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Mountain Bike through the Atlas Mountains in Morocco

Explore Morocco’s hidden singletrack gems, adventure mountain biking at its best. 4 days.

This is a true mountain bike adventure. Explore the remote valleys and rustic Berber villages set against the dramatic scenery of Morocco’s Atlas Mountains. Along the way, your experienced guide will help you discover Morocco’s hidden riding potential.

Your hassle-free adventure includes

  • 4 days mountain biking
  • 3 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. You need to have a reasonable level of mountain biking experience and fitness for this adventurous ride.

Need To Know

The following are not included in the trip price:

  • Drinks
  • Flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips for your guides (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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Location

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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 begins an hour and a half from Marrakech in Imlil, where the ride begins. Your experienced local guides will unlock the hidden riding potential of fantastic single track in the High Atlas Mountains. It all kicks off with a climb leading to a great view.

At the top, there is a pause for mint tea before heading down singletrack past quiet villages and a pleasant riverbed lunchbreak. After the final climb, a last downhill blast gets you to your gite for the night in the village of Imi Oughelad.

4-5 hours biking

Day 2: Biking Imi Oughlad to Id Aissa

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.

The ride continues through the Azzaden valley past stone villages nestled into rugged hillsides. If your legs have it in them, there is an option to extend the ride further before reaching your accommodation for the night at 1850 metres above sea level.

4-5 hours biking

Day 3: Id Aissa to Ouirgane

Today’s ride continues to explore the picturesque Azzaden valley. Dirt roads and singletrack wind through the dramatic and every changing Moroccan landscape to the small village of Tinzert with its panoramic views.

From Tinzert, a section of pleasant singletrack gets you to your destination in Ouirgane. The idyllically positioned rustic Berber village of Ouirgane is becoming a popular destination in its own right yet it retains its quiet and traditional feel.

4-5 hours biking

Day 4: Biking Ouirgane to Amizmiz

Waking up for the last morning in the peace of the Atlas Mountains, take a moment to appreciate the fresh mountain air. Your last day’s riding passes through olive groves over the Tizi Ouzla pass into the Amizmiz valley and on to the Amizmiz Dam.

The ride savours same of the best flowing singletrack in the region past villages and fields. It’s a great way to end four days of epic adventuring far off the beaten track sampling Morocco’s fantastic mountain biking. From the Dam, a transfer will get you 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.

Accommodation

During this adventure, you will be staying in Moroccan gite’s.

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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Dates & Prices

Prices include

  • Accommodation
  • Equipment
  • Guide
  • Local Transport
  • Meals As Described

Please note: Flights are NOT included and must be purchased separately.

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Your host will confirm your booking subject to availability. There may be a minimum number of guests required to guarantee that a trip will go ahead.

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Optional Extras

Make your life easy. Once you have reserved your space, your host can help you arrange the extras you’ll need. Here are some guide prices which can be confirmed with you during booking.

Riad Accommodation in Marrakech Payable Before Departure
Riad Accommodation in Marrakech €80.00
Airport Transfer Payable Before Departure
Airport Pick-Up €20.00
Airport Drop-Off €20.00

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