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Moroccan Mountain Bike Adventure

Singletracks in the Land of the Berbers

Moroccan Mountain Bike Adventure

Singletracks in the Land of the Berbers

From USD 2737

The Atlas Mountains south of Marrakesh offer unlimited possibilities for gravity, enduro and all-mountain riders: here in the heart of the majestic Atlas mountain range you can find miles of pristine singletracks. We'll show you the best trails on this trip! Every day is an adventure and never the same, sometimes we bring you via jeep to the next trail or sometimes the bike is loaded onto a mule. Be prepared for a mix of fast, flowing, challenging, and technical downhill segments!

Highlights

  • Explore Marrakesh with its famous Jemaa El Fna square and
    bustling souks
  • The spectacular landscape of the Atlas Mountains
  • Singletracks without end
  • The hospitality of the Berbers
  • You focus on biking, and we'll handle everything else

Join us on this epic enduro journey, spiced with Moroccan culture, the legendary Berber hospitality and all that surrounded by an absolutely fascinating landscape. The part of the Atlas we will show you features an extensive network of mule trails, you will explore picture perfect sleepy Berber villages and deserted valleys on your bike. We delight in moderately to challenging trails - with an emphasis on flow and downhill - 10-35 km daily.

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Dates and booking

Sat 12. October - Sat 19. October 2024

USD 2737

Flight not included

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Sat 18. October - Sat 25. October 2025

USD 2792

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Opening hours Phone
Mon-Fri : 08-20
Sat-Sun : 14-17
Opening hours Chat
Mon-Fri : 07-23
Sat : 10-18
Sun : 13-21
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Safety & Grading

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  • 24 hour emergency response
  • Guides trained in wilderness first aid
  • Basic medication and first aid kits available

Physical level

3/6 Physical

Some segments of the journey may prove challenging. It's essential to possess a solid level of fitness prior to departure. Persistence will be required in reaching the trip's goal.

Comfort level

5/6 Comfort

Good to high quality hotels with good meals, ambience and service. Accommodation with a special touch.

Risk level

3/6 Risk

Activities/trips with some risk. Certain incidents may occur, and they may be of such a nature that they may require professional help.

Difficulty & Preparation

The level of the tour is middle to demanding. There is a great variety of different trails, some of them are challenging, sometimes with slippery, steep and rocky sections, which can of course also be walked. A good physical condition and a solid riding technique on trails up to S2 (scored by using the Single Track Scale, which classifies natural trails 0-5) are therefore the essential prerequisites for enjoying this multi-day tour to the full.

We are biking +/- 30 km daily for six days, with an average of 350 meters of ascent and around 2000 meters of descent. Most of the trails we ride on are singletracks, with some sections on gravel roads. Transfers are primarily done using four-wheel drives, but there are also instances where mule-assisted bike transport is used, involving hiking to the trailhead.

Visa, Vaccines and Health

Before embarking on our journey together, we kindly remind all tour participants to check their respective country's visa status and vaccination requirements. Ensuring your travel documents are in order is a crucial step in guaranteeing a smooth and hassle-free adventure. Passports must be valid for at least 6 months after the date of return.

Always consult with your country's official travel advisory or consulate for the most accurate and current information on entry requirements and health guidelines for your destination.

If you are 67+ years, you should undergo a comprehensive medical check-up before the trip. Inform your doctor that it involves physical exertion.

It is important that you complete all sections of the registration form (especially where we request health and allergy information) and let us know if there is anything we need to be aware of before and during the trip.

Relevant health information that may affect the trip should also be communicated to the guide at the start of the tour. Please note that if you are on regular medications, have known allergies, or similar conditions, you should always have your personal medications with you.

Additional Information

International flights are not included on this trip so it is important to check whether the departure is guaranteed or not before booking your international flights for the trip. On each departure, we must have a minimum number of confirmed participants before we can guarantee the departure.

On this trip, we will stay in various types of accommodations, with a strong emphasis on embracing local and traditional settings.  During the bike trip, all meals - breakfast, lunch, and dinner - are included. However, while staying in Marrakech, only breakfast is provided. 

