Atlas To Atlantic

10 Days | 7 Days Road Bike From 790.00 €
Level: Challenging

Activity : Road Bike tour cycling across the High Atlas, Anti Atlas, Atlas Maritime and Atlantic Coast

Assistance : Guided & full support

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

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Activity : Road Bike tour cycling across the High Atlas, Anti Atlas, Atlas Maritime and Atlantic Coast

Assistance : Guided & full support

Level : Challenging

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

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During this amazing seven days road biking tour you will discover the “Three worlds”: The High Atlas with its deep valleys, the oses of the Anti-Atlas and the wild shores of the Atlantic! This is a fully supported cycling tour, so all what you have to do is cycle light and enjoy the country. Throughout your biking journey with us, you will experience the delights of the world known Moroccan cuisine in addition to a variety of authentic accommodations from basic gites to charming guest houses and Riad. A biking tour in Morocco is a human experience where you will immerse in an amazing culture and witness the legendary Moroccan hospitality!

Highlights on this Tour
o Ancient city of Marrakech with its intriguing  souks and palaces
o The stunning scenery of The Atlas Mountains
o Tafraout and the amazing Anti-Atlas roads
o Berber Valleys of the Atlas Maritime 
o The wild coast of the Atlantic
o The amazing city of Essaouira

Day 1

Marrakech

Welcome by your guide at Marrakesh Menara Airport and short transfer to your hotel in town. Overnight on bed and breakfast basis at 3* hotel.

Day 2

Marraksh-Oued N’fiss

In our support vehicles we head south to the Atlas Mountains. After 1 hour drive, we prepare our bikes and start pedaling on a flat section before attacking a good climb leading us to a high pass with a superb view on the Western High Atlas Summits. We continue our ride along the beautiful N’fiss Valley, overnight in a gite.

Transfer by road: 35km / biking distance: 86km / Altitude gain, loss: +1660m, -1225m / Max Altitude: 1330m, Min Altitude: 640 / Physical difficulty: ▲▲▲

Day 3

Oued N’fis – Ouled Berhil

Following the NfissValley our road snakes up to one of the highest roads in Morocco, the Tizi n’Test. From the top, you will enjoy the superb view of the southern arid High Atlas. The road wind quickly down. Overnight in a nice hotel with lots of character.

Biking distance: 85km / Altitude gain, loss: +1070m, -1700m / Max Altitude: 2100m, Min Altitude: 540 / Physical difficulty: ▲▲▲▲▲

Day 4

Ouled Berhl-Tafraout

A Morning shuttle by minibus to avoid a high traffic section before we ride our bikes again and gently climb the first slopes of the Anti Atlas. A magnificent day taking us to Tafraout and its amazing Granite chaos. Overnight in town in a small hotel.

Transfer by road: 115km / Biking distance: 96km / Altitude gain, loss: +2145m, -1934m / Physical difficulty: ▲▲▲▲

Day 5

Tafraout-Tafraout

A spectacular day biking through amazing canyons with lush and intensely cultivated terraces. An amazing contrast between the overwhelming rocky cliffs and the bottom valleys where every inch is farmed. Overnight in town in a small hotel in Tafraout.

Biking distance: 100km / Altitude gain, loss: +1980m, -1860m / Max Altitude: 1600m, Min Altitude: 890 / Physical difficulty: ▲▲▲▲

Day 6

Tafraout-Agadir

Today we will cross the Anti-Atlas Mountains from their western side. A great ride through the “Almond Land”. We will cycle deep valleys climb some challenging uphills to reach Tanalt, an important village with a nationally known Koranic school. After then, the roads winds down towards the Souss plain where our biking stage ends. As this part knows a lots of traffic, we will link Agadir by minibus. Overnight in a small hotel in Agadir.

Biking distance: 98km / Altitude gain, loss: +1950m, -2325m / Transfer by road: 70km / Physical difficulty: ▲▲▲▲

Day 7

Agadir - Imouzzer

We start agentle climb to wards the “Atlas Maritime, with quite luxurious forest! The road then follows the curves of the crest and we can enjoy the superb views extending to the Atlantic Ocean. After the village Tikkit, we will ride the amazing “Paradise Valley” with natural pools and lush oases. Overnight at Imouzzer in a small lodge with a nice view.

