Mountain Bike Tour in the Atlas Mountains

Mountain Bike Tour in the Atlas Mountains

Mountain Bike Tour in the Atlas Mountains

Prices

From $650USD

Difficulty

Guided

Guesthouses

Start Your Booking

Highlights

Discover the jaw-dropping scenery of the Atlas Mountains by mountain bike

Admire stunning views from the 2300m high Tizi n’Tamaterte Pass.

Ride on dirt paths through isolated valleys and Berber villages.

Enjoy the natural beauty of Ouirgane National Park as you pedal through.

Cleanse your body and soul in a traditional hammam.

Embark on a mountain biking adventure to explore some of Morocco's most beautiful and rugged landscapes on the Mountain Bike Tour in the Atlas Mountains. From Marrakech, you'll escape the city and ride deep into the valleys and high plateaus of the Atlas Mountains, with fantastic views of snow-capped peaks and hidden villages the whole way.

The 5-day Mountain Bike Tour in the Atlas Mountains is a challenging but rewarding biking holiday that takes you through top sites like the Imenan valley, Ouirgane National Park, and the Kik Plateau. At night you'll sleep in local guesthouses in Berber villages, sample traditional cuisine, and even soak at a hammam. Enjoy this incredible ride through the rough and rugged landscapes of Morocco!

Mountain Bike Tour in the Atlas Mountains Itinerary

Day 1 Marrakech to the Imlil Valley

The tour begins when you get picked up in Marrakech and transfer to Imlil where the riding begins. It's a steep start to the top of the Tizi n’Tamaterte Pass at an altitude of 2300m, with incredible panoramic views of the Toubkal peak and Sublime Mountain.

After taking a break, go off-road to ride along the Imenan Valley through remote Berber villages. You'll spend the night at a local guesthouse in Imlil and experience Moroccan hospitality.

Overnight Location
Guesthouse in Imlil
Distance
36km
Meals
Lunch, dinner

Day 2 Ouirgane National Park

After breakfast, you’ll head out along a dirt road that zigzags through the Azzaden Valley, riding to the Tinzert village perched at the top of the beautiful Ouirgane National Park. The ride today follows an easy trail and dirt roads all the way to Ouirgane National Park, where you can enjoy the spectacular scenery of this region, including lush valleys, lakes, soaring snow-capped peaks, and dramatic stone formations.

Overnight Location
Guesthouse in Ouirgane
Distance
39km
Meals
Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 3 Ride to Ait Zitoune and Hammam

Leaving Ouirgane National Park behind, ride down through vast groves of olive trees to reach Tizi Ouzla and enter the Amizmiz Valley, passing many traditional small villages on the way.

You'll follow a smooth dirt road all the way to Ait Zitoune, where you get the unique experience of enjoying a traditional Hammam (bath and steam room) to cleanse yourself after a long day's ride.

Overnight Location
Guesthouse in Ait Zitoune
Distance
36km
Meals
Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 4 Kik Plateau and Asni

Today's ride gives you a nice climb up to the Kik Plateau, a rocky and rugged highland that shows off some of the area's most beautiful scenery. While you pass through the plateau's many small villages, you'll get to meet the local people and their animals surrounded by the inspiring backdrop of the Atlas Mountains.

Ride over the Tizi to get to Asni and spend the night in a guesthouse in the village of Aslda.

Overnight Location
Guesthouse in Aslda
Distance
30km
Meals
Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 5 Return to Marrakech

Soak up your last moments on your bike as you leave Asni and head back towards Marrakech. You ride from Aslda through Moulay Brahim to reach Tahnaoute, where the group enjoys a great lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, you transfer back to Marrakech where the tour officially ends.

Overnight Location
None
Distance
18km
Meals
Breakfast, lunch

Mountain Bike Tour in the Atlas Mountains 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: $775USD per person
  • Guided groups of 4-5: $695USD per person
  • Guided groups of 6: $650USD per person
  • Guided groups of 7+: on request
Start Your Booking

Accommodation on the Mountain Bike Tour in the Atlas Mountains

This tour is based in rustic but comfortable guesthouses that are located in remote areas. You'll sleep in a different guesthouse each night during the tour. The guesthouses offer shared facilities and meals will be prepared for you at each location.

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 or dormitory-style and single rooms are not available. Solo travellers may be required to pay a supplement.

