Although you’ll need to wait a little while for the next road cycling trip – next trip 04 November, both the 25 February and 25 March Atlas to Desert trips are guaranteed departures and have a few spaces spare.
A tad later and the Atlas to Atlantic (09-16 April) is getting very full as is the Atlas Traverse (13-22 May)
So…if Morocco is on your radar in the next few months, then don’t leave it too late!
This superb desert biking adventure focuses on the deep south of Morocco, a land of big skies and stark mountain ranges where mud-brick kasbahs appear to rise up out of the desert, sitting in tranquil palm oases and framed by dramatic backdrops of snowcapped mountains. We ride along Morocco‘s dirt roads, from Marrakech to the Tichka Pass, the highest in the High Atlas, and then southward, descending along the Draa Valley to the fringes of the Sahara Desert.
It’s a trip suitable for those who have a good level of fitness and who have done some mountain biking before. Needless to say, there are some wonderful descents for those looking for a blast!!!
Atlas to Atlantic – £795 + flights (April, October, November)
Starting and finishing in the enthralling melting-pot of Arab and African culture which is Marrakech, we spend three days biking along a mixture of rough dirt roads and mountainous single tracks, first in the foothills and then at higher altitudes of the Atlas Mountains, before a couple of days of coastal forest trails, camel rides, and winding down, in laidback Essaouira, Morocco’s most enticing coastal spot.
An ideal spring and autumn break for intermediate off road riders seeking some fun trails and a cultural experience.
A classic north-south atlas crossing, suitable for those with mountain bike experience and a good basic level of fitness. One notch up on the scale from our Atlas to Desert trip, it is perfect for those looking for a challenging off road trip in Morocco.
We’ll explore Morocco‘s best regions for mountain biking, with mile upon mile of uninterrupted jeep tracks and trails. On this biking adventure we take on some challenging climbs and superb descents en route from the verdant valley of Ait Bougmez to the striking Dades Gorge in the Moroccan south. The variety of landscape is staggering – from stark mountains and fertile valleys, to rocky gorges, to rivers and pine forests and isolated windswept plateaux.
If you prefer the smooth rolling of a road bike rather than the dusty trails of our mountain bike holidays the expanding network of quiet tarmac roads throughout the Atlas Mountains ensure there’s never been a better time for road cyclists to visit. Covering an average of 70-90km per day, our Atlas Road Tour takes a challenging route over a mountainous landscape and offers riders challenging climbs and exciting descents on traffic-free roads.