Authentic Morocco by Bicycle
Located on the north-westernmost stretch of Africa and a gateway to Europe, Morocco is one of the most vibrant cultural and commercial crossroads of the continent. In the saddle explore Morocco's rugged hills and valleys of the Atlas Mountains. Venture into these highlands inhabited by the Berbers and be delighted by their proud traditions that have been passed down for millennia.
- March 7 – 14
- April 11 – 18
- September 12 – 19 * Sold out!
- Duration: 8-days
- Ride Type: Touring
- Difficulty: Active (Level 4 of 6)
- Average Daily Mileage: 33
- Price: $1,450
Visitors who choose to explore the country will be impressed by its architectural and natural splendours, making Morocco a prime desert destination and also hotspot for Hollywood’s film industry as several all-time classic movies like Gladiator and Lawrence of Arabia were shot here. Explore this dynamic country and get the ultimate biking experience Morocco has to offer.
Roll and pedal up and down the sea of red massifs and take in the captivating views of snow-capped peaks just a few miles further from the unforgiving desert, a contrasting picture of unparalleled beauty
On this mountain biking adventure, we will cycle 264 km in 5 days of riding, and take you through the realm of the legendary Atlas Mountains, the bone-dry Jbel Saghro and the life-sustaining oases and lush palm plantations of southern Morocco, making it a challenging yet rewarding biking experience.
This is a moderate trip, and riders with reasonable levels of physical fitness should enjoy the entire trip. Our journey starts in Marrakech, the ancient walled city bustling with activities as well as a commercial crossroads for centuries. In addition, this UNESCO World Heritage Site also abounds with shops and stalls featuring exotic food and refined handicrafts awaiting shoppers to savor and test their purchasing techniques.
DAY 1 – Arrive in Marrakech
DAY 2 – Marrakech – Kasbah Ait Benhaddou
DAY 3 – Kasbah Ait Benhaddou – Dades Gorges
DAY 4 – Dades Gorges – Jbel Saghro – N’kob
DAY 5 – N’kob – Draa Valley
DAY 6 – Draa Valley – Tizi-n-Tichka Pass – Marrakech
DAY 7 – Marrakech
DAY 8 – Departure
- UNESCO World Heritage Sites:
- Medina of Marrakech
- Ait Benhaddou
- Tea with the cave-dwelling Berbers
- Scenic routes with stunning panoramic views
- Oasis of date palm groves
- Tizi-n-Tichka Pass – one of the most beautiful roads in the world
- Palace of Bahia
- Saadi Tombs
- Koutoubia Mosque
- SpiceRoads jersey
- Water bottle
- Visa fees
- Support vehicle
- Meals (as indicated)
- Airport pick up
- Airport drop off
- Snacks and drinks
- Entrance fees
Morocco exceeded our expectations in how friendly it was to tourists, and cyclists in particular. I wouldn’t hesitate to return and do more cycling and soak in more of its lovely culture, people, and landscape.
– Whitney A