Mountain Biking in Morocco’s Atlas Mountains

Explore remote valleys, dusty singletrack and Berber villages in Morocco. 2 days.

1 Night

This two-day adventure explores the remote valleys of the Atlas Mountains, just an hour and a half drive from Marrakech. Your experienced local guide will show your Morocco’s hidden singletrack gems winding through picturesque Berber villages, lush valleys and dramatic mountain passes.

Your hassle-free adventure includes

  • 2 days mountain biking
  • 1 nights accommodation
  • Full board
  • Experienced guide
  • Mountain bike and helmet hire
  • Support vehicle
  • Transfers to and from Marrakech

Perfect for

Adventurous mountain bikers looking to explore the High Atlas Mountains. Beginner with a reasonable level of fitness will enjoy this adventurous ride as much as experienced riders.

Need To Know

The following are not included in the trip price:

  • Drinks
  • Flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips for your guides (optional)
  • Airport Transfers (optional)

This trip will run with a minimum of 2 people, and a maximum of 12. Please note, if there are not 2 people booked the trip may be rearranged or cancelled.

Sure can! A lot of people do, and it’s a great way to meet like-minded people.

Your host recommends to pack:

  • Cycle clothing
  • Trainers
  • Casual clothes for the evening
  • Windproof jacket
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera

You are free to book any flights that fit with the start and end points of the trip.

Yes, children are from the age of 16 are welcomed to join this trip, if you’re booking as a private group.

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This 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 dusty singletrack 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.

Start point

You will be collected from your accommodation in Marrakech at 09:00.

Finish point

You will be transferred back to Marrakech for around 17:00 at the end of your adventure.

What to Expect

Day 1: Biking Imlil to Imi Oughlad

Your adventure starts in the vibrant Moroccan city of Marrakech. From there, an hour and half transfer gets you to the small village of Imlil, high up in the Atlas Mountains, and the start of the mountain biking.

Your expert local guides are the key to unlocking the region’s fantastic riding potential. The ride starts with a climb to get the legs going. After a pause for mint tea at the top, it’s onto some great singletrack passing through local villages.

A pleasant riverbed makes for a great lunch spot before the dusty Moroccan single track continues. A last short climb gets you to the final descent of the day heading into the village of Imi Oughelad where you will find your gite for the night.

4-5 hours biking

Day 2: Biking Imi Oughlad to Ouigane

Rising to the fresh mountain air of the High Atlas, take a moment to admire your magnificent surroundings. After breakfast, it’s time to hop back in the saddle for another day of adventuring on the bike.

Day 2 starts with a steady zigzagging ascent up a dirt road. You’ll get fantastic views of the Mizane Valley where vivid green fields contrast against rocky slopes leading to snow-capped summits. At the Tachet pass, there is a pause for a well-earned drink.

From there, the singletrack drops through the atmospheric Azzaden valley passing several small villages with their characteristic stone houses. Your journey ends at the scenic town of Ouirgane. After some lunch, it’s time to transfer back to Marrakech.

4-5 hours biking

Note: This itinerary and the duration of the activities are subject to change due to group abilities and preferences, and weather conditions and forecasts.


During this adventure, you will be staying in a gite in the village of Imi Oughlad.

The mountain gites in the Atlas Mountains are simple traditional buildings with a number of private and shared rooms. All facilities are on usually on a sharing basis.

Please note that some of the rooms are only a little more than Berber salons with soft cushions placed around the room, which serve as a dining and sleeping area.

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