Berber Mtb Escape

5 Days Trip, 3 Days Mountain Bike Tour From 390.00 €
Level: Intermediate

Activity : Mountain Bike across the High Atlas of Marrakech

Assistance : Guided & full support

Period : January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December

Book this Tour

Activity : Mountain Bike across the High Atlas of Marrakech

Assistance : Guided & full support

Level : Intermediate

Period : January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December

Book this Tour

If you are looking for a nice mountain biking break, this is the trip not to miss!  At only thirty minutes drive from the busy squares of Marrakech, another world is hidden within the giant Atlas slopes. During three days of pure mtb, you will be amazed by mind blowing landscapes, an efficient assistance crew and the legendary Berber hospitality.

Highlights on this Tour
o  The stunning scenery of The Atlas Mountains
o  Lush Berber Valleys 
o The amazing adobe architecture

Day 1


Welcome by your guide at Marrakesh Menara Airport and short transfer to your hotel in town. If you have brought your bike with you, we will take you to our shop to mount it and keep your box until the end of trip. For the first night we have chosen a practical hotel not far from our shop. Overnight on bed & breakfast basis at 3* hotel. 

Day 2

Kik Plateau

Meet your guide and driver at your hotel for an early transfer in our assistance vehicle south west of Marrakech near Lake Takerkoust. After taking possession of your bike and the last check and settings the trip can start. Our day starts on a flat stretch, then ascending to Taghenchoute village before zigzagging up to the Kik plateau with a great view of the mighty peaks of the Atlas Mountains and Mount Toubkal (the highest peak of Morocco and North Africa) peak 4167m. Throughout the year, this magnificent plateau transforms with the seasons: From the brown/tan fall when farmers plow the land with donkeys and mules to brown/white in winter with snow covered peaks of the Atlas. In spring, green/red when the barley fields of bright green mix with poppy flowers.  Yellow/brown in summer announcing the harvest. After a nice ride through terraces and local adobe villages, the track will quickly loose altitude and brings down to Asni. if you still have some energy we can ride the resting 14km tarmac road to get to Imlil village; otherwise we pack our bikes and our 4x4 will give us a lift to our guest house in Imlil. (Meals: B, L, D)

Mountain Bike Distance: 32 km, Altitude Gain: 1047m, Altitude Loss: 580m, Min Altitude: 460m, Max Altitude: 1,460m, Car Transfer: 30 mn

Day 3

Tacheddirt Valley

From the foothills of the mount Toubkal, Morocco’s and North Africa’s highest summit ‘4167m’, our ride starts climbing the challenging Tizi n’Tamatart at 2230m high. On top, we can enjoy the dramatic views of the majestic, often in snow, high Atlas summits. At the village of Wanskra, we will follow a dirt track snaking down the valley. The itinerary is awesome overhanging the deep wady with its green terraces and bee hive like villages stuck to the dry mountain hillsides. Our ride is punctuated by the traverse of superb Berber villages where the kids are always amazed to see visitors on mtbs. The arrival near Asni marks the end of our ride, overnight in a nice lodge. (Meals: B, L, D)

Mountain Bike Distance: 36 km, Altitude Gain: 1,020m, Altitude Loss: 1,600m, Min Altitude: 1,160m, Max Altitude: 2,345m, Car Transfer: 15 mn

Day 4

Ourika Valley - Marrakech

After a good breakfast we will get ready for the day and our journey can start! We will ride a short flat section before testing our physical abilities on a long and challenging climb up to Tadmamt Pass at 1800m high. As we get higher, we can enjoy the superb views of the contrasting flat plains far north and the imposing summits of the Atlas Mountains just above us. We will carry you on riding a nice track heading east to overhang the amazing Ourika Valley. A mixture of trails and track will lead us to the bottom of the luxurious valley where our great day ends. After packing our bikes, a short transfer will lead us to the exciting Marrakech and your Riad in the Medina of Marrakech at 5mn on foot from the main attractions: Jemaa Lafnna Square, the souks, Bahia Palace... (Meals: B, L) 

Mountain Bike Distance: 36 km, Altitude Gain: 1120m, Altitude Loss: 970m, Min Altitude: 1,160m, Max Altitude: 1,865m, 4x4 Drive: 46 km

Day 5

Marrakesh Airport

Depend on your flight schedule, a transfer is arranged from your hotel to Marrakech (Meals: B )

Trip dates & Prices

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Good to know

This tour is available for private groups only, the tour can start with 4 participants (2 to 3 participants on request). We can offer a personalized program for bigger groups or bikers who wish a more challanging ride or any specific requests.

The Area

This tour takes place in the western the High Atlas, cross the Berber Valley on the foothill of Mounta Toubkal. The altitude is between 900 m and 2300m high.

Your Guide

A Moroccan, english speaking, biking guide who will meet you at your arrival at the airport, he will be with you the whole cycling trip. Before the bike stages, he will give you a briefing about safety and the use of your bike. All along the day, he will give you explanations about the traversed area and the way of life of the local population. He can also assit you in case of injury or mechanic issues on your bike.

Your Bike

For this tour, we recommand a full suspension bike (100mm/120mm travel) in perfect working condition! Wearing a helmet while riding is obligatory. We also recommand our bike hire options on spot.

The Food

You won't have to worry on food or drink, we take care of everything. Mineral water will be supplied all day with a mix of dry fruits to refuel. All meals are included Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.


On this tour, you will be staying in a mix off accommodation: Hotel / Riad in Marrakech, small simple auberge during the tour.


You will have a full back up during this mountain bike tour. 4x4 vehicle(s), with bike rack(s), will be following behind at a reasonable distance in case of emergency or tiredness.

Price & Group Size

The trip price is based on 6 mountain bikers and more. The maximum shared group size for the "Berber Mtb Escape" is 10 bikers.