Morocco Bike + Adventure Tour

Berber Villages, Marrakech, and the Atlas Mountains

6 days / 5 nights Level: 3Price From: $8,695Collection: +Adventure

Tour Highlights

  • Work your way through the streets of the medina in Marrakech with a local guide, absorbing the outpouring of sights, smells, and sounds
  • Ride in the Kik Valley, on village roads shared with donkeys, and on routes lined with flowering almond and cherry trees
  • Hike beside a river to the base of Toubkal, the highest peak in the Atlas Mountains
  • Enjoy a delectable Berber-style lunch while biking between remote villages
  • Discover the port village of Essaouira, with its historic architecture and fresh, fragrant cuisine
  • Meet the makers of Moroccan argan oil

Eat

Slow-cooked tagine, couscous, honey-drenched pastries, hearty Berber cuisine, and preserved fruits like lemon, dates, and figs

Drink

Arabic coffee, Moroccan mint tea, and unique local reds and rosés like Clairet de Meknès, Boulaouane, and Guerrouane.

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  • Day 1

    Flavor and Fragrance: Mint Tea and Gardens

    Welcome to the Kingdom of Morocco, a country rich in history, culture, and beauty. Your guides will meet you at your pre-night hotel in Marrakech or at the airport. Our day begins with a transfer into the valley of Ourika, where we’re welcomed with traditional mint tea in an inviting garden setting. After a bike fitting and safety briefing, head out on our first ride towards the Kik Plateau, a limestone outcropping in the High Atlas Mountains. This fertile region is crisscrossed with trails that connect Berber villages, and we’re sure to encounter shepherds, villagers, and school children about their daily business. After a sumptuous Moroccan tajine lunch, share the road with donkeys on a rolling climb to Asni and stop to admire panoramic views of the lush and abundant valley below. Feel the breeze on the descent to our home for the next two nights, a luxurious kasbah with idyllic gardens and sweeping views of the snow-dusted Atlas Mountain. This evening, toast to a fantastic week ahead over dinner prepared from the hotel’s organic garden.

    Meals: Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Ourika, Asni
    Accomplished: 25 miles / 40 km, elevation gain: 2,585 feet / 788 meters
    Accommodations: Kasbah Tamadot

  • Day 2

    Hiking Toubkal

    Leaving the bikes behind, we’ll take a short drive into the foothills of Morocco’s famous Toubkal Mountain. At 4,167 meters, majestic Toubkal is the highest peak in North Africa and a popular destination for mountain climbers. We won’t be trying to summit, but today’s four-hour hike is a treat regardless: follow a meandering river trail to the mountain’s base, then enjoy a picnic lunch before we make our way back to Imlil. The markets in this village are overflowing with hand-crafted tapestries, linens, leather, and pottery—a wonderful place to practice your shopping before we hit the medina in Marrakech later this week. Back at the hotel, wind down with stroll through the fragrant gardens and pre-dinner drink in hand.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Imlil, Toubkal
    Accomplished: 9 miles / 14 km hiking
    Accommodations: Kasbah Tamadot

  • Day 3

    Local Flavors of Lakes and Oceans

    Sample new and unusual fruits for breakfast before we set off on today’s ride. The route is peppered with almond, cherry, and olive trees, and in certain seasons families (and their donkeys) work to cull the harvest from these orchards. Continue riding through Moulay Brahim, a town named for a Moroccan Sufi saint, and arrive in the town of Lalla Takerkoust for lunch. Then, we’ll transfer to the whitewashed port of Essaouira, with a stop at a local co-op farm to learn about Morocco’s precious nectar: argan oil. Once we arrive at our exotic 19th-century hotel, you may be tempted by the rooftop pool or a cool drink in the romantic courtyard. Tonight’s dinner takes place in a favorite restaurant, serving fresh-caught grilled fish and local seafood with a side of stunning bay views.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Moulay Brahim, Lalla Takerkoust Lake, Essaouira
    Accomplished: 27 miles / 44 km, elevation gain: 1,804 feet / 550 meters
    Accommodations: Heure Bleue Palais

  • Day 4

    By the Sea

    After a peaceful breakfast on the seaside terrace, we’ll bike south along the coast, watching surfers brave the waves in the bohemian town of Sidi Kaouki. Our very last climb of the trip takes us into Smimou. After lunch, choose to tackle the final stretch back to the hotel, or hop in the van and transfer to Essouira for some extra time to stroll this port city. As dusk falls, we’ll explore Essaouira’s 18th-century ramparts before an evening on your own; your guides are glad to recommend some favorite restaurants, or simply lose yourself in the streets and follow your nose to simmering spices.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch
    Destinations: Sidi Kaouki, Smimou, Essaouira
    Accomplished: 30 miles / 48 km, elevation gain: 1,995 feet / 608 meters
    Longer Option: 55 miles / 90 km, elevation gain: 2,804 feet / 854 meters
    Accommodations: Heure Bleue Palais

  • Day 5

    Marrakech: Magic of the Red City

    It’s time for the big adventure in vibrant Marrakech. After a three-hour transfer we meet our friend Mohamed, the best and most beloved guide in the business. Together we’ll visit all the must-sees of Marrakech, beginning at Yves St. Laurent’s colorful Majorelle Gardens—a glorious marriage of Deco and Moorish influence. Share a family-style lunch at Mohamed’s riad, then head for the sensory experience of the medina, where Mohamed helps us navigate the souks filled with everything imaginable. Our next stop is Bahia Palace, a masterpiece of Islamic and Moroccan architecture. The grand finale (and a wonderful final meal to cap off the week) is tonight’s lavish Moroccan dinner at our hotel, the essential La Mamounia. It won’t take long to understand why intellectuals and rock stars alike have chosen this property to retreat to—much like Winston Churchill and the Rolling Stones, you’ll find the entire experience downright intoxicating.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Marrakech
    Accomplished: Walking tour of Marrakech
    Accommodations: La Mamounia

  • Day 6

    Leaving Marrakech

    After one final lovely breakfast and a stroll around the beautiful hotel grounds, your guides will transfer you to the Marrakech airport, beginning your journey home.

    Meals: Breakfast

DuVine itineraries may be subject to slight route changes, hotel substitutions, and other modifications.



Arrival Details

Airport City: Marrakech, Morocco Pick-Up Location: Marrakech Airport or hotel Pick-Up Time: 10:00 am
Departure Details

Airport City: Marrakech, Morocco Drop-Off Location: Marrakech Airport Drop-Off Time: 11:00 am

To show you all our favorite parts of Morocco, this tour includes transfers on multiple occasions. We like to think of it as an opportunity to see more of the country en route to your next ride.

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Accommodations

  • Thoughtfully selected accommodations that reveal the true character of the region
  • Luggage transfers

Meals

  • Daily breakfasts, all lunches, nutritious snacks, and après velo cocktails
  • 4 gourmet dinners at our favorite local restaurants and renowned culinary establishments
  • Carefully selected local wine, beer, or spirits with every meal

Activities

  • Wine tastings and activities as outlined in the tour itinerary
  • Entrance fees to historic sites, museums, parks, and all other exclusive events
  • Gratuities for baggage, porters, and hotel service

Gear

  • Top-of-the-line bicycle selection
  • Bike helmet
  • Complimentary DuVine gear, including a custom cycling jersey, DuVine t-shirt, water bottle, and drawstring bag
  • GPS in most destinations

Support

  • Expert bilingual guides with extensive local knowledge
  • Support vehicle that follows the day’s route, distributes refreshments, and offers lifts
  • Pick-up and drop-off before and after your tour from predetermined meeting points
  • Daily bike maintenance to ensure optimal performance
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