Morocco Bike + Adventure Tour

Berber Villages, Marrakech, and the Atlas Mountains

6 days / 5 nights Level: 3Price From: $8,595Collection: +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
  • Learn how to prepare Moroccan specialties infused with spices and ingredients essential to North African cuisine
  • Get up close with the production of Morocco’s versatile plant-based elixir, 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, Tahanout, Asni
    Accomplished: 25 miles / 40 km, elevation gain: 2,585 feet / 788 meters
    Accommodations: Kasbah Tamadot

  • Day 2

    The Golden Foothills

    Wake to sunrise bathing the Atlas Mountains in morning light, and enjoy the warm glow during breakfast on the hotel’s terrace. Today’s ride takes us towards the foothills for a gradual climb with progressively more awe-inspiring views of the valley. Stop at a local co-op farm for a closer look at Moroccan argan oil, a plant-based beauty elixir as golden as this morning’s light. After, the table is set for lunch in a tent surrounded by glorious, fragrant gardens. From here, choose to finish riding or let the van bring you directly back to the hotel for some pampering at the spa, a game of tennis, or a little extra time to relax before we regroup for dinner.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Sidi Fares, Tahanout, Asni
    Accomplished: 29 miles / 46 km, elevation gain: 3,143 feet / 958 meters
    Longer Option:
    39 miles / 63 km, elevation gain: 4,692 feet / 1,430 meters
    Accommodations:
    Kasbah Tamadot

  • Day 3

    Hiking Toubkal

    Leave the bikes behind and take a short transfer 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 the scenery on today’s four-hour hike is no less remarkable: 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 a stroll through the manicured gardens and a sundowner in hand.

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

  • Day 4

    Local Flavors + Intricate Architecture

    Our last breakfast at Tamadot offers a taste of ripe and exotic fruits—you’ll recognize the flavors as our morning ride winds through a tapestry of almond, cherry, and olive trees. Throughout the seasons, families (and their donkeys) use the farm roads we’re riding to tend and harvest these orchards. Continue cycling through Moulay Brahim, a town named for a Moroccan Sufi saint, and arrive in lakefront Lalla Takerkoust for lunch. This afternoon, transfer less than an hour to Marrakech where we meet our local guide Mohamed. He knows this city intimately and weaves stories of its cultural traditions and heritage that are as artful as the Berber rugs for sale in its souks. Be captivated by the Islamic and Moroccan architecture at Bahia Palace, browse the jewel-toned textiles displayed in market stalls, and end with a visit to Ben Youssef Madrasa, a 14th-century Islamic college. As the day draws to a close, savor the city’s culinary delights and enjoy dinner at your leisure. Our guides will gladly share their recommendations.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch
    Destinations: Moulay Brahim, Lalla Takerkoust, Marrakech
    Accomplished: 28 miles / 45 km, elevation gain: 1,804 feet / 550 meters
    Accommodations: Villa des Orangers

  • Day 5

    Magic of the Red City

    After a traditional breakfast of fruit, dates, juices, and freshly baked breads, it’s another full day of exploring vibrant Marrakech. First, head to Yves Saint Laurent’s iconic Jardin Majorelle—the French fashion designer’s Deco and Moorish gardens are as meticulous as you’d expect. We’ll then set our sights on the southern part of the medina to visit the Jewish Quarter, home of the humbling Saadian Tombs. After a short transfer out of the old city, we meet our friend Eric, a local chef who treats us to a cooking lesson. Learn to prepare some of the most essential Moroccan dishes that showcase the flavors, fruits, and spices of North Africa, then enjoy our creations for lunch. The bustling souks and bazaars beckon, and we’ll spend the afternoon seeking out souvenirs—perhaps a clay tajine, silver tea kettle, or beautiful box of honey-soaked pastry. Tonight, gather for our final dinner to celebrate a memorable week in Morocco.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Marrakech
    Accomplished: Walking tour of Marrakech
    Accommodations: Villa des Orangers

  • Day 6

    Leaving Marrakech

    After one more lovely breakfast—and perhaps a last mint tea—it’s time to say farewell to this intoxicatingly beautiful hotel and city. 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
Travelers Take Note

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.

For the hikes on this tour, we strongly recommend bringing hiking boots or trail shoes with good traction (not running shoes or sneakers). Moisture-wicking clothing or daypacks are also recommended, but not required.

Any scheduled tour can be made private. Your group, your dates. Go Private

2024Single Supplement From: $4,100

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Weather by Month
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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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Defy 1

Manufacturer: Giant

Type: Road

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Electric Assist

Type: Hybrid E-Bike

Included in trip price