General

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.

Itinerary

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.

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