Night 1

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 2

Guesthouse in Ouirgane

Enjoy the incredible scenery and natural beauty of Ouirgane National Park at this guesthouse stay.

Night 3

Guesthouse in Ait Zitoun

Explore this remote village and experience a proper Moroccan hammam.

Night 4

Guesthouse in Aslda

Get to know the friendly locals when you stay in a local guesthouse in the village.

Hotels on Standard Tour

What’s Included in the Mountain Bike Tour in the Atlas Mountains?

Meals

4 breakfasts, 5 lunches, and 4 dinners are included.

Accommodations

Accommodations for 4 nights are included in small villages around the Atlas Mountains. 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 Marrakech. An assistance car will also follow the group during the tour to transfer you, your luggage, and the bikes to the guesthouses as needed.

Also Included

  • Guided biking services for 5 days
  • English/French-speaking guide
  • Entrance fees where applicable
  • Cook to prepare meals during the trek

Not included

  • Flights
  • Accommodation before or after the tour in Marrakech
  • Travel insurance
  • Visas
  • Meals, drinks, or snacks not previously mentioned
  • Gratuities for tour guides or other staff if desired

Optional Extras

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

Frequenty Asked Questions about Mountain Bike Tour in the Atlas Mountains

How hard is the Mountain Bike Tour in the Atlas Mountains?

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

Are the bikes included?

Yes, bikes with full suspension are included as well as a safety helmet.

Are meals included on the Mountain Bike Tour in the Atlas Mountains?

4 breakfasts, 5 lunches, and 4 dinners are included.

What are the guesthouses like?

The guesthouses in the Berber villages are rustic and offered shared rooms and shared facilities.

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.

Do I need insurance?

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

How do I get to Marrakech to start this tour?

Fly into Marrakech Menara Airport (RAK), and meet the tour guide at the designated pick-up point in Marrakech.

Where does the Mountain Bike Tour in the Atlas Mountains end?

The tour ends when your guide takes you back to Marrakech on the last day of the trip.

Is the Mountain Bike Tour in the Atlas Mountains in English?

Yes, the tour guide speaks both English and French.

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 the Atlas Mountains for this tour is from March to November. The mountains stay a bit cooler, but other parts of Morocco (including Marrakech) can be very hot in July and August.

Reviews

All tours on 10Adventures are operated by highly vetted local tour operators and guides.

Having local tour operators and guides means you get a more authentic experience, and your booking creates jobs in the local communities you visit.

Details of the local tour operator will be listed on your booking invoice. If you have questions about the local operator prior to booking, please click the “Ask a Question” button below.

4.4
18 ratings
5 star
13
4 star
1
3 star
3
2 star
0
1 star
1

Written Reviews

There are no written reviews yet.

18 total ratings, 0 with reviews

Prices

From $650USD

Difficulty

Guided

Guesthouses

Start Your Booking

What travellers say

When can I do this tour?

J
F
M
A
M
J
J
A
S
O
N
D

Why 10Adventures?

Save time and let us plan your perfect trip.

Customize your travel experience to get it just right.

Knowledgeable adventure specialists are a click or call away.

Stress-free booking at your fingertips.

Flexible payments with interest-free installments.

Rated 4.9 on Google Reviews

Tour Difficulty

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


Read about our scale for Tour Difficulty Ratings.

Local guide

Houssain

Marrakech - Morocco

Get in touch

+1 (587) 327-9828

Book your next Adventure on 10Adventures

Hassle-free Adventure Travel

Sit back, relax, and enjoy! Let us take care of all the travel planning details, so you don’t have to.

Don't Just Take A Trip, Take YOUR Trip

Let us help you get exactly what YOU want with a customizable adventure tour centred around your active interests and passions.

No Hidden Fees

We don’t believe in hidden fees like credit card fees, booking fees or more. Even better, most people can pay in their local currency!

Happiness Guarantee

We want your journey to meet your expectations, and we will work with you to solve any issues you’ve encountered.

Personal Adventure Travel Concierge

Our dedicated adventure travel concierge will curate the perfect itinerary to make your travel dreams a reality.

Vetted Local Guides

Book with confidence, knowing that our team has carefully hand-picked each tour operator and they use local, experienced guides.

Subscribe to our newsletter

Get a weekly dose of discounts and inspiration for adventure lovers

Tours

Routes

Blogs