Atlas Mountains 8-day MTB Tour
Atlas Mountains 8-day MTB Tour

Atlas Mountains 8-day MTB Tour

8 days

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Take an unforgettable ride through Morocco's awesome Atlas Mountains

The Atlas Mountains 8-day MTB Tour through North Africa's highest mountain range takes you off the beaten path on an unforgettable mountain biking adventure. On this guided tour you'll ride from the old Medina of Marrakech far into the foothills of the Atlas Mountains, following Jeep tracks, mule paths and off-road routes through Morocco's incredible rugged terrain.

Revealing the snow-capped peaks of Mount Toubkal, isolated Berber villages that cling to steep valleys and terraced fields, you'll ride through some of Morocco's most stunning scenery. Staying overnight in local villages lets you immerse yourself in a world that few visitors get to see. Enjoy a mountain biking trip with a great mix of challenging ascents, flat plateaus, and soaring peaks, all of which show off the natural beauty of Morocco.

Highlights of the Atlas Mountains 8-day MTB Tour

Ride from the old walled city of Marrakech into the foothills of the Atlas Mountains.
Take in the view of Mount Toubkal from the top of the Tizi n'Tamaterte Pass.
Connect with local families while staying in traditional Moroccan riads.
Enjoy the peaks and valleys of the fabulous Ouirgane National Park.

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Atlas Mountains 8-day MTB Tour

Atlas Mountains 8-day MTB Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival in Marrakech

Arrive at Marrakech Menara Airport and greet your guide, who will be waiting for you when you arrive. You'll then travel to your hotel located in the bustling old Medina of Marrakech and check in to your room.

You'll have the rest of the day free to go sightseeing in this incredible city full of history, culture, and cuisine. Be sure to visit the famous souqs and palaces, then get a good rest to be ready for biking tomorrow.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Marrakech
Distance: None
Meals: None

Day 2 Marrakech to Asni

After breakfast at the hotel, you'll travel out of the city to the Ourika Valley to start biking. The first part of your ride takes you uphill to the imposing Tadmamt Pass where narrow paths cut through the hills and give great views of the valleys and snow-capped mountains in the distance.

After taking a break for lunch, enjoy a downhill ride to the town of Asni where you’ll spend a night in a comfortable hotel.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Asni
Distance: 47km
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 3 Tizi n'Tamaterte Pass

After breakfast, start riding on a zig-zag route through the Imenan Valley, which offers excellent views of the Atlas Mountains and their iconic terraced fields. Passing traditional Berber villages perched on the hillside, you'll ride to Tizi n'Tamaterte Pass at an altitude of 2300m, revealing the towering peak of Mt. Toubkal and the Sublime Mountain in the distance. From the high pass, descend to the mountainside Imlil villages and spend a night at a Moroccan riad guesthouse.
Overnight Location: Guesthouse in Imlil
Distance: 38km
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 4 Azzaden Valley and Toubaki National Park

Today's ride takes you through the Azzaden Valley surrounded by the incredible scenery of terraced villages, rocky hills and lush valleys. Continue riding through the valley to Tinzert village in Ouirgane, perched at the edge of Toubkal National Park. This popular hiking, trekking and cycling area is known for its beautiful views and adventure activities.

Spend the night in Ouirgane at a friendly guesthouse and enjoy the local cuisine.
Overnight Location: Guesthouse in Ouirgane
Distance: 41km
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 5 Amizmiz Valley Ride

From the mountaintop of Ouirgane, you’ll ride today through picturesque olive groves to the Amizmiz Valley, known for its striking green terraced villages that cling to the hills and lush, deep valleys. The trip takes you down through the remote villages and onto an off-road section through fields and dry hills. You'll reach the middle of the Amizmiz Valley and spend the night in the local guesthouse, getting to see the local way of life.
Overnight Location: Guesthouse in Amizmiz
Distance: 37km
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 6 Berber Family Visit and Rude to Tnirte

The highlight of today's ride is a visit to a local Berber family at their home, where you can meet the friendly people, share some mint tea, and enjoy freshly baked bread from the wood oven with olives grown in the area.

After the home visit, ride up another 300m until you reach a high plateau with narrow single trails. You’ll follow the trails up to the Tnirte village, a remote outpost built along the hillside with beautiful views of the valley.
Overnight Location: Guesthouse in Tnirte
Distance: 37km
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 7 Return to Marrakech

It's the last day of your biking holiday, so enjoy the sights and the incredible scenery on your final ride. After breakfast at the guesthouse, you’ll begin the return journey to Marrakech, leaving the tiny village of Tnirte behind and riding back to the Amizmiz Valley.

After lunch, the van takes you back to a hotel in Marrakech for one more night in the city.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Marrakech
Distance: 37km
Meals: Breakfast

Day 8 Departure from Marrakech

It's time to head back home from your 8-day adventure in the Atlas Mountains. You’ll have a good breakfast at the hotel and transfer back to Marrakech Airport for your outward journey. Have a safe flight and a good trip home!
Overnight Location: None
Distance: None
Meals: Breakfast

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Atlas Mountains 8-day MTB Tour Price and Dates

This guided mountain biking tour in the Atlas Mountains is run as a private tour for your group and the price depends on the number of participants.

