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Saghro Mountain Biking Morocco - 8 Days

Annapurna base camp Trek

This mountain bike in Morocco, using mainly jeep tracks and some fantastic single track, starts in the ancient walled city of Marrakech. A meeting place for traders over the centuries, it's bustling with water sellers, snake charmers and market stalls packed with bargains.

 

this is an 8 day mountain bike trip through the southern part of the Atlas, the Saghro Mountains, and the Oases. A challenging and adventurous mountain bike trip. During this trip you ride through the "Gardens of the Atlas", the Valley of the Birds, the M'Goun valley, the Valley of the Roses, the Valley of Dates (the fruit), and the massive volcanic of Djbel Saghro. With the exception of a few short sections we are on unpaved roads.


 
Annapurna base camp Trek

Trip Facts

Total Days : 8
Biking Days : 6
Trip Nature : Mountain Biking
Lodging : Hotel & Guest house, Gite
Min. Altitude : ( 1300 m )
Max. Altitude : ( 2500 m )
Overal Biking :  6 / 7 hrs P/D    
Difficulty : Hard
Group Size :  +2 person    
Best Time - This trek is available from september to May. You can start the trek on any date you wish
 

Intinerary

Day 01: Arrival, transfer to Hotel
Day 02: Marrakech – Kasbah Telouet - Kasbah ait Benheddou - Ouarzazate
Day 03:  Ouarzazate - Rose Valley - Taalouite Valley
Day 04: Dades Gorge - Saghro mountains
Day 05: Tazazarte - To the canyons of Afourar
Day 06: Bab Ali - Nkob
Day 07: N'Kob - Marrakech
Day 08:  Marrakech - Airport

Services

What's Included
  • • Private Airport Transfers
    • Private Transfers from and back to your hotel
    • 2 Night Hotel in Marrakech (B&B)
    • Englisch / French Speaking Guide
    • Mountain bike riding instruction
    • High quality mountain bikes.
    • Helmet, water bottle, riding gloves
    • Daypacks (available for rent if you need one)
    • Assistance Car
    • Accommodation during the trek

What's Not Included
  • Personal Insurance
  • Meals in Marrakech
  • Tip
  • Drinks
Day 01: Arrival, transfer to Hotel

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 Ait Benheddou - 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 - Taalouite Valley
We depart for an incomparable adventure! A transfer takes us to Kelaa M'gouna, known for it’s annual rose festival. Our route takes us over a desert plateau toward the first pass of the High Atlas Mountain of Morocco. 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 Taalouite 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 Hot with its traditional Kasbahs (Berber castle) Lodging with local residents.

Day 04: Dades Gorge - Djbel Saghro
We follow the splendid Dades Gorge until the city Boumalne Dades. The long tour will cross the M'Goun 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 - Airport
After breakfast at your Hotel, Transfer to the Airport.


THINGS TO BRING
• Bike clothing both for warm and cold weather conditions Rainwear,
• Warm clothes,
• Daypack for water en snacks,
• If you wear contact lenses: also bring regular glasses!
• Muesli / energy bars,
• Warm sleeping bag,
• Sleeping mattress,
• Towel,
• Toilet paper,
• Suntan oil,
• Anti-diarrhea medication,
• Flashlight,
• Disinfectant gel,
• Sunglasses.
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