Type

MTB

Duration

9 Days & 8 Nights

Next Departure

02 Nov 2024

Status

Available

From

2.250 EUR

Roses Valley and the Gorges MTB

Prepare yourself to explore the best trails of this incredible country. Ride deep into the heart of Berber culture, between the Atlas mountain range and the magnificent Sahara Desert. This adventure takes place in the beautiful Roses Valley, a place as unforgettable and lush as it sounds. Surrounded with sublime views, day after day, you will have the possibility of meeting local people and see their daily lives in the mountains. Ride through an authentic nature. Discover the wealth of the Kasbahs (a type of medina) and reach the famous gorges Dades and Todra, which impress anyone by their size and magnificence.

Highlights

  • The rich Berber culture
  • Todra Gorge - one of the world’s most spectacular canyons
  • Serpent Road in Dades Gorge - one of the most scenic roads in the world
  • Bou Tharar, one of the most beautiful villages in the Valley of Roses
  • Roses Valley and the Kasbahs
  • The fantastic Atlas & Saghro Mountains
  • Incredible canyons and rock formations

Tour Information

Included

  • Pre-departure Information Pack
  • Welcome briefing in English
  • Full Road Guided tour - 5 Riding days
  • Smartphone App & GPS Tracks
  • Support 4x4 vehicle
  • All transfers on a private minibus with A/C
  • Transfer from Marrakesh Airport to the first hotel
  • Final transfer from the last hotel to Marrakesh airport
  • 8 Nights BB at Riad/Kasbah on double/twin room
  • 5 Picnics (D3 to D7)
  • 8 Dinners (D1 to D8)
  • Purified water to drink

Excluded

  • All non-mentioned Services or Activities
  • Liability and personal accidents insurance
  • International & Domestic Flights
  • Bicycle and individual equipment
  • Lunches (D1, D2, D8, D9)
  • Dinner (D9)
  • Tourist taxes
  • Visa fees
  • Tips
  • Price

    2.250 EUR

  • Single room supplement

    +400 EUR

  • Duration

    9 Days & 8 Nights

  • Accommodation

    Superior

  • Start / Finish

    Marrakesh / Marrakesh

  • Tour Grade

  • Daily Distance

    78-98 km / Day

  • Daily Elevation Gain

    +700 / +1.700m

  • Profile

    Mountainous with significant ascents

  • Route

    75% off-road trails with short paved sections

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 BB at Riad/Kasbah on double/twin room
  • 5 Picnics (D3 to D7)
  • 8 Dinners (D1 to D8)
  • Transfer from Marrakesh Airport to the first hotel
  • Final transfer from the last hotel to Marrakesh airport
  • Support 4x4 vehicle
  • Welcome briefing in English
  • Full Road Guided tour - 5 days
  • Smartphone App & GPS Tracks
  • Single room supplement: +400 EUR
  • Bike rental available: On request

Itinerary

DAY 1

ARRIVAL AT MARRAKESH

Welcome to Marrakesh!

Full of colors and shades, smells and fragrances, charm, and seduction, Marrakesh has more than 1.000 years of stories to tell you. The best starting point, don’t you think? We will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your first accommodation. In the afternoon, enjoy a little walk in the city, where you can see the beautiful El-Badi Palace, the historical walls of the city, the labyrinthic markets, or the sunset in Jemaa el-Fna square. Marrakesh has such great architecture, gardens, and exotic atmospheres to discover. Welcome!

Transfer 

00:30 h

Riad Bahia Salam

DAY 2

MARRAKESH TO ZAGORA

Today we have a long drive journey to the south-east of Morocco.

The drive will take us through the Atlas Mountains until Zagora. The trip is long, but at the end of the day, you will be able to relax and enjoy the beautiful sunset while tasting a traditional tea. On the way, you will have the opportunity to admire the incredible Moroccan scenarios and landscapes. Situated at the foot of the Jbel Saghro mountain range, Zagora’s most important attraction is the amazing Draa Valley, which is still home to some of Morocco’s tribes. Fulfilled with dusty streets and terracotta buildings, Zagora is a place inevitably connected with the Sahara Desert, the perfect starting point for our MTB journey. So, relax and prepare yourself to dive into a country full of history, beautiful landscapes, and unforgettable trails.

Transfer

07:00 h

Riad Dar Sofian

DAY 3

ZAGORA TO N’KOB

Discover a truly hidden gem of Morocco!

