During this challenging Mountain bike trip we’ll cross the High Atlas Mountains from the North to the South. We’ll bike through rugged mountain areas, impressive gorges and green palm oases, climb high passes as the Tizi-n-Ouerz (2892 m, 9490 feet) and the Tizi-n-Tibarchit (2525 m, 8285 feet), cross rivers and see troglodytes.
This tour is only for experienced bikers!
Day 1: Arrival
Arrival and meeting at the airport in Marrakech, followed by transfer to a 3 star hotel (including dinner and breakfast).
Day 2: Transfer to Tilougguite and start of our mountain bike adventure
Transfer by van to the High Atlas. After the lunch our mountain bike adventure starts. We bike first towards the impressive rock “the Cathedral” and next through the impressive gorge of the River Assif Melloul. Lodging in a local guesthouse in Anerqui with nice view over the valley. (50 km, 31 miles. 895 mtr / 2936 feet pos.)
Day 3: Anerqui – Imilchil
We start with a stiff climb to the pas Tizi-n-Tibarchit (2525 m, 8285 feet). On the pass we get a splendid view over the valley. Then we bike over an isolated plain with some traditional Berber villages. We cross a river and descend and pass the blue lake of Tislit (the bride). We stay overnight in the famous village of Imilchil (yearly bride market) (70 km)
Day 4: Crossing the highest pass (Tizi-n-Ouerz 2892 m, 9490 feet)
Today we’ll reach the highest point of our bike trip and at the same time one of Morocco’s highest passes (Tizi-n-Ouerz) . During the long descend we get a nice view over the valley. We will make a bush camp near Tilmi. (93 km, 58 miles. 1100 mtr / 3600 feet pos)
Day 5: Via the Dades gorge to Boutharar
Today we bike trough the impressive Dades gorge. Near Ait Youl we cross an isolated mountain area. Near the village of Ighrem Aqdim we’ve a river crossing. We stay overnight in the beautiful valley of Boutharar. This valley is known for its contrasting colours of red rocks and the green of the oases. Lodging in a Berber guesthouse with splendid view over the valley.
(77 km, 48 miles. 788 mtr, 2585 feet pos)
Day 6: Via de valley el Hot to Toundout
We’ll follow the impressive valley of El Hot with its traditional Berber village. Than we take an old track towards the plain of Alemdoun with small and traditional farmland. After Alemdoun we’ll get on a plain were nomads graze there sheep. On the way we see the Troglodytes who are still in use by these nomads. Lodging in a Berber guesthouse (80 km, 50 miles, 754 mtr / 2500 feet)
Day 7: To the palm oasis of Skoura
This morning we say goodbye to the High Atlas and descend towards the beautiful palm oasis of Skoura. (39 km, 24 miles)
After the lunch a transfer to Marrakech is organized.
Hotel 3* on half board
Day 8: Transfer to the airport
Transfer from the hotel to the airport.
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