Road Biking in the Atlas Mountains

Road Biking in the Atlas Mountains

Road Biking in the Atlas Mountains

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From $525USD

Difficulty

Guided

Hotels, Guesthouses

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Highlights

Discover the raw and rugged beauty of the Atlas Mountains as you cycle through Morocco

Take in Morocco's high mountain landscapes and rare beauty as you pedal below peaks and over passes.

Enjoy the high mountain scenery of Tizi n'Tadmant pass from your saddle.

Marvel at views of the snow-capped giant, Mt. Toubkal.

Discover a different way of life in Berber villages that dot the valleys.

From the medinas of Marakkech to the white-tipped peaks of North Africa's highest mountain, the Road Biking in the Atlas Mountains tour is a cycling holiday that reveals the raw and powerful beauty of Morocco.

This 3-day guided tour takes you from the city across the Haouz plains, through traditional Berber terraced villages tucked away in the valleys, and across the stunning Kik Plateau. You'll explore the high hills of Oukaimeden, reach the top of Tizi n'Tadmant Pass, and gape at views of Mount Toubkal, the jewel in North Africa's crown. Exploring the Atlas Mountains by road bike is a fun and challenging way to get off the beaten path and delve deeper into Morocco's gorgeous landscapes.

Road Biking in the Atlas Mountains Itinerary

Day 1 Marrakech to Oukaimeden

Welcome to Marrakech, an incredible, vibrant city and the most renowned in Morocco. You’ll be heading out after breakfast into the foothills of the Atlas Mountains.

Crossing the breathtaking Ourika Valley by bike, you’ll recoup in Adrar before hitting the hills for an uphill ride to the Oukaimeden ski resort. As you huff and puff, take some time to marvel at the rolling red hills that flank you.

Overnight Location
Guesthouse in Oukaimeden
Distance
32km
Meals
Dinner

Day 2 Ride from Ouka to Asni

After breakfast at the hotel, your biking guide picks you up for a drive into the foothills of the Atlas Mountains, leaving the city behind. The highest point on today's ride is Tizi n'Tadmant, where from 1813m, you look down on the vast Haouz Plains to the north.

Enjoy a thrilling downhill section towards Asni, where you can either stop for the day or continue another 17km up to the foothills of the imposing Mount Toubkal, the highest point in North Africa.

Overnight Location
Guesthouse in Ansi
Distance
50km
Meals
Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 3 Kik Plateau and Return to Marrakech

Your last day of riding starts from Asni on a little road that snakes up to the shrine of Moulay Brahim, a famous Moroccan Sufi saint who was buried at this spot. From here you cycle uphill towards the incredible Kik Plateau, a magnificent limestone high point with the backdrop of Mount Toubkal. You'll pass scenic hillside terraces and tiny villages before descending to Takerkoust Lake, where the ride comes to an end.

After packing up the bikes on the van, the group returns to Marrakech. We hope you have a safe journey home.

Overnight Location
None
Distance
36km
Meals
Breakfast, lunch

Road Biking in the Atlas Mountains Price and Dates

This guided road 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: $625USD per person
  • Guided groups of 4-5: $550USD per person
  • Guided groups of 6: $525USD per person
  • Guided groups of 7+: on request
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Accommodation on the Road Biking in the Atlas Mountains Tour

This tour provides 1 night at a hotel in Marrakech and 2 nights at guesthouses located in remote villages in the Atlas Mountains. The hotels and guesthouses are 2 and 3-star and offer modern conveniences to make your stay comfortable. 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 Travellers
Rooms are typically double occupancy. You can pay a supplement of $125USD to have a private room in a hotel where possible (please enquire for the pricing). Solo travellers may be required to pay a supplement.

Night 1

Guesthouse in Oukaimeden

After a long day of riding, kick back and relax at Oukaimeden, one of Africa’s most northerly ski resorts.

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.

Hotels on Standard Tour

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

Meals

2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, and 2 dinners are included.

Accommodations

Accommodations for 2 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 Marrakech and the Atlas Mountains. An assistance car will also follow the group during the biking segment of the tour to transfer you, your luggage, and the bikes to the trailheads and the guesthouses. Please note airport transfers are not included.

Also Included

  • French/English/Spanish-speaking guide
  • Guided biking services for 3 days
  • Assistance car
  • Bike hire and helmet
  • Cook to prepare your meals during the trip

Not included

  • Flights
  • Airport transfers to/from your hotel
  • Travel insurance
  • Visas if required
  • Meals, drinks, or snacks not previously mentioned
  • Gratuities for tour guides or other staff if desired
  • Bike rental

Optional Extras

  • Additional nights before or after the tour
  • Single occupancy upgrades

Frequenty Asked Questions about Road Biking in the Atlas Mountains

How hard is the Road Biking in the Atlas Mountains tour?

We rate this tour as a 3/5. This tour requires three consecutive days of riding long distances to high altitudes in the mountains. Participants should have a suitable level of fitness to successfully complete the rides.

Are the road bikes included?

Yes, road bikes are included as well as a safety helmet.

Are meals included on the Road Biking in the Atlas Mountains tour?

2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, and 2 dinners are included.

What are the guesthouses like?

The guesthouses in the villages are rustic and offered shared accommodation 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 transfer by taxi or bus to your hotel in Marrakech. Your biking guide will pick you up from your hotel to begin the biking tour.

Where does the Road Biking in the Atlas Mountains tour end?

The tour ends when you check out from the hotel in Marrakech on the last day and transfer to Marrakech Menara Airport (RAK) for your outward journey.

Is the Road Biking in the Atlas Mountains tour in English?

The tour guide is English/French/Spanish-speaking.

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 road biking is in the spring and autumn when the weather is cooler. While the mountains remain a bit cooler, some parts of Morocco can be quite hot in July and August.

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Tour Difficulty

We rate this tour as a 3/5. This tour requires three consecutive days of riding long distances to high altitudes in the mountains. Participants should have a suitable level of fitness to successfully complete the rides.


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Marrakech - Morocco

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