Cross Country Bike from the Atlas Mountains to the Atlantic Coastline - 8 Days

This road cycling Tour starts from Marrakech and then heads to the wonderful Atlantic Coast stopping at the coastal cities of Essaouria, Imsouane, Taghazout, and Agadir. Then through the majestic Atlas Mountains and back to Marrakech, each day with your feedback to make sure it’s a cycling adventure of a lifetime. Your guide and driver are always with you and ensure you leave Morocco with lasting memories...

This trip is for 8 days from Marrakech and back to Marrakech and you will have option to extend your holiday in the Atlas Mountains as long as you want.

Day 1: Marrakech to Essaouria
After bike fitting and safety procedures in Marrakech you will set off to Essaouria. Enjoy a bit of sight seeing around the ramparts of this Portuguese fortified harbor city before dinner. Local seafood will be obtained from the local market and dinner will be enjoyed at the famous fishermen stalls. Then back to the hotel for over night.
Day 2: Essaouria to Imsouane
After our breakfast we will set off on the bikes to enjoy the small coastal city of Imsouane. After seeing the city we will have dinner by the sea. Then we will stay in a small hotel in the quiet city set on a peninsula jutting out into the Atlantic.
Day 3: Imsouane to Taghazout
The 3th day we continuing along the Moroccan Atlantic Coast. You will ride along the coast to the sleepy Moroccan surf mecca of Taghazout. You will then retire for a good night’s rest at the hotel.
Day 4: Taghazout to Taroudant
The route starts from sea side and will end up in the desert oasis of Taroudant. You will set off in the morning from the hotel through the Moroccan seaside resort of Agadir. You will then arrive in Taroudant where we will freshen up at the hotel, then have dinner.
Day 5: Taroudant to Oulid Berhilwe will take it a bit easy today to rest up from the week’s ride and to prepare for the big climb on the following day. In Oulid Berhill you will relax amongst the peacocks and trees, have our dinner and then find your way back to the rooms in a re-furbished fortress. Prepare for the Tizi’n’Test Climb and day 6.
Day 6: Oulid Berhil through Tizi'n'Test to Ourigane
Today’s ride will include a climb of one of the most famous mountain passes in Morocco the Tizi’n’Test Pass. You will then descend to the famous mosque of Tinmel and then continue through the undulating hills leading off into the beautiful Ourigane Valley.
Day 7: Ourigane to Imlil Valley
Today’s ride up to imlil valley about 30Km Biking
Day 8: Imlil Valley to Marrakech
This mostly downhill route leading you through from valley to valley through the High Atlas Mountains and down on the dry plain leading to Marrakech. You will take a lunch break at Tahanout before finishing your ride in the “red city”. Recollecting the memories that have been made of the varied topography of Morocco. The rocky coasts, the desert plains, the mountain pass’s and the hospitality of the Moroccan people will be memories.

What is Included

  • Transfers from and to your hotel
  • 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)
 

What is Not Included

  • Soft drink ( water....)
  • Personal travel insurance
 

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/p>

Ice axe and crampons (winter)

Water bottle or camel back (recommended)

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


Start Date End Date Cost Season
01 Mai 31 October Summer Book
01 November 30 APril Winter Book

All The Morocco Trekking tours are guaranteed to depart at minimum of 2 people. We reccommend you to book your trip as soon as possible. Availability : This trek is available throughout the year, From December to April Winter Offer and from May To November Summer Offer. You can start the trek on any date you wish. Available: Book this trip now as spaces are available. (However internal flights &/or special permits may still be subject to availability.) Limited Availability: Limited spaces are available so please click on the “Contact Us” link to enquire about the departure status.

Trip Facts

Duration: 8 Day(s)

Trip Grade: Moderate - Challenginng

Trip Cost: On request

Destination: High Atlas Mountains to Essaouira

Best Season : Mai to October

Transportation :  Private Vehicle

Maximum Altituted: 2,479 m/ 8,1332021 ft

Group Size: Min 2 person, Maximum 18

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