8 days
Duration
Jun/Sept/Oct
Dates
Morocco, Africa
Location

Wait, a million star you said? Yes, that’s correct.

During our Million star Morocco tour, you will experience a million star hotel in the middle of the Sahara desert! And this is only one of the amazing experiences this tour offers. You will also have a chance to ride your own camel, walk through Berber villages, visit oasis, drink mint tea with the locals and experience the true Arabic life – on foot!

Highlights of the tour

We will also discover the magical city of Marrakesh. It is a major city of the Kingdom of Morocco and the fourth largest city in the country, after Casablanca, Fez, and Tangier. The city is located to the north of the foothills of the snow-capped Atlas mountains and thus represents the perfect starting point to discover the surrounding mountains, valleys, and villages. The activity is suitable for everyone who wishes to discover the best of Morocco on foot.

A local guide will take us around the city and you will have a free afternoon after to stroll around the famous markets and indulge in the scent of Morocco at your own pace! This tour is suitable for everyone that is in a fairly good shape – everyday hikes are not too demanding, but just about what you need to get the truly unforgettable experience.

Notice: the main price is for a group of 5 – 8 people

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Casablanca Airport (Morocco)
DEPARTURE TIME as per request
RETURN TIME as per request
HIKING LEVEL  not too demanding
INCLUDED
English speaking guide
transportation from the airport and back
local meals
7 day accomodation
camel ride & a million star hotel 😉
mules and lodges in the mountains
supply of bottled water
NOT INCLUDED
airfare (we can help you purchase the best ticket possible)
travel and activity insurane
soft drinks
meals in the city (dinner and lunch)
tips are optional and not included in the price
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Day 1 - Home – Marrakesh (or Casablanca airport)

We will wait for you at the airport or at a selected point in Marrakesh and transfer you to your hotel, or a so-called riad (a large traditional house built around a central courtyard) for the rest of the day. Later on, we will meet at a welcome drink, where you will get to know your guide, who will present you the plan for your holiday week. We suggest you get an early night in, because of the early departure next morning.

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Day 2 – Marrakesh – Imlil –Tizi M’zzik –Tizi Oussem

After having a nutritious breakfast, a transfer will wait for you at 8am, to take you to the village of Imlil.  Todays’ trek will last approx 5h and will follow the path from the Imlil valley to the village called Tizi Oussem. The journey will take you over Tizi M’zzik Mountain pass – 8300ft and down into the spectacular valley of Azzaden. We will spend the night in the village of Tizi Oussem, in a family guest house (Berber house).

OPTIONAL: A side trip to the Ighouliden waterfalls is available after lunch.

Duration: 5 – 6 hrs walking

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Day 3 - Azzaden – Matat – Imlil

After the breakfast, you can enjoy your first sunrise in this colorful valley and its marvelous typical Berber villages. Berbers or Amazighs are an ethnic group indigenous to North Africa. We will then leave Tizi Oussem and continue down to Id Issa village, before heading up to Tizi Oudid mountain pass (6500ft). We will cross the Matat village after going through a wild juniper forest. We will stop for lunch under the walnut groves and relax for some time near the river. We will spend the night in the village of Imlil, and prepare ourselves for the next day’s adventure.

Duration: 6 hrs walking

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Day 4 - Imlil Valley – Tizi n’Tichka – Dades

Today is the day we will drive towards the Moroccan desert. At first, we will go over the spectacular pass, walking through many traditional Berber villages. We will see and stop at many riverside oases and barren hillsides clustered with kasbahs. Interestingly, this regions’ nickname is also known to be ‘One thousand Kasbahs’.  After lunch, we will drive to the Roses Valley, which will offer some beautiful views of the Dades valley. We will stop and spend the night in the Dades village.

Duration: 6 hrs driving

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Day 5 - Dades – Todra Gorges – Erg Chebbi dunes

After the breakfast, we will first drive to the Todra Gorge where we will make a short stop. Then, we will drive on to ‘Auberge Palais du Dunes’ at the dunes of Erg Chebbi. Once we will arrive at the accommodation, you will have a chance to try some typical Moroccan mint tea and you will have time to get prepared for an overnight stay at the camp in the middle of the Sahara desert! We will have actual camels to carry us over to the camping place in the desert. There, the local cook will prepare us some typical Moroccan dinner. After the dinner, there will be time to relax and enjoy the rest of the night, at the sounds of music. Our hotel for the night will be a million star hotel 😉 – the sky filled with as many stars as there possibly exist.