Biking distance: 54km / Altitude gain, loss: +1680m, -640m / Max Altitude: 1600m, Min Altitude: 110 / Physical difficulty: ▲▲▲

Day 8

Imouzzer - Essaouira

Another spectacular day biking through contrasting landscapes. We pedal by some unexpected waterfalls and wind down the road along the superb Targant Valley. A first good climb will take us to some high plateaus where local Berbers graze peacefully their herds of goats and camels. As we ride west , the smell of the sea announce our imminent approach of the Atlantic shores! We reach Imesouane where memorable Berber bike Adventure ends! A good occasion for a little “swim” and a rewarding picnic. We take our minibus for a short drive to Essaouira, an authentic city where you will have time to explore the souks and the traditional port. Overnight in in a Riad on HB basis.

Biking distance: 70km /Altitude gain, loss: +900m, -2030m/Max Altitude: 1110m, Min Altitude: 10 / Transfer by road: 96km /Physical difficulty: ▲▲▲

Day 9

Essaouira - Marrakech

After breakfast, we will visit Essaouira’s ancient walls and traditional port before we drive back to Marrakech. We will Marrakech at midday, so you will have plenty of time to visit the souks and the Djemaa Lafna Square. Overnight in a Riad on BB basis.

Day 10

Marrakech Airport

Depend on your flight timing, a transfer is arranged to Marrakech Airport for your return flight.

Trip dates & Prices

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Dates Price Status
16 Nov to 25 Nov 2018 820.00 € Open Book this Tour Book
28 Dec to 06 Jan 2019 890.00 € Open Book this Tour Book
15 Feb to 24 Feb 2019 790.00 € Open Book this Tour Book
22 Feb to 03 Mar 2019 790.00 € Open Book this Tour Book
01 Mar to 10 Mar 2019 840.00 € Open Book this Tour Book
07 Mar to 16 Mar 2019 840.00 € Garanteed Book this Tour Book
15 Mar to 24 Mar 2019 840.00 € Open Book this Tour Book
19 Mar to 28 Mar 2019 790.00 € Open Book this Tour Book
22 Mar to 31 Mar 2019 840.00 € Open Book this Tour Book
29 Mar to 07 Apr 2019 840.00 € Open Book this Tour Book
05 Apr to 14 Apr 2019 840.00 € Open Book this Tour Book
12 Apr to 21 Apr 2019 840.00 € Open Book this Tour Book
19 Apr to 28 Apr 2019 840.00 € Open Book this Tour Book
26 Apr to 05 May 2019 840.00 € Open Book this Tour Book
04 Oct to 13 Oct 2019 790.00 € Open Book this Tour Book
11 Oct to 20 Oct 2019 840.00 € Open Book this Tour Book
18 Oct to 27 Oct 2019 840.00 € Open Book this Tour Book
25 Oct to 03 Nov 2019 840.00 € Open Book this Tour Book
01 Nov to 10 Nov 2019 840.00 € Open Book this Tour Book
26 Dec to 05 Jan 2020 890.00 € Open Book this Tour Book

Good to know

This tour is available for private as for shared groups, the tour can start with 4 participants. We can offer a personalized tour for bigger groups or cyclists who wish a more challanging ride or any specific requests.

The Area

This tour takes place in the western the High Atlas, cross the Anti-Atlas, the Atlas Maritime,  and Atlantic Coast. The altitude is between 50 m and 2100m high.

Your Guide

A Moroccan, english speaking, cycling 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 carbon road bike, or an aluminium road bike with carbon fork in perfect working condition - Cassette: 11-32 - Tires 700/25c or even 700/28c ! Wearing a helmet while riding is obligatory.

You can hire a road bike 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.

Lodging

On this tour, you will be staying in a mix off accommodation: Hotel / Riad in Marrakech and Essaouira, Kasbahs and guest houses in the High and Anti Atlas.

Assistance

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

Non cyclists

Are you a family, your spouse, your husband doesn’t cycle? Non cyclists are welcome on this tour, they can stay with assistnce car and a guide who will organize short rambles, sightsee and meet with the group at the end of the day.