Biking Across the High Atlas, 8 days - Mountain Bike Tour

For those who enjoy riding on dirt trails and some challenging long climbs and single-tracks, this exhilarating biking tour through the High Atlas Mountains takes you over passes and high mountains into remote verdant valleys, alongside spring-fed rivers and through Berber villages. On this High Atlas mountain bike tour, we explore some of the most stunning valleys of the High Atlas and take in majestic views of the Mgoun ranges as we make our way from the Berber village of Tissa to the remote and wild valley of Tassaoute. Five full days of biking will take us through the realm of the legendary High Atlas mountains and here you will roll and pedal up and down across a diverse variety of open rural trails, rough off-road routes and thrilling single-tracks.

On this wonderful biking tour you will explore rugged foothills, high passes offering captivating views, charming Berber villages and numerous beautiful verdant valleys of the Atlas Mountains. You will venture into highlands inhabited by the friendly Berbers and ride through contrasting scenery with plenty of time to discover ever-changing landscapes, meet the locals and get the deep an insight into Berber culture and their proud traditions that seem have changed a little for centuries. We camp on our route so that we can ride through areas that are less frequented and unspoiled. We have a follower vehicle throughout the holiday and your baggage and all necessary logistic for the trip is carried by the support four-by-four vehicle.

Highlights of this Mountain Biking Tour

  • Enjoy a full day to discover the bustling Souks and the vibrant Medina of Marrakech
  • A bike tour designed to showcase the full spectrum of beauty the High Atlas has to offer
  • Explore remote and stunningly beautiful corners of the High Atlas Mountains
  • A rewarding mountain biking tour on a wide range of trails and terrains
  • Learn about the fascinating culture and traditions of the friendly Berbers
  • Enjoy daily hot water shower after an exhilarating biking day
  • Enjoy the Moroccan cuisine and savour tasty locally sourced food
  • Exciting add-ons to make the most of your time in Morocco unforgettable

Is This Bike Tour for You ?

This ride is rated moderate to strenuous with an average of 25-45 miles, including 5 to 6 hours of riding per day. A reasonable level of fitness, previous biking experience on a variety of terrain and good endurance is required as there are daily significant ascents and descents, varying from 500 to 1300 metres altitude which requires more bike handling ability. While the non-technical routes and open rural trails reward riders with good bike handling and reasonable off-road fitness. There are plenty of challenging climbs and thrilling descents which all levels of riders will enjoy. During the riding days, the follower vehicle will carry food, camping equipment and your personal bags, as well as any luggage that may be needed along the tour, so you can maximize your enjoyment while biking. All you need to carry is your light daypack with daily essentials such as water bottle, a warm fleece and camera.

Accommodation in Marrakech

An important feature of all Morocco Private Tours is the wide range of accommodation used. We offer a great choice of carefully selected accommodations in comfortable boutique hotels and stylish authentic riads, which have been chosen for their comfort and cleanliness as well as their charm, welcoming quality, tranquillity and security. Our selected accommodations are nestled in the heart of the city, with close proximity to the main business areas and attractive highlights. The accommodations we propose are rated 3-5-star locally and they offer a brasserie restaurant, bar, internet access, fully-equipped fitness centre and laundry service. Guest rooms have private bathrooms and air-conditioning.

Accommodation in a Mobile Tented Camp

When biking through Southern Morocco, the overnight stay will be tented camp style. Mobile tented camping is the most practical option to discover some of Morocco’s most breathtaking scenery and wilderness areas. With us you will camp in very comfortable and spacious tents. Shower tents providing bathroom facilities with flushing toilet and hot water available 24 hours. On chilly nights a hot water bottle are provided. Camping in mobile tented camps allows you to enjoy brightly star-lit nights out in the open air, experiencing moments of real pleasure discovering the spectacular night skies.

At the end of each day, there is nothing quite like arriving to your camp in the afternoon after an exhilarating riding day. You will find that your ever-friendly Berber crew have everything in hand. Tents set up, afternoon tea or coffee and food ready to go. With the sights and sounds of nature close at hand, our private camp provides the ideal accommodation for lovers of the great outdoors. Personal attention and care is of high importance here in our camps, the friendly Berber staff will go to their extremes to ensure that you have a wonderful, satisfying and memorable stay and everything is done at your leisure.

Trek Detailed Itinerary

The detailed day to day itinerary of this 8-day Mountain Biking Holiday will be sent to you on simple request. Please send your request to morocco@safe-tours.com and one of our travel consultants will send you – within 48 hours – the day to day trip programme and all detailed information you need to know about your selected tour. Please don’t hesitate to contact Morocco Private Tours if you have any questions, we remain at your entire service for any further information you may need.

Why the Tour Itinerary is not Showed ?

