If you like to go for a real bike in the mountains ... Mountain biking in the Moroccan High Atlas is not only adventure because of the biking .. You are really entering a different world ... In 2012 our next 8 day tour is starting on Sunday April 29 in Marrakech, with 2 nights in Marrakech and in between you cycle through the High Atlas Mountains in 6 days.
The mountain peaks with white snow you see them already
from the magic city of Marrakech. The highest summits are over 4.000 meters; on bike we stay a little lower with challenging passes of over 2.000 meters. The trip takes you to beautiful nature and colorful mountain valleys with small Berber villages stick to the mountain slopes. Around those villages green walnut trees and small terraces with barley. And a lot of rough terrain in between. And as our tour leader Jos described the first time he arrived in the Berber village of Imsker: It is just like “Little Nepal”
Every day there is a firm climb and off course you go down as well. For the real enthusiasts there is a spectacular extra ‘zig zag’ climb on day 4. And we introduce you to the friendly Berbers with their traditional culture. On the road we stay in simple Berber guesthouses; you bring your own sleeping bag, matresses are provided, bathrooms (with shower) are often communal and sometimes you sleep in multiple rooms. The major part of the biking tour is on dirt road, in Morocco we call them “pistes”. Sometimes the road is not even more than a small path for the mules. And on day 5 you walk to the pass Tizi Mezzik (2.280m.), your bike is then transported on … the back of a mule !
This is real adventure and a good combination of sports and culture.
The mountain biking itself is a little technical, so some experience is needed and you normally bring your own bicycle !!
Just ask for the special luggage fares when you book your flight
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