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Morocco - High Atlas Traverse - Guided Mountain Bike Holiday

Holiday Highlights

  • The winding and exhilarating descent to La Cathedrale
  • Sharing freshly baked bread and olive oil with High Atlas Berbers
  • The Ait Bougmez Valley – one of Morocco’s most picturesque spots
  • Morocco’s most epic day of remote mountain trails
  • The dazzling Ait Melloul river valley
  • Traversing the wild plateau of the High Atlas where nomads roam

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Day Description Distance Ascent Descent Meals
1 Arrive Marrakech        
2 Marrakech - Demnate, warm up ride. 18 Miles / 30 Kms Approx. 480m 870m B L D  
3 Demnate - Taarbat 24 Miles / 40 Kms Approx. 1430m 910m B L D  
4 Taarbat - Agouti 26 Miles / 42 Kms Approx. 920m 1130m B L D  
5 Agouti - Ifrane 26 Miles / 42 Kms Approx. 860m 410m B L D  
6 Ifrane - The Cathedrale 36 Miles / 58 Kms Approx. 1305m 2310m B L D  
7 La Cathedrale - Marrakech (morning ride possible) 10 Miles / 16 Kms Approx. (optional) 330m 270m B L  
8 Departure       B  

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

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Holiday Information

This mountain biking holiday in Morocco a classic west-east traverse of the High Atlas Mountains on some of the worlds finest mountain trails. Suitable for those with mountain biking experience and a good level of fitness, this thrilling trip is perfect for those looking for a challenging adventure in Morocco.
The High Atlas mountains are a fantastic venue for a biking holiday, 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 olive groves of the Demnate area, up through the green Nepalese-like valley of Ait Bougmez, before ending in the pine forests and towering rock faces Of the Ahansal River valley.
The riding explores remote mountain roads, ancient trading routes and livestock trails. While good bike handling skills are essential, the routes are generally not of a high technical level.
The Central High Atlas is one of the most unspoilt and beautiful mountain regions anywhere in the world. The variety of landscape here is staggering - from stark mountains, fertile valleys and rocky gorges, to rivers, pine forests and isolated windswept plateaux. There’s also a great challenge on the last day, a long day in the saddle but without doubt a highlight of this holiday.
Nights are spent in basic ‘gite’ accommodation – family houses converted into friendly, no-frills, village guest houses. This is a simple trip geared to those want to experience off-the-beaten-track Morocco in an authentic and adventurous way. In the evening we have the chance to sample Morocco’s cuisine, whilst lunches are normally taken picnic style, usually in beautifully remote places.

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2 nights hotels

5 nights gîte

90% meals provided

6 days biking

2 days sightseeing / rest days

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Last Updated: 11/07/2018