Atlas Mountains to Atlantic Coast Road Biking Tour

Atlas Mountains to Atlantic Coast Road Biking Tour

Atlas Mountains to Atlantic Coast Road Biking Tour

Prices

From $1,150USD

Difficulty

Guided

Guesthouses, Hotel

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Highlights

Explore coastal Morocco and the Atlas Mountains on road bike

Experience the cultural wonders of Marrakech as you visit the Medina mosques and palaces of this fascinating city.

Ride to the coastal city of Essaouira taking in its charming Medina and historical sights.

Enjoy the breeze of the Atlantic Coast as you ride through Morocco’s rugged Atlas Mountains.

Stay in converted palace with roaming peacocks and pick fresh fruits for breakfast from a choice of exotic trees.

Encompassing the best of Morocco, the Atlas Mountains to Atlantic Coast Road Biking Tour will take you through the scenic foothills of Mt Toubkal, Berber Villages, Argan Land, impressive gorges and the long sandy beach of Essaouira. This spectacular route follows smooth tarmac roads and climbs over high mountain passes that reward you with spectacular vistas of the High Atlas Mountains. A real highlight is riding through Paradise Valley, close to Imouzzer, where a palm-filled valley leads to a high pass with views down to the ocean below. After exhilarating days on your road bike, you’ll receive a warm welcome from a range of superb hotels including a traditional Riad.

Atlas Mountains to Atlantic Coast Road Biking Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Marrakech

Meet your guide at the airport in Marrakech and transfer to the hotel found in old Medina.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Marrakech
Distance
None
Meals
None

Day 2 Transfer to Tadmamt and Ride Through the Foothills of Mt Toubkal

This morning following breakfast you’ll transfer from Marrakech to Tadmamt and begin your cycling journey into the foothills of Mt Toubkal. After a nice warm-up on a wonderful undulating road, you’ll enjoy a long descent into the Asni Valley with beautiful views. You’ll then follow the river and cross over a number of bridges before arriving at your hotel in Asni.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Asni
Distance
112km
Meals
Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 3 Tizi N Test Pass and Ride to Oulad Berhil

The day begins with a challenging climb to the dramatic Tizi n'Test Pass (2100m). After lunch, you’ll descend into the Souss Valley, which exports most of their crops thanks to the rich and fertile plateau. Today is completed with your arrival at Oulad Berhil where you’ll enjoy a warm reception, wonderful food and a relaxing evening at a beautiful Riad. This converted palace is a wonderful addition to the end of the day with roaming peacocks and the chance to pick your own fruit straight off the tree.

Overnight Location
Guesthouse in Oulad Berhil
Distance
117km
Meals
Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 4 Ait Baha and Tafraoute

After a morning transfer, you’ll head towards the Anti Atlas Mountains to discover the real southern Morocco. You'll travel through Argan country trying to spot the incredible tree-climbing goats which are famously found here, where an attractive mosque is perfectly set against the rocky cliffs behind. From Irherm, you’ll find yourself surrounded by almond trees as you pedal an undulating passing many farms and Berber villages. When you arrive in Tafraoute, there is the option to visit the famous Blue Rocks, designed by Belgian artist Jean Verame, which are only 6km away (cycle or drive).

Overnight Location
Guesthouse in Tafraoute
Distance
111km
Meals
Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 5 Cycle Tafraoute to Agadir

Today you’ll learn how important the colour pink is in Morocco, as you pass several pink houses through various Berber villages. A beautiful ride on a quiet road will introduce you to the magical scenery of the area as you come out of the Anti Atlas Mountains. After a short photo stop at a golden Kasbah, you’ll cycle to Ait Baha Lake and then transfer to Agadir or Tamraght.

Overnight Location
Guesthouse in Agadir
Distance
111km
Meals
Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 6 Paradise Valley and Imouzzar

Today you'll enjoy truly spectacular cycling through the Paradise Valley to Imouzzer Ida Outanane, one of the most dramatic rides on our route. Originally the home of the Ida Outanane Berber tribe, Imouzzer reflects a strong cultural identity. You'll spend the night in a very comfortable hotel here.

Overnight Location
Guesthouse in Imouzzar
Distance
32km
Meals
Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 7 Imouzzar to Essaouira

This morning your cycling begins from your hotel; this could be another of your favourite days of riding as you cycle a quiet road from the mountains to the sea, another spectacular day biking through contrasting landscapes. You’ll ride by some unexpected waterfalls and through the Targant Valley; where you will likely spot local Berbers grazing peacefully with herds of goats and camels. This route reveals a very different landscape today, as you take on a challenging climb to a beautiful view point across the Atlantic Ocean before continuing to the destination for the evening, Essaouira.

