Ourika Valley Day Trip from Marrakech 1 Day

Code: 1Ourik
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Tour Overview

Enjoy a day trip to the Ourika Valley from Marrakech, for an escape from the bustling city and an introduction to the High Atlas Mountains. Explore the valley, experience a Berber market, and stop to visit the village of Setti Fatma .

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION From Airport or Your Hotel/Riad
DEPARTURE TIME At 9h AM from the Hotel/Riad
INCLUDED
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Full suspension Mountain bike with helmet
Lunch mixture of bread, pasta, rice, veg, cheese, fish, ham, fruit. + Mineral water <
A support vehicle

English French speaking guide / Local Guide

Please note that if you have any special dietary requirements you should inform us prior to the trip. If you have a specific medical/dietary need (i.e. coeliac or vegan) you may find it helpful to bring some items of food with you from home. All mineral drinking water is included whilst cycling.
NOT INCLUDED
Travel Inssurance
Guide gratuity

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Day 1: Marrakech - Ourika Valley – Marrakech

Driving in the morning from Marrakech After your Breakfast, transfer to Imlil valley , you'll Take the way to Asni, a weekly Market and then turn right to Imlil it is only 65 Km driving, your ride will begin at Imlil, Situated in the heart of the Toubkal National Park, Imlil is the principal trailhead village for treks up the highest peaks in North Africa.

The village offers good infrastructure for people wanting a pleasant mountain base for a few days, but is also an excellent place to start and/or finish longer, more linear, hikes. Its accessibility to Marrakech (under an hour and a half by road) makes it an excellent choice to get a good feel for how rural Moroccans live their lives, and much of the surrounding area is home to a landscape of snow-capped mountains (in season), verdant valleys and earth-brick villages where life has changed little in centuries Once we get to the village of Imlil, we will get our bikes, and ride towards the pass of Tizi n'Tamatert at 2280m. The first warm-up is on a good rolling road overlooking the deep valley against bottom with contrasting cultures terraces with a arid flanks.

We reach the track on the right side and we will find a succession of superb Berber villages beehives clinging to the sides of the mountains in the background with majestic summits of the High Atlas mountains frequently snowy. After a superb descent, after crossing many Berber villages, to Asni or Tahanaout if you need more riding, than transfer you back to Marrakech your arrival to Marrakech around the 5 or 6 in afternoon.

* Max altitude: 2280 m

* Distance: 35 km

* Grade: medium

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Highlights

  • Ride in high Atlas Mountains
  • Conquer challenging climbs and exciting descents
  • Pedal through remote villages and the rugged Atlas Mountains of Morocco
  • Ride through many berber villages in Toubkal National Park.
  • Explore berber villages in Toubkal Nation Park.

Tour Price

  • Group 2 people : 90€/person
  • Group 3 people : 90€/person
  • Group 4 - 7 people : 90€/person
  • Group 8 - 12 people : 90€/person.

What to Take

  • We recommend packing the following items:
  • Normal daily clothes
  • Padded cycling shorts and gloves
  • Breathable top or cycling jersey
  • Sunglasses/eye protection
  • Stiff-soled shoes suitable for cycling
  • Waterproofs and long cycling trousers
  • For the earlier departures you may need some warmer layers
  • Sun cream