9 days – 6 days Cycling / Grade Moderate: 2/ Technical : 2

South Morocco Free Wheels

Period October to April

From the southern face of the central High Atlas, where the legendary Draa River takes birth, we start an amazing bike adventure. Day by day, we traverse a fascinating mosaic of landscapes and atmospheres, encounter Berber villagers of the Ksour and nomads of the highlands. In between the Atlas valleys and Kasbahs defying the time, the Djebel Saghro and its lunar shapes to the lush oases of the Draa Valley challenging the desert; our mtb tour gathers all the ingredients for a sportive and authentic biking experience.   

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Day 1: Marrakeh

  • Arrival to Marrakech Airport,
  • welcome by our guide and transfer  by minibus.

Overnight at 3* hotel on BB basis (Hotel Oudaya or equivalent)

Day 2: Marrakech – Toundout

210 km road transfer. 30 km MTB / Uneven: +150m, 

Early Departure to Demnate and the Tizi n’Fedghate Pass, prepare bikes and strat cycling near Ghessat towards east.

Highlights:

    • Imi n’Ifri natural bridge

Overnight in a Gite at Toundout

Meals: B – L – D

Day 3:Toundout – Alemdoun

45 km MTB. Uneven: +550m,-150m.

Highlights :

  • Ait Zaghar plateau with nomads and Troglodyte caves
  • High plateaus ambiance with the Mgoun Range in the background

Overnight in a Gite at Alemdoun

Meals: B – L – D

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Day 4 : Alemdoun – Dades Valley

35 km MTB / Uneven: +250m,-380m.

Highlights :

  • The Qati Canyons (if not too much water!)
  • The Challenging Tagmout Pass 1980m to cross the Saghro Range
  • Superb Berber red stone and mud bricks villages, beautiful Berber architecture

Overnight in a Gite at Ait Yul

Meals: B – L – D

Day 5 : Dades – El Merss

40 km MTB / Uneven: +350m, -320m.

 Highlights:

  • Dades Valley, discovery of rose fields and Kasbahs

Overnight at Camp at El Merss

Meals: B – L – D

Day 6: Merss – Ighazzoun

46 km MTB / Uneven: +650m, -900m. 

Highlights :

  • The Challenging Tagmout Pass 1980 M to cross the Saghro Range
  • Superb views on the snow capped Atlas Mountains
  • Tajalacht Canyon and Saghro magnificent gorge

Overnight in camp at Ighazzoun

Meals: B – L – D

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Day 7: Ighazzoun – Nkob

45 km MTB / Uneven: +550m, -600m 

Highlights :

  • Saghro typical landscapes by a technical single track
  • The famous site of the twin pitons of Bab n’Ali
  • Saghro Oases Valleys …

Overnight in a gite in Nkob

Meals: B – L

Day 8: Nkob – Marrakech

380 km transfer

Highlights :

  • Drive along the right bank of the Draa Valley
  • Cross the spectacular Tichka Pass …

Overnight in 3* hotel in Marrakech (hotel Oudaya or similar)

Meals: B – L

Day 9 : Departure

Transfer to Marrakech Airport and flight back home.

Meals: B

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