8 DAYS BIKES TOUR FROM MARRAKECH
ITINERARY OF: 8 DAYS BIKES TOUR FROM MARRAKECH
Day 1: Transfer from Menara airport to Marrakech - 10 Km .
The first day of our Morocco adventure on bike starts from Menara airport. We meet at Menara Marrakech airport and transfer by private transportation to your accommodation in the centre of the medina of Marrakech. The accommodation includes bed and Breakfast.
Day 2: Marrakech - Ait Ben Haddou - Telouet - Ouarzazate - 190 KM
We leave the romantic red city of Marrakech by vehicle. We pass through many village before we reach Tizi-n-Tishka pass (2260m) and we will stop to enjoy the scenic view of the Atlas mountains. Our ride will start from the high altitude in the Atlas range.. The almost always downhills road leads us to the village of TELOUET situated in a hollow surrounded by the Great Atlas Mountains. This site owes its fame to the old and splendid Kasbah, the palace of the Pacha el Glaoui. After we leave the village we will have a stop in salt mines by the road. Later on we continue downhill for another 10 km before arriving at the Kasbah of Aït Ben Haddou, where we end our cycling section for today. We will have free time to visit the beautiful Kasbah. It is a live example for the 17 century berber architecture, its fame comes from the many movies which are filmed in its allays. Later on we continue our journey by Vehicle to our accommodation in Ouarzazate. We stay in a Riad in Ouarazazate (dinner + breakfast).
Day 3: Ouarzazate – Rose valley – Boumalne Dades
On the third day of your Morocco cycling vacation, we depart Ouarzazate via car. We travel to Rose Valley (Kalaat Magouna) and then to Bou-Taghrar, where our paddling begins in the direction of Valley Dades. The trip will be a bit difficult because the road is semi-desert and unpaved. However, while riding, we will have the opportunity to visit several nomad families on the way and snap pictures with them. We finish our riding for the day when we arrive at Dades Valley, and then we proceed to our lodging in Dades (dinner and breakfast).
Day 4: Boumalne Dades - The Todra Gorges (Tinghir)
We leave the hotel by vehicle on the fourth day of our 8-day cycling trip in Morocco. We leave the hotel and travel up Dades valley until we reach Tissadrine, where our paddling for the day begins. We'll be riding our bikes down the Dades valley, which will be a wonderful trip in the center of the high Atlas range. We carry on in the direction of the Todra gorges from Dades. By the time we reach near to the Tinghir centre, the riding portion of the day is over, and we pick up the bikes and continue by car to the Todra gorge. When we get in the canyon, we will have free time to wander along the river and palm trees. At the final we head to the hotel (dinner and Breakfast).
Day 5: Todra Valle – Erfoud – Merzouga Desert
On the fifth day of our Moroccan bike trip, we depart from our hotel in the direction of Ait Hani. Our riding day will begin when we arrive in Ait Hani, and we will bike down to Tinghir city. We will stop along the way to visit some Berber villages; the trip will be easy and will last 50 kilometers. By the time we reach at Tinghir, the cycling for the day has come to an end. We will proceed to Merzouga through transportation, in the direction of the Sahara desert, where we will visit the museum of fossils at Arfod before continuing to the Sahara. When we get at the sand dunes, we will ride camels to our desert camp and spend the night. At night at your desert camp, the staff will serve you dinner and will set the fire and play some drum music. The end of the fifth day.
Day 6: Sahara desert – Rissani – Alnif – Nekob
The 6th day in our Morocco tour on bicycles starts after you ride camels to meet your driver waiting for you. Your driver you pick you up from the camel loge and we drive to Rissani, and we will visit the mausoleum of the founding father of the Aloui family, Ali Chref. Than we will head to local market in Rissani and we will have time to stroll and explore all the parts of the city. After we finish our visit, out cycling for today starts, and we will ride in the direction of Alnif and we will pass by my many Tafilalte Ksors. Today’s ride is going to for 40 km or more depend on your choices. After we end the todays cycling we load up the bikes and we continue to our driving and we will stop in Alnif for a coffee then we head to Nekon. We will spend our night in hotel in Nekob (dinner and breakfast).
Day 7: Return to Marrakech across the Draà valley
The 7th day of our Morocco tour on bicycles starts after we leave our hotel by the vehicle and we cross the Daraa valley in the direction of Ouarzazate, on the way we will be surrounded by oasis’s of palm trees. We will stop in Agdiz to take picture for palms oasis. Afterwards we head to ouarzazte then cross the Atlas mountains to Marrakech. Up on our arrival in Marrakech we will visit and stroll the menara gardens. At the final we head to our Riad in Marrakech.
Day 8: Marrakech Medina - Airport
The last day of you joueny on bikes in Morocco, we will a have a short visit to the old medina of Marrakech. During our visit, we will see the historic and the main parts of medina which including, the Medersa "Alì Ben Youssef", the El-Badi palace, the covered souk where we can admire all forms of craftsmanship, textiles, wrought iron, the coloring of wool, the processing of wood, leather, ceramics and silver. We will also visit the famous Djemaa el-Fna square where small entertainments and various curiosities take place at any time of the day. From there we stroll toward the Koutoubia Mosque which is a spiritual lighthouse of the city. Later we drive to the Majorelle Blue Gardens where a small oasis of plants grown with extreme care. inside you can visit the permanent museum of Berber culture (the visit of the city of Marrakech will be done on foot). After our visit to the city, we leave toward the Ménara airport in Marrakech. We hope that we have offered you a journey full of emotions and unforgettable memories.
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