Our 9 days Morocco luxury guided bike tour allows you to discover the beauty and exoticism of North Africa on this wonderful journey from Marrakesh into the foothills of the magnificent High Atlas Mountains. Sweeping Berber valleys & stunning gorges offer you a glimpse of this special country and it’s imposing landscapes.
Our expert guides will lead you on exhilarating journeys, immersing you in the rich culture and history of this captivating North African nation. Along the way, savour traditional cuisine, stay in luxurious accommodations, and forge unforgettable memories. Whether you seek the thrill of off-road trails or the smooth rhythm of paved roads, our Morocco Deluxe Bike Tours promise an unforgettable experience for riders of all levels.
Join us for the ultimate blend of adventure, culture, and cycling excellence in Morocco.
Trip length : 9 days / 8 nights
Group size : Min 2, max 12 persons
This Morocco luxury 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 dustyoff-road 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 adventure.
What to Expect
Day 1: Marrakech
We will be waiting for you at the airport in Marrakech. We then transfer you to the hotel/Riad in the heart of the Medina.
Day 2 – Marrakesh to Amizmiz
Marrakech to Amizmiz Ride of 66km / 41m.
A lovely ride towards the foothills of the Atlas. On our way we will pass through the peaceful village of Tamesloght 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.
Day 3 – Amizmiz to Ouirgane
Amizmiz to Ouirgane Ride of 35km / 22m.
A beautiful ride today towards the Ouirgane valley with its stunning greenery and red earth hills. We will ride over the gentle Nfiss river where the Tizi-n-Test mountain pass begins linking Marrakesh to Taroudant. This is one of the most beautiful places in Morocco; a secret valley surrounded by a jagged horizon of snow capped mountains.
Day 4 – Ouirgane to Imlil
Ouirgane to Imlil Ride of 30km / 19m.
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 of all.
Day 5 – Explore Atlas Mountains
Hiking the Atlas 12km / 7.5m.
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 women belies a life of continual hard labour with a fantastic array of colours.
Day 6 – Imlil to Kasbah Angour
Imlil to Kasbah Angour Ride of 52km / 32.
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.
Day 7 – Kasbah Angour to Kasbah Bab Ourika
Kasbah Angour to Kasbah Bab Ourika Ride of 52km / 32m.
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.
Day 8 – Ourika to Marrakesh
Ourika to Marrakesh Ride of 61km / 38m.
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 where our journey began.
Day 9: Transfer to the Airport
Breakfast in the Riad, if you have spare time before the transfer to the airport, you can finish your visit to the city or going shopping in the souk, then transfer to the airport of Marrakech.
Transfer Time by car: 15mn
What Includes, Airport Transfers, 2 Night hotel in Marrakech on BB, Private Transport from/to Marrakech, English Tour Guide, Accommodation during the trip, All meals during the trip, Assistance car during the trip
Does not Include, Travel Insurance, Tips, Any Private Expenses, Drinks and Items of personal nature, Meals in Marrakech, E-Bike hire (Full Suspension) + Helmet (available to rent from our bike shop), Bike hire (Full Suspension) + Helmet (available to rent from our bike shop)
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 bike adventure, you will be staying in hotels & riads, but we can also update the accommodation suits your needs.