7 days Saghro mountain biking tour Morocco : A superb mtb cycling tour the Djebel Saghro range and the magnificent Draa Valley with kasbah and palm groves oasis trails. A unique mountain biking experience in south Morocco with stunning landscapes and culture …
Fantastic Morocco saghro biking tour take you’re through the Berber settlements and the Berber valleys of the South Morocco region. You will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in Berber culture and connect with people while enjoying an incredible bicycle excursion through the breathtaking scenery of the Atlas Mountains & Saghro Region.
Adventurous mountain bikers looking to explore the High Atlas Mountains & the South of Morocco.
This bike adventure takes place in the South of Morocco, 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 off 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 south of Morocco offers you a multitude of breath-taking landscapes. Besides the panorama of wild mountains in the Atlas mountain range, you will discover the expanse of the Sahara with its Bedouin villages and admire the incomparable starry sky. Palm groves and avenues of almond trees line the road. Along the Atlantic Coast you discover strange rock formations, magnificent sandy beaches and azure blue colours. For sure you won’t miss the mysterious atmosphere of the 1001 nights in Marrakech and the Bedouin towns… This bike tour has many surprises in store for you!
What to Expect
Day 1: Marrakech
Arrive at Marrakech Airport and transfer to your hotel or riad. Afternoon tour of Marrakech including the UNESCO designated world heritage old medina, Djemaa el Fna Square. Overnight n Marrakech.
Day 2: Marrakech – Ait Benhedou
This morning you depart Marrakech for the UNESCO designated world heritage village of Ait Benhaddou. Travelling by 4-wheel drive from Marrakech via the Tizi N’Tichka mountain pass (2260m) as far as Telouet, you visit Glaoui Kasbah before setting off on your adventure bicycle tour of Morocco.
From Telouet you take to your mountain bicycles, fully supported by your Berber Treasures driver and vehicle. Cycling through scenically situated small Berber villages and the Ounila Valley you make your way to the stunning Kasbah village of Ait Benhaddou. Overnight in Ait Benhaddou.
Day 3: Ait Benhedou – Gorges Dades
Leaving Ait Benhaddou via the beautiful Taslmante Valley and Boutgherar you visit an ancient troglodyte settlement and may see nomadic Berbers living in caves handed down through generations of families. It may be possible to visit one of these Berber families, share a refreshing cup of mint tea and learn about their unique lifestyle. The final leg of today’s Moroccan cycling adventure takes you to the interesting Dades Gorge. Overnight in Dades Gorge.
Day 4: Gorges Dades – Nkob
Today you cycle to the Berber oasis town of N’kob. Setting out your route takes you through the Dades Valley which lies between the High Atlas Mountains and Jbel Saghro Mountains (Jebel Saghro). Making your way into the Jbel Saghro Mountains you cross the Tizi n’Tzazert pass (2200m) all the while enjoying stunning panoramic views in every direction. Continue onto the Berber oasis town of N’kob which lies at the foot of the Jbel Saghro Mountains. Overnight in Nkob.
Day 5: N’kob – Agdz
Continuing your mountain bike exploration of the Moroccan desert you ride to the beautiful seemingly endless date palm groves of the lovely D’raa Valley – the largest date palm groves in Morocco.
Following local dirt tracks you make your way into the heart of the oasis, exploring the palm groves and the small Berber villages lining the edges of the D’raa River, the life source for this beautiful oasis area. Tonight you have the option of a home stay with a local Berber family. Overnight Draa Valley
Day 6: Agdz – Ouarzazate
Today we leave the beautiful Draa valley; Cycling through the oases Draa valley. After lunch our minibus takes us to Marrakech today. We drive over the beautiful Tizi-n-Tichka pass and have again beautiful views. After your arrival in Marrakech, you can explore the vibrant souks of the old town.
Day 7: 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.
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, 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, 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 adventure, you will be staying in hotels & riads, but we can also update the accommodation suits your needs.