8 DAYS MOUNTAIN BIKING IN MOROCCO
Mountain Biking in Atlas Mountain : Mountain biking in the High Atlas centres on the two trekking favourites of Toubkal and M’Goun. Toubkal’s main selling point is its’ proximity to Marrakech and while M’Goun is a little more difficult to get to, it can be combines with a spin around neighbouring Jebel Saghro. If you’re planning an Atlas traverse it’s not uncommon for riders to hire a mule to carry their bike over section that are impossible to ride.
Six Day Biking in MoroccoMountain Biking in Atlas Mountain : Mountain biking in the High Atlas centres on the two trekking favourites of Toubkal and M’Goun. Toubkal’s main selling point is its’ proximity to Marrakech and while M’Goun is a little more difficult to get to, it can be combines with a spin around neighbouring Jebel Saghro. If you’re planning an Atlas traverse it’s not uncommon for riders to hire a mule to carry their bike over section that are impossible to ride.
Equipment"Essential Equipments: Good walking boots and socks Shoes - change for evenings Water, carried by camel Water bottle or camel back (recommended) Water purification e.g. iodine Day sack/backpack Sleeping bag (3-4 season); plus thermal liner in winter Scarf to wrap around your head in a sandstorm Personal items: towel, sunscreen, wet wipes, loo roll Toiletries that are eco-friendly e.g. soap, shampoo etc. Small First Aid Kit e.g. insect repellent, plasters, meds Sunglasses. Torch/Flashlight and spare batteries e.g. head torch Fleece (summer) Layers, windproof jacket (autumn-spring) Hat for summer and warm beanie for winter plus gloves Thermal underwear (autumn-spring) Penknife (useful) Trail snacks Zip-Up bags for camera etc Long baggy trousers for camel trekking Sarongs have many us
Includes & Excludes
COST COVERS: · Transport from and back to Marrakech · Accommodation · All meals during your 2 day · Experienced & professional Tour Guide · Bikes & Helmets
· COST DOES NOT COVER: · Travel inssurance · Personal equipment · Tips for staffs. · Soft drinks & Water
This is the start of the riding on the first day, We head direction of Tachdirt for stay night in im orlad and start with a 1hr climb to the top of the pass. This trail is a good introduction of what's to come: A fast but technical mule trail with a few tricky bits thrown in for good measure. This singletrack stretch is over three hours long! Accommodation for the night is a Guest house, a basic building comprising cooking area, shower, toilet (french style!), eating area and roomsfor sleeping.( 20 km day's journey )
A hearty breakfast and stock of energy bars will see us through the next piece of mind blowing singletrack! From Imi orlad we head through the Tiziatin Forest and Gorge. The scenery is amazing if you can take your eyes off the trail! After lunch head of towards Tizi n'Test (2092m). A steady climb on singletrack and dirt track for about an hour then another night in a Gite with dinner cooked, as always, by Our Berber chef. (32 km day's journey)
Another hearty breakfast and stock of energy bars mixed with singletrack and piste takes us towards to Ouirgane. Again, the scenery, views and villages you pass through on this stretch are breathtaking. After lunch we leave Ouirgane one more singletrack which will take us to Amizmiz where we stay in a comfortable hotel for the night. 32 km day's journey
From here we head up the Oued Amizmiz Valley to Azeghour, steady piste riding and stunning scenery. At Azeghour we head towards Toulkine on the other side of the river on singletrack all the way to Adghous. From here the trail becomes more technical (loose and rocky) until we reach Tiqlit and pick up a short dirt track to Wadakar. The majority of this day is on more technical singletrack so even though it's only about 30km.
By now you'll be pretty tired! So after breakfast we head back towards Imlil one more twisting singletrack. Less technical and faster than yesterday, this is real grin factor stuff! Total ride time today is about three hours but still worth every minute. If we have time and the legs for it there is an option for another big singletrack descent into Imlil, but the climb to the top pass at 2200m will test your legs. 35 km day's journey
Pack up the bikes after breakfast, load the 4x4 and off to the hotel in Marrakech for the day and night. Explore the city and if your up for it, a Hammam to help refresh aching limbs!
Thank you for looking after us through our Tour in Morocco, we will leave you Moroccan country with many happy and fond memories of your beautiful country especially of our friend from Marrakesh, hope to see you…I promise to come visit you again.
"Thank you so much for making our trip in Morocco, so Happy and enjoyable, we enjoyes having you for company Each day and will always have happy memories of our trip in Morocco.
Un séjour impeccablement ficelé, le guide mustapha est devenu un ami, nous avons même mangé chez lui. La vallée d'imlil est inépuisable de paysages pittoresques et de rencontres. Nous somme sûre de revenir bientôt pour un trekking d' 1 semaine minimum quand les températures seront plus douces que ce mois de novembre passé.