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Mountain Bike Across Central High Atlas Mgoun - 8 Days

The Saghro Mountains, and the Oases. Challenging and adventurous mountain bike trip. During this trip you ride through the “Gardens of the Anti Atlas”, the Valley of the Birds, the M’Goun valley, the Valley of the Roses, the Valley of Dates (the fruit), and the massive volcanic Djbel Saghro.

This trip is for 8 days from Marrakech and back to Marrakech and you will have option to extend your holiday in the Mgoun Mountains as long as you want.

Day 1: Marrakech – Hotel
Arrival and meeting at the airport in Marrakech, followed by transfer to your hotel (including dinner and breakfast).
Day 2: Marrakech – Telouet and the start of our bike adventure – Ait ben Haddou – Ouarzazate
Early in the morning we depart in a minibus or Land rover heading south. At the breath taking Tizi-n-Tichka pass we turn eft towards Telouet. Here our mountain bike adventure starts. A rough track takes us south through an amazing landscape of colors, traditional villages and green oases. The track ends at the famous ksar Ait Benhaddou where we load our bikes on the vehicles for a transfer to Ouarzazate.
(long tour: 63 km, 39 miles and 631 mtr, 2070 feet pos.
short tour: 35 km, 22 miles)
Day 3: Ouarzazate – Kelaa Mgouna – Rose Valley – Talouite Valley
We depart for an incomparable adventure! A transfer takes us to Kelaa Mgouna, known for it’sannual rose festival. Our route takes us over a desert plateau toward the first pass of the High Atlas. A long climb brings us to the Talouite pass, from which we have a marvelous view over the Valley of the Birds. The landscape here is breath taking because of the contrast between the red soil and the green of the oasis. Next we descend into the still untouched Talouite Valley, with its pristine landscape. Lunch is on the bank of the river.
After lunch we cross the river and follow the splendid valley of El Hot and Hot with its traditional Kasbahs (Berbercastles)
Lodging with local residents.
(short tour: 35 km, 22 miles and 600 metres, 2000 feet pos. long tour: 42 km, 40 miles and 922 metres, 3024 feet pos.)
Day 4: Dades Gorge – Mgoun River – Saghro Mountain range We follow the splendid Dades Gorge until the city Boumalne Dades. The long tour will cross the MGoun River and will climb some passes. After the climb at Boumalne Dades, we have a nice view over the oases. We continue and cross over a large desert plateau. Perhaps we come across a group of nomad swith their herds. We arrive in a small village at the feet of the Saghro Mountains. Lodging with a local resident.
(short tour: 40 km, 25 miles and 400 metres, 1300 feet pos.
long tour: 55 km, 35 miles and 1000 metres, 3300 feet)
Day 5: Saghro Mountain – Tiazazarte 2500m – Bab Ali
We ride into the volcanic Saghro Mountains, and climb to the Tazazarte Pass (2500 mtr /7490 feet). Lunch is in the pass, with a fantastic view. In the afternoon we have a long descent. We set up camp as we enter the canyons opposite the impressive rock formation Babn’ Ali. Lodging in tents.
(40 km, 25 miles and 800 metres, 2600 feet pos
(After wards possibility to walk to the cascades of Iminougoulize. 1 hour).
Day 6: Bab Ali – Iki Village – Azib Amguis – Nkob
We leave the unpaved road and follow a mule path through a scenic landscape. Now the route becomes even more challenging. The support vehicle is not present during this part of the trip. We travel further to the impressive rock of Bab N’ Ali, and on to the azid Amguis Valley. Lunch in Nkob. Here iti s possible to organize an evening to enjoy local folklore.
After lunch we can add about 45 km / 25 miles by climbing to passes. During this part we visit some rock drawings
Lodging with a local resident.
(short tour: 37 km, 23 miles and 600 metres, 1968 feet pos long tour: 80 km, 50 miles and 800 metres, 2624 feet pos)
Day 7: N’Kob transfer to Marrakech
After breakfast we load the bikes on the vehicles and drive to the splendid Draa Valley. We unload the bikes here and we ride the last short stage on our mountain bikes through one of the most beautiful valleys of Morocco with a succession of traditional villages lying in green oases. ( 30 km / 20 miles) After lunch we drive to Marrakech via the Tizi-n-Tichka Pass where we check into your hotel or riad.
Day 8: Transfer to the airport Transfer from the hotel to the airport.

What is Included

  • Transfers from and to your hotel
  • English, French speaking Berber tour leader
  • Accommodation
  • Use of bicycle
  • Kitchen equipment
  • Use of helmet
  • All meals during your trek ( breakfast, lunch, dinner)

What is Not Included

  • Soft drink ( water....)
  • Personal travel insurance

What you need to bring ?

Good walking boots and socks

Comfortable shoes/slippers for camp/guesthouse

Trekking pants

Lightweight waterproof over-trousers / rain-pants

Underwear / Long johns / T-shirts

Fleece jacket or warm jumper

Lightweight windproof/waterproof jacket

Hat /Goggles (winter) and sunglasses (summer)

Lightweight thermal or fleece gloves

3 to 4 season sleeping bag

Walking stick

Day sack/backpack

Head torch / headlamp

Basic First Aid Kit - refer to trip dossier for details/p>

Ice axe and crampons (winter)

Water bottle or camel back (recommended)

Personal items (e.g. towel, sunscreen, wipes, toilet tissues, antibacterial handwash)

Small First Aid Kit including insect repellent, plasters, meds

Small rubbish bag to carry out what you carry in

Matches e.g. burn toilet paper

Trail snacks

Zip-Up bags for camera

Repair kit (eg. needle, thread, duct tap

All The Morocco Trekking tours are guaranteed to depart at minimum of 2 people. We reccommend you to book your trip as soon as possible. Availability : This trek is available throughout the year, From December to April Winter Offer and from May To November Summer Offer. You can start the trek on any date you wish. Available: Book this trip now as spaces are available. (However internal flights &/or special permits may still be subject to availability.) Limited Availability: Limited spaces are available so please click on the “Contact Us” link to enquire about the departure status.

Trip Facts

Duration: 8 Day(s)

Trip Grade: Moderate

Trip Cost: On request

Destination: High Atlas Mountains

Best Season : March to September

Transportation :  Private Vehicle

Maximum Altituted: 4,071 m/ 13,356 fee ft

Group Size: Min 2 person, Maximum 16

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