In Marrakech, we have time to assemble our bikes after the flight, and for those renting bikes here, we can make individual adjustments to customize them. After the bike trip, we will also have time here to disassemble the bikes and pack them for the flight home.

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Day 1:Welcome to Marrakech

At Marrakech Menara Airport, our team is ready and waiting to welcome you and assist with your luggage. After a short transfer will take us to our fully equipped partner bike store in Marrakech, where you will have time to build up your bikes, and stow your bike bags for the whole week. If you want to rent a bike, adjustments can be made to suit individual preferences. After getting the bikes ready, we'll proceed to the old part of the city, where you'll find our Riad. Following check-in, we'll gather for dinner at a nearby restaurant, and afterward the old medina of Marrakech invites us to a little evening stroll.

At Marrakech Menara Airport, our team is ready and waiting to welcome you and assist with your luggage. After a short transfer will take us to our fully equipped partner bike store in Marrakech, where you will have time to build up your bikes, and stow your bike bags for the whole week. If you want to rent a bike, adjustments can be made to suit individual preferences. After getting the bikes ready, we'll proceed to the old part of the city, where you'll find our Riad. Following check-in, we'll gather for dinner at a nearby restaurant, and afterward the old medina of Marrakech invites us to a little evening stroll.

Riad

-,-,-

30 min

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Day 2:The foothills of the Atlas Mountains

After breakfast we meet our guide at the hotel: he will give us a short briefing, then we leave with our jeeps. We drive south to the foothills of the Atlas Mountains and the town of Amizmiz. The road winds steeply up to the high plateaus at 1,900 meters above sea level, where the first trail awaits us with an 18 km descent. The trail offers long playful sections on natural paths and some relaxed uphill sections. The afternoon stage starts with a short transfer by jeep to bring us back to altitude and soon the second singletrack awaits us, which will delight all fans of maximum flow: 12 km on an absolutely fantastic singletrack, characterized alternately by large stone slabs and faster passages on pine needle carpets. We'll meet our drivers again at the bottom, and then head to our overnight lodging; a charming gite - a traditional Berber-style mountain hut crafted from brick - offering picturesque views of Mount Erdouz.

After breakfast we meet our guide at the hotel: he will give us a short briefing, then we leave with our jeeps. We drive south to the foothills of the Atlas Mountains and the town of Amizmiz. The road winds steeply up to the high plateaus at 1,900 meters above sea level, where the first trail awaits us with an 18 km descent. The trail offers long playful sections on natural paths and some relaxed uphill sections. The afternoon stage starts with a short transfer by jeep to bring us back to altitude and soon the second singletrack awaits us, which will delight all fans of maximum flow: 12 km on an absolutely fantastic singletrack, characterized alternately by large stone slabs and faster passages on pine needle carpets. We'll meet our drivers again at the bottom, and then head to our overnight lodging; a charming gite - a traditional Berber-style mountain hut crafted from brick - offering picturesque views of Mount Erdouz.

Mountain Hut

B,L,D

75 km

360/2360m

30 km

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Day 3:Flowy singletracks in Amizmiz

After a hearty breakfast, we ride our bikes from our mountain hut on a relaxed uphill to warm up. This leads us to the first flowy singletrack of the day, on the plateau of Toumlaline, where local villagers graze their herds of sheep and goats. After another short uphill we find ourselves at the entrance to another super trail of about 7 km length, which ends at our lunch spot. Our support team is waiting for us there with a delicious picnic. For the afternoon we will be shuttled by jeep to the trailhead of another great singletrack, here a 9 km long downhill awaits us! At the end of today's stage the jeep is waiting for us and takes us to another part of the Atlas Mountains. On the way we can enjoy the breathtaking landscapes and review the highlights of the day. We will spend the following 2 nights in Ouirgane in an exclusive hotel.

