Atlas of Marrakech Road Bike Escape 5 Days Trip, 3 Days biking - Level Intermediate
Our tour starts from the 1000 year-old ochre-colored city of Marrakech. A fascinating ride across the old Medina towards the mountain range of the High Atlas Mountains. Cycling on the flat Haouz plains, you will be quickly challenged by the imposing Atlas Mountain slopes, climbing Morocco's highest roads. Miles upon miles, you will have the opportunity to cycle Berber lush valleys and rugged high plateaus to discover the traditional local way of life, an authentic architecture and matchless landscapes of a stunning beauty.
Fares, we will enjoy an amazing downhill section of 10km towards Asni, Overnight in a nice Lodge. (Meals: B, L, D).NB. An optional ride up to the Ski Resort of Oukaimden, an epic 18 km climb and cycle the highest road in Morocco! Biking Distance: 50 km, Altitude Gain: 1,175m, Altitude Loss: 876m, Min Altitude: 855m, Max Altitude: 1,845m Physical difficulty: ▲▲▲▲▲Day 4 • Kik Plateau - MarrakechOur ultimate day will lead us to the heights of the superb Kik Plateau. After a good breakfat, we start cycling on the little road snaking up towards the shrine of Moulay Brahim. This is a holy place where a well-known Moroccan Sufi saint was buried. It's a famous place that attracts a lot of pilgrims from all over Morocco. At the highest spot of the ride we will cross the magnificent limestone plateau with the often snow capped Toubkal peaks in the background. The ride across the terraces will be punctuated by few villages before we reach the western end of the Kik. From now on, it's a long decent to reach the Takerkoust lake where our cycling adventure end. After packing our bikes, a short transfer will lead us to the exciting Marrakech and your Riad in the Medina of Marrakech at 5mn on foot from the main attractions: Jemaa Lafnna Square, the souks, Bahia Palace... (Meals: B, L) Biking distance: 34km / Altitude gain, loss: +630m, -525m / Physical difficulty: ▲▲▲▲▲ / Transfer by road: 90kmDay 5 • Marrakech Airport Depend on your flight timining, a transfer is arranged to Marrakech Airport for your flight return.
Price per person from: € 390.- Price based on 4 cyclists and more 2 to 3 cyclists : € 550.-Single Sup : € 64.- Period : September to June Highlights on this Tour o The stunning scenery of The Atlas Mountains o Nice quite roads o Lush Berber Valleys o The traditional village architecture
Our Price Includeso Arrival and departure transfer Marrakech airport by Minibus o 2 nights on bed and breakfast basis at 3* hotel / Riad in Marrakech & Essaouira o 2 nights in a small hotel on tour o Full board on bike tour with mineral water o 4x4 / minibus assistance on the whole road bike trip o Moroccan road bike guide
Our Price doesn’t Includeo International flight to and from Marrakech & Airport taxeso Morocco Visa fees o Travel insurance [Compulsory!] o Lunch and dinner in Marrakesh city o Soft/alcoholic drinkso Bar bills and laundryo Optional trips and sightseeing tourso Additional nights at the beginning or end of trip o Tips and personal expanseso Road Bike hire (90 EUR )
Day 1 • MarrakechWelcome by your guide at Marrakesh Airport and short transfer to your hotel in town. If you have brought your bike with you, we will take you to our shop to mount it and keep your box until the end of trip. For the first night we have chosen a practical hotel not far from our shop. Overnight on bed & breakfast basis at 3* hotel. (Meals: B) Day 2: Marrakech - Ourika The stage starts through the buzzing Marrakesh and takes the quieter road of Sidi Abdellah Gheyat. A nice stretch across the Haouz Plain on a flat direct line (37km). Serious things start on the foothill of the Atlas Mountains, with a challenging climb of 10km to reach the high plateaus of Iguer. The views are just amazing and the snow capped mountains contrast with the green terraces of barley and almond trees. The stone built Berber villages are superb and naturally melt in the landscapes. After a last demanding uphill, the road follows the contours of the mountain before a big and endless winding downhill section towards the Ourika Valley and our lodge for the night. (Meals: B, L, D)Biking Distance: 64 km, Altitude Gain: 800m, Altitude Loss: 620m, Min Altitude: 455m, MaxAltitude: 1,130m, Physical difficulty: ▲▲▲▲▲Day 3: Ourika - Asni The cycling stage starts on the road following the left banks of the Ourika River for about 10 km. The road then leaves the lush valley and starts snaking up towards west. On the next 14km, you will climbs steadily along the mountainside and genteelly gain altitude through some impressive views across the Atlas Mountains and the Berber villages. As we reach our highest point at the Tizi n'Tadmamt (1813m), you will have a more relaxed section following the contours of the mountain hillsides overlooking the superb views stretching towards the Haouz Plains far north. After Sidi