Atlas Mountains bike trip

Special Tour 8 Days 7 Nights Availability: 10/11/2021
Marrakech Morocco trekking, Marrakech

Atlas Mountains

Fertile valleys, networks of hiking paths, remote Berber villages and snow-smeared peaks across North Africa’s highest mountain range.

The three ranges of the Atlas Mountains create a striking, sometimes harsh barrier between the arid Sahara and Morocco’s milder coastal climate. The middle of these ranges, the High Atlas Mountains, begins close to the Atlantic in Agadir and run in a jagged line northeast through the country, encompassing some of the region’s most authentic pockets of culture.

The mountains’ broad russet slopes are dotted with scrubby pines and lacy cedars, and the peaks gleam with snow even in the warmer months. Dirt roads and narrow footpaths snake through the otherwise pristine landscape, and in the moist, green valleys you’ll wind past herds of goats, wild herbs and small, remote Berber villages.

Dades Gorge

The beautiful Dades Valley near Boumalne du Dades with the picturesque Dades Gorge and the spectacular serpentine road is one of the absolute highlights of a tour through Morocco. Whether by car or motorcycle, a drive through this canyon is a very special experience and truly adventurous. Visitors are thrilled by the color contrasts and the incredible scenic beauty. But the most spectacular section of the route is definitely the breathtaking Zik-Zak road, almost at the end of the canyon. But visitors also come from all over the world for hiking and trekking.

The Dades Valley in Morocco is located in the province of Thingir and is part of the imposing Atlas Mountains. Most famous is the Dades Gorge, the so-called “Gorges du Dadès“, which stretches from the oasis town of Boumalne Dadès to the north to the village of M’semrir. Along it runs a green river course that irrigates the valley and makes it lush, providing the livelihood for the many small villages. Also worth seeing and another attraction are the numerous well-preserved clay castles, the so-called Kasbahs, which were once built by the Berbers to defend themselves against enemies.


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This tour runs all year round and can depart at any date of your preference.


Contact us for actual price for this tour. We require 20 % deposit payment for private tours in Morocco.


  • Hotel pickup / drop-off
  • Transfer in comfortable vehicle
  • English speaking driver

  • Local guides
  • Meals as per itinerary


  • Tips and personal expenses

Day 1: Marrakech

We will welcome you at Marrakech airport and we transfer you to the hotel with Dinner, breakfast as per itinerary.

Day 2: Transfer to Ouaouizeght and start of our mountain bike adventure

Transfer by van to the High Atlas. After the lunch our mountain bike adventure starts. During the first part we’ve a splendid view over the dam “Bin-El-Ouidane”. We continue towards the impressive rock “the Cathedral” where we check-in at a traditional Kasbah (fortified Berber house) (45 km / 28 miles and 4100 feet pos)

Day 3: Assif Melloul gorge

Today our trail goes through the impressive gorge of the river Assif Melloul (white river in Berber). After the gorge we end up in an isolated but splendid valley with traditional villages. Possiblity to discover the valley on bike and to climb even the pass Tizi-n-Dari (2061 mtr). Lodging in a local guesthouse in Anerqui with nice view over the valley. (55 km, 34 miles incl. Tizi-n-Dari. Hm 1.250 mtr / 4100 feet pos.)

Day 4: Anerqui- Imilchil

We start with a stiff climb to the pas Tizi-nTibarchit (2525 m, 8285 feet). On the pass we get a splendid view over the valley. Then we bike over an isolated plain with some nomads. At the forester house of Tasraft the long and the short route will split up. The long route makes a loop along the impressive traditional storages of Aoujgal and the short route passes several traditional villages. Before the descend towards Tassent, the 2 groups meet again. We cross a river and pass the blue lake of Tislit (the bride).

We stay overnight in the famous village of Imilchil (yearly bride market) (short tour: 80 km/ 50 miles 1700 mtr pos / 5577 feet pos. Long tour: 100 km / 62 miles 2980 mtr pos / 9776 feet pos)

Day 5: Crossing the highest pass Tizi-n-Ouerz 2892 m, 9490 feet

Today we’ll reach the highest point of our bike trip and at the same time one of Morocco’s highest passes (Tizi-n-Ouerz) . During the long descend we get a nice view over the valley.

We stay the night at a Berber guesthouse near Tilmi. (85 km, 52 miles. 1175 mtr / 3854 feet pos)

Day 6: Dades gorge to Boutharar

Today we bike trough the impressive Dades gorge. Before Ait Youl we cross an isolated and deserted mountain area. Near the village of Ighrem Aqdim we’ve a river crossing. We stay overnight in the beautiful valley of Boutharar. This valley is known for its contrasting colours of red rocks and the green of the oases.

Lodging in a Berber guesthouse with splendid view over the valley. (Long tour: 90 km, 46 miles. 1560 mtr pos., 5118 feet pos. , Short tour: 77 km , 48 miles and 975 mtr pos, 3200 feet pos.)

Day 7: Valley el Hot to Kelaa Mgouna

We make a loop through the splendid valley of El Hot with its traditional Berber villages and kasbah. Then we climb the pass Talouine (1900 m / 6200 feet). From the pass we’ve a gorgeous view over the often snow capped M’Goun range and the pre-Sahara. After the descend we’ll enter the desert town Kelaa Mgouna, the end of our bike tour. (38 km / 24 miles.)

After lunch a transfer is organized to Marrakech where we stay at a 3* hotel on half board.

Day 8: Transfer to Airport

Transfer from the hotel to the airport.

NOTE: This is a Fes to Atlantic coast and nobody else will travel in your private group. If you require any modification for our suggested itinerary please fill up the contact form.

Don’t book your flights until we have confirmed your trip!

Between tradition and modernity, Marrakech is the promise of unequalled sensations. Strolling the Jemaa El-Fna square and the souks with their shimmering colours and oriental smells, the red city offers you a complete change of scenery. Horse-drawn carriage rides, sunny terraces, travelling artists and other day and night activities will give a tates of wishful comeback. You will be able to admire all the architectural richness of the Medina, upon visiting one of its many riads, small oriental palaces overlooking a beautiful patio. You can also relax and recharge at the Menara, a vast garden with an emblematic basin. Marrakech shower its visitors by its splendour and its diversity, you just have to leave the ramparts to be immersed in modern Morocco. The districts of Gueliz and Hivernage offer the most modern infrastructures, luxury boutiques and international ready-to-wear stores, airy avenues ; which all contribute to Marrakech's unique offering.

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