After a hearty breakfast, we ride our bikes from our mountain hut on a relaxed uphill to warm up. This leads us to the first flowy singletrack of the day, on the plateau of Toumlaline, where local villagers graze their herds of sheep and goats. After another short uphill we find ourselves at the entrance to another super trail of about 7 km length, which ends at our lunch spot. Our support team is waiting for us there with a delicious picnic. For the afternoon we will be shuttled by jeep to the trailhead of another great singletrack, here a 9 km long downhill awaits us! At the end of today's stage the jeep is waiting for us and takes us to another part of the Atlas Mountains. On the way we can enjoy the breathtaking landscapes and review the highlights of the day. We will spend the following 2 nights in Ouirgane in an exclusive hotel.

Hotel

B,L,D

85 km

400/2170m

30 km

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Day 4:Ride Ouirgane

Another day awaits us and more challenges to overcome! We start our journey today first with a jeep transfer deep into the Atlas Mountains, where only few foreigners travels. We enjoy the magnificent scenery and after our arrival at the top of a pass it is time to get back on the bikes. We pedal along a mule trail at an altitude of 2,000 m on a single track that is just made for biking. For lunch we share an appetizing tajine with a local Berber family in a small village. After this authentic stop, it's time for some action again! This afternoon, mules and muleteers will accompany the team to bring our bikes to the highest point of the day - 2,160 m. After two hours of hiking, we'll get our bikes back off the mules and from here we'll ride along the unforgettable shale slopes on a beautiful dusty freeride line to the bottom of a riverbed. But it is not over! A short uphill section and a few pedal turns to reach the last part of the day: 8 km of finest single track through a juniper and oak forest beyond imagination! At the end of an extraordinary day, we arrive at our hotel, where a delicious dinner is served.

Another day awaits us and more challenges to overcome! We start our journey today first with a jeep transfer deep into the Atlas Mountains, where only few foreigners travels. We enjoy the magnificent scenery and after our arrival at the top of a pass it is time to get back on the bikes. We pedal along a mule trail at an altitude of 2,000 m on a single track that is just made for biking. For lunch we share an appetizing tajine with a local Berber family in a small village. After this authentic stop, it's time for some action again! This afternoon, mules and muleteers will accompany the team to bring our bikes to the highest point of the day - 2,160 m. After two hours of hiking, we'll get our bikes back off the mules and from here we'll ride along the unforgettable shale slopes on a beautiful dusty freeride line to the bottom of a riverbed. But it is not over! A short uphill section and a few pedal turns to reach the last part of the day: 8 km of finest single track through a juniper and oak forest beyond imagination! At the end of an extraordinary day, we arrive at our hotel, where a delicious dinner is served.

Hotel

B,L,D

45 km

600/1840m

25 km

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Day 5:Oukaimeden Ski Resort

Oukaimeden Ski Resort, at an altitude of 2,450 m above sea level, is our playground for the next two days! We leave Oukaimeden by bike and soon an epic flowy singletrack is waiting for us. In the natural terrain you can playfully improve your riding technique, numerous hairpin turns, hills and grippy edges await you, which invite you to play around. At noon we will have a meal with a local Berber family, accompanied by Moroccan mint tea in a pleasant and authentic atmosphere. Afterwards we will continue our ride on wonderful flowy trails. After half an hour of trail surfing, a 15 minute steep uphill awaits us to get us going again, which then leads into an ultimate flow section. At the trail's end, our jeep driver is already waiting to pick us up, and a short drive brings us to the Ourika Valley, where we will stay at a nice Kasbah for the next 2 nights.

Oukaimeden Ski Resort, at an altitude of 2,450 m above sea level, is our playground for the next two days! We leave Oukaimeden by bike and soon an epic flowy singletrack is waiting for us. In the natural terrain you can playfully improve your riding technique, numerous hairpin turns, hills and grippy edges await you, which invite you to play around. At noon we will have a meal with a local Berber family, accompanied by Moroccan mint tea in a pleasant and authentic atmosphere. Afterwards we will continue our ride on wonderful flowy trails. After half an hour of trail surfing, a 15 minute steep uphill awaits us to get us going again, which then leads into an ultimate flow section. At the trail's end, our jeep driver is already waiting to pick us up, and a short drive brings us to the Ourika Valley, where we will stay at a nice Kasbah for the next 2 nights.

