Morocco - High Atlas Traverse - Guided Mountain Bike Holiday
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15 to 22 Sept. - Get it in the diary - book your flights early and join us in Morocco this Autumn and you've the whole season to fit for it too!!
- 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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|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|
Key: B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner
For more information download our trip notes
For more information download our trip notes
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.
First days lunch, picnic tables set up under walnut trees, cushions and blankets laid out, masses of fresh cooked food , fruit and drinks. Incredible. The support crew managed it every day. Plenty of snacks available whenever we wanted. Totally spoiled every day.
Saiid is a really professional guide. He spent the entire trip making sure everything was as perfect as it could be. Nothing was too much trouble. His knowledge of the area and the people was astounding, the information he passed on greatly appreciated. His organisation of the trip, accommodation and his team was perfect. They washed the bikes a couple of times, cleaned and lubed the chains every morning, even fixed punctures!
Nothing was too much trouble...
Great mix of accommodation, I don’t think that the description of doura samara gives it justice, definitely my favourite place to stay. Love the fact that we were staying in gites as well as it gave a great balance to the experience. Omar is an asset to the operation. I came back for his food. very important for hungry cyclists…
Saaid manages a great team, his attention to detail, warm personality, and sense of humour made the trip. Nothing was too much trouble, his local knowledge and passion for the region was very apparent. Couldn’t think of a better tour leader to visit Morocco with.
Thoroughly enjoyed it. Very well organised, everything went smoothly with no problems. Saaid is an excellent guide and made the holiday a pleasure from start to finish.
Once in a lifetime...
This was a truly epic and fantastic cycling experience. The sights and landscapes at make this a beautiful part of the world when you are 3000m the views are tremendous. The guys in Morocco were brilliant, and the camaraderie of the group and the completion of such a great cycling challenge really did make this a once in a lifetime experience!
Excellent value for money...
Khaled was a good guide and very patient with those of us at the back! His english was excellent and he was very knowledgeable. Saaid went out of his way to help us in way way he could and he was always the one cleaning the bikes and helping put tents up – he was really great. We found the drivers very careful and pleasant – Mohammed especially charming. The best mountain biking ever!
Whole experience was seamless...
Top draw, never done something like this before! Charlie and Saaid were outstanding, I learned a lot from them.
I hired a bike for the trip and never ridden anything like it – loads better than mine!
Absolutely faultless service by Skedaddle...
Massively impressed by the efficiency and enthusiasm of the guides – everything appeared to be perfectly managed and timings were always spot on! Overall, fantastic service.
In hindsight I would have paid double!
This was a trip of a lifetime for us...
Our tour leader was the best mountain bike guide we have ever had. I can’t see this type of trip being successful without his local knowledge, connections and background. He is an asset to your tours!
This was a trip of a lifetime for us – culturally enlightening, good company and interesting riding. I would recommend this trip to anyone seeking to learn about a different part of the world from the seat of their mountain bike. Best part of our trip to Morocco.
The overall best day would be the biggie- Ifrane to The Cathedrale for the sheer variety of scenery and do-able climbs that challenged your stamina.
Every day was great...
The chance to have lunch with Saaid’s family was wonderful and the riding on that day was superlative!
Saaid was a excellent tour guide, he certainly played a big part in making this a great holiday. His local knowledge and history of the area and its people was 2nd to none! Saaid couldn’t do enough to help us with any issues or questions we had and worked extremely hard to make sure the whole trip went smoothly!! As a group we all got on with Saaid very well, he’s laid back and very easy to get on with and has a very good sense of humour and came across as a positive happy energetic individual. Please pass on my thanks to Saaid for making this holiday so enjoyable and a very good laugh!
Saaid is a gifted tour leader. Very impressed with his all-round team leadership, local knowledge and sincere concern for the group. Tariq was my constant companion on the long ascents- always cheerful !
The trip was very well run, and the scenery lovely. The guides did a great job looking after us, with great knowledge and lots of energy.
Our tour guide Saaid was a top bloke! Very supportive and very knowledgeable, everybody else couldn’t have been more helpful and polite!
Saaid was a fantastic guide – always available and always working extremely hard to make everything work smoothly!
Our tour guide Saaid was very accommodating, super friendly and he provided an excellent service.
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90% meals provided
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Skedaddle News, Views and Holiday Stories
Returning Skedaddler Victoria Keeton recently sent us in this great write up of her mountain biking trip across the High Atlas Mountains in Morocco. Renowned for its awe inspiring scenery and exotic culture, it was always going to be a holiday to remember! So, with faithful companion adventure frog (see picture at end of article) ...
Last Updated: 14/07/2016