Cycling in Morocco on a road bike is a good option for those who like adventure. Pedal the quiet back roads of the High Atlas, climb the volcanic hills of the Anti-Atlas or explore the coastal roads of the Atlantic.
Through amazing landscapes, you will know the Atlas mountain range, you will feel the Atlantic Ocean and you will learn about the Berber valleys and you will pedal among the famous Argan forests.
While Cycling in Morocco, you will not have to worry about a thing, since the trip is designed so that you pedal with a guide who will accompany you during the trip. In addition, you will have an assistance vehicle with you continuously for whatever you need.
Devour miles on the African continent and enjoy in a way you’ve never done before.
Pick up at the Marrakech airport and transfer to the first accommodation.
Transfer back to Marrakech airport at the end of the route.
Iguer village, Thujas forests, Assif palm grove, Imouzzer waterfalls, Nker valley oasis, Aqsri
The guide will meet you at the Marrakech airport and you will transfer to the hotel. If you have time, we recommend that you take a walk to start learning about the place.
In the morning, after breakfast, the guide will pick you up and we will make the transfer in the assistance vehicle to the northern area of the Western High Atlas. Upon reaching Imi-n’Tanout, we will begin the route with a good climb where we will gain altitude through a beautiful climb of twenty kilometers to reach the highest point of the stage: 1537m altitude. At the top, we will enjoy the excellent views before beginning a pleasant and long descent that will take us to today’s small hotel.
After a good breakfast, we will start pedaling gently to another peak of the day at 1500m. Once at the top, we begin a descent between terraces of almond trees with views of a small gorge to our left. We continue the descent along the river before facing a short but hard climb that will take us to the beautiful town of Iguer. From here, you will pedal through beautiful Barbary Thuya forests to the Assif palm grove. After a rest, we will start the “challenging” climb of the day that will put our physical condition to the test: a winding 14 km climb. The effort will be worth it for the views of the valley that you will find above.
Today you will have the opportunity to pedal through the highlands through beautiful mountain slopes and typical villages of the area. You will advance through mountainous landscapes and argan forests before reaching the incredible oasis of the Nker Valley. You will take an unforgettable walk in the shade of old palm trees along the riverbed. As you leave the oases, you will begin the long and hard climb to the Imouzzer waterfalls. The road winds and gains height quickly with great views of the villages and oases. We arrived at our little hotel after a great day of cycling.
Today will be the last day of pedaling through a descending profile route where you will continue to see a great landscape. After a short ascent you will go down to the heart of the Paraíso Valley. You will see a river that lives up to its name, with abundant palm trees and natural pools carved out by the force of the water. After a gentle stretch to Aqsri, you will pedal alongside the slope where you can see the Atlantic Ocean. The last section of descent is magnificent, when we reach the outskirts of Agadir, we will climb the mythical Kasbah, nothing better to finish the cycling trip through Morocco. After the group photo, we will make a transfer to get to our hotel by the sea.
Depending on the flight schedule, a transfer to Marrakech airport is arranged for your return flight.
The accommodations for this cycling trip through Morocco have been selected for their quality and to experience the culture and gastronomy of the country a little more closely. Accommodation will be a combination of accommodation: 3-star hotels and small rural hotels during the tour.
Good to know
Cycling in Morocco tour is available only for private groups from 2 people. Always with a pedaling guide and a roadside assistance vehicle.
This tour takes place in the west of the High Atlas, crosses the Anti-Atlas, the Maritime Atlas and the Atlantic Coast. The altitude is between 50 m and 1500 m high.
A local English-speaking cycling guide who will meet you upon arrival at the airport and will be with you throughout your cycling trip through Morocco. Before the stages, he will do a briefing of the stage, safety and answer all technical questions. In addition, throughout the day he will give you explanations about the area where the tour takes place and the way of life of the local population. It can also help in case of injuries or mechanical problems on the bike.
For this tour we recommend a road bike in perfect working order – Cassette: 11-32 – 700 / 25c or even 700 / 28c tires. It is mandatory to wear a helmet during the stages.
You won’t have to worry about food or drink. Mineral water will be supplied throughout the day with a mix of nuts for refueling. All meals are included breakfast, lunch and dinner during cycling days.
You will have the peace of mind of having a vehicle at your disposal in case you need to rest.