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Morocco - Atlas to Desert - Mountain Bike Holiday

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20 to 28 Sept. - Join us for a spot of Autumn mountain biking in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco. Already a guaranteed departure and places going quicker than mint tea in Marrakech.


18 to 26 October - Just a smattering of places now on this popular mountain biking holiday in Morocco. Explore the Atlas Mountains, bike to the desert and marvel at Marrakech.

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  • Biking across the remote, beautiful and untouched Jebel Sirwa mountain range
  • Sleeping under the stars in the Sahara Desert
  • Sampling a freshly squeezed juice in the world’s most exotic city square
  • Exploring crumbling remains of the past in Morocco’s many Kasbahs
  • Mountain camping with nomads overlooked by the highest peaks in North Africa
  • Camel riding in the heart of one of Morocco’s most beautiful palm oases

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This superb mountain bike holiday in Morocco explores 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 snow-capped mountains.
We ride along Morocco’s dirt roads, taking us from Marrakech to the Tichka Pass, the highest in the High Atlas, and then descending along the Draa Valley to the fringes of the Sahara Desert.
The riding is along largely non-technical hard-packed trails which are normally in good condition, although they can be rough and bumpy at times. En route we pass through numerous traditional villages, on the way visiting the ancient Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou and making plenty of mint tea stops to experience close-up the legendary hospitality that has risen up from the remote outposts of the desert.
As we descend from the High Atlas we see a gradual change in flora and fauna as the desert starts to make its imprint on the landscape. We follow a route of palm oases, finding the occasional refreshing pool for a dip, cycling alongside ruined villages and Kasbahs which, in the early morning and late afternoon are bathed in a sublime desert light.
As we arrive at the fringe of the Sahara Desert, not far from the town of Zagora, we take a break from the bikes and Kasbah hotels and instead opt for camels and a night under the stars in a Berber desert tent, surrounded by pre-Saharan dunes.
Click here to read a customer story from this trip, which won our January competition.

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Holiday Summary

9 days
Estimated flight price


Bike Hire
Insurance - Europe 10 day
Full Suspension Bike Hire

Holiday Details

Place to place

5 nights hotels / auberges

1 night family house

2 nights camping

90% meals provided

6 days biking

2 days sightseeing / resting

Guided & vehicle supported

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