8 DAYS ATLAS MOUNTAINS BIKING TRIP

Tour Overview

Sweeping valleys and stunning gorges offer you a glimpse of this special country and it’s imposing landscapes. Our trip is full of unforgetable experiences from a night under the stars to trekking through lost villages and abandoned Kasbahs. Enjoy mouth watering meals filled with sweet spices and soothing mint tea at the end of a long ride. This is an epic trip with memories and flavours that will linger long after the journey is over.

  • Duration: 8 days
  • Destination: Atlas mountains
  • Accommodation: Local gites and Berber houses

Tour Details

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Marrakesh Old city biking day

Meet at 4pm in our hotel lobby for bike fittings and a short tour by bike of the wonderful city of Marrakesh. Let yourself be carried away by the sights and smells of everything this enchanting city offers.

Day 1
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Marrakesh to Amizmiz valley Atlas Mountains

A lovely ride towards the foothills of the Atlas Mountains. On our way we will pass through the peaceful village of Tamesloht surrounded by miles of olive and orange groves. A little further on we reach our night’s destination Amizmiz the sight of a long established Tuesday souk – one of the largest Berber markets of the Atlas.Ride of 66km

Day 2
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Amizmiz to Ouirgane valley

A beautiful ride today towards the Ourigane valley with its stunning greenery and red earth hills. We will ride over the gentle N’fiss river where the Tizi N’Test mountain pass begins linking Marrakech to Taraoudant. This is one of the most beautiful places in Morocco; a secret valley surrounded by a jagged horizon of snow capped mountains. Ride of 35km.

Day 3
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Ouirgane to Imlil - Toubkal national park

 Today we arrive at the edge of the Toubkal National Park named after the highest peak in Africa and embraces some of the most striking and awesome highland scenery in Morocco. Our nights stay is in the small village of Imlil at the most magnificent kasbah. Ride of 30km

Day 4
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Hiking the Atlas Mountains

Today we enjoy a day off our bikes to explore these amazing mountains and the tucked away hilltop villages. You’ll notice the dress of the High Atlas Mountain women belies a life of continual hard labour with a fantastic array of colours. Ride 12km

Day 5
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Imlil to Kasbah Angour

Heading north today our road twists up towards the village of Zaouia-Moulay-Brahim one of the most important spiritual centers in the region. We continue riding towards the strikingly picturesque village of Tahanaoute and our night’s accommodation in a wonderful Kasbah. Ride of 52km

Day 6
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Kasbah Angour to Kasbah Bab Ourika.

We ride to the Ourika Valley cutting deep into the High Atlas where the mountains rise ever more precipitously and we continue towards the hamlet Setti Fatma almost at the end of human habitation. The setting with grassy terraces, bright crops and waterfalls appears like a vision of paradise where yet another wonderful kasbah awaits.  Ride of 52km

Day 7
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Ourika Valley to Marrakesh.

As we make our way back to wonderful Marrakech through the plains we will pass many small villages and settlements. One of which is the settlement of Dar-Caid-Ouriki with the ruins of a kasbah. These ruins are dramatically placed below a geological fault and retain a certain aura that’s worth exploring. Arriving in Marrakech we make our way to the Medina and back to the Riad or Hotel.  Ride of 61km

Day 8

Important Information

Included:

  • English speaking guide and cook
  • Muleteers and mules for luggage
  • All the meals during the  trek + mineral water, coffee and tea
  • Comfortable accommodation
  • Excursion with local guide
  • Transportation from and to Marrakech

Not included:

  • Travel insurance
  • Lunches
  • Soft drinks
  • Tips and personal expanses
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