7 Days Biking Across Heart of the Atlas Mountains

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Morocco with his many faces from north to south, west to east, we will discover the wonderful Naturel countrysides. It's in a beautiful decor of exceptional reliefs that our trip will be done. high plateaux, beautiful valleys, berbers villages, genevriers forest, menthe tea served in local family



Duration

7 Days

Min Age

15 +

Difficulty

Hard

Starting From

€ 535

Tour Itinerary

Day 1

Airport — Marrakech

Meet and great' by our selves on your arrival in Morocco at Marrakech airport and transfer to evening accommodation. Deposit baggage and breathe in the frantic pace and aromas of Marrakech. we will have Dinner together and we will do a quick briefing about our trip Night in a Hotel/Riad

Day 2

Marrakech via the pass Tizi Tadmamt (2100m)

we transfer you out site the city of Marrakech like 1h and half than we we start . To warm up the muscles, we cycle first on the asphalt gradually up to the green Ourika valley. In Arhbalou (1300m), we go really into the Mountains and up to the pass Tizi Tadmamt (2100m). Then it goes up and down; Mountains at the Atlas, Berber villages and valleys. Eventually we reach the mountain village Imsker. Total approx 100 km. Overnight in Imsker Night in at the Guest House.

Day 3

Mountain bike trip through the valley of Imenane to Tacheddirt.

Along a mountain stream we gradually climb up on a beautiful slope to the high Berber village Tacheddirt. Along several villages surrounded by steep, green farm fields and rugged parts of nature. Total approx 50 km. Night in at the Guest House

Day 4

Biking over the pass Tizi Tamatert (2280m) to Aroumd.

Today we can choose: the zig-zag way up you've seen yesterday to the pass Tizi Tamatert. Or an easy option; very gradual and paved road. You can enjoy the view over the valley in our nice Berber guesthouse in one of the small villages around Imlil. For enthusiasts, there even is the opportunity for a walk along the small Berber villages around Imlil, exploring culture and traditions in the afternoon. Total approx 20 km. Extra with the climb from Tinghourine approximately 10 km. Overnight near Imlil (1740m) – Night in at the Guest House

Day 5

short walk to Tizi Mezzik + Mountain bike to Tessaouirgane.

Today we are going over the pass Tizi Mezzik (2280m). Our bikes are transported by a mule and we are all walking to the pass. Then we will hit the road again with our bikes. A nice but difficult – single track – descent over rough and sometimes steep slopes through the beautiful valley of Ouïssaden to the village of \. Along the way, we have views over beautiful valleys. Total: walking approx 1,5 hours Mountain biking approx 35 km. Overnight in Tassaouirgane (1400m) – Night in at the Guest House

Day 6

Kik plateau to Amizmiz.

A small decent on the asphalt road to Asni and then a nice climb to the pilgrimage village Mousy Brahim, on the edge of the Kik plateau. From the Kik plateau we still go up and down, to the larger mountain village Amizmiz. Here we stay just outside the village. Total approx 70 km. Overnight Amizmiz – Night in at the Guest House

Day 7

Tessaouirgane--Marrakech (60 km)

A nice day cycling on the asphalt – first on a mountain road which is gradually becoming flatter. Finish of the tour on the famous Jemaa el Fna square and then to the hotel for a well-deserved shower !!!! Night in at the Hotel/Riad


Group 2 people

750 €

Group 3 people

740 €

Group 4 - 7 people

720 €

Group 8 - 12 people

700 €

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Essential Equipment

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

- Water bottle or Camelback

- Energy cycling gels offer a quick form of carbs replenishment. Most contain the simple carb sugar, which is the fastest form of energy to replace glycogen. It's suggested that people who cycle at a moderate intensity for more than 90 minutes, need to replace between 30g and 65g of carbohydrates per hour and we would thoroughly recommend bringing some of these with you, as well as some energy bars.