Kasbah

B,L,D

50 km

350/2020m

32 km

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Day 6:High Atlas view & Berber villages

Today we will ride through different terrains and cross some Berber villages worth seeing. After a short morning 4x4 shuttle we jump on our bikes and ride on a hillside jeep track to the start of a breathtaking trail. Here a very technical singletrack start awaits us, which demands all our concentration and immediately leads into a full speed section in the pine shade. The second singletrack is first pleasant to pedal and brings us to the next ridge, which leads into a trail. This trail is then a nice compromise between technical, physically demanding and flowy terrain. The trail is embedded in a great 365 degree panoramic view over the High Atlas. The last trail to end today's travel day is an exciting trail that takes us to the end of the valley where we meet our jeeps. They will take us back to our Kasbah in Ourika Valley.

Today we will ride through different terrains and cross some Berber villages worth seeing. After a short morning 4x4 shuttle we jump on our bikes and ride on a hillside jeep track to the start of a breathtaking trail. Here a very technical singletrack start awaits us, which demands all our concentration and immediately leads into a full speed section in the pine shade. The second singletrack is first pleasant to pedal and brings us to the next ridge, which leads into a trail. This trail is then a nice compromise between technical, physically demanding and flowy terrain. The trail is embedded in a great 365 degree panoramic view over the High Atlas. The last trail to end today's travel day is an exciting trail that takes us to the end of the valley where we meet our jeeps. They will take us back to our Kasbah in Ourika Valley.

Kasbah

B,L,D

50 km

240/1900m

35 km

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Day 7:Tikla valley & return to Marrakech

On our last day of biking we will ride south on one of the highest roads in Morocco, connecting Marrakech with Ouarzazate. Just before the Tizi n'Tichka pass we will start again with the bikes for another exciting day around the Tikla valley. An excellent mix of mule trails and hiking paths await us, passing through remote Berber villages where the locals are still amazed to see bikes on their trails. The last single track on a red rock line will conclude our Moroccan Bike adventure. At Azgour we will meet our jeep for a transfer back to Marrakech, where we will first go to our Bike Shop to clean and pack our bikes and prepare them for the return flight. We will stay at a riad in the Medina of Marrakech, which is close to the main square Jemaa El Fna. This square is one of the most incredible places in all of Morocco! At dusk, the square gradually fills up until it becomes an entire carnival of storytellers, snake charmers, medicine men, acrobats, musicians and entertainers. A wonderful place to end our trip!

On our last day of biking we will ride south on one of the highest roads in Morocco, connecting Marrakech with Ouarzazate. Just before the Tizi n'Tichka pass we will start again with the bikes for another exciting day around the Tikla valley. An excellent mix of mule trails and hiking paths await us, passing through remote Berber villages where the locals are still amazed to see bikes on their trails. The last single track on a red rock line will conclude our Moroccan Bike adventure. At Azgour we will meet our jeep for a transfer back to Marrakech, where we will first go to our Bike Shop to clean and pack our bikes and prepare them for the return flight. We will stay at a riad in the Medina of Marrakech, which is close to the main square Jemaa El Fna. This square is one of the most incredible places in all of Morocco! At dusk, the square gradually fills up until it becomes an entire carnival of storytellers, snake charmers, medicine men, acrobats, musicians and entertainers. A wonderful place to end our trip!

Riad

B,L,-

140 km

150/830m

10 km

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Day 8:Homeward bound or onward bound

As our group mountain biking trip comes to an end, we reflect on the exhilarating trails we conquered and the bonds we've formed. Now, it's time to choose: return home with memories to cherish or extend the adventure further into the unknown!

As our group mountain biking trip comes to an end, we reflect on the exhilarating trails we conquered and the bonds we've formed. Now, it's time to choose: return home with memories to cherish or extend the adventure further into the unknown!

