Discover the kasbahs, tribal villages and cool oasis of the Draa Valley
Atlas and Sahara Tours designed This Mountain bike trip to leads you from the south side of the High Atlas, in beautiful landscapes; valleys, gorges, and villages passing through the pre-Saharian Massif of Saghro. Kingdom of the nomads of the tribe of Ait Atta. Arriving at the legendary Draa Valley and these large palm and kasbah gardens.
this trip will allow you to live unforgettable moments and learn about the nomad's lifestyle and riding through palm groves, Gorges, and villages, etc...
Day 1: Airport - Marrakech.
Arrival at the airport of Marrakech, welcome by your guide and transfer to your Riad /Hotel in the Medina (City).
Overnight at the comfortable Riad in the Medina.
Day 2: Marrakech - Toundoute
Early morning departure to the foothills of the Atlas. We will discover the first atmospheres of the southern slope with its arid landscapes. Preparation of the bikes and first pedaling on a good track. To the east, we cross a desert plateau to reach the valley of Imeghrane, night and dinner at the Berber House in Toundout.
* 210 km of the transfer. 32 km MTB.
* Elevation Gain: 150m,
Day 3: Toundout - Boutghrar - Ait Yul.
We gradually climb the valleys and villages give way sweetly to the desert. Crossing the highlands, where smells sweet sagebrush, which welcomes the transhumance during the winter. Trails well rolling to the village Ait Youb for the noon stop, the afternoon will be a parade of villages and kasbah. After Boutghrar, we walk through a small climb to the Dades Valley. Visit of the valley and its magnificent rock formations night at the Berber house with 1600m. * * 72 km MTB.
* Elevation Gain: +550m, -350m.
Day 4: Ait Yul - Tagdilte - Bab N'Ali
From our accommodation, we walk on a stretch of 18km of paved road. Passage by Boumalen Dades for arrival in Tagdilte and track between the village. We drive south and the foothills of the Jebel Saghro we cross the Tazazert pass 2100 m above sea level, with a beautiful view of the massif and the snow-capped mountains of the High Atlas. Technical descent of 15 km to reach our House at 1800m.
Dinner and overnight at the Berber house
* 70 km on MTB.
* Elevation Gain: +750m, -520m.
Day 5: Bab N'Ali - Sitte valley - N'koub
Still in the Saghro massif, via the Sitte valley. We begin the crossing of the mythical Djebel Saghro by its wildest and least traveled part. Valleys, Gorges, rocky peaks, a vast tamarisk plateau will be the ingredients of this stage. Descent to N'koub, Afternoon free (possibility of organizing a traditional Hammam for the group) night in a small inn with a magnificent view of the large palm grove.
* 42 km MTB.
* Elevation Gain: +1200m, -1520m.
Day 6: N'koub - Zaouit Tafetchna - Bani Zouli - Zagora.
The challenge stage of our ride, the wildest region, still in the south, we cross several passes and descent, crossing beautiful desert plateaus, villages lost in the middle of nowhere. We meet nomads with their animals and other sedentary, a small house surrounded by a beautiful garden, in a desert atmosphere. We finish our journey with a small transfer of 14 km to Zagora after a stage of 72km of pure MTB.
* 72 km of MTB.
* Elevation Gain: 400m, -450m.
Day 7: Zagora - Ouarzazate - Marrakech
Last rounds of wheels on the oasis of the Wadi Draa Valley. We put our MTB on the gallery and transfer by road up the valley to the north and the city of Ouarzazate, continuation in 4x4 by the Tizi n'Tichka pass to reach Marrakech at the end of the afternoon,
Overnight at the Riad in the Medina
* 360 km Drive.
* 15 km of MTB.
Day 8: Marrakech Airport.
Depending on your flight time, transfer to the airport for your return flight. End of our services.
- DURATION: .......................8 days / 7 nights.
- PERIOD:............................ All year
- GRADE:............................. Sportive.
- PICK UP DETAILS:.............Pick up at 8:00am (from your hotel in Marrakech / Agadir / Meeting point)
- DROP OFF DETAILS:.........7-8pm at the hotel (day 7)
- ACCOMMODATION:.........Camp & Riads / Hotel .
- FOOD & DRINKS:...............Fresh Salade & Hot meals Moroccan tagines will be provided.
- English speaking MTB guide.
- Meals during the tour.
- Bottled water.
- Transfer from & to Marrakech with private car & safe driver.
- Asisstance 4x4 to carry the lugagge and help the riders.
- 7 nights accommodation (a mix of Riads and the Berber house experience)
- Soft drinks.
- Equipment hire.