Tour 7: Morocco Mountain Bicycling – Off-Road Cycle Adventure (7 days/6 nights)
- 6 nights’ accommodation riads, kasbahs and hotels
- 6 breakfasts
- Half-day city tour of Marrakech with English speaking local Marrakech guide
- Entrance fees for included sightseeing
- Air-conditioned private support vehicle with English speaking driver/guide
- Bicycle support
- 1.5 litres mineral water per day on riding days (days 3-5)
Day 1: Marrakech
Arrive at Marrakech Airport and transfer to your hotel or riad. Afternoon guided city tour of Marrakech including the UNESCO designated world heritage old medina, La Bahia Palace, el Badi Palace, Koutoubia Mosque and Djemaa el Fna Square. Overnight n Marrakech.
Day 2: Marrakech – Ait Benhaddou
This morning you depart Marrakech for the UNESCO desiganted world heritage village of Ait Benhaddou. Travelling by 4-wheel drive from Marrakech via the Tizi n’Tichka mountain pass (2260m) as far as Telouet, you visit Glaoui Kasbah before setting off on your adventure bicycle tour of Morocco.
From Telouet you take to your mountain bicycles, fully supported by your Berber Treasures driver and vehicle. Cycling through scenically situated small Berber villages and the Ounila Valley you make your way to the stunning kasbah village of Ait Benhaddou. Overnight in Ait Benhaddou.
Day 3: Ait Benhaddou – Dades Gorge
Leaving Ait Benhaddou via the beautiful Taslmante Valley and Boutaghrar you visit an ancient troglodyte settlement and may see nomadic Berbers living in caves handed down through generations of families. It may be possible to visit one of these Berber familes, share a refreshing cup of mint tea and learn about their unique lifestyle. The final leg of today’s Moroccan cycling adventure takes you to the interesting Dades Gorge. Overnight in Dades Gorge.
Day 4: Dades Gorge – Jbel Saghro Mountains – N’kob
Today you cycle to the Berber oasis town of N’kob. Setting out your route takes you through the Dades Valley which lies between the High Atlas Mountains and Jbel Saghro Mountains (Jebel Sarhro). Making your way into the Jbel Saghro Mountains you cross the Tizi n’Tzazert pass (2200m) all the while enjoying stunning panoramic views in every direction. Continue onto the Berber oasis town of N’kob which lies at the foot of the Jbel Saghro Mountains. Overnight in Nkob.
Day 5: N’kob – D’raa Valley
Continuing your mountain bike exploration of the Moroccan desert you ride to the beautiful seemingly endless date palm groves of the lovely D’raa Valley – the largest date palm groves in Morocco.
Following local dirt tracks you make your way into the heart of the oasis, exploring the palm groves and the small Berber villages lining the edges of the D’raa River, the life source for this beautiful oasis area. Tonight you have the option of a home stay with a local Berber family. Overnight Draa Valley
Day 6: D’raa Valley – Marrakech
The mountain cycling portion of your Morocco tours over, you take to your automobile re–cross the High Atlas Mountains and return to Marrakech. Overnight Marrakech.
Day 7: Marrakech
Morning transfer to Marrakech Airport where your Morocco bicycle tour draws to an end. Tour Ends.
- Drinks, meals other than as specified, gratuities and other items of a personal nature
- Optional activities (including those referred to as optional in the tour itinerary)
- Variations to the itinerary, accommodation upgrades and any special handling
- Other extras