Type

Gravel

Duration

9 Days & 8 Nights

Next Departure

26 Oct 2024

Status

Available

From

2.250 EUR

From the Atlas to the Desert

Experience the colors and smells of a different culture through the Atlas Mountains in Morocco, where rugged landscapes and vibrant culture collide. Welcome to a country rich in history and nature. This journey takes you through the majestic Atlas range, offering panoramic views of snow-capped peaks, traditional Berber villages, and lush valleys. Get to know historical places, villages, and UNESCO sites. Have fun exploring the markets and tasting the different foods and teas. Witness the dramatic beauty of Todra Gorge, where towering limestone walls create a majestic canyon.

Highlights

  • Marrakech and its rich history, bustling markets, and exotic atmosphere
  • Tinghir and its magnificent palm groves
  • Dades Gorge, the most beautiful canyon in Morocco
  • Incredible canyons and rock formations
  • The Koutoubia Mosque, the most important Mosque in Marrakech
  • Berber culture and gastronomy

Tour Information

Included

  • Pre-departure Information Pack
  • Welcome briefing in English
  • Fully Gravel Guided Tour - 5 Riding days
  • Smartphone App & GPS Tracks
  • Support 4x4 vehicle
  • Transfers during tour as mentioned in daily description
  • Transfer from Marrakech Airport to the first Hotel (D1)
  • Final transfer from the last Hotel to Marrakesh Airport (D9)
  • 8 nights on double/twin room with breakfast
  • 8 Dinners (D1 to D8)
  • 2 Lunch (D2, D8)
  • 5 Picnics on trail (D3 to D7)
  • Purified water to drink

Excluded

  • All non-mentioned services or activities
  • Liability and personal accidents insurance
  • International & domestic flights
  • Bicycle and individual equipment
  • Tourist taxes
  • Visa fees
  • Tips
  • Price

    2.250 EUR

  • Single room supplement

    +400 EUR

  • Duration

    9 Days & 8 Nights

  • Accommodation

    Superior | Comfort

  • Start / Finish

    Marrakesh / Marrakesh

  • Tour Grade

  • Daily Distance

    40-99 km / Day

  • Daily Elevation Gain

    +400 / +1.400 m

  • Profile

    Mountainous roads / Hilly

  • Route

    Gravel

Bikes available on request

Included and Optional Services

Preparation

Accommodations

Transfers

Orientation

Optional

  • Personalized assistance throughout the booking
  • Pre-departure Information Pack (checklist, travel information)
  • Tour Information (description of daily stages & profiles)
  • 8 nights on double/twin room with breakfast
  • 8 Dinners (D1 to D8)
  • 2 Lunch (D2, D8)
  • 5 Picnics on trail (D3 to D7)
  • Transfers during the tour as mentioned in the daily description
  • Transfer from Marrakech Airport to the first Hotel (D1)
  • Final transfer from the last Hotel to Marrakesh Airport (D9)
  • Support 4x4 vehicle
  • Welcome briefing in English
  • Fully Gravel Guided Tour - 5 Days
  • Smartphone App & GPS Tracks
  • Single room supplement: +400 EUR
  • Bike rental available: On request

Itinerary

DAY 1

Arrival

Salaam Aleikum – Welcome to Morocco!

Welcome to the enchanting city of Marrakech! Our guide will pick you up at the airport and transfer you to your Riad. All the explanations and logistics will be prepared for you. Get ready for the upcoming days of discovery. Depending on your arrival time, seize the opportunity to venture into the captivating streets of Marrakesh, immersing yourself in its vibrant tapestry. Savor a feast of traditional Moroccan dishes, including flavorful tagines, couscous, and aromatic spices. Have a traditional dinner and enjoy the opportunity to share along with the group your expectations for the journey ahead and begin your exploration of Morocco’s diverse and vibrant traditions in a convivial atmosphere.

Transfer 

00:30 h

Hotel Riad Bahia Salam

DAY 2

Transfer to Tinghir

The beautiful city of Tinghir and its magnificent palm groves

Embark on a journey to Tinghir – a picturesque oasis town located in the eastern part of Morocco, nestled between the High Atlas Mountains and the Sahara Desert. The town is renowned for its stunning palm groves and traditional mud-brick architecture. The stunning Todra Gorge, located in the eastern part of the High Atlas Mountains in Morocco, is a breathtaking natural wonder. Carved by the Todra River over millennia, the gorge features towering limestone cliffs that rise dramatically up to 300 meters in some places. To the ancient Kasbahs that tell tales of a rich history. Indulge in the local flavors and explore its welcoming atmosphere and picturesque surroundings, Tinghir promises an unforgettable experience.

Transfer

07:00 h

Hotel Bougafer

DAY 3

Tinghir to Tamtattouchte

Your adventure on the gravel bike begins today!

From Tinghir, pedal through the mesmerizing landscapes, winding your way through ancient kasbahs, picturesque oases, and the rugged beauty of the Atlas Mountains. You will ride along the Todra River today and in the first kilometer, you will have an amazing view over Tinghir and its palm tree plantation. Feel the exhilaration as you navigate off-the-beaten-path trails, soaking in the breathtaking views of the untouched Moroccan terrain. Today you will also pass once more the stunning Todra Gorge, but that time to appreciate that from a different perspective. This journey promises not only a physical challenge but also an immersive cultural experience. Get ready to discover the heart of Morocco on two wheels.

