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MOUNTAIN BIKE HOLIDAYS IN THE ATLAS MOROCCO 8days

Mountain biking  Holidays in Morocco are increasingly popular, and for good reason! Morocco offers you diverse and scenic mountain terrain, and an extensive network of trails. It’s ideal for an adventurous mountain bike tour. Plus, during your trip you will have opportunities for intensive interaction with the Berber culture. ( MOUNTAIN BIKE HOLIDAYS IN THE ATLAS MOROCCO 8days )

 

Day 1: Arrival

Arrival and meeting at the airport in Marrakech, followed by transfer to a 3 star hotel (including dinner and breakfast).

Days 2: Transfer to the Ait Adel reservoir and start cycle tour.

After a transfer of about 80 km, the mountain bike tour starts. The starting point is the foot of the High Atlas mountains. On the first day, you will ride in a southerly direction to the centre of the High Atlas. The route goes through traditional and isolated Berber villages.
(70 km , 43 miles / 1200 mtr pos., 3900 feet pos.)
Overnight in a traditional Berber guesthouse at the start of the Tessaout gorge.

Days 3: Via the Tessaout gorge and the Tizi n Oulaoun pass to Toundoute

Today, the tour starts with a stage straight through the beautiful and rugged Tessout gorge. Along the way, you will pass through traditional and very isolated Berber villages. Depending on the quality of the track, you could visit the town of Megdez (one of the prettiest in the High Atlas, 10 km extra). This section should not be underestimated because the route crosses the river several times. At the end of the gorge, there is an ascent of the 2800 m Tizi n Oulaoun. This is followed by a fantastic route with a fantastic drop down a road hewn from the rock. Overnight stay in a Berber guesthouse in Tandoute.
( 75 km, 47 miles / 1100 mtr., 3600 feet pos.)

Days 4: from Toundoute to Boutharar

At Aguerd we head in the direction of Alemdoun and Boutharar. The route runs over a desolate mountain plateau with troglodytes. Overnight stay in the Tamaloute Berber guesthouse in Boutharar.
From the guesthouse, you have a beautiful view over the green valley that contrasts with the red mountains.
(70 km , 43 miles / 1200 mtr pos., 3900 feet pos.)

Days 5: Via the Talouit pass to the Saghro mountains

The morning starts with a steep climb up the Talouin pass (1900 m). From the pass, there is an excellent view of both the Mgoun mountain chain (4067 m) and the Saghro mountains. This is followed by a descent to Kelaa Mgouna. After that, you ride through the volcanic Saghro mountains to the isolated village of Tagmoute.
(70 km , 43 miles / 1360 mtr pos. , 3280 feet pos.)

Days 6: Through the volcanic Saghro mountains to the Draa valley

Today, we ride straight through the Sagro mountain range. A journey through a rugged and inhospitable landscape. Mountain passes alternate with rapid descents. Along the way, we will see fantastic rock formations. At the end of the stage, we arrive at the palm oasis in the Draa valley. Overnight stay in a small hotel in the palm oasis.
(60 km, 37 miles / 822 mtr pos. , 2700 feet pos)

Days 7: through the Draa valley palm oasis to the Tizgui waterfall and transfer to Marrakesh

This morning we ride through the beautiful Draa valley palm oasis for a few hours. After reaching the Tizgui waterfall, there is still a steep climb to the lunch spot. Lunch is followed by the transfer to Marrakesh.
(61 km, 37 miles / 1000 mtr pos, 3280 feet pos.)

Days 8: Transfer to the airport

Transfer from the hotel to the airport.

Available departures

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Jemaa el-Fnaa

Jemaa el-Fnaa Jemaa el-Fnaa (Arabic: ساحة جامع الفناء saaHat jamaaʻ al-fanâʼ, also Jemaa el-Fna, Djema el-Fna or Djemaa el-Fnaa) is a square and market place in Marrakesh’s medina quarter (old city). It remains the main square of Marrakesh, used by locals and tourists. The origin of its name is unclear: jamaa means “congregation” in Arabic, probably referring to a destroyed Almoravid mosque. Fnaʼ or finâʼ can mean “death” or “a courtyard, space in…Read more

Atlas mountains

Atlas mountainsAtlas Mountains The Atlas Mountains (Arabic: جبال الأطلس‎, jibāl al-ʾaṭlas; Berber languages: ⵉⴷⵓⵔⴰⵔ ⵏ ⵡⴰⵟⵍⴰⵙ, idurar n waṭlas) are a mountain range in the Maghreb. It stretches around 2,500 km (1,600 mi) through Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia. The range’s highest peak is Toubkal, with an elevation of 4,167 metres (13,671 ft) in southwestern Morocco. It…Read more

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What's Included

  • Bottled water
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • DINNER
  • Snacks
  • Driver/guide
  • Mountain bike
  • Helmet
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Assistance Transport
  • English speaking driver/guide
  • All Meals
  • Professional guide
  • Soft Drinks
  • Extra Fees

  •   I spent three days with Rachid and couldn't be happier with my experience in the Atlas Mountains. He got me safely to the summit of Mount Toubkal and we spent a further two days mountain biking and treking in the Atlas. He is a true...More

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    10/04/2017
  •   I had an amazing time in Toubkal. Rachid was my guide during that adventure. He has lot of experience. He helped me find a bood pace so I can save my energy during the climb. He's also a great companion, I had a lot of...More

    thumb Choubi Z
    3/18/2018
  •   I came home from my trek in the Atlas mountains a couple of weeks ago and i have been on a high since. Rachid was our guide on our 5 day trek that took us through berber villages, fabulous mountain scapes and to the top...More

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    11/16/2017
  •   As a solo traveler, I booked a last minute customized day of mountain biking in the Atlas Mountains. The biking was challenging on many of the climbs, but we took it slow (is there any other way?!) and were rewarded with breathtaking views and scenery...More

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    10/04/2017
  •   We had a great experience hiking in the Atlas mountains, including Toubkal summit, with our guide Rachid. Rachid seems to know al the people in the mountains, is always in for a chat and he knows where to find best weather forecasts. With tasty meals...More

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    4/03/2018
  •   I'm a single female traveler. Rachid was the only one who answered my queries about guiding me in the Atlas Mountains. He was prompt and helpful leading up the ride. The day of the ride, I was picked up at the door of my riad...More

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    6/10/2019
  •   Although we had some misfortune with a flat tyre and two broken chains, the mood of our guide remained positive and he arranged everything with a smile. We did the soft VTT (velo tout terrain) or mountainbike trip. only around 40 km, the climb was...More

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    6/22/2019
  •   I had a ride with this company in the Atlas Mountains i really liked the views and the guide was so friendly you should bring your camera to have some good footage it was an all day event if you want to do mountain biking...More

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    11/02/2018
  •   I booked a last minute trip with these guys after my other biking company was a no-show and I'm so happy I did. The guide, Mohammad, was great and clearly loved biking and knew a lot about the area. The route itself was exactly what...More

    thumb Johno E
    8/12/2019
  •   Allthough he came 1 hour late, Rachid was the best guide we could imagine. The ride started with a climb. One chain of the 7 bikes broke during the climb but soon another bike was brought. A flat tyre couldn't spoil the good humour. Rachid...More

    thumb Hendrik V
    6/25/2019