Thanks to its natural biodiversity, diverse geography and mild climate, Morocco is a perfect destination for mountain biking. We offer several mountain bike tours in the Atlas Mountains & Southern Morocco. Starting from Marrakech, our tours brings you to experience fascinating landscapes and people including the spectacular mountains of the High Atlas and the nomads of the highlands, the breathtaking Gorgers of the Dades Valley and the legendary Draa Valley with its ksour and characteristic Berber villages.
Bike Tour, High Atlas – 8 days (6 days cycling)
When : October to April/May
Day 1: Marrakech
Meet at airport and transfer to your hotel or riad. Dinner and overnight stay in a riad.
Day 2: Marrakech –Toufrine- Amezri
Early departure with our vehicles towards the town of Demnate in the Atlas Mountains. After a visit of Imi n’Ifri’s and Iwaridene we will have lunch and then reach the site where our bike tour will begin. We will climb uphill and bike through several Berber villages following the river Tassaout until we reach Ichebbaken and then the village of Amezri. Overnight stay in a Berber Guesthouse.
- 144 km (by car) 40 km of MTB. Elevation 600 m
Day 3: Tassaout –Ait Youb
Today’s trail brings us up to Oulaoun pass (2767m) that offers magnificent views of the green valleys and of Berber villages and their houses in typical Berber architecture. After reaching Imi n’Ouareg in the highlands, we will bike downhill to Ait Youb (1000m) situated at the foothill of Djebel Mgoun peak (4086m). Overnight stay in Ait Youb.
- 60 km of MTB. Elevation 750m -1200 m
Day 4: Ait Youb–Ait Youl
Our trail follows the Ait Toumert river reaching Rbat village with the option of taking a track along the impressive n’Qati gorges. From here we will bike through the beautiful villages of Agouti and El Hot before reaching the Dades Valley passing through Mgoun Valley and the village of Boutghrar. Once in the Dades valley we will take 4×4 vehicles and explores its breathtaking gorges and rock formations. Overnight stay with a Berber family in Ait Youl.
- 45 km of MTB. Elevation 300m – 620 m
Day 5: Dades –Tagmout
Starting from Ait Youl, we bike through Boumalne Dades crossing Berber villages and
cultivated fields until we reach Ait Ihya (1340m). After lunch, we continue south and then uphill to the Tagmout pass at 1980m that offers spectacular views of the High Atlas Mountains. Overnight stay in tents in the vicinity of Tagmout village.
- 72 km of MTB. Elevation 750m -520 m
Day 6: Tagmout –Bab Ali
We start downhill from Tagmout to Assaka n’Ait Ouzzine and its gorges. The landscaped in these areas is characterized by fruit trees, palms and Berber villages. We then carry on towards Ighazzoune and, after lunch on the way, bike uphill to reach Bab n’Ali’s peak. From here it will be all downhill up to our accommodation in Bab Ali.
- 42 km of MTB. Elevation 450m -920 m
Day 7: Bab n’Ali –Nkob- Marrakech
Our last leg of the trip will be in the Sit valley biking towards the Oasis of Nkob before returning to the beautiful Draa Valley and its lined up palm trees. From here we take our vehicles and drive back to Marrakech through Tinifift and the Tichka Pass in The High Atlas. Arrival in Marrakech expected around 4 pm.
- 25 km of MTB, 370 by car
Day 8: Marrakech – Airport
Transfer to Menara airport according to departure time.
Price Per person based on 4 people: 750 EUR
- 08 days / 07 nights
- 06 days’ medium level mountain biking
hotel, Camping, gite and local family house , full board on bike tour including mineral water
local biking guide, 4×4 vehicle supported
Suupllemet bike rent 25€ per day full suspension mountainbike with a helmet.