Enjoy the breathtaking contrast between the beauty of the Citie of Marrakech and the magnificent views of the high atlas mountains, truly a unique experience. Choose a tour from our different levels of biking experience. We have something for you.
Biking Tours in High Atlas Mountains
Ouirgane Valley (1/2 Day):
132 km road transfer/ Apr 9km MTB / Level: 1 / Height difference: +150m /- 200m
After breakfast at the Hotel, we drive for 66 km towards wes to get to our ride starting point.
We mount our bikes and ride on a double track towards south.
We cross through a small pass in an eroded reddish clay landscape until we reach the Berber villages of Torort and Agouni.
Our tour ends overhanging the Tasekourt Damon the Nfiss Valley. Transfer back to Marrakech, arrival by the end of the morning.
Tacheddirt Valley (1 Day):
121 km road transfer/ Apr 21 km MTB / Level: 2 / Height difference: +200m /- 1100m
After breakfast a short drive will take us to the foothill of the mount Toubkal, Morocco’s and North Africa’s highest summit ‘4167m’.
Our ride starts at Tizin’Tamatart at 2230m high on a side crossing road before we join a double track descending down the valley.
The itinerary is awesome overhanging the deep wady with its green terraces and bee hive like villages stuck to the arid mountain sides.
At the background we could nearly touch the majestic, often in snow, high Atlas summits.
Our ride takes end at the Asni village around mid afternoon.
NB. This itinerary can be done the other way round and level changes to 3 !
Timenkar Plateau :
140 km transfer, app 40km Mtb / Level: 4 / Uneven: +1300m /-1400 m
Transfer from your hotel in Marrakech at 08h30 towards south and the famous Ourika Valley. We start our biking day at 1400m on a double track taking us up to the Timenkar Plateau at 2000m! Superb altitude scenery with many typical berber villages and intensely cultivated terraces. We carry on towards Bouizgaren Pass at 2400m before winding down a superb piste overhanging the upper Ourika Valley and its amazing granite gorges. The last stage of our adventure takes us to the village of Setti Fatma where we meet our 4×4 to get back to Marrakech. Arrival to your hotel by the end of noon.
NB: You can start biking just before the first pass at 1900m (level 3)
L’Oukaimden (1 Day):
120 km road transfer/ Apr 17 km MTB / Level: 2 / Height difference: +100m /- 1500m
After breakfast a short drive will take us to Morocco’s most famous ski station Oukaimden at 2660m. A pretty landscape of high plateau pastures where tradition Berber shepherd housed contrast with alpine chalets! We mount our bikes for an amazing descent with a great panorama facing the magnificent pyramid of mount Toubkal and amazing villages of Assertek.
All long our trail, we will se the evolution of the vegetation from the high altitude odorous juniper trees forest to the low altitude pine and thuya trees.
We carry on our bike ride down the Ghighaya Valley and to the Marrakech that we reach around mid afternoon.
NB. This itinerary can be done the other way round and level changes to 4 !
The Djebilate (1 Day):
70 km road transfer/ Apr 36 km MTB / Level: 2 / Height difference: +150m /- 100m
Start from Marrakech: After breakfast we drive north of the city towards the old Almoravid Bridge on Tensift River.
Our ride crosses the “Hercynian Range » inparallel with the high Atlas.
By paths and double tracks we will discover this little massif with its granitic rock formations and typical villages.
We drive back to Marrakech at mid afternoon.
(Period: October to April).
110 km transfer, app 37 km Mtb / Level: 3 / Uneven: +800m /-1000 m
Departure from your hotel at 08h30 and transfer to the Ourika Valley. At Agblaou, we start our biking day on a climbing piste. A regular rhythm that should take us to the spot of Agaiwar at 1680m. Depend on how fit you are, we propose tow choices; either by a technical single track or a side hill descent to join Ltnine de l’Ourika. Both option offer superb views and discovery of the Berber life in the Atlas Mountains. We meet our driver down the valley and drive us back to Marrakech by 17h00,
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Marrakech Desert (1 Day):
90 km road transfer/ Apr 33 km MTB / Level: 2 / Height difference: +200m /- 280m
North of the little city of Amezmiz, a small “Desert” stands in between the high range of the Atlas and the vast Haouz Plain.
Across this decor our biking will take place.
A Mongolia look like landscapes of yellow and white plateaus contrasting with the snowy summits at the background.
We drive back to the Marrakech at mid afternoon.
(Period: October to May).
The Almonds Land (1 Day):
90 km road transfer/ Apr 34 km MTB / Level: 3 / Height difference: +200m /- 280m
North of the little city of Amezmiz, we propose you a superb bike ride to discover the northern foothills of the Atlas.
On a 34km double track itinerary you will discover adobe Berber villages and the traditional way of life.
At the end of our tour, we dominate the Haouz Palain and Lalla Takerkoust Dam.
We drive back to the Marrakech via Asni and arrival at mid afternoon.
(Period: October to May, ideally January to February).
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