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Morocco Bike + Adventure Tour

Berber Country, Marrakech, and the Atlas Mountains

6 days / 5 nights Level: 3Price from: $7,995Collection: +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 on trails snaking through the ochre sands of the Agafay Desert and towards the majestic Atlas Mountains
  • Hike beside a river to the base of Toubkal, Morocco’s highest mountain
  • Enjoy a refreshing and delectable Berber-style lunch while biking  between remote villages

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

    An Oasis and Marrakech’s Medina

    Whether you have flown in or have discovered parts of Morocco on your own your guides will meet you today with smiles and stories to tell. Begin at our very authentic and luxurious riad in central Marrakech. There you will discover the hotel’s splendid gardens and gorgeous property, a quiet oasis inside this busy city. A welcome toast to the week will lead into many culinary treats at the hotel’s own restaurant for a fresh and delicious lunch. From the hotel you will walk to the historical center to visit the Medina and souks where your local guide will help you navigate the labyrinth of these narrow streets with cultural and historical commentary all along the way. Tonight’s dinner will be a true Moroccan feast in the hotel’s own restaurant.

    Meals: Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Marrakech
    Accommodations: Villa Orangers or Royal Mansour

  • Day 2

    Amizmiz to Asni

    After a satisfying breakfast you’ll transfer south to the town of Amizmiz. Here you’ll get a complete bike fitting and safety talk so that you can ready to ride comfortably in this scenic country. Today’s ride takes you on rolling hills towards the foothills of the Atlas Mountains. Watch for donkey and sheep traffic jams; that is as busy as it gets. We’ll cross the Nfiss river and up through some striking gorges before arriving to the village of Marigha for a well earned lunch. Keep riding through the valley or get a lift to the next hotel, Richard Branson’s Kasbah Tamadot outside of the town of Asni. You will never forget this hotel with its beautiful gardens, multiple pools and wonderful hospitality. Dinner will be in the hotel’s own gastronomic restaurant.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Amizmiz, Marigha, Asni
    Accomplished: 27 miles / 43 km
    Accommodations: Kasbah Tamadot

  • Day 3

    Berber Country

    Today you will be amazed and entranced by all that we encounter, starting with the succulent breakfast at the hotel. Hop on your bikes and head towards the deep countryside, leaving modern life behind you. Our ride will take us past many sleepy Berber villages, the only signs of civilization during the whole ride. Admire the views as you make your way into the hills while passing shepherds, donkeys, villagers and school children. Once we’ve reached the highest point of the ride we’ll stop for a shaded Berber-style lunch with cool drinks and fresh dishes prepared onsite. Enjoy the long downhill all the way to the town of Tahanaout. From here you can continue riding or hitch a ride back to the hotel for some much deserved down time. We’ll enjoy another fine dinner at the hotel.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Asni, Tadmamt, Tanahoute
    Accomplished: 28 miles / 45 km
    Longer Option: 35 miles / 57 km
    Accommodations: Kasbah Tamadot

  • Day 4

    Hiking the Toubkal

    Leaving the bikes behind for the day, we’ll take a short drive to the bustling town of Imlil, doorway to the majestic Toubkal Mountain. This beautiful mountain range was the backdrop for many films, most notably, the film Kundun, which takes place in the Himalayas! You are in for a treat with this approximately 4-hour hike following the meandering river to the base of the Toubkal mountain. We will enjoy a picnic lunch prepared for us along the way before we make our way back to town. Here you can test your haggling skills to purchase many beautiful hand crafted items like carpets, leather goods, and pottery. Back at the hotel you can enjoy some time at the spa, a game of tennis, or simply a walk in the gardens. Dinner will be a great final event to end our stay at the hotel Kasbah Tamadot.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Imlil, Toubkal
    Accomplished: 4 hours hiking
    Optional Ride: 15 miles / 24 km
    Accommodations: Kasbah Tamadot

  • Day 5

    Plateau de Kik

    Today Moroccan landscapes will offer even more unseen perspectives. After an initial climb from Asni you’ll arrive on the Plateau de Kik, covered in fields of grain. Depending on the time of year, you’ll see men, women and children working their field with nothing more than a sickle, loading their donkeys with the harvest. From this height you can see beautiful vistas, with the Atlas Mountains at your back and the Agafay Desert ahead as your final destination. Descend to the Lake Lalla Takerkoust for lunch and decide if you want to keep riding or continue by van to the oasis in the middle of the desert, the setting for our final night together. Prior to this festive candlelight dinner under the stars, we give a final toast to the unforgettable week with our newfound friends.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Moulay-Brahim, Plateau de Kik, Lalla Takerkoust, Agafay
    Accomplished: 28 miles / 46 km
    Longer Option: 44 miles / 70 km
    Accommodations: La Pause

  • Day 6

    Return to Marrakech

    After a short off-road biking experience in the Agafay Desert you’ll be able to freshen up to go back to the busy city of Marrakech. From here you may stay a few more nights or depart for home but wherever you spend your following days your guides will make sure to send you off with great memories and smiles all around.

    Meals: Breakfast
    Destinations: Agafay Desert, Marrakech
    Optional Ride: 10 miles / 15 km

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

Airport Information

Arrive

Airport City: Marrakech, Morocco
Pick-Up Location: At the Marrakech Airport or downtown hotel

Depart

Airport City: Marrakech, Morocco
Drop-Off Location: At the Marrakech Airport or downtown hotel

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
  • 5 gourmet dinners at our favorite local restaurants and renowned culinary establishments
  • Carefully selected local wines with every meal

Gear

  • Top-of-the-line bicycle selection and 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

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

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