At Morocco Private Tours we work quite hard and spend much time to create private and innovative itineraries off the beaten track and away from the well-trodden routes. We specialise in designing carefully crafted tour programmes that give keen travellers the opportunity to see and discover some of the most fascinating and exotic places Morocco has to offer. In order to protect our hand-crafted tour programmes and trek itineraries we have designed, the detailed programmes of our tours and treks are not showed on our Website because there are many non-professional local companies and lazy tour guides who copy the itineraries we have designed.

Unfortunately, these people don’t want to make any effort and rack their brain to create and plan their own programmes. They just want to earn money quickly and easily, thinking only of their own benefits more than those of the clients and they pay almost no attention to show the beautiful Morocco the way it should be seen. Most of the time, when they lead a group of tourists these people think about taking them to shops and bazaars where they will get commissions from the store owners on purchases of the tourists. So there is no enough time left for them to introduce the must-see attractions Morocco has to offer and show the real Morocco the way it should be seen.

Tour Leader and Berber Team

All Morocco Private Tours groups are is entrusted to skilled Berber tour guides and competent staff who will take care of all services from beginning to end of tour. You will be accompanied by a professional team who represents the real image of our company and consists mainly of Berber native people. The success of your trip, your safety and your welfare are our main objectives. The friendly Berbers who accompanying you will work hard to ensure you discover Morocco in a way it should be seen, offering you rewarding and remarkable experiences and above all unforgettable memories you will treasure for a long time. We help you discover not only the landscape and must-see attractions but also the local lifestyle, traditions and customs and give you a real glimpse of current everyday local life.

Detailed Trip Notes

We supply detailed trip notes with useful information to assist you with planning for your birding holiday and advise you of what to expect during your time in Morocco. Our pre-tour information has been prepared to provide you with as much information as possible about your forthcoming adventure. Once you have booked your selected tour, the detailed trip notes will be sent to you to help you prepare for your trip, with important logistical information and answers to questions regarding accommodations, tour arrangements, currency, local customs, immigration and documents, health precautions, and a packing list of right clothing and all necessary equipment that you will need for the planned activity.

Pre- and Post-Tour Extensions

If you would like to extend your stay in Morocco for a couple of days before or after your guided tour to enjoy the ultimate flexibility and freedom to see a little more of Morocco at your own pace or to have plenty of time visiting Marrakech, Morocco Private Tours can make all the arrangements you need to extend your holiday with lots of ideas for what to do and where to stay. Our optional pre- and post-tour extensions offer you also the perfect opportunity if you would like to explore some attractions and must-see places that are not included on this tour itinerary.

Morocco Private Tours’ knowledgeable travel consultants will be pleased to provide you with further information and to suggest ideas to complement your own and make your holiday extension in Morocco a memorable experience. All our optional extension packages can include stays in charming boutique hotels or authentic stylish riads, private airport transfers, car rental, quad-biking tours, horse-riding, day trips into the High Atlas Mountains, Essaouira etc.

Tour Pricing

The cost of this trip is subject to change – increase or decrease – depending on the number of persons in the group, the accommodation category, the currency fluctuation and the period of departure. The exact cost of your selected holiday will be confirmed to you at the time of booking. The suggested itineraries shown on our website are prepared few months before the start of your holiday and the prices quoted in them are for your guidance when planning your trip.

What is Included in the Tour Price

  • Welcoming and greeting at the airport by our tour guides
  • Arrival transfer from the airport to your overnight hotel
  • Departure transfer from your hotel to airport at end of trip
  • All land transportation throughout by private vehicles
  • 2 nights’ in comfortable boutique hotels or authentic riads
  • 5 nights’ accommodation in a fully serviced mobile camp
  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis with private facilities
  • Professional English speaking guide during the tour days
  • Delicious Moroccan food as indicated in the tour itinerary
  • Luggage handling, and all hotel taxes and service charges
  • Half-day camel riding to discover Erg Chegaga sand dunes
  • 24-hour emergency assistance service during your trip
  • Emergency first-aid kit with standard equipment
  • Mineral bottled water provided daily during the tour
  • Professional Liability Insurance
  • The necessary logistics for the tour

What is Not Included in the Tour Price

  • Intentional flights
  • Personal travel and medical insurance
  • Miscellaneous items of a personal nature
  • Soft drinks during lunch in restaurants
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • All items not mentioned as being included
  • Gratuities for tour guide and local staff

Starting from

$ 553

Depends on number of Bikers

Tour Duration

8 days / 7 nights

Best Time to go

From April to early November

Physical Grading

Tour suitable for fit bikers

Transportation on trip

Private air-conditioned vehicles

Tour Escorting

Trip led by a highly experienced tour guides

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