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Toubkal Road Cycle Tour

Starts: Marrakesh, Morocco
Finishes: Bou-Okkaz, Morocco

Visit: Marrakesh, Taddert, Agdz, Zagora, Tassila, Agadir Touksous, Aït Zitoun, Marrakesh, Bou-Okkaz

Tour Type: Small Group

Accommodation: Moderate

Activity: Road Cycling

Overview

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Early and late in the year, Morocco is the perfect destination for a road cycling holiday, with predictably good weather and lots of low-cost flight options into Marrakech. South of this magical, 'Arabian Nights' city, our well-established and now classic cycling holiday follows generally good tarmac roads, biking across the Atlas Mountains by way of the Tizi n'Tichka (2260m) to the desert frontier town of Zagora and then returns via an alternative, exciting and little-used road over the Tizi n'Test (2092m).

En route, we will stay in simple hotels and gites and will have an experienced KE biking leader, as well as a local guide accompanying the group in the support vehicle. The whole range of Moroccan experiences awaits us - the colourful street vendors and Berber acrobats of Marrakech's central Djema el-Fna square, the exquisite flavours of the local cuisine, spectacular views of the rugged Atlas peaks and the stunning landscape of kasbahs and palm trees in the Draa Valley, as we cycle across the Jebel Sahro to the edge of the Sahara. Making a bike circuit around Mount Toubkal (4167m), North Africa's highest peak, and involving some superb days of climbing and descending on sinuous mountain roads, this is a brilliant long distance cycling holiday.

Highlights

    • Spring and autumn riding in the sun
    • Exploring the vibrant souks of Marrakech
    • Cycling through the Draa Valley to the oasis town of Zagora
    • Bike the Tizi n`Tichka and Tizi n`Test, Morocco`s highest roads

Trip Details

The Trip

Product Code: 125136
Tour Type: Small Group
Accommodation: Moderate
Transport: Private & Local (Public)##Private & Local (Public)
Guide Language: Engligh

Starts: Marrakesh, Morocco
Finishes: Bou-Okkaz, Morocco
Duration: 9 days
Physical rating: Basic

Includes

  • A locally based professional cycling guide
  • Marrakech Airport transfers on Day 1 and Day 9 of the itinerary
  • One or more support vehicles and drivers
  • All accommodation as detailed in the trip dossier
  • All meals
  • Bottled water during the rides

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Price

Price person (sharing double) $1,165 ($129/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.

Itinerary

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Morocco Marrakech, Djemaa-El-Fna, Koutoubia Mosque, Tizi N Tichka, Taddert, Ouarzazate, Draa Valley, Zagora, Agdz, Tazenakht, Anti Atlas, Aoulouz, Tizi N Test, Ijoukak, Mount Toubkal
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Cath W.  

Mustafa was fabulous. He was an excellent cyclist & mechanic who ensured we were all happy and made sure we learned about Morocco as well. Jo was a great asset to the group and mananged to work as hard as the rest of us at cycling and look after us as well. Both Jo and Mustafa were patient when we were being demanding and went above and beyond to ensure things went smoothly. They never failed to be cheerful and encouraging and made the trip memorable.

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Jane P.  

The local team were very supportive and always smiling! A good team of drivers and Mustafa's local knowledge of the trip made things run smoothly. Ben Walker (leader) was excellent company and interesting to be with. A great addition to the holiday. Good level and I think as quoted in the trip. A great experience!

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Stephen D.  

A fantastic holiday. The most fun you can have wearing lycra. An ideal balance of physical challenge, combined with experience of a different culture, stunning scenery, interesting architecture, and random potholes. Overall an unforgettable experience. Our guide Mustapha and his team worked extremely hard and efficiently all week, and could not have been more helpful. The smooth running of the holiday was largely down to him. Our Tour Leader Nathan was both an excellent leader and an essential member of the group. He was encouraging and supportive where necessary, moving up and down the group during the daily rides, and carrying out any required adjustments,or repairs to clients bikes. He also provided impromptu sessions providing technical tips on bike maintenance and group/individual riding technique. His language skills also allowed him to solve any minor communication problems. The everyday tipping situation at cafes,hotels, etc although minor, was a worry for everyone, and could potentially have spoiled our enjoyment. We were very happy to delegate this responsibility to Nathan, allowing us to relax and just concentrate on enjoying the experience. He did a great job. He also helped me to perform above my own expectations. Well done Nathan. I really enjoyed the challenge of the daily long rides and especially the hills. The sense of achievement was great, and the reward of speeding down some amazing descents in awesome scenery was terrific.

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Gareth F.  

I chose trip for duration, dates and difficulty level. Morocco itself was a big bonus - I never expected such stunning and varied scenery. Our trip leader had a good balance between authority and fun, encouragement and support. Good leadership style, worked hard to make trip good for everyone.

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Mike T.  

We thoroughly enjoyed a superb Cycle Tour of Toubkal. The local guides and drivers were superb. Our guide Mustafa was brilliant - a delightful bloke and most helpful and supportive. The leader Nathan was much appreciated as an expert cyclist and mechanic.

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Walter C.  

This holiday is a winner for road cyclists, especially as a winter destination. I enjoyed the cycling, sunshine and the food. Also, some stunning situations. We had a brilliant local guide and crew. They ran a fabulous holiday. Our Tour Leader was a very good and extremely experienced cycle leader. Very sociable. This was a brilliant holiday, very well put together and extremely well executed.

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Louise B.  

Excellent work by Mustafa, during the first day in snow he had a good frame of mind and energy which improved our spirits and did this throughout the trip. He gave us information on the local area. Excellent leadership, I'd happily spend time on another trip with Mustafa leading. We also had Jo on the trip, who has the amazing ability to switch between being completely hilarious to being utterly professional. Both these being brilliant characteristics in such a group situation. Her presence really improved the trip and was much appreciated by everyone.

Tour Operator

KE Adventure Travel

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