Morocco Atlas Mountains Tour

Scheduled

6 nights

Advanced

458 km

8070 m

Morocco Atlas Mountains Tour
MoroccoMorocco Atlas Mountains Tour

Summary

Ride a colourful tour of a lifetime from Marrakesh into the High Atlas Mountains. Climb the Tizi n’Tichka pass, enjoy lunch with a view of UNESCO world heritage site Ait Benhaddou and ride across the Agafay desert.

This tour offers an authentic experience for guests open to discovering the unique blend of Arab, Berber & European cultures that shape the heart of Morocco. Enjoy humbling hospitality from your guides, taste delicious Moroccan food of slow-cooked tagines, fresh juices and bottomless pots of tea.

Ride in places that you never thought you could and rest your head and legs at night in a mixture of local guesthouses, Riads, one very special night camping in the High Atlas Mountains and one homestay in a local village.

DURATION

7 days / 6 nights

DISTANCE

458 km

HOTELS
★★★★★ ★★★★★
REGION

Morocco

Terrain

Gravel

LEVEL

Advanced

Average Distance X DAY

65 km

Average Time X DAY

4 h 22 min

PRICE PER PERSON FROM€ 2.299

TOUR highlights

Berber hospitality and a warm welcome from our local guides

Enjoy lunch with a view of the mud city of Ait Benhaddou

Summit the epic Tizi N’tichka Pass

Spend a night camping in the High Atlas Mountains

Walking tour of the city of Marrakesh

All you can eat tagine, couscous, fresh juices and Moroccan tea

IS THIS TOUR FOR ME?

Advanced

Rated 3 out of 4 our Advanced tours are designed for people who ride regularly and want back to back challenging days on the bike. Riders should be confident riding in a small group, comfortable on extended climbs (at your own pace) and have good bike handling skills on corners and descents. E-bikes are available on all of our tours.

ITINERARY

Day 1

Welcome to Marrakesh

This seven-day Atlas Mountain tour kicks off in Marrakesh with bike set-up and an optional walking tour around the city. Enjoy a welcome meal and get to know the group and the team while discussing the week ahead.

EAT

Welcome meal in Marrakesh upon arrival

SLEEP

Diwane Hotel & Spa, Marrakech

CYCLE

Arrival in Marrakesh

Day 1

Ait Ourir to Telouet

Riding begins on day two as the tour heads from Ait Ourir to Telouet, nearly 82 km south and into the Atlas Mountains. Meet farmers & shepherds in Tassourte, drink mint tea in the Zat valley, climb the Tizi n’Tichka Pass and visit the Kasbah du Pacha in Telouet.

EAT

Enjoy a hearty breakfast before the first ride. Lunch en route to the High Atlas Mountains and mint tea in the Zat Valley. Dinner included.

SLEEP

Telouet Kasbah

CYCLE

Ait Ourir to Telouet - 81.6 km, 2,147 m

Day 1

Telouet to Boutazoulte

Today, the ride heads some 87 km further south from Telouet to Boutazoulte via Ait Benhaddou. Ride the old Spice Caravan road to the Onila valley. Enjoy lunch at the UNESCO world heritage site, Ait Benhaddou, and spend the night camping under the stars.

EAT

A good breakfast to fuel up for the day ahead. Lunch with a view at the UNESCO World Heritage Site Ait Benhaddou. Dinner under the stars.

SLEEP

Camp, Boutazoulte

CYCLE

Telouet to Boutazoulte via Ait Benhaddou - 87.2 km, 1,061 m

Day 1

Boutazoult to Azgrouz

After a restful night's sleep, a new day brings the chance to discover the volcanic Anti-Atlas (Low Atlas) region as the ride progresses from Boutazoult to Azgrouz via the Amsouzart valley. Stay with a local family in the valley and experience a taste of the Altas Mountains way of life.

EAT

Breakfast in the open air, then lunch en-route. Evening meal with a local family in the valley.

SLEEP

Berber family homes, Tanmagalt

CYCLE

Boutazoult to Azgrouz via the Amsouzart valley - 82.6 km, 1,180 m

Day 1

Azgrouz – Ijoukak – Imlil

The ride on day 5 starts with some steeper hills, before descending into the foothills of the mountains. Ride the Ijoukak valley into the heart of the High Atlas, take an old caravan route to Imlil.

EAT

Breakfast with the family, then lunch en-route. Enjoy an evening meal in Imlil.

SLEEP

Riad Atlas, Imlil

CYCLE

Azgrouz – Ijoukak – Imlil - 108 km, 2,311 m

Day 1

Imlil to Marrakesh

The final ride of the tour ends back in Marrakesh. Discover the gravel roads across the Agafay desert and the stunning Lalla Takerkoust before reaching the final destination. Enjoy a final dinner in this colourful city.

