Authentic Morocco by Bicycle

Price from
US$ 1,450
Duration
8 Days / 7 Nights
Distance
264 km
Tour Code
MAR-MAM
Next departure
08-Sep-2019
Number of Cycling Days5
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 Distance264 kilometres
AccommodationHotels and Riads
Bike HireMountain Bike: US$ 190
Single SupplementUS$ 350

About this Cycle 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 visit the Medina of Marrakech, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with mazes of shops and stalls of succulent food and exquisite handicrafts before our welcome dinner.

Day 2

Drive via the Tizi n’Tichka Pass (2,260 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.

Day 3

Transfer to an ancient troglodyte settlement and from Kalaat M'gouna, ride on dirt roads to Dades Gorges, between the Atlas and Jbel Saghro. Passing kasbahs built by the Berbers, we might take 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 (2,200 m) with breath-taking panoramic views. Then swoop down for a night in N’kob, a lush Berber oasis town at the foot of Jbel Saghro.

Day 5

We ride through Morocco's largest date palm groves of the Draa Valley. We explore on local dirt tracks the serene Berber villages along 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 sitting in lush oases. Transfer to Marrakech on one of the most beautiful roads on earth.

Day 7

Visit Bahia Palace 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 travels.

Elevation Profiles

Day 2 - Marrakech - Kasbah Telouet - Kasbah Ait Benhaddou Ride 47km. +413m / -924m.
Day 2 - Marrakech - Kasbah Telouet - Kasbah Ait Benhaddou Ride 47km. +413m / -924m.

Reviews

An amazing way to experience the colors, sights, people and landscape of Morocco!

Lindsay AltizerMarch 2019

Morocco exceeded our expectations in how friendly it was to tourist and cyclists in particular. I wouldn't hesitate to return and do more cycling and soak in more of its lovely culture, people, and landscape.

Whitney AltizerMarch 2019

Serendipitous grouping of people. It was a pure treasure getting to meet our new friends from Milwaukee, USA, Saipan, USA territory, and merry old England. The tour was set up perfectly with local tours, food, and sleeping accommodations. Everyone with SpiceRoads was delightful especially our bike guide, driver and support vehicle staff. We miss them all!!!

Emily ScotlandMarch 2019

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