Authentic Morocco by Bicycle

Price from
US$ 1,650
Duration
8 Days/7 Nights
Distance
264 kilometres
Tour code
MAR-MAM
Next departure
10-Sep-2017
Number of Cycling Days 4 full, 1 half
Average Distance Per Day: 53
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150 Km
Average Climbing Per Day: 689
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2,250 m
Total Cycling Distance 264 kilometres
Accommodation Hotels and Riads
Bike Hire US$190
Single Supplement US$350
Child Pricing N/A

All About this Tour

Located on the north-westernmost stretch of Africa and a gateway to Europe, Morocco is one of the most vibrant cultural and commercial crossroads of the continent. In the saddle explore Morocco's rugged hills and valleys of the Atlas Mountains. Venture into these highlands inhabited by the Berbers and be delighted by their proud traditions that have been passed down for millennia.

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Itinerary

Day 1

Upon arrival and after a trip briefing, we take a city tour to visit the Medina of Marrakech, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with the maze of shops and stalls of succulent food and exquisite handicraft before we return for a welcome dinner.

Day 2

Drive via the Tizi n’Tichka Pass (2260 m) to visit Telouet, home of Thami El Glaoui, Lord of the Atlas, and start biking to Ait Benhaddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site featuring a 17th-century fortified complex. Here we overnight in the riad.

Day 3

Transfer to visit an ancient troglodyte settlement and from Kalaat M'gouna ride on dirt roads to Dades Gorges lying between the Atlas and Jbel Saghro. Passing kasbahs built by the Berbers we might get lucky for an afternoon tea with locals.

Day 4

Winding through the Dades Valley we ride to the heart of Jbel Saghro and cross the Tizi n’Tzazert Pass (2200 m) with breathtaking panoramic views. Then swoop down for a night in N’kob, a lush Berber oasis town at the foot of Jbel Saghro.

Day 5

Today we ride through Morocco's largest date palm groves of the Draa Valley. In the heart of the oasis we explore on local dirt tracks serene Berber villages lining the banks of the Draa River and spend the night with a local Berber family.

Day 6

Witness the beauty of the Draa Valley and in Ait Saoun ride through a most scenic valley with traditional villages lying in lush oases. Later we transfer to Marrakech via the Tizi-n-Tichka Pass, 2260 m, on one of the most beautiful roads on earth.

Day 7

Relax and visit the 19th-century Bahia Palace with 160 rooms and the exquisitely decorated Saadian Tombs of the Saadi Dynasty. Then through the maze of stalls of DJeema el-Fna walk, eat, and shop before returning for a farewell dinner.

Day 8

Transfer for your onward flight.

Additional journey information

Meets: Marrakech, Morocco
Ends: Marrakech, Morocco
Fly in to: Marrakech Menara Airport (RAK)
Fly out of: Marrakech Menara Airport (RAK)
Countries visited: Morocco
Minimum age: 18 (on scheduled departures)

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