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MTB tour in Atlas Mountains : 4 days riding through Berber villages and the High Atlas Mountains. Find out more about Berber lifestyle in Atlas mountains of Morocco, shire with Mountain people their Culture, their traditions during your stay in berber guest house….
Discover the scenic trails of the Atlas Mountains during your mountain bike tour from Marrakech, and take a swooping downhill route through the rugged scenery. Enjoy support — and snacks — from a nearby van as you go deep into the mountain terrain. Take in stunning views while you pedal alpine tracks alongside donkeys and goats, then finish your ride with a traditional Moroccan dishes each day…
From the famous Jemaa el Fna square in Marrakesh we start our spectacular journey. To warm up the muscles, we cycle first on the asphalt gradually up to the green Ourika valley. In Arhbalou (1300m), we go really into the Mountains and up to the pass Tizi Tadmamt (2100m). Then it goes up and down; Mountains at the Atlas, Berber villages and valleys. Eventually we reach the mountain village Imsker.
Total approx 100 km. Overnight in Imsker (1450m) – Berber guest house.
Along a mountain stream we gradually climb up on a beautiful slope to the high Berber village Tacheddirt. Along several villages surrounded by steep, green farm fields and rugged parts of nature.
The zigzag way up you’ve seen yesterday to the pass Tizi Tamatert. Or an easy option; very gradual and paved road. You can enjoy the view over the valley in our nice Berber guesthouse in one of the small villages around Imlil. For enthusiasts, there even is the opportunity for a walk along the small Berber villages around Imlil, exploring culture and traditions in the afternoon.
Total approx 40 km. Extra with the climb from Tinghourine approximately 10 km. Overnight in Imlil (1740m) – Berber guesthouse
Today we are going over the pass Tizi Mezzik (2280m). Our bikes are transported by a mule and we are all walking to the pass. Then we will hit the road again with our bikes. A nice but difficult – single track – descent over rough and sometimes steep slopes through the beautiful valley of Ouïssaden to the village of \. Along the way, we have views over beautiful valleys. Total: walking approx 1,5 hours
Mountain biking approx 35 km.
Overnight in Tassaouirgane (1400m) – Berber guesthouse
A small ascent on the mixed road to Tizi Ouaddou and then a nice descent to the pilgrimage village, on the edge of Amizmiz valley. From here we still go up and down, to the larger mountain village Amizmiz. Here we will meet our driver and transfers back to Marrakech, end of our services.
This was our third bike tour with Mountain Bike Morocco Company, the trip has exceeded our expectations. Guides are very experienced and reliable and the trip has been tailor made to our needs. I recommend this company if you want your Morocco bike trip to be memorable : )