EAT

A hearty breakfast before the last leg of the tour. Lunch en route and dinner in Marrakesh.

SLEEP

Diwan Hotel & Spa, Marrakech

CYCLE

Imlil to Marrakesh - 98.2 km, 1,371 m

Day 1

Departures from Marrakesh

Departures from Marrakesh Menara Airport.

EAT

A final breakfast before commencing the journey home.

SLEEP

CYCLE

Departures from Marrakesh

THE TOUR
IN DETAIL

RIDE SUPPORT

full support

Enjoy full ride support from our professional guide team & support vehicle.

The ride support vehicle is stocked with natural ride nutrition, electrolytes and water, as well as a full set of tools to resolve any mechanicals. On selected days the support crew will serve a delicious picnic lunch in a scenic location en route. Enjoy local foods chosen to keep you feeling energized and healthy.

Eat Sleep Cycle guides are experienced riders from all walks of life united by a love of cycling who’ll help to keep the group safe, motivated and savouring the trip of a lifetime.

All guests will receive access to our digital Road Book and routes, giving everyone the flexibility to ride at their own pace.

HOTELS

Hotels shown are examples and are subject to change

BIKE HIRE

Pearl SL Gravel Bike

Gravel Adventure

The Pearl Gravel SL is a carbon adventure gravel bike designed for rugged riding. With 47 mm tyre clearance, disc brakes & a Shimano GRX 600 groupset this is a bike that promises a reliable ride on tough terrain.

THE GUIDES

Laura

Laura is a guide, professional cycling coach and endurance cyclist who has completed some of the coolest ultradistance gravel events (which she absolutely loved!). Laura loves guiding as she really enjoys empowering people to ride their bikes and discover new places, help their cycling adventures come true, and share unforgettable moments together.

Josep

Josep is from a small city in Catalunya called Reus. He loves cycling and has a passion for sharing cycling experiences with others. He's a guide for Eat Sleep Cycle all over Europe & leads our Morocco tours.

Details

LOGISTICS AND TRANSPORTATION

HOW TO GET HERE

Arrive in Marrakesh

MEETING POINT

Marrakesh Airport

TIME

11:00

DEPARTURE

Marrakesh, book flights after 14:00 for the group transfer

WHAT THE TOUR INCLUDES

CYCLING

full support

ACCOMMODATION

Local guesthouses, Riads and camping.

FOOD

Full board

TRANSFERS

optional

BIKE RENTAL

optional

EAT SLEEP CYCLE LOCATION

ESC Morocco

Morocco’s High Atlas Mountains offer one of the most exciting cyclist’s playgrounds in the world. Unmissable adventures, incredible terrain and breath-taking views through green valleys and across snow-capped peaks… Ride the old Spice Caravan road to the Onila valley, discover the volcanic Anti-Atlas (Low Atlas) region and climb the Tizi n’Tichka Pass, the gateway to the Sahara Desert. The warm Mediterranean climate makes Morocco ideal for spring and autumn riding.

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RESERVATION
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DEPOSIT

A 30% deposit will secure your place on the tour

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FINAL BALANCE

The final balance is due 90 days before the tour departs

Single Occupancy:  PLUS €199
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7 octubre 2024

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13 octubre 2024

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14 abril 2025

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20 abril 2025

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21 abril 2025

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27 abril 2025

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13 octubre 2025

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19 octubre 2025

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20 octubre 2025

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26 octubre 2025

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FAQs

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What happens if I need to cancel the trip?

We have a flexible cancelation policy – please take a look at our cancellation policy at the time of booking. If you have any doubts please reach out and we’re happy to help.

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Is the tour the right level for me?

We rate our tours from Level 1 (Leisure) to Level 4 (Epic). Each tour contains a description of the level, expected daily ride time, distance and elevation. If you have any doubts we’re more that happy to speak to you on the phone and help to find you the perfect trip!

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What about bikes? Can I hire one or should I bring my own?

We recommend that you hire a bike for your tour and will work with you after you book to help you to choose the best size and model for your ride style. If you prefer to bring your bike, it’s no problem. Please be aware that on some of our epic trips we charge a supplement to transport your bike box to our finishing location. If you have any doubts, please ask!

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Is insurance included?

Insurance is not included in our tour packages. We highly recommend contracting travel insurance at the time of reservation with a company from where you are from.

Health insurance which covers you for illness or injury whilst cycling in your chosen destination is mandatory, we’ll ask you for details of your insurance providor before you travel.

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