Atlas High Roads

1 Day Road Bike From 90.00 €
Level: Sportive

Activity : Road bike ¦ A day cycling the Berber Valleys of the Atlas Mountains

Assistance : Guided & full support

Period : January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December

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Activity : Road bike ¦ A day cycling the Berber Valleys of the Atlas Mountains

Assistance : Guided & full support

Level : Sportive

Period : January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December

Book this Tour

For a first taste of a road bike day tours in the Atlas Mountains, welcome to one of the most enjoyable rides on the one of the highest paved roads in Africa.

Day 1

Ourika / Tahnaout

Your guide & driver will meet you at your hotel at 08h30, after a short briefing, the trip can start. with a 36km transfer by minibus south of the buzzing Marrakesh. 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, the road clims steadily along the mountainside and we 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), we 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 Fares, we will enjoy an amazing downhill section of 10km towards Asni. Depend on how you feel, we can either finish the cycling stage in Asni or cycle the last 15 km to reach Tahnaout.
Biking Distance: 65 km / Altitude Gain: 1,175m, Altitude Loss: 876m / Min Altitude: 855m, Max Altitude: 1,133m / Physical difficulty: ▲▲▲▲▲/ Technical skills: ▲▲▲▲▲ /

For strong cyclists, we propose the option to climb to Oukaimden Ski Resort (the longest climb on the highest road of Morocco 2600m!)

Trip dates & Prices

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Dates Price Status
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Good to know

This tour is available for private groups only, the tour can start with 2 participants. We can offer a personalized program for bigger groups or cyclists who wish a more challanging ride or any specific requests.

The Area

This tour takes starts 35 km south of Marrakech Between Ourika and Asni on the northern side of the Atlas Mountains and the Toubkal Range between 700m m and 1800m high.

Your Guide

A Moroccan cycling, english speaking, guide who will meet you at your hotel and stay with you the whole day. Before the cycling stage, he will give you a briefing about safety and the use of your bike. All along the day, he will give you explanations about the traversed area and the way of life of the local population. He can also assit you in case of injury or mechanic issues on your bike.

Your Bike

If you chose one of our road bike rental options, your bike will be in perfect working condition, it will come with a helmet and standard pedals. If you use SPD pedals, please let us know upon booking.

The food

You won't have to worry on food or drink, we take care of everything. Mineral water will be supplied all day with a mix of dry fruits to refuel. For lunch we will organize an authentic stop at a Berber family house in the middle of a mountain village.

Assistance

You will have a full back up during this cycling day tour. A minibus, with a bike rack, will be following behind at a reasonable distance in case of emergency or tiredness.

Non cyclists

Are you a family, your spouse, your husband doesn’t cycle? Non cyclists are welcome on this tour, they can stay with assistnce car and do short rambles, sightsee ...