The prices below are per person sharing a double or a triple room:

  • Guided groups of 2-3: $1,250 USD per person
  • Guided groups of 4-5: $1,025 USD per person
  • Guided groups of 6: $950 USD per person
  • Guided groups of 7+: on request
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Accommodation on the Atlas Mountains 8-day MTB Tour

This tour provides accommodation at hotels and guesthouses in the Atlas Mountains. Hotels on this trip are 2 and 3-star and offer modern conveniences that can make this trip more pleasant. The guesthouses in the Atlas Mountains are rustic but comfortable and offer shared facilities. Rooms may be double occupancy or dormitory-style.

In some cases, the accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other comparable accommodations.

Single Rooms and Solo Travellers
Rooms are double occupancy. You can pay a supplement of $225 USD to have a private room where possible. Solo travellers may be required to pay a supplement.

Hotels on Standard Tour

Night 1

Hotel in Marrakech

Enjoy a night in Morocco's capital city and head out to explore its vibrant souqs, historic palaces, and impressive mosques.

Night 2

Guesthouse in Asni

Spend a night in a friendly guesthouse in Asni nestled in the foothills of the Atlas Mountains, and enjoy the chance to immerse yourself in village life.

Night 3

Guesthouse in Imlil

Get to know the local Berber culture and lifestyle while staying overnight in this traditional guesthouse in the high Atlas Mountains.

Night 4

Hotel in Ouirgane

Enjoy the incredible scenery and natural beauty of Ouirgane high in the hills of Toubkal National Park.

Night 5

Guesthouse in Amizmiz

Discover what it’s like to stay at the foot of the High Atlas Mountains at this rustic guesthouse in the small town of Amizmiz.

Night 6

Guesthouse in Tnirte

Explore the unique way of life in the small village of Tnirte and get to know the local people.

Night 7

Hotel in Marrakech

Enjoy a night in Morocco's capital city and head out to explore its vibrant souqs, historic palaces, and impressive mosques.

What’s Included in the Atlas Mountains 8-day MTB Tour?

Meals

7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, and 5 dinners are included.

Accommodations

Accommodations for 7 nights are included. Additional nights before or after the tour can be added as a supplement.

Transportation during the Tour

Transportation for you and your luggage is included throughout the tour, including transfers to and from the airport and private transport to the starting point of the biking tour. An assistance car will also follow the group during the tour to transfer you, your luggage, and the bikes to the guesthouses at the end of the ride.

Also Included

  • English/French/Spanish-speaking guide
  • Guided biking services for 6 days
  • Assistance car
  • Cook to prepare your meals

Not included

  • Flights to and from Marrakech
  • Bike and helmet rental
  • Travel insurance
  • Visas
  • Meals, drinks, or snacks not previously mentioned
  • Gratuities for tour guides or other staff if desired
  • Entrance fees as applicable

Optional Extras

  • Additional nights before or after the tour
  • Single occupancy upgrades
  • Bike rental: $50 USD per day

Frequently Asked Questions about Atlas Mountains 8-day MTB Tour

Mountain Bike Morocco Company is based in the Atlas Mountains near Marrakech. This incredible adventure tour operator is founded and run by a passionate group of cyclists and avid mountaineers who have been hitting the trails of Morocco for over 30 years. Mountain Bike Morocco offers unique and high-quality mountain biking tours & road cycling holidays in Morocco, with the option to also tailor made itineraries with the guidance of their expert team.

While Mountain Bike Morocco is a small company, their passion and expertise are unmatched. Guests can reap the benefits of travelling with a team of people who absolutely love what they do and are eager to share the best adventures in Morocco with the world. Each and every guide knows the area they work in intimately and are also trained in both bike maintenance and first aid.

The tours offered by Mountain Bike Morocco are unparalleled, combining the very best trails with incredibly unique cultural experiences. Cyclists of all levels are welcome, from entry-level to the pros!

Amazing food and superb accommodations ensure guests stay energized and well rested on their trip and responsible tourism is also at the forefront of operations. Group sizes are small and led by only local staff and expert local guides who aim to protect the cultural integrity of the places they visit.

At the heart of Mountain Bike Morocco Company is the idea that cycling can and should be enjoyed by all! Young or old, rich or poor, everyone should reap the benefits of exploring Morocco in this unique way.

Experience:  

Mountain Bike Morocco brings over 30 years of experience to their guests. Their passionate team is constantly evolving to develop new mountain bike tours and unique culture experiences.

Professional guides:

Mountain Bike Morocco guides are highly professional, humble and sociable. Their area of guiding expertise includes day tours, multi-day tours, bike rental, workshops, and even coaching. High quality service and integrity are at the forefront of all operations as well as an emphasis on responsible eco-tourism.

Tours : 

Mountains Bike Morocco features tour packages that are suitable for all age groups. Guests can choose from a selection of existing guided road cycling our mountain bike tours and can also customize these to suit individual needs and requests. Competitive pricing and top-rated guides with a world of experience ensure each and every tour is of great value to guests.

 

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Is this tour for me?

We rate this tour as a 4/5. This tour consists of six consecutive days of riding long distances on rough terrain to high altitudes in the mountains. Participants should have previous experience with mountain biking and a suitable level of fitness to complete the rides.

Local Guide

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Houssain
Marrakech - Morocco

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