B,-,-

30 min

At Marrakech Menara Airport, our team is ready and waiting to welcome you and assist with your luggage. After a short transfer will take us to our fully equipped partner bike store in Marrakech, where you will have time to build up your bikes, and stow your bike bags for the whole week. If you want to rent a bike, adjustments can be made to suit individual preferences. After getting the bikes ready, we'll proceed to the old part of the city, where you'll find our Riad. Following check-in, we'll gather for dinner at a nearby restaurant, and afterward the old medina of Marrakech invites us to a little evening stroll.

Riad

-,-,-

30 min

After breakfast we meet our guide at the hotel: he will give us a short briefing, then we leave with our jeeps. We drive south to the foothills of the Atlas Mountains and the town of Amizmiz. The road winds steeply up to the high plateaus at 1,900 meters above sea level, where the first trail awaits us with an 18 km descent. The trail offers long playful sections on natural paths and some relaxed uphill sections. The afternoon stage starts with a short transfer by jeep to bring us back to altitude and soon the second singletrack awaits us, which will delight all fans of maximum flow: 12 km on an absolutely fantastic singletrack, characterized alternately by large stone slabs and faster passages on pine needle carpets. We'll meet our drivers again at the bottom, and then head to our overnight lodging; a charming gite - a traditional Berber-style mountain hut crafted from brick - offering picturesque views of Mount Erdouz.

Mountain Hut

B,L,D

75 km

360/2360m

30 km

After a hearty breakfast, we ride our bikes from our mountain hut on a relaxed uphill to warm up. This leads us to the first flowy singletrack of the day, on the plateau of Toumlaline, where local villagers graze their herds of sheep and goats. After another short uphill we find ourselves at the entrance to another super trail of about 7 km length, which ends at our lunch spot. Our support team is waiting for us there with a delicious picnic. For the afternoon we will be shuttled by jeep to the trailhead of another great singletrack, here a 9 km long downhill awaits us! At the end of today's stage the jeep is waiting for us and takes us to another part of the Atlas Mountains. On the way we can enjoy the breathtaking landscapes and review the highlights of the day. We will spend the following 2 nights in Ouirgane in an exclusive hotel.

Hotel

B,L,D

85 km

400/2170m

30 km

Another day awaits us and more challenges to overcome! We start our journey today first with a jeep transfer deep into the Atlas Mountains, where only few foreigners travels. We enjoy the magnificent scenery and after our arrival at the top of a pass it is time to get back on the bikes. We pedal along a mule trail at an altitude of 2,000 m on a single track that is just made for biking. For lunch we share an appetizing tajine with a local Berber family in a small village. After this authentic stop, it's time for some action again! This afternoon, mules and muleteers will accompany the team to bring our bikes to the highest point of the day - 2,160 m. After two hours of hiking, we'll get our bikes back off the mules and from here we'll ride along the unforgettable shale slopes on a beautiful dusty freeride line to the bottom of a riverbed. But it is not over! A short uphill section and a few pedal turns to reach the last part of the day: 8 km of finest single track through a juniper and oak forest beyond imagination! At the end of an extraordinary day, we arrive at our hotel, where a delicious dinner is served.

Hotel

B,L,D

45 km

600/1840m

25 km

Oukaimeden Ski Resort, at an altitude of 2,450 m above sea level, is our playground for the next two days! We leave Oukaimeden by bike and soon an epic flowy singletrack is waiting for us. In the natural terrain you can playfully improve your riding technique, numerous hairpin turns, hills and grippy edges await you, which invite you to play around. At noon we will have a meal with a local Berber family, accompanied by Moroccan mint tea in a pleasant and authentic atmosphere. Afterwards we will continue our ride on wonderful flowy trails. After half an hour of trail surfing, a 15 minute steep uphill awaits us to get us going again, which then leads into an ultimate flow section. At the trail's end, our jeep driver is already waiting to pick us up, and a short drive brings us to the Ourika Valley, where we will stay at a nice Kasbah for the next 2 nights.

