2 days Gravel adventure biking Atlas Mountains of Morocco tour from Marrakech to Desert Agafay, you will cycling through remote Berber villages clinging to the steep sides of the High Atlas Mountains, explore the Berber villages and experience some of the fantastic gravel biking descents offered by the region. A real experience of an ancient and fascinating country and culture!
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 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.
What to Expect
Day 1: Marrakech – Desert Agafay – Amizmiz
Pick up from the hotel at 9h00 am by our driver and set off to discover the Agafay desert, just 40 mins from Marrakech city. Biking tour passing a small lake and Berber villages, take a stroll across the breathtaking scenery. During your gravel bike tour Agafay desert from Marrakech, you will discover lots of things. the road take us heads towards the lake of Lalla Takerkoust. which is a popular spot for picnics on the edge of the lake, restaurants serving traditional food. Lunch will be in one of the lakeside restaurants / or prepared by our team. Continue riding to Amizmiz valley where we spend the night.
Day 2: Kik Plateau – Asni – Marrakech
Awake early to enjoy the sunrise over the Atlas Mountains, followed by a typical breakfast. After breakfast you continue your journey eastwards and head for the Kik Plateau where you will stop for refreshments form a high vantage point, before then taking the road to the village of Moulay Brahim, with its famous holy shrine. Finally the road descends into the market town of Asni at the foot of the Atlas Mountains. Where our gravel bike tour end, transfers back to Marrakech.
NB: On Saturdays there is a lively local souk well worth stopping to visit to witness livestock trading, local produce and authentic rural life.
Note: This itinerary and the duration of the activities are subject to change due to group abilities and preferences, and weather conditions and forecasts.
What Includes, Private Transport from/to Marrakech, English Tour Guide, Accommodation during the trip, All meals during the trip, Assistance car during the trip, Gravel Bike with helmet
Does not Include, Travel Insurance, Tips, Any Private Expenses, Drinks and Items of personal nature
Bookable Extras, Umbrella, Sunscreen, T-Shirt, Entrance Fees
We recommend packing the following items:
- Normal daily clothes
- Padded cycling shorts and gloves
- Breathable top or cycling jersey
- Sunglasses/eye protection
- Stiff-soled shoes suitable for cycling
- Waterproofs and long cycling trousers
- For the earlier departures you may need some warmer layers
- Sun cream
- Water bottle or Camelback
Energy cycling gels offer a quick form of crabs replenishment. Most contain the simple crab sugar, which is the fastest form of energy to replace glycogen. It’s suggested that people who cycle at a moderate intensity for more than 90 minutes, need to replace between 30g and 65g of carbohydrates per hour and we would thoroughly recommend bringing some of these with you, as well as some energy bars.
During this adventure, you will be staying in a Guest house in the Berber village, but we can also update the accommodation suits your needs.