This charming old Portuguese fishing port dates back to the 15th Century, but the present town was constructed around 1760 by Sidi Mohammed ben Abdullah, who needed a base from which to suppress a revolt from Agadir. Today, Essaouira is extremely relaxed and its whitewashed houses with painted shutters, artisan's workshops, boat yards and fishermen provide a marked contrast to Marrakech. There are also many pleasant cafes and some outstanding seafood restaurants to sample before staying overnight in a traditional Riad Hotel here.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Essaouira
Distance
Flexible
Meals
Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 8 Essaouira to Marrakech

After a free morning to explore lovely Essaouira, you’ll transfer back to the vibrant city of Marrakech. Enjoy a freshly squeezed orange juice in one of the many rooftop coffees overlooking the Djemma El Fna, or perhaps take a calèche (a bright green horse-drawn carriage) ride to the peaceful Majorelle Gardens. These small but tranquil gardens are decorated throughout in Indigo Blue and house the small Museum of Islamic Art on the grounds. A final treat would be to go for a hammam, a traditional Moroccan steam bath. A visit to Djemma el Fna Square this evening is the ultimate reward for your week's cycling - with snake charmers, storytellers, smoky food stalls and souks; there is no better way to experience the exciting atmosphere of Marrakech.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Marrakech
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast

Day 9 Airport

According to your flight times, you will be transferred to the airport by your guide, who will also assist you with the paperwork formalities before you board your flight out. Fly back to your destination with sweet memories of Morocco!

Overnight Location
None
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast

Atlas Mountains to Atlantic Coast Road Biking Tour Price and Dates

This guided mountain biking tour in Morocco 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: $1,325USD per person
  • Guided Groups of 4-5: $1,195USD per person
  • Guided Groups of 6: $1,150USD per person
  • Guided groups of 7+: on request
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Accommodation on Atlas Mountains to Atlantic Coast Road Biking Tour

This tour is based in the guesthouses and hotels. The hotels on this tour offer modern conveniences to make your stay comfortable. The guesthouses are rustic but full of local character. The guesthouse rooms are either double occupancy or dormitory-style and offer shared facilities.

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

Single Rooms and Solo Travelers
Rooms are double occupancy. You can pay a supplement of $250USD to have a private room in a hotel where possible. Solo travellers may be required to pay a supplement.

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

Hotel in Asni

Stay nestled in the foothills of the High Atlas Mountains at this comfortable hotel in Asni.

Night 3

Guesthouse in Oulad Berhil

Find yourself surrounded by the beauty of the Sous River Valley at this cozy guesthouse in Oulad Berhil.

Night 4

Guesthouse in Tafraoute

Soak up the beauty of the Anti-Atlas Mountains at this charming guesthouse in Tafraoute.

Night 5

Guesthouse in Agadir

Enjoy the Atlantic breeze at this guesthouse stay in the foothills of the Anti-Atlas mountains.

Night 6

Guesthouse in Imouzzar Ida Outanane

Soak up local culture at this guesthouse stay in a rural, small town in the region of Souss-Massa.

Night 7

Hotel in Essaouira

Enjoy the cool ocean breeze at this comfortable hotel in Essaouira, a vibrant port city and Atlantic coast resort town.

Night 8

Hotel in Marrakech

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

Hotels on Standard Tour

What’s Included in the Atlas Mountains to Atlantic Coast Road Biking Tour?

Meals

8 breakfasts, 6 lunches, and 6 dinners are included.

Accommodations

Accommodations for 8 nights are included. Accommodations before and after the tour in Marrakech are not included.

Transportation during the Tour

Transportation for you and your luggage is provided throughout the tour, including airport transfers in Marrakech. An assistance car will follow the group during the tour to transfer you, your luggage, and the bikes to the trailheads and the guesthouses each day.

Also Included

  • English/French speaking guide
  • Cook services
  • Assistance car

Not included

  • Flights to and from Marrakech
  • Travel insurance
  • Visas
  • Meals, drinks, or snacks not previously mentioned
  • Gratuities for tour guides or other staff
  • Bike rental

Optional Extras

  • Bike rental: $50USD per day
  • Extra nights in Marrakech or Essaouira

Frequenty Asked Questions about Atlas Mountains to Atlantic Coast Road Biking Tour

How hard is the Atlas Mountains to Atlantic Coast Road Biking Tour?

We rate this tour as a 4 / 5. Some of the days are over 100km long.

Do I need a visa to travel to Morocco?

Check with your local country about visa requirements. You could also try this website, though you should verify with your government.

Are meals included on the Atlas Mountains to Atlantic Coast Road Biking Tour?

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

Do I need insurance?

Yes, it is mandatory to have health and medical insurance to join this trip, and your insurance should road biking. Get your Travel Insurance.

How do I get to Marrakech to start this tour?

Fly into Marrakech Menara Airport (RAK) where your guide will greet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel.

Is the Atlas Mountains to Atlantic Coast Road Biking Tour in English?

Yes, the tour guide is English-speaking.

Where does the Atlas Mountains to Atlantic Coast Road Biking Tour end?

The tour ends where it starts, in Marrakech.

Can I rent a bike?

Yes, you can rent a bike during the booking process.

Can I bring my own bike?

Yes. If you bring your own bike, it should be a road bike suitable for the demands of the tour.

Do I need special vaccines to travel to Morocco?

Check with your family doctor.

Are there any travel restrictions for Morocco?

Please check with your local government about travel restrictions before you book your tour. This map from the US Department of State provides an overview of the current status in countries around the globe. The UK‘s Foreign Office and Government of Canada also provide advice on foreign travel. Note that the travel advice may change depending on your nationality.

When is the best time to travel to Morocco for this tour?

The best time to travel to Southern Morocco for road biking is from March to May and September to November when the weather is cooler. Some parts of Morocco can be quite hot in the summer.

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Marrakech - Morocco

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