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Biking in Saghro Oasis Gorges - South of Morocco 8Days/7Nights

 

The Saghro Mountains, and the Oases. Challenging and adventurous mountain bike trip. During this trip you ride through the “Gardens of the Anti Atlas”, the Valley of the Birds, the M’Goun valley, the Valley of the Roses, the Valley of Dates (the fruit), and the massive volcanic Djbel Saghro.

  • Overview:

    • Day 1: Arrival and Transfer to Hotel in Marrakech
    • Day 2: Marrakech – Telouet and the start of our bike adventure – Ait ben Haddou – Ouarzazate
    • Day 3: Ouarzazate – Kelaa Mgouna – Rose Valley – Talouite Valley
    • Day 4: Dades Gorge – Mgoun River – Saghro Mountain range
    • Day 5: Canyons of Afourar Saghro Mountain – Tiazazarte 2500m – Bab Ali
    • Day 6: Bab Ali – Iki Village – Azib Amguis – Nkob
    • Day 7: N’Kob transfer to Marrakech
    • Day 8: Transfer to the airport

     

    Beginning altitude: 631 m / 2070 ft

    Maximum altitude: 2660 m/ 8727,034 ft

    Overall trek difficulty: Medium

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  • Pre-Trek Briefing:

    The Saghro Mountains, and the Oases. Challenging and adventurous mountain bike trip. During this trip you ride through the “Gardens of the Anti Atlas”, the Valley of the Birds, the M’Goun valley, the Valley of the Roses, the Valley of Dates (the fruit), and the massive volcanic Djbel Saghro.

    Day 1: Marrakech – Hotel

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

    Day 2: Marrakech – Telouet and the start of our bike adventure – Ait ben Haddou – Ouarzazate

    Early in the morning we depart in a minibus or Land rover heading south. At the breath taking Tizi-n-Tichka pass we turn eft towards Telouet. Here our mountain bike adventure starts. A rough track takes us south through an amazing landscape of colors, traditional villages and green oases. The track ends at the famous ksar Ait Benhaddou where we load our bikes on the vehicles for a transfer to Ouarzazate.
    (long tour: 63 km, 39 miles and 631 mtr, 2070 feet pos.
    short tour: 35 km, 22 miles)

    Day 3: Ouarzazate – Kelaa Mgouna – Rose Valley – Talouite Valley

    We depart for an incomparable adventure! A transfer takes us to Kelaa Mgouna, known for it’sannual rose festival. Our route takes us over a desert plateau toward the first pass of the High Atlas. A long climb brings us to the Talouite pass, from which we have a marvelous view over the Valley of the Birds. The landscape here is breath taking because of the contrast between the red soil and the green of the oasis. Next we descend into the still untouched Talouite Valley, with its pristine landscape. Lunch is on the bank of the river.
    After lunch we cross the river and follow the splendid valley of El Hot and Hot with its traditional Kasbahs (Berbercastles)
    Lodging with local residents.
    (short tour: 35 km, 22 miles and 600 metres, 2000 feet pos.
    long tour: 42 km, 40 miles and 922 metres, 3024 feet pos.)

    Day 4: Dades Gorge – Mgoun River – Saghro Mountain range


    We follow the splendid Dades Gorge until the city Boumalne Dades. The long tour will cross the MGoun River and will climb some passes. After the climb at Boumalne Dades, we have a nice view over the oases. We continue and cross over a large desert plateau. Perhaps we come across a group of nomad swith their herds. We arrive in a small village at the feet of the Saghro Mountains. Lodging with a local resident.
    (short tour: 40 km, 25 miles and 400 metres, 1300 feet pos.
    long tour: 55 km, 35 miles and 1000 metres, 3300 feet)

    Day 5: Saghro Mountain – Tiazazarte 2500m – Bab Ali

    We ride into the volcanic Saghro Mountains, and climb to the Tazazarte Pass (2500 mtr /7490 feet). Lunch is in the pass, with a fantastic view. In the afternoon we have a long descent. We set up camp as we enter the canyons opposite the impressive rock formation Babn’ Ali. Lodging in tents.
    (40 km, 25 miles and 800 metres, 2600 feet pos
    (After wards possibility to walk to the cascades of Iminougoulize. 1 hour).

    Day 6: Bab Ali – Iki Village – Azib Amguis – Nkob

    We leave the unpaved road and follow a mule path through a scenic landscape. Now the route becomes even more challenging. The support vehicle is not present during this part of the trip. We travel further to the impressive rock of Bab N’ Ali, and on to the azid Amguis Valley. Lunch in Nkob. Here iti s possible to organize an evening to enjoy local folklore.
    After lunch we can add about 45 km / 25 miles by climbing to passes. During this part we visit some rock drawings
    Lodging with a local resident.
    (short tour: 37 km, 23 miles and 600 metres, 1968 feet pos
    long tour: 80 km, 50 miles and 800 metres, 2624 feet pos)

    Day 7: N’Kob transfer to Marrakech


    After breakfast we load the bikes on the vehicles and drive to the splendid Draa Valley. We unload the bikes here and we ride the last short stage on our mountain bikes through one of the most beautiful valleys of Morocco with a succession of traditional villages lying in green oases. ( 30 km / 20 miles) After lunch we drive to Marrakech via the Tizi-n-Tichka Pass where we check into your hotel or riad.

    Day 8: Transfer to the airport

    Transfer from the hotel to the airport.

  • Services Included:

    • Arrival and Departure transfer Marrakech Airport by mini-bus
    • English, French speaking Berber tour leader
    • 4×4 Assistance on the whole MTB trip.
    • Camping material except sleeping bags
    • Bikes if you do not have them
    • Kitchen equipment
    • Cooking man who prepares all the meals during the trek .
    • All meals during your trek ( breakfast, lunch, dinner)

    Services Not Included:

    • Sleeping bag – you can rent one from us
    • Personal travel insurance.
    • Soft drink ( water....)
    • Tips

  • Price : For pricing or more information, please contact us by Mail

    • The number of persons in your group: the more participants there are, the cheaper it gets for everyone.
    • The dates of the tour: the exact or approximate dates (for the possibility to join a group or take a private trip to enjoy it on your own pace with your loved ones).

    Discounts

    • Student Discount : 75 %
    • Under 15 years : 75 %
    • Under 10 years Discount: 50 %
    • Under 5 years : Free of Charge

  • What you need to Bring?

    • Good walking boots and socks
    • Comfortable shoes/slippers for camp/guesthouse
    • Trekking pants
    • Lightweight waterproof over-trousers / rain-pants
    • Underwear
    • Long johns
    • T-shirts
    • Fleece jacket or warm jumper
    • Lightweight windproof/waterproof jacket
    • Hat
    • Goggles (winter) and sunglasses (summer)
    • Lightweight thermal or fleece gloves
    • 3 to 4 season sleeping bag
    • Walking stick
    • Day sack/backpack
    • Head torch / headlamp
    • Basic First Aid Kit - refer to trip dossier for details
    • Ice axe and crampons (winter)
    • Water bottle or camel back (recommended)
    • Penknife (useful)
    • Personal items (e.g. towel, sunscreen, wipes, toilet tissues, antibacterial handwash)
    • Small First Aid Kit including insect repellent, plasters, meds
    • Small rubbish bag to carry out what you carry in
    • Matches e.g. burn toilet paper
    • Trail snacks
    • Zip-Up bags for camera
    • Repair kit (eg. needle, thread, duct tap


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