattress with removable cover
  • 2 Matching pillows
  • Internal LED ceiling mounted light
  • Storage Pockets
  • Roof Storage Netting
  • Extendable Aluminimum Ladder with Cover
  • Additional Grab handles
  • Airtop Side Awning
  • Demountable Fiamma F35 Side Awning.
  • Stainless Steel Roof bar Clamps

Airtop Roof tent

Contact Lawrence Freeman 07970 008800 Click here to contact Lawrence

Kanga Camping Expedition Trailer £3275

2011 model heavy duty checker plate body with slide out stainless steel kitchen sink, tap, drawer & extendable worktop. Massive storage area for equipment.
Water tank with electric pump, jerry can & gas bottle racks all round, large ali lockable tool box, spare wheel, built in LED lights, stabilisers, instructions, wheel brace & metal ladder for bedroom access.

Large pull out rip-stop Roof Tent 2.5mx5m long, approx. 10mins to erect. Additional annexe with sides doubling the size to 5mx5m. Large built in double bed foam mattress/cover. Waterproof protective bag covers the whole tent. Pegs, spare poles & h/duty wood & rope guy lines, all steel is galvanised canvas is h/duty. New waterproof fly extends over the whole tent & awning for bad weather or to keep cool in hot weather.

Dimensions - 7'x4'x20" heavy duty checker plate trailer bed, 97lt water tank with pump & battery, 15" wheels 235/75-15 tyres (like new), 7-leaf road springs. Trailer weight 420 kg, 750 kg max laden weight. Extended A-frame under chassis (no weak points). 50mm euro ball hitch, 7pin euro electrics, h/duty 10" jockey wheel, x2 stabiliser legs, front stone deflector, x2 jerry can holders. Powder coat black finish. Large steel/ali storage box at front.

14oz rip-stop 100% waterproof Polyester, King size 80mm memory foam mattress with washable cover, 18mm marine ply base with steel frame, floor 180g/m2, PE &PVC 450g/m2, Dust cover 450g PVC coating, roof, awning & walls waterproof polyester cotton.

For more details contact Tom on 01264 738738 / 07973 183610 click here to contact Tom

Nissan Patrol 3.0Litre GU Trek

This is the ideal vehicle to use for adventure family holidays, it was built for, is currently used for trips around Europe and Morocco. It has been maintained regardless of cost and has recently had a complete brake overhaul with new genuine Nissan parts.

The vehicle is a 2006 model Nissan Patrol UK spec with a 3.0 litre four cylinder Turbo engine with 5 speed manual transmission, it will have 12 months MOT at the time of sale


TJM shock absorbers, Old Man Emu uprated and lifted springs, TJM under body guard set, Hel performance stainless brake lines, ARB steering damper.

Nissan factory fit tow bar with single electrics, additional front recovery eyes.

Wheels and Tyres
5 wheels which are 8" x 16" Black Steel rims with Cooper Discoverer St Maxx 285x 75 tyres
5 genuine 8" x 16" Nissan steel rims with Dunlop gran trek road profile tyres


Uprated iPod input radio/ CD player, Parrot hands free kit, auxiliary power supplies front and rear switch from the dash fed off aux battery, IBS dual battery control and charging system, rear draw system with space for fridge and various storage compartments for tools and spares, drop down shelf for a cooker on the rear door, various spare hoses, filters etc are included.


Survivor full length aluminium roof rack with rear Hannibal awning with full sides and rear, My Way awning on the near side, (not Fiamma as currently fitted), Plastic water and dust proof storage box and the option to buy the Maggiolina Forest Extreme roof tent.

The vehicle is for sale by a private vendor and will be sold without warranty and will be bought as seen. It is currently homed near Guildford in Surrey and will be transferred back to its original registration OU 06 KVR.
Offers in excess of £11,000 will be considered. Contact Andy Brown on 07979180901 or click here to email Andy

Best Wishes

Pete & Jo