Sahara desert Dunes discivery by Mountain Bike and Camel Ride experience through the Dunes, kasbahs, Berber villages and cool oasis of the Draa Valley
Atlas and Sahara Tours offer this opportunity for the Amateur of mountain and desert biking, to discover southern Morocco, and enjoy the incredible moments through the palm groves, gorges, Berber villages, oasis, and Kasbahs, learn about the nomad's lifestyle and spend some time with them in their tents, afterwards you ride camels crossing the big dunes of Chegaga and spend the night under the stars at the dunes, etc...
DAY 01: Marrakech - Toundout.
Early departure to Demnate and its famous natural bridge for one. We will pass the Tizi n'Fedghat pass we will discover the south with its arid landscapes. Preparation of the bicycles near Telouet and first pedaling on a rolling track. To the east, we cross a desert plateau to reach the Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, transfer from Ouarzazat to Skoura night and dinner at the Berber house in Toundout.
* Distance: 120 km Drive.
* Distance MTB: 80 km.
* Elevation Gain: + 450 m & - 300 m.
DAY 02: Toundout - Boutaghrar - Boumalne Dades Gorge
We are progressively climbing the valleys and the villages which give way sweetly to the desert. We will discover the life of the nomads who live in the natural caves, we will share a tea with a rising family with a nomadic family in the following we will cross the highlands, where the sagebrush are good, who welcome the transhumance during the winter. Open-air picnic (tomato salad, onions, cheese, tuna, on a carpet, after a nap we continue on a rolling track to the entrance of gorgeous gorges that we ride on a unique path (s There is not too much water!) At the end of the parades, villages, and kasbah succeed each other but are not alike . After Boutaghrar, we walk to the Dades Valley.
Dinner and overnight at the Guesthouse.
* Distance MTB: 82 km.
* Elevation Gain: 550m, -350m.
DAY 03: Boumaln Dades - N'kob.
The morning Transfer in 4 × 4 (16 km), on the highlands linking the High to the Anti Atlas, we drive south the foothills of Djebel Saghro.
A beautiful track embraced we will take the height. Arrival at the pass to eat a picnic, brochette, and salad, prepared by our guide and the driver.
Beautiful view of the High Atlas and its mountains which is often snowy in this period and the volcanic chaos of Jebel. Beautiful descent in the heart of the massif, and the famous peaks of Bab N'Ali, the first oasis with date palms. Last pedals to reach the village of N'kob.
Dinner and overnight at the Kasbah.
* Distance MTB: 96 km.
* Elevation Gain: + 1650m -1350m
DAY 04: N'kobe - The Draa Valley - Zagora.
Transfer by 4WD (36 km), We begin our day by crossing the mythical Djebel Saghro by its wildest part. Mineral atmosphere softened by some houses and crops of almond and palm trees and especially the presence of some nomad camps. "Berber Mountains" we will introduce to the superb descent overlooking eroded mountains before finding the wadi and near the Draa Valley, Dinner and night in Zagora at the Kasbah overlooking the oasis.
* Distance: 36 km Drive and MTB 98 km.
DAY 05: Zagora - Tamgrout - M'hamid, Great Dunes of Chegaga.
Departure in the morning to the center of Zagora and its famous panel "Timbuktu 52 Days," We ride our horses for a beautiful stage along the right bank of the Wadi Draa. Last trips to reach Tamgroute visit the underground kasbah and the Koranic library, passing through the Draa Valley. Lush oasis punctuated by beautiful Kasbah that we discover by tracks and singles sneaking into the fields. End of our stage at Ksar El Fayja a very beautiful example of the architecture of the fortified villages of the desert, join our camel team Oulaed Driss or Chegaga 15 km before M'hamid. Ride our camels crossing the sand dunes. dinner and Nights under tents or under the stars while watching 'Nomad TV' (the shooting stars), a Berber animation with the Berber tam-tam before going to sleep quietly.
* Distance: MTB 65 km + 75 km Drive.
* Elevation Gain: + 500m; -600m.
DAY 06: M'hamid - Lake Iriki Plateau - Foum Zguid Taznakht - Marrakech
Today we drive by the 4WD 26 km and start our last laps to reach the great plateau of Lake Iriki, 29 km of mountain biking and transfer to Marrakech via Foum Zguide, Lunch on the way, visit of Taznakht the Capital of the Berber Karpets in Morocco, and continuation by the Tizi n'Tichka pass to reach Marrakech at the end of the afternoon, around 7 pm.
Overnight at the Riad (free dinner in town).
* Distance: 360 km Drive.
* Mountain bike trail 29 km.
Our Team wishes you a good holiday in Morocco.
NB: Our organization's capacity is limited between 2 people to 60 people. a 4 × 4 for 4 people.
- 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.