Mountain Saghor and Oasis Bike

8 Day

Min 2 pax-12 person

September to June

From € 90 PP

Mountain Biking in Jebel Saghro: sandwiched between the snow-capped peaks of the High Atlas and the bone-dry sands of the Sahara are Jebel Saghro is the No. 1 destination for mountain biking in Morocco. The landscape is straight out of a Road Runner cartoon with towers of pink rock dominating the horizon. Put simply it’s perfect mountain biking country and with the Dades and Todra Gorges nearby you can get your fill of Kasbahs before seeing if you’ve got the strength to attack the Atlas.Mountain Biking in Central Atlas :South west of Morocco’s backbone lies the Anti-Atlas and a great starting point for anyone new to mountain biking or new to Morocco. Trails are less vertiginous than elsewhere and thread through scenic valleys and Berber villages.

Itinerary

Day 01: Marrakech

After arriving in Marrakech, you will be received by our staff and check in at the hotel, before spending the night there.

Day 02: Marrakech – Kasbah Telouet – Ouarzazate
Early in the morning we depart in a minibus or Land rover heading south. At the breathtaking Tizi-n-Tichka pass we turn left towards Telouet. Here our mountain bike adventure starts. A rough track takes us south through an amazing landscape of colors, traditional villages and green oases. The track ends at the famous ksar Ait Benhaddou where we load our bikes on the vehicles for a transfer to Ouarzazate.
Day 03: Ouarzazate – Rose Valley – Talouite Valley
We depart for an incomparable adventure! A transfer takes us to Kelaa Mgouna, known for it’s annual rose festival. Our route takes us over a desert plateau toward the first pass of the High Atlas. A long climb brings us to the Talouite pass, from which we have a marvelous view over the Valley of the Birds. The landscape here is breathtaking because of the contrast between the red soil and the green of the oasis. Next we descend into the still untouched Talouite Valley, with its pristine landscape. Lunch is on the bank of the river. After lunch we cross the river and follow the splendid valley of El Hotwith Hot with its traditional Kasbahs (Berber castle) Lodging with local residents.
Day 04: Dades Gorge – Saghro mountains
We follow the splendid Dades Gorge until the city Boumalne Dades. The long tour will cross the MGoun River and will climb some passes. After the climb at Boumalne Dades, we have a nice view over the oases. We continue and cross over a large desert plateau. Perhaps we come across a group of nomads with their herds. We arrive in a small village at the feet of the Saghro Mountains. Lodging with a local resident.

Day 05: Tazazarte – To the canyons of Afourar

We ride into the volcanic Saghro Mountains, and climb to the Tazazarte Pass (2500m). Lunch is in the pass, with a fantastic view. In the afternoon we have a long descent. We set up camp as we enter the canyons opposite the impressive rock formation Bab n’ Ali. Lodging in tents.
(Afterwards possibility to walk to the cascades of Iminougoulize. 1 hour)

Day 06: Bab Ali – Nkob

We leave the unpaved road and follow a mule path through a scenic landscape. Now the route becomes even more challenging. The support vehicle is not present during this part of the trip. We travel further to the impressive rock of Bab n’ Ali, and on to the arid Amguis Valley. Lunch in Nkob. Here it is possible to organize an evening to enjoy local folklore. After lunch we can add about 48 km / 30 miles by climbing two passes. During this part we visit some rock drawings. Lodging with a local resident.

Day 07: N’Kob – Marrakech
After breakfast we load the bikes on the vehicles and drive to the splendid Draa Valley. We unload the bikes here and we ride the last short stage on our mountain bikes through one of the most beautiful valleys of Morocco with a succession of traditional villages lying in green oases. ( 30 km / 20 miles) After lunch we drive to Marrakech via the Tizi-n-Tichka Pass.
Day 08: Marrakech Transfer to the Airport
 Transfer to the Airport
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