Kasbah

B,L,D

50 km

350/2020m

32 km

Today we will ride through different terrains and cross some Berber villages worth seeing. After a short morning 4x4 shuttle we jump on our bikes and ride on a hillside jeep track to the start of a breathtaking trail. Here a very technical singletrack start awaits us, which demands all our concentration and immediately leads into a full speed section in the pine shade. The second singletrack is first pleasant to pedal and brings us to the next ridge, which leads into a trail. This trail is then a nice compromise between technical, physically demanding and flowy terrain. The trail is embedded in a great 365 degree panoramic view over the High Atlas. The last trail to end today's travel day is an exciting trail that takes us to the end of the valley where we meet our jeeps. They will take us back to our Kasbah in Ourika Valley.

Kasbah

B,L,D

50 km

240/1900m

35 km

On our last day of biking we will ride south on one of the highest roads in Morocco, connecting Marrakech with Ouarzazate. Just before the Tizi n'Tichka pass we will start again with the bikes for another exciting day around the Tikla valley. An excellent mix of mule trails and hiking paths await us, passing through remote Berber villages where the locals are still amazed to see bikes on their trails. The last single track on a red rock line will conclude our Moroccan Bike adventure. At Azgour we will meet our jeep for a transfer back to Marrakech, where we will first go to our Bike Shop to clean and pack our bikes and prepare them for the return flight. We will stay at a riad in the Medina of Marrakech, which is close to the main square Jemaa El Fna. This square is one of the most incredible places in all of Morocco! At dusk, the square gradually fills up until it becomes an entire carnival of storytellers, snake charmers, medicine men, acrobats, musicians and entertainers. A wonderful place to end our trip!

Riad

B,L,-

140 km

150/830m

10 km

As our group mountain biking trip comes to an end, we reflect on the exhilarating trails we conquered and the bonds we've formed. Now, it's time to choose: return home with memories to cherish or extend the adventure further into the unknown!

B,-,-

30 min

What's included in the price

Included

All transport according to the program 

All meals according to the program 

Not included

It is important to check whether the departure is guaranteed or not before booking your transport for the trip. On each departure, we must have a minimum number of confirmed participants before we can guarantee the departure.

in addition to those included with provided meals

Tipping is a common and expected part of being a tourist in many of the destinations we visit. This is given in cash during the trip and therefore cannot be included in the tour price.

-prices and availbility on request 

Changes may occur

We reserve the right to change prices. The day by day program is a guideline and changes may occur. You can refer to our general travel conditions for more information.

Travel insurance

On all our trips, we require you to have full health and accident insurance which will also cover any emergency transport home. Read more about travel insurance about travel insurance.

Equipment list

This list is intended as a guideline, so that we have what we need regardless of the weather we get on the trip. Remember that you can also get used hiking equipment that works perfectly. Get in touch if you have any questions. TIP: We recommend that you have the most important hiking equipment in your hand luggage, for example hiking boots and gore-tex jacket/trousers.

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Useful

Clothing
Footwear

Or similar. Must be lightweight and with low volume to use inside. 

Equipment

Remember new/extra batteries.

Toilet paper, antibac, and waste bags for the paper. Remember leave no trace.

Resorb, electrolytes, isotonic drink etc. For energy, fluid balance and taste.

Nuts, chocolate, energy bars, etc.

If youre a light sleeper.

The ideal bike for this trip is a full-suspension trail/enduro bike with 140+ mm of travel. It is recommended to bring your own bike, however, it is possible rent one in Morocco (e-bike is not recommended on this trip). Please contact us well in advance if you want to rent a bike. NOTE: If you are renting a bike, bring your own pedals and tools to install them.

Your bike shoes should be water-resistant and suitable for walking during hiking sections.

We recommend a daypack in the size of 15-20 liters, and a water bottles or Camelbak with around 2 liters capacity. To fully enjoy more challenging terrain and descents, it is recommended that the backpack is light and compact, and does not interfere with the head/helmet.

Bike helmet, knee pads, and tools/spare parts are mandatory to bring.

Swimwear - there are good chances to experience a traditional hammam, a 'Berber sauna'."Also, all of the accomodations (except the mountain hut) have a pool.

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