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Morocco: Ride the Kasbah

Starts: Marrakesh, Morocco
Finishes: Marrakesh, Morocco

Visit: Marrakesh, Tinghir, Aït Baha, Ajmou Amajgal, Zagora, Marrakesh

Tour Type: Small Group

Accommodation: Moderate

Activity: Mountain Biking

Overview

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This is a classic adventure cycling holiday in Morocco's arid Jebel Sahro region. With the snow-covered peaks of the High Atlas to the north and the Sahara to the south, the climate of the Jebel Sahro in southern Morocco is the perfect place for cycling outside the summer months. From the intoxicating city of Marrakech, we drive across the Atlas Mountains to Tinerhir and begin biking in the magnificent Todra Gorge, whose towering walls attract rock climbers from all over the world.

Ascending on tarmac and then on hard pack jeep roads, we find ourselves in a remote mountain area, with nomadic Berber shepherds and views of the Atlas peaks. Crossing the Tamtattouchte Pass (2800m), we drop down into the beautiful Dades Valley, the so-called 'Valley of the 1000 Kasbahs'. Our journey continues on gravel (piste) roads, through Boulmane Dades and by way of the striking rock formation of Bab n'Ali (Ali's Gate), to finally end up at the oasis town of Zagora on the very edge of the Sahara. With its flexible itinerary and time to explore the souks and sounds of Marrakech, this great biking adventure is perfect for anyone looking to make a winter escape to Morocco and the pink and ochre coloured mountains of the Jebel Sahro!

Highlights

    • Mountain biking to the Tazazart Pass, Draa Valley and Todra Gorge
    • One of the best winter-sun cycling destinations
    • Bike across the Atlas Mountains to the amazing landscape of the Jebel Sahro
    • 2 nights in Marrakech and the chance to visit the UNESCO listed Djemma el-Fna

Trip Details

The Trip

Product Code: 125134
Tour Type: Small Group
Accommodation: Moderate
Transport: Private & Local (Public)##Private & Local (Public)
Guide Language: Engligh

Starts: Marrakesh, Morocco
Finishes: Marrakesh, Morocco
Duration: 8 days
Physical rating: Basic

Includes

  • A locally based professional bike guide
  • Marrakech Airport transfers on Day 1 and Day 8
  • One or more support vehicles and drivers
  • Hotel accommodation
  • All meals
  • Bottled water during the rides

Excludes

Price

Price person (sharing double) $1,165 ($146/day)

Deposit:

$300 per person for bookings made 56 days or more prior to departure

Full Amount for bookings made less than 56 days prior to departure

Cancellation: Strict

Trip Notes

Price does not include airfare (to the Trip start & from the end location)

Trip Price generally includes accommodation, transport/transfer, activities, services of a professional guide & more. (Please refer to the include/excludes section for details)

Tour packages spare you the hassles of trip planning, a la carte booking, organizing and managing the logistics at a foreign location.

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Morocco Marrakech, Djemma El-Fna, Koutoubia Mosque, Tinerhir, Todra, High Atlas Mountains, Ouarzazate, Gorge Du Dades, Boulmane Dades, Tizzi Tazazart, Draa Valley, Sahara, Tansikht
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Charlie C.  

What I most enjoyed - Lots of variety. Great downhill. Good sense of cameraderie. Excellent leadership and support drivers. Suggestions for improvement - None, I would do this trip again.

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Ian M.  

I most enjoyed the scenery and the general feeling of being somewhere different. The company was excellent. The leader was very good.

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Jean G. 

I have been on multiple trips and dozens of small group adventure trips with other companies. Our Leader Mustapha was the best trip leader I have ever had- on any trip. Competent, Professional, ,Fun, but serious about doing the best job possible. His interactions with the clients, other crew and locals was exceptional. I would use his talent and skills to train others.- wish I could hire him! Most of the rides were truly spectacular! On a couple of the long climbs I enjoyed the spectacular views from the support van. The crew was very helpful and had a nice balance of encouraging a challenge and being supportive when a lift in the van was preferred. Nice local bike available to hire: This was the first cycling trip I did with you (previously trekked). . For me a local bike rental is critical and the bikes available to hire locally were very high quality, well maintained and our mechanic was excellent.

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Penelope W. 

Mustapha Imharken was outstanding. He gave support - practical, technical and cultural. He gave lots of riding tips/advice, introduced us to the local socio-cultural environment, and organised the support crew very well. Hotels were good, varied, and in keeping with the price and character of the trip.

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Helen D. 

Mustapha really made the trip the fantastic experience that it was. The jeep support drivers were also excellent, and we had great fun. Fantastic holiday, my first (hopefully of many)cycling holiday experience. I most enjoyed finding out about local culture(eg tea in a nomad cave with nomads), fantastic scenery, feeling healthy through so much exercise!

Tour Operator

KE Adventure Travel

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