Atlas Descent Cycling Holiday


Holiday Fact File

Trip Code: MMA
Region: North Africa - Middle East
Countries visited: Morocco
Activities: Mountains, Desert, Off-road, People & Religion
Duration: 8 Days
Difficulty: Moderate
Profile: Average daily distance: 45km (28 miles) No. of days cycling: 6 Vehicle support: 90% (except on sections of days 2,4 and optional singletrack sections).Terrain and route: 75% off road. Approximately 6000m of exhilarating descents, predominantly on dirt tracks and a few quiet roads (depending on how far you ride and which options are taken). Rides become harder as the week progresses.  Good fitness and off road experience highly recommended as some steep climbs and descents.
Meals: All breakfasts, 6 lunches and 4 dinners included.
Accomodation: 7 nights hotels, some with swimming pools. All accommodation is clean and functional although the rooms and facilities may be basic.
Group: Min. 5, max. 15, plus leader and driver. Additional local cycling guide for groups of 12 or more.

Holiday price from: to including flights.

Exciting trails through the Atlas Mountains, Berber villages and ancient kasbahs

Fast descent on dirt road in Atlas Mountains

The scenery is wild and varied; we cycle through tiny Berber villages, beautifully cultivated valleys, lush palm-filled oases, and explore numerous crumbling kasbahs. The riding itself is just as spectacular with endless descents on fast gravel pistes, singletrack and donkey tracks. This route is the product of over 10 years research and fine-tuning, offering an unrivalled off road experience through a striking landscape of jagged mountains and gorges. The combined use of four wheel drives and bikes allows us to see a substantial part of the region and gain a fascinating insight into the traditional Berber life. Great riding and good hotels ensures both adventure and comfort on this exhilarating ride through the challenging Anti Atlas Mountains.

Holiday Itinerary

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Day 1: Fly to Agadir.Show detailed information

Day 2: Transfer to Tafraoute in the heart of the Anti Atlas. Introductory ride through a lunar landscape, passing the famous painted Blue Rocks.Show detailed information

Day 3: Spectacular ride through impressive gorges and lush palmeries around Ait Mansour. A rough and rocky day with 35km descent and optional climb.Show detailed information

Day 4: Circular route to Tizi Mlil Pass for a exhilarating descent to Tahala.Show detailed information

Day 5: Ride down to the old walled town of Tiznit. Optional visit to silver markets and traditional Hamman.Show detailed information

Day 6: Drive into High Atlas where the landscape is very different; ride through pine forests and mountain villages of the Tiqqi Gorge to Immouzzer.Show detailed information

Day 7: The ultimate off road finale, through remote villages down to the Atlantic Ocean for a swim; drive to Agadir.Show detailed information

Day 8: Fly to London.Show detailed information

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