Duration: 4 hrs driving

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Day 6 – Merzouga to Marrakesh

Finally, after viewing the most beautiful sunrise, you will ride the camels back to your hotel to have breakfast. From there, it will be a long day driving back to Marrakech, via Tichka pass. We will spend the night in a riad in Marrakesh.

Duration: 7 – 8 hrs driving

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Day 7 – Marrakesh Guided Tour

This day is devoted to the exploration of the city of Marrakesh. At first, we will start with the famous UNESCO heritage site of Jamma Lfna, Alkotoubia mosque. Then, we will visit the oldest historical places in the city, the Bahia and Baddi palaces. You will have a chance to visit an old Medrassa called Iben yossef. Marrakesh is also known for its traditional souks (a marketplace or commercial quarter) –  that actually look like a spider web, where you can easily lose a sense of direction and where bargaining skills will come in handy. We will have lunch at a local restaurant in the city. After the lunch, we will visit the botanical garden, the Majorelle garden. Finally, there will be some free time for you to wander around by yourself. Overnight in the same Riad as the night before.

Duration: 30 minutes driving

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Day 8 – Marrakesh – Home

Transfer to the airport 2 hrs before the flight.

We are passionate adventure travelers ourselves. We have spent our lives in search for the ultimate outdoor experiences. You will gain skills in outdoor activities and meet like-minded individuals to share wonderful adventures. Passion and full dedication to details for each itinerary as well as an excellent relationship with our suppliers in Slovenia have built up the Bikehiketours brand.
Your adventure guides are local and experienced professionals who have a real passion for outdoor activities and for the culture and landscape.
Your safety is their number one priority, closely followed by your enjoyment of the tour. They will always be on-hand to answer any questions or requests you may have throughout your trip. We choose our guides for their expertise in outdoor activities. They are experts in their fields.
We only run small group adventures to ensure that everyone has the best experience possible and not get lost in the crowd. There will generally be between seven and 14 people in each group. The minimum number of people we require to run our tours is four.
Our tour caters for a wide age range, typically between 30 and 60 years old, but age is simply a state of mind, as they say, and we welcome anyone over the age of 18! 
Tours are designed at your own pace and you will enjoy no matter what your age.

Each evening your guides will chat with you about the following day’s activities and give you an idea of the sorts of trails you can look forward to. If there’s anything you feel anxious about, your guides will be happy to discuss it with you.
We recommend following a general training in the weeks leading up to your trip.
Your guide will be very happy to give you some bike skills training during your trip to help improve your confidence and your enjoyment of your bike adventure. 

As fellow sports enthusiasts, we understand the comfort you may find in riding with your own gear. Due to things can get a bit challenging when it comes to traveling please consult our booking manager prior to departure.

Q. Will I have to carry my own luggage?
You will never have to worry about your bags on tour. You only need to carry a daypack with you whilst riding. We have a support vehicle and driver who will transfer your luggage to your next accommodation each day, and have it ready and waiting for your arrival.
On your holiday you will be staying in a range of comfortable, welcoming local accommodations, including traditional guest houses, small hotels, and a boutique hotel. For details please consult with your booking manager.
Traveling light is the key. Although the daytime and nighttime temperatures can vary in the mountains, so you must make sure that you have plenty of layers of breathable clothing to ensure that you are always warm enough and can remove a layer if you get too hot. 
You should also bring cycling shorts/trousers, gloves, padded undershorts, waterproof jacket, flip-flops, specific shoes for cycling.
Where the meals are included in Bikehiketours itineraries they are in a group setting. 
Your Bikehiketours guide will also be with you during these scheduled meals. 
During the meals that are not included in the itinerary, you are free to choose where you would like to dine. Your guide will advise you the best places to dine for these meals. You can choose to join with others and decide to dine together somewhere or, if you desire some independent time, you are also always welcome to do your own thing.
Medical insurance is mandatory on all of our holidays. We also recommend trip cancellation insurance. Contact your booking manager and we will help you choose the right plan for your holiday.
Many of our travelers join as singles. We charge single supplement fee to solo travelers for single room use. But don’t worry, we can pair you with another traveler of the same gender if you like.


A single supplement is an additional charge for a private room for guests traveling alone.
The cost of our holidays does not include international airfare. However, we are happy to assist you in booking flights to join with each tour. The prices vary depending on the season and the point of departure.
We can arrange early arrivals and extended visits. We will be happy to provide suggestions and ideas.
The more in advance you book, the greater availability of dates you’ll find.

Attention to the smallest details, expertise, and great local guides are the key to a successful adventure.