Our adventure starts along the legendary Draa Valley. After breakfast, we will leave the well-known door of the Sahara desert and cycle through its palm groves and ksour (fortified villages) until the Berber oasis of N’Koub that lies in the looming mountains of Jbel Saghro. With more than forty kasbahs, N’Kob is considered one of Morocco’s best-kept secrets. From the desert to the mountains, this day will be marked not only by the contrast of the panoramic views and the big flat and dry areas but also by a special atmosphere for those who love a new challenge. A day fulfilled by incredible trails and single tracks.

Cycling Distance

97 km

Elevation Gain

+ 900 m

Kasbah Baha Baha

DAY 4

N’KOB TO KALAAT M’GOUNA

Explore Berkou’s best mountain trails.

Deep in the heart of Souss-Massa-Drâa, today we will ride until the small town of Kalaat M’Gouna. Located in the south entrance to the Dades Gorges, it is famous for its roses and daggers, especially during the town’s signature rose festival. This challenging and long day begins with an exciting climb that will lead us until Tizi n’Assmdal Malloul (1.885 m). From this incredible high point, we can admire nice views and breath the pure o the mountains. On the way, we will pass by some villages as Berkik, Taoudacht, and Ait Hamouchane and cross several rivers.

Cycling Distance

98 km

Elevation Gain

+ 1.700 m

Kasbah Assafar

DAY 5

KALAAT M’GOUNA LOOP

It’s time to cycle in the backyards o the Atlas Mountains.

Morocco is for sure a country of contrasts. Today we will explore the surroundings of the beautiful Atlas Mountains, known by local Berbers as “Idraren Draren” (mountain of mountains). Between its Jurassic peaks and its Mediterranean climate, we find an incredible network of fertile valleys. It is in this incredible paradise that we will ride today, looking forward to the most authentic Berber culture and its authentic ways of life. This circular day starts on the M’Goun foothills, along the valley of oued (river) M’Goun, where each curve will surprise you with new and fantastic landscapes. Then, as our ride take us through the deep heart of the Berber culture, you will discover nice valleys and villages like the famous Bou Thrarar village with its Arabic fortification, which is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful villages in the Valley of Roses.

Cycling Distance

87 km

Elevation Gain

+ 1.500 m

Kasbah Assafar

DAY 6

KALAAT M’GOUNA TO DADES

A fantastic day riding through the Dades Gorges!

Today we will explore the magnificent views of the fantastic Dades Gorges. Sitting in the heart of the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco, the Dades Gorges are characterized by a dramatic landscape carved by the Dades river, which separates Atlas and Anti-Atlas mountain range. This area is known for the stunning rock formations and the kasbahs along the gorge. With its wild landscape and its ancient rust-red and mauve mountains stripped back to zigzagging layers of strata, this day will be unforgettable, especially when we achieve the fantastic serpent road over the gorge – a must-see place that will simply take your breath away. This magnificent high winding road offers spectacular and panoramic views and is considered one of the most scenic roads in the world. As we ride up the mountain, we will cross a series o crumbling kasbahs and ksour (fortified) villages.

Cycling Distance

79 km

Elevation Gain

+ 1.200 m

Dar Jnane Tiouira

DAY 7

DADES TO TINGHIR

Exploring the Todra Gorge, one of the world’s most spectacular canyons!

Our last day will be epic! We will ride across one of Morocco’s top attractions, a paradise for photography-enthusiastic and MTB lovers. With orange and red limestone canyon walls that reach over 500 m in height and a unique type of beauty, that leads us until the immense green palmeries of Tinghir, once you cycle here. Morocco will never be the same for you! A day that will lead us through the dramatically beautiful Todra Canyon and its surrounding villages, wherein some places only 10 m separates one wall to the other, making for sure, this impressive place one of Morocco’s most beautiful natural wonders. The day ends in Tinghir, a town located at the center of one of the most impressive oases. The scenery is just incredibly beautiful and invites us to explore this awesome city!

Cycling Distance

78 km

Elevation Gain

+ 700 m

Kasbah Bougafer

DAY 8

TINGHIR TO MARRAKESH

A Morocco trip is incomplete without spending some time to get lost in Marrakesh.

After these incredible days of mountain biking, it’s time to return to the busy and bustling city of Marrakesh. Marrakesh is a former imperial city and one of the most popular locations in Morocco. It is home to beautiful mosques, palaces, and gardens, as well as the famous souk market. Among the smells and the colors that are so traditional of this culture, it is in Jemaa el-Fna Souk that we feel the true energy of this city! Remember, haggling is the secret of business!

Transfer

06:30 h

Riad Bahia Salam

DAY 9

DEPARTURE

EVERY DREAM COMES TO AN END

Today, it is time to gather all of 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