Morocco - Atlas to Desert - Guided Mountain Bike Holiday
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28 Mar to 05 Apr - Cycle through the Atlas Mountains and reach the fringe of the Sahara desert. You will also have time to explore the atmospheric Marrakech, brimming with exotic sights, smells and sounds.
- Biking across the remote, beautiful & untouched Jebel Sirwa mountains
- Riding a huge variety of rewarding tracks and trails
- Exploring crumbling remains of the past in Morocco’s many Kasbahs
- Camping with nomads overlooked by N. Africa’s highest peaks
- Sleeping under the stars in the Sahara Desert
- Camel riding in the heart of one of Morocco’s most beautiful palm oases
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|2||Telouet - Tamdaght||26 Miles / 42 Kms||500m||1000m||B L D|
|3||Tamdaght - Sirwa Mountains||24 Miles / 40 Kms||1150m||470m||B L D|
|4||Sirwa Mountains – Askaoun||32 Miles / 52 Kms||1020m||1460m||B L D|
|5||Askaoun - Ouarzazate||36 Miles / 60 Kms||695m||1430m||B L D|
|6||Ouarzazate - Agdz||16 Miles / 26 Kms Approx.||400m||615m||B L D|
|7||Agdz - Sahara Camp||24 Miles / 40 Kms||335m||385m||B L D|
|8||Transfer to Marrakech||Transfer Day||B L|
Meals: B = Breakfast L = Lunch D = Dinner | Please keep in mind the distances and ascent information provided are intended to be indicative and may vary from the actuals due to accommodation changes or when compared on different GPS devices and software
For more information download our trip notes
For more information download our trip notes
Whilst on the trip I commented that this holiday is superb value for money. Just think. Airport transfers, four 4×4 vehicles, six full-time staff, full food support, travel over arduous terrain, accommodation costs. How on earth can you do that for the money? There is no question that Skedaddle have cracked the provision of guided cycling holidays, and have even successfully found the staff to deliver their concept. I doubt that anyone could do better.
Accommodation wasn’t over luxurious, but absolutely fit for purpose, and wonderful in variety, from camping at high altitude to private houses, and hotels with swimming pools, giving one a balanced view of life in Morocco. Mid-ride lunches under the trees were outstanding by any standards. Day 3 was a favourite – waking in a high altitude camp before sunrise, travelling over a truly wild landscape with sometimes spectacular scenery, and enjoying the descent of a lifetime. Just brilliant! Tour leader Abdul was always on the ball. Always concerned for the safety of his charges, and always attentive to their comfort – top notch!
As seen in the press...
Rock the Kasbah on this nine day epic across Morocco. Bike across the Jebel Sirwa mountains, sleep in the Sahara Desert and explore the snow-capped Atlas passes, seeking out challenging singletrack with your guide. This is the real Morocco – you’ll eat with local families and camp with nomadic tribes. One for riders with a decent level of fitness and a hearty appetite.
Active Traveller (2019), The World's Best Cycle Adventures For Food And Wine
Saddle Skedaddle have such a remarkable team...
I had an incredible time in Morocco, one of the best adventures I have ever had. Our guide and his team made this experience such an exceptional adventure! Without him, this tour would not have been as fantastic as it was. He did an incredible job and is a remarkable individual to have on your team!
A superb, easy-going holiday!
The organisation was faultless, the guide and support crew were first class, and everyone (riders, guide, support crew) got on brilliantly. A superb, easy-going holiday, involving some serious bike travel over stunning terrain. Can’t pick a favourite day as each was unique in its own way and all contained unmissable elements
Skedaddle surpassed my high expectations...
I took my own bike and on returning to the hotel in Marrakech I found my bike had been cleaned for me! Cannot ask for more than that! Saaid (Tour Guide) was in control from start to finish. Where changes needed to be made, he made them without fuss. He was always there to answer questions and did so with enthusiasm and a smile. A great ambassador for Skedaddle.
Unquestionably I would recommend Saddle Skedaddle to my friends. In fact I have.
An absolutely wonderful trip.
A great bunch of like minded people and terrific guides. Saaid is a great leader and knows plenty about the area and history. I would recommend this trip to anyone looking for an unforgettable cycling holiday!
It may not be the cheapest holiday available but the value here is worth it. The accommodation and food was great.
It could not have been any better. Fantastic!
Everyday was fantastic. Riding up on to the plateau possibly the favourite. When the trip was first booked we thought it was a little expensive. However, after experiencing such a great trip I think it was very good value for money. The service was first class from beginning to end.
I really didn't want to come home!
A fantastic holiday – one I will remember for a very long time. Fantastic riding, stunning scenery and excellent guides and support team.
Saaid was outstanding – everything you would wish for – knowledgable, professional, a good sense of humour and always smiling! Nothing was too much trouble. He led the support team professionally and has obviously fostered a great team spirit amongst them as they were all friendly, helpful, professional and worked well as a team. I was very impressed.
Joanna, St Albans
A brilliant holiday!
Overall a brilliant holiday. Really easy booking process, good level of communication and support from the team, guides were excellent with handling the holiday and their local knowledge.
Met all of my expectations!
Well organised and met all of my expectations. Contact was good with myself and the Skedaddle office who answered all questions when asked.
Perfect Tour Leader
Said was the perfect Tour leader – he looked after us really well, was constantly upbeat, always kept us fully informed. He organised the drivers and cooked well – and they clearly liked and respected him a lot too.
We were all looked after extremely well...
Saiid is a gem, and couldn’t be more helpful, more cheery, more accommodating or more flexible. We were all looked after extremely well. Mohammed, Omar and the team were great fun, patient, kind, trustworthy and hard working under tough conditions. Safe driving, great food, great fun.
As seen in the Press...
Experienced cycling-tour company Skedaddle runs plenty of mountain bike holidays, many in the UK. One of the stand-out trips, however, is a nine-day, vehicle-supported tour across the stunning Jebel Sirwa mountain range in Morocco, sleeping under the stars in the Sahara and camping with nomads in the mountains. The trip will take bikers past ancient kasbahs and traditional villages, with pit stops for mint teas and in the odd oasis to cool off in.
The Guardian (August 2016)
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5 nights hotels / auberges
1 night family house
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90% meals provided
6 days biking
2 days sightseeing / resting
Guided & vehicle supported
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Last Updated: 11/07/2018