Great South Morocco Mountain Bike Tour

Great South Morocco Mountain Bike Tour

Great South Morocco Mountain Bike Tour

Prices

From $995USD

Difficulty

Guided

Guesthouses, hotels

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Highlights

Spend 8-day exploring the mountains and valleys of southern Morocco with a guide

Explore the Atlas Mountains, Drâa Valley and the rolling sand dunes of the Sahara desert by mountain bike.

Discover the incredible landscapes of Jebel Saghro and cross the famous col Tazazert.

Experience the colourful exotic city of Marrakech where the tours starts and ends.

Stay in comfortable hotels and guesthouses and savour local delicacies at each stop along the way.

The Great South Morocco Mountain Bike Tour invites you to explore an authentic Morocco, crossing the beautiful High Atlas Mountains, the Draa valley with his kasbahs and the breathtaking dry plateau of Jebel Saghro. Each day’s guided ride is full of magical discoveries as you explore some of Morocco’s most scenic landscapes by mountain bike. Beginning and ending in Marrakech, this tour will introduce you to authentic Moroccan culture, cuisine, and way of life.

Great South Morocco Mountain Bike Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive

Arrive in Marrakech where you’ll be met by your guide at the airport before transferring to your hotel in Marrakech.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Marrakech
Distance
None
Meals
None

Day 2 Marrakech, Telouat and Kasbah Ait Benhedou

After breakfast you’ll set out in a 4x4 vehicle headed towards the Atlas Mountains. You’ll pass by the Tizi N'Tichka (2260m) the highest of all roads in North Africa, where you’ll enjoy a beautiful landscape and find numerous stalls selling rocks and fossils. Shortly after, you’ll return by a small road to the village of Telouet, where you’ll visit the ancient Kasbah built in 1880 by one of the masters of southern Morocco, El Haj Thami the Mezouari. Here begins your bike tour through the beautiful valley Ounila. Cross a semi-desert landscape through different Berber villages to reach the large Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and the setting for many films. After checking into your hotel, it’s time to walk around the village, drink tea and enjoy the charm of the area until dinner time.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Ait Ben Haddou
Distance
47km
Meals
Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 3 Ouarzazate and Agdz

This morning you’ll ride through the valley of the Drâa up to Agdz where a short transfer will take you to the spectacular pass Tizi-n-Tinififft (1160m / 5445 ft). Here, you’ll enter the old and dry Anti Atlas Mountains with a lunar landscape of strange rock formations. Your cycling starts with a short descent on a paved road with magnificent views. After crossing a small river you’ll take a smooth ‘piste’ (dirt road) around the base of Jebel Kissane, passing through ‘palmeries’ and isolated Berber villages. Small tracks and trails will take you through the valley of the Drâa to the village of Tin-Zouline.

Overnight Location
Guesthouse in Tin-Zouline
Distance
34km
Meals
Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 4 Explore Draa Valley

Today’s biking is truly beautiful as you explore the green valley of Draa with its endless date palms. Exploring the ‘palmeries’ leads to a nice ‘piste’ nestled below the dramatic, near vertical brown valley walls. Later, pass by the village of Benizouli before ending up in the small village of Imi-n-Ouassif. Here you are close to the Sahara desert and can enjoy a visit to the sand dunes of Tinfou.

Overnight Location
Guesthouse in Imi-n-Ouassif
Distance
88km
Meals
Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 5 Atlas to N’kob

Today you’ll mountain bike through the Anti Atlas to N’kob Over the pass Tizi-n-Drâa to the remote and small city of N’kob. Leaving the green Drâa valley behind, you’ll enter the dry mountains of the Jebel Saghro. In N’kob you’ll stay in a traditional ‘auberge’.

Overnight Location
Auberge in N’kob
Distance
84km
Meals
Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 6 Jebel Saghro to Dades Gorges

Today is the big day: you’ll cross the mountains and conquer the isolated pass Tizi-n-Tazazert (2200m/ 7217 ft). From N’kob a dirt road takes you to the volcanic gateway of Babn-Ali and from there it is a heavy climb to the pass. But the view on top, with the snow-capped High Atlas Mountains on the horizon, make the hard work worthwhile. A spectacular descent will bring you to the Berber village of Tagdilt. Here you’ll spend your last night in ‘the middle of nowhere’.

Overnight Location
Guesthouse in Tagdilt
Distance
65km
Meals
Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 7 Roses Valley – Tichka Pass – Marrakech

After breakfast drive back to Marrakech across Tichka pass (2260m), arrival in the late afternoon, check into your hotel or Riad, with an overnight stay and breakfast. The afternoon will bring an opportunity to visit some monuments, souks, or simply relax by the pool.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Marrakech
Distance
Flexible
Meals
Breakfast

Day 8 Marrakech – Airport

According to your flight times you will be transferred to the airport by your guide. Fly back to your destination with sweet memories of Morocco!

Overnight Location
None
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast

Great South Morocco Mountain Bike 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: $1,125USD per person
  • Guided Groups of 6: $995USD per person
  • Guided groups of 7+: on request
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Accommodation on Great South Morocco Mountain Bike 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 $275USD 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 Ait Benhaddou

See the incredible UNESCO World Heritage site of Ait Benhaddou, a red-bricked architectural wonder of southern Morocco.

Night 3

Guesthouse in Tin-Zouline

Tin-Zouline will take your breath away and you’ll have everything you need at your comfortable guesthouse here.

Night 4

Guesthouse in Imi-n-Ouassif

Enjoy traditional Moroccan hospitality at this cozy guesthouse stay in Imi-n-Ouassif

Night 5

Auberge in N’kob

Nestled in the Zagora Province, the tiny rural village of N’kob will welcome you with warm and traditional hospitality.

Night 6

Guesthouse in Tagdilt

Enjoy this stay at a rustic guesthouse in Tagdilt.

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.

Hotels on Standard Tour

What’s Included in the Great South Morocco Mountain Bike Tour?

Meals

7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, and 5 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

  • Mountain bike rental: $50USD per day
  • Extra nights in Marrakech

Frequenty Asked Questions about Great South Morocco Mountain Bike Tour

How hard is the Great South Morocco Mountain Bike Tour?

We rate this tour as a 4 / 5. The trails are not technical, and you will mainly be cycling on gravel roads on hilly terrain, but due to long distances being physically fit is highly recommended. There are a couple of longer days on this tour that can be adjusted into shorter distances.

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 Great South Morocco Mountain Bike Tour?

7 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 mountain 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 Great South Morocco Mountain Bike Tour in English?

Yes, the tour guide is English-speaking.

Where does the Great South Morocco Mountain Bike 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 mountain 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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Tour Difficulty

We rate this tour as a 4 / 5. The trails are not technical, and you will mainly be cycling on gravel roads on hilly terrain, but due to long distances being physically fit is highly recommended. There are a couple of longer days on this tour that can be adjusted into shorter distances.


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Marrakech - Morocco

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