Cycling Distance

40 km

20% off road

Elevation Gain

+ 1.000 m

Hotel Baddou

DAY 4

Tamtattouchte to Ait Idair

The beautiful landscape of Morocco

Embark on an unforgettable gravel bike adventure from Tamtattouchte to Ait Idair! Today you will pedal through quaint villages, where the warm hospitality of locals adds a cultural touch to your adventure. As you navigate off-road trails, experience the thrill of discovery and the freedom of open landscapes. Stop along the way to appreciate Aweddim Watchtower, a historical monument built during the French colonization. This journey promises not just a biking escapade, but an immersion into the soul of Morocco’s scenic wonders. The highlight for the day will be the Dades Gorges, a spectacular canyon located in the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco. Carved by the Dades River, the gorge is known for its dramatic landscapes, towering rock formations, and deep ravines. The rugged terrain is characterized by rose-colored cliffs and unique rock formations, creating a stunning visual display.

Cycling Distance

69 km

40% off road

Elevation Gain

+ 1.400 m

Hotel New Mars Dades

DAY 5

Ait Idair to Boumalne

Explore even more the Dades

Today’s ride starts in the quaint village of Ait Idair and ventures across the enchanting landscapes of the Dades Valley. Often referred to as the “Grand Canyon of Morocco” the Dades Valley is a stunning network of interconnected valleys known for their awe-inspiring landscapes, traditional villages, and geological wonders. On the way, you will conquer the diverse terrain, from winding trails to open roads, while feeling the rush of adventure and the serenity of the surroundings. This stage promises an immersive experience, blending the thrill of gravel biking with the breathtaking beauty of Morocco’s natural terrain. As you pedal away from Ait Idair, the dusty trails wind through rustic Berber villages, offering glimpses into the local way of life. The scent of blooming wildflowers and the distant murmur of the Dades River create a sensory backdrop for your ride, setting the tone for the adventure ahead. Take your time to take in the panoramic views of the Dades. The day ends at Boumalne Dades, a haven nestled at the gateway to the Dades Valley. Here is the time to find solace, surrounded by awe-inspiring landscapes, preparing to unwind for a night of tranquil repose.

Cycling Distance

54 km

35% off road

Elevation Gain

+ 800 m

Hotel Ksar Sultan Dades

DAY 6

Boumalne to N´Koub

The spectacular experience of a Moroccan Kasbah

On the sixth day, our gravel biking adventure will connect Boumalne to N´Koub an 86km stage. Along your route, specifically in kilometer 50, you will get gorgeous views of the landscape. Upon arriving in N’Koub, you’ll discover a magnificent and traditional Moroccan kasbah, where you can rejuvenate and unwind after an exhilarating day of gravel biking. A kasbah is a type of fortress or fortified structure, often made of mudbrick, that was historically used as a residence for local leaders or nobility. The Kasbah, steeped in rich cultural heritage, offers a haven of serenity amidst the desert landscape.

Cycling Distance

86 km

50% off road

Elevation Gain

+ 1.200 m

Kasbah Baha Baha

DAY 7

N´Koub to Zagora

Zagora Desert and a Tradicional Moroccan Riad

The journey through the rugged terrain leads you to a grand finale. As you conclude your gravel biking adventure in Zagora, immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring beauty of its magnificent desert. The Zagora Desert is known for its captivating landscapes, characterized by arid terrain, rocky plateaus, and scattered palm groves. The region is part of the larger Sahara. To Celebrate the triumph of your biking odyssey amidst the tranquil ambiance, where the riad’s authentic charm and hospitality await. A riad is a traditional Moroccan house or palace with an interior garden or courtyard. These establishments have been adapted into guesthouses or boutique hotels. Unwind in the serenity of its courtyards, featuring a central courtyard adorned with a garden, fountain, or pool, creating a peaceful and private oasis within the bustling city. Your stay at the riad marks the perfect conclusion to a fantastic adventure, blending the thrill of biking with the timeless allure of Moroccan hospitality.

Cycling Distance

99 km

40% off road

Elevation Gain

+ 400 m

Riad Dar Sofian

DAY 8

Transfer to Marrakesh

It’s time to return to the busy city of Marrakesh.

After a delicious breakfast, you will be heading towards Marrakech. Along your journey you will have a chance to do go on a scenic drive, immersing yourself in the changing landscapes as you journey from Dades to the trailhead. The transfer provides a fitting conclusion, allowing you to absorb the diverse beauty of Morocco one last time before bidding farewell to this enchanting destination. Experience the natural beauty and serenity of the region as you traverse varied terrain. Finally, arrive in Marrakech, where you can reflect on the memories of your journey while enjoying the vibrant energy of this captivating city in an incredible farewell dinner.

Transfer

07:00 h

Hotel Riad Bahia Salam

DAY 9

Departure

EVERY DREAM COMES TO AN END

Today, it is time to gather all your memories, luggage, and belongings as it is time to say goodbye to Morocco. Depending on the time of your flight, you may still have time in the morning to visit the city, have your last cup of flavored tea, or do some last-minute shopping in the big markets. It has been an incredible adventure, and we would love for you to come back and discover more of Morocco’s nature trails. Our guide will pick you up at the hotel and transfer you to Marrakesh Airport. This is where we say our goodbyes, and we hope you had a wonderful time.

Transfer

00:30 h