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High Atlas Traverse CMA

Visiting: Morocco
Tour Duration 8 Days
  • High Atlas cycling
  • Kasbah Ait Benhaddou
  • Tour Style: Classic
  • Tour Type: Small Groups
  • Tour Comfort: Basic
  • Cycling Grade: Challenging
 

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High Atlas Traverse

On this exhilarating tour we cycle across the High Atlas, discovering Berber settlement, palm fringed gorges and fortified kasbahs. We cross desert plateaux, admire mountain lakes and head for the dramatic fissures of the Dades Gorge, passing groves of almonds and walnuts

Tour Highlights

  • Berber Villages Experience life amongst the traditional tribes of the Atlas
  • Imilchil Lakes Visit the beautiful lakes of the Imilchil Lake plateau
  • Dades Gorge Cycle through the dramatic landscapes of the Dades Valley and the beautiful Valley of the Roses
  • Ait Ben Haddou Visit the Kasbah and the Ounila Valley

Itinerary

Itineraries on some departure dates may differ, please select.

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  • 1
    Join tour Marrakech

  • 2
    Drive to El Ksiba, then cycle to Ait Sidi Hsaine

  • 3
    Cycle to Imilchil and Lake Tislit

  • 4
    Cycle through the Melloul Valley and the Tizi n’Ouerz Pass to Ait Haddidou

  • 5
    Cycle through the Dades Gorge to Ait Oudinar

  • 6
    Cycle through the Valley of the Roses to El Kelaa Mgouna. Drive to Ouarzazate

  • 7
    Explore Ait Ben Haddou and the Ounila Valley. Drive to Marrakech

  • 8
    Tour ends Marrakech

Tour notes

Each departure date has it's own dedicated tour note, detailing all you need to know about that tour. Whether you've already booked, or weighing up your options, please choose carefully the relevant itinerary for you.

We have the following different versions of the High Atlas Traverse tour available at present.

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Why Book this tour
Unlike many other operators, we include the hire of your bike in the overall cost of the holiday: you don't need to bring your own or pay extra to hire one locally. We also provide a support vehicle, spare parts and take care of day to day bike maintenance. All you need bring is your own helmet.
Included meals 7 6 4
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Transport
4WD, Bicycle
Accommodation
3 nights Standard Hotel
2 nights Simple Village House
2 nights Simple Guesthouse
Tour Staff
Driver(s), Local Guide(s), Explore Tour Leader / Cycle guide
Cycling Information
On this tour we cycle 205 km over 6 days (an average of 34 km per day) with a further optional 35 km available. Over 50% of the cycling is off-road with a mixture of dirt roads and gravel tracks with some long fast descents on surfaces that require experience and care. The climbs include long ascents over both tarmac and off-road passes, up to 2900m altitude. 4WD support vehicles accompany the tour in full,
providing transfers between cycling points and carrying luggage.
Included Bike
21 gear Stockli XC mountain bikes with front suspension
Group Size
Generally 10 - 16