8 Days / 5 Days ½ Cycling/ Grade Sportive: 4/ Technical : 3

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

  • 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 – Boutghrar – Ait Yul

72 km MTB. Uneven: +550m,-350m.

Highlights :

  • Ait Zaghar plateau with nomads and Troglodyte caves
  • The Qati Canyons (if not too much water!)
  • Superb Berber red stone and mud bricks villages

Overnight in a Gite at Ait Yul

Meals: B – L – D

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Day 4 : Dades – Tagmout

35 km MTB / Uneven: +250m,-380m.

Highlights :

  • Dades Valley, discovery of rose fields and Kasbahs
  • The Challenging Tagmout Pass 1980m to cross the Saghro Range
  • Superb views on the snow capped Atlas Mountains

Overnight in Gite or Camp at Ait Tagmout

Meals: B – L – D

Day 5 : Tagmout – Tansikht

65 km de MTB / Uneven: +1200m, -1520m

 Highlights:

  • Challenging traverse of the Djebel Saghro
  • Encounter the last family nomad camps
  • Superb scenery of Canyons, pitons, valleys …

Overnight in Gite or Camp at Tansikht

Meals: B – L – D

Day 6: Tansikht – Tissergate

46 km MTB / Uneven: +650m, -900m. 

Highlights :

  • Cycle along the legendary Draa Valley
  • Witness the traditional life in the oases with intense farming
  • Discover one of the most important and longest Palm grove in Morocco …

Overnight in Gite at Tissergate

Meals: B – L – D

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Day 7: Tissergate – Marrakech

Highlights :

  • Cycle to Zagora, the start point to the great Sahara
  • 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 : 8 Departure

Transfer to Marrakech Airport and flight back home.

Meals: B

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