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Authentic Morocco by Bicycle

7 nights from £1035.00

Cycling Trip Highlights

  • Visit architectural landmarks steeped in history
  • Cycle through mountain ranges such as the legendary Atlas Mountains and dry Jbel Saghro
  • Be welcomed into the lifestyle and ancient traditions of local Berber people
  • Feel enlightened amongst Earth’s most outstanding beauty
Authentic Morocco by Bicycle
7 nights from £1035.00
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WE LOVEThousand Year Old History Ready to Explore
You'll have the chance to explore the culturally enriched alleys of Marrakech, visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites and cycle past ancient ruins.
WE LOVEConstant Remarkable Scenes
Breathtaking views of the snow capped Atlas Mountains, arid expanse of the Jbel Saghro and uniquely carved gorges of the Dades Valley.

What's Included

Your moroccan cycling holiday guide

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Day 1Arrival into Marrakech and City Tour

After you’ve been picked up from the airport, a quick briefing will take place about your week ahead. Then, a city tour will whisk you to places such as the Medina of Marrakech, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Wander around its labyrinth of stalls selling food and handicrafts. Dinner will be at a local restaurant near the bustly Jemaa El Fna Square.

Day 2Marrakech to Kasbah Ait Benhaddou

To get to the starting point of today’s route, you’ll be driven along the Tizi n’Tichka Pass to Telouet. Also known as the Gateway to the Sahara, this windy road is 2260m above sea level. Whilst en route, a stop will be made to visit the grand old stronghold, Glaoui Kasbahof Telouet, once occupied by the French. Rolling through the Ounila Valley, spot the Berber villages that blend into the mountains. Tonight you will stay in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ait Benhaddou, surrounded by high walls.

Total distance47kmTotal climb413m
Day 3Kasbah Ait Benhaddou to Dades Gorges

Visit the ancient Troglodyte settlement on your drive to the next starting point this morning. Witness rural Moroccon life as you ride dirt roads past nomadic herders and Berber built fortresses. When cycling to the Dades Gorges, located between the Atlas and Jbel Saghro Mountains, you may even get invited to sip mint tea and discuss Moroccan culture with the local Berbers in their traditional caves lived in for generations.

Total distance43kmTotal climb839m
Day 4Dades Gorges to N'Kob

Cycle into the golden Dades Valley within the heart of Jbel Saghro. Surrounded by towering mountain cliffs, you’ll snake upward to meet the Tizi n’Tichka road against a dusty jagged backdrop. Admire a panoramic gem of a view, overlooking the vast landscape bursting with sand coloured peaks. Descend toward the Berber Oasis town of N’Kob, where palm plantations line the horizon.

Total distance70kmTotal climb1282m
Day 5N'Kob to Draa Valley

Contrasting the sandy and arid landscapes blanketing the routes you’ve already cycled, the Draa Valley offers pockets of luscious green date palm groves. Enter into the fertile land by dirt track and find yourself in a maze of palms and Berber villages. Tonight you will stay with one of the local Berber families, giving you the perfect opportunity to learn more about Moroccan lifestyle and culture.

Total distance74kmTotal climb523m
Day 6Draa Valley to Marrakech

Your last day of cycling involves a leisurely ride admiring the gorgeous shades of green painting the Draa Valley oases. Savour the rural stillness before you head back to the buzzing Marrakech via the beautiful Tizi-n-Tichka. Take the time this evening to wonder freely around the vibrant streets of Marrakech, and discover which foods tickle your taste buds.

Total distance30kmTotal climb392m
Day 7Explore Marrakech

A day off the bike allows you to explore at a slower pace, and take a closer look at the extraordinary places hidden within Marrakech. The Palace of Bahia, Saddian Tombs and Koutoubia Mosque draw you into Morocco’s colourful history. Allow your senses to come alive in the midst of spice smells, the architecture’s lively patterns and food stalls packed with delicious snacks.

Day 8Departure from Morocco

It’s time to say goodbye to Morocco! Let us know your flight details to ensure your transfer back to the airport runs smoothly.

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What to ExpectFrom Enchanting Scenery to Diving into Moroccan History

Cycling in Morocco is a real treat. Possibly the most exotic place to reach from the UK within 3 hours, you’ll be enriched with a unique culture and geographical features. Feel mesmerised by the freedom of pedalling into a landscape where a new view emerges around every corner. Mountains will turn into desert, desert into gorges and gorges into luscious oases. The UNESCO World Heritage Sites of the Medina of Marrakech and the Ait Benhaddou, along with ancient ruins scattered along the route, offer an immersion unlike any other into a rich history.

Height of Tizi n'Tichka Pass
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How's the Weather? in

The SpringMarch to May
The best time of year to visit Morocco is Spring, which avoids the extremely hot summer, and sometimes freezing winter.
The SummerJune to August
Temperatures can reach 35C in the summer. In the Eastern and Southern parts of Morocco temperatures may stay this way all year round.
The Autumn September to August
Like the spring in Morocco, the weather is warm and dry without being scorching hot - ideal for cycling!
The WinterDecember to February
Although Morocco's winter is moderately warm, temperatures can be freezing at night and fall to 5C during the day.

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