Go on a biking day trip to the Atlas Mountains from marrakech. Explore Berber villages & valleys. A full day mountain biking experience.
Atlas Mountain Biking day trip: Enjoy a scenic, full-day adventure as you peddle through the Atlas Mountains where the picturesque scenery leaves you breathless. Choose from a variety of trails that are suitable for any ability and get a rush of adrenaline as you race down the paths and up to the crest for incredible views.
Adventurous mountain bikers looking to explore the High Atlas Mountains. Beginner with a reasonable level of fitness will enjoy this adventurous ride as much as experienced riders.
This bike adventure takes place in the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco, just a short drive from the vibrant city of Marrakech. The High Atlas Mountains are a spectacular setting for a mountain biking trip with hundreds of miles of dusty singletrack just waiting to be explored. With many years of experience guiding in the region, your local hosts can help you explore this region’s hidden riding potential.
The scenery makes for an impressive backdrop to your journey. The rugged and remote terrain has resisted the pressured of the modern world and feels like a window into a bygone era. Dramatic valleys offer vivid contrasts with the lush green irrigated fields along the valley bottom set against the barren rocky scree slopes that lead up to the snow-capped peaks.
The area is dotted with the villages and towns of the Berber people; their characteristic stone houses nestled picturesquely into steep hillsides. This region of Morocco remained isolated until the early 20th century and for a long time the fiercely independent local people resisted French colonisation. To this day the Berber people retain a strong sense of their unique identity and operate in many ways independently of the Moroccan government. The regions rich cultural heritage makes it the perfect destination for an MTB adventure.
What to Expect
Day 1: Biking Imlil to Imi Oughlad
After breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel at 8:30 am. a short transfer takes us to Toubkal National Park. We will go to the village of Imlil (1740m). Here we start riding our bikes for 1h30 to the pass which is situated at an altitude of (2280m) Tizi N’Tamaterte. The first warm-up is on a good road overlooking the deep valley of Imenane. We reach the track on the right side and we will find a succession of superb Berber villages with beehives clinging to the sides of the mountains in the background with majestic summits of the High Atlas Mountains frequently snowy. Then we’ll stop at the village of Ikkiss for our lunch with a Berber family.
Then after lunch we will continue our ride downhill to the valley of Asni.
After a superb descent, our mountain biking tour ends in Asni and we will drive you back to Marrakech to drop you off at your hotel after 5pm.
This regular day-tour runs on a private basis every day of the week.
4-5 hours biking
Note: This itinerary and the duration of the activities are subject to change due to group abilities and preferences, and weather conditions and forecasts.