We guarantee you an unforgettable 5-day MTB tour, with some extra days to finish your holidays in style! We will spice it up with a visit to the Berber house tasting the famous mint tea and a chat with the locals. The whole Arabic experience on MTB in Top Morocco MTB tour!
Are you looking to experience authentic Morocco on a bike?
We might just have exactly what you are looking for – a high Atlas 5-day MTB tour through the Berber villages & valleys. Starting in the city of Marrakesh, also known by the French spelling Marakech, which 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 by bike.
This tour is suitable for bikers, familiar with daily MTB rides of approximately 30 miles per day.
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|
|WEAR||Comfortable bike and athletic clothing, sport shoes (biking shoes), jacket and sunscreen.|
Day 1 – Home – Marrakesh (or Casablanca airport)
We will wait for you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel (riad) for the night in Marrakesh. We will all have a welcome drink with the guide and later on free time to relax and adapt to the time change.
Day 2 – Imlil – Tizi Mzik (8100ft) – Tamsoult Waterfalls (8200ft) – Azzaden valley – Imlil
Time to get ready for your MTB tour!
After the breakfast, we will have an early departure and head towards Tizi Mzik mountain pass by foot. Once we arrive there, we will prepare the bikes and start on the single track in a rocky trail, riding between Juniper trees. During our ride, we will have a chance to experience some amazing views over Tamsoult pastures & sheepfolds. When we arrive in Tamsoult, we will have lunch and we will also visit the waterfalls. Then, we continue biking down to the Azzaden valley. We will cross several Berber villages and sheepfolds on the way down to Id Aissa village. There we will stop for the traditional mint tea in a local house, and after continue riding to Tizi n Tacht (6500ft). There will be breaks for taking photos all along the way. Finally, we will bike down on a single track to Imi Oughlad village where you meet your driver who will transfer us back to Imlil – approximately 30 min drive.
* Duration: approximately 30 miles mountain bike (ascent 2500ft & descent 3800ft)
Day 3 – Imlil – Tizi n’Tamatert (7500ft) – Imnane Valley (7800ft) – Asni – Imlil
After a warm breakfast, we will start biking on the asphalt road up through Tizi n’Tamatert pass (7500ft) and continue on the road track progressively towards the Imnan valley with the most famous Berber villages such as Ouanskra, Tamguist, Ikiss, Amsakrou. Then, we will get a picnic lunch near the river in Arg village under the walnut trees. After the lunch we will continue down on a road through Imsker village and later on join the Asni town and the Berber market (4200ft, every Saturday). From here, our private transport will pick us up and drive us back to Marrakesh.
* Duration: approximately 28 miles mountain bike (ascent 1640ft & descent 3300ft)
Day 4 – Imlil – Tizi n’Tichka – Telouat – Ait Benhaddou – Ouarzazate – Dades
After the early breakfast, we will drive from our riad in Imlil and head on to Tichka Pass (7400ft): the highest paved road in Morocco. The arid landscape from the top of Tichka is a must see. You will prepare your bikes and pedal in a basic paved road down to Telouet. To the east, we will cross a desert plateau and reach the Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou. We will stop for lunch in a local restaurant and a short walk around the old Kasbahs. The transfer will take us to Dades Gorges. On the way there, we will cross several towns such as Ouarzazate and roses valley. We will spend a night and dinner in a Lodge (Auberge) in Dades valley.
* Duration: 224 miles transfer, approximately 30 miles mountain bike (ascent 650ft & descent 2300ft)
Day 5 – Dades gorges – Roses Valley – Boutaghrar – Almdoun
After the breakfast, the transfer will take us to the Monkey Feet canyons (pates des singes) in Dades Valley. We will bike across an arid plateau and discover the nomadic life in the Atlas mountains. After a mint tea stop and a local bread snack, we will jump back on our bikes and keep discovering the Berber area. We will arrive in Boutaghrar for lunch and then rest for some time to stretch out our legs. We will continue our adventure, by following the Mgoun Valley, crossing more Berber villages, figs groves, and desert mountains. We will arrive in the town of Almdoun and check-in in a guesthouse for the night.
* Duration: 12,5 – 18,5 miles transfer, approximately 25 – 30 miles mountain bike (ascent 650ft & descent 2300ft)
Day 6 – Almdoun (5200ft) – Amejgag – Tizi n’Ait Ahmed (8500ft) – Tighermt n’Ait Ahmed (6900ft) – Ait Imi (9500ft)– Ait Bouguemez valley (5900ft)
An early morning start, to head towards Amjgag village, from where we will bike to the Mgoun valley crossing the Tizi n Ait Ahmed. We will experience the amazing views over the Roses and Mgoun valleys. We will bike down to Mgoun valley, where we will stop for lunch. Later on, we will ride the bike or drive with the 4×4 to head towards Tizi n Ait Imi. From there, we will bike downhill on a single track or off-road towards Ait Bougmez valley. We will spend the night in Ikhf n Ighir, a small Berber village in Ait Bougmez Valley.
* Duration: 12,5 miles transfer, approximately 25 – 30 miles mountain bike (ascent 4300ft & descent 3000ft)
The end of your MTB tour, but 2 more fun days around Morocco.
Day 7 – Ait Bouguemez valley (5900ft) – Azilal – Ouzoud Waterfalls – Marrakech
Early transfer to Azilal town, by crossing several Berber villages. We will arrive at the Ouzoud Waterfalls, where we will have a short walk around and then have lunch in front of the waterfalls. We will also walk around to see the Barbary Apes monkeys. The transport will meet us at the top of the town and transfer us back to Marrakesh. The night will be spent at the riad. Free evening.
* Duration: approximately 140 miles transfer
Day 8 – Marrakech - Home
Transfer to the airport.