At B&R we make it incredibly easy for you to journey with your friends, family, colleagues or on your own. Create your own private trip by taking over one of our dates—or we can request a fresh one. Prices are sliding scale to suit the number of travellers. Interested in tweaking the itinerary? We can do that too. Ask us for details!
The right number of like-minded travellers to make new friends.
Your dates. Your group. Our expertly-designed itinerary.
Tailored to your interests, a bespoke travel experience.
Combines the hallmarks of any B&R itinerary (excellent hotels and beautiful routes) with the freedom of pacing each day exactly the way you like.
Throughout the day, a knowledgeable local guide provides insider access and expert tips. At night, you can explore and dine on your own.
Our B&R guides are with you throughout, anticipating needs, translating languages, providing advice and—above all—facilitating fun.
We use premium hotels that are unique expressions of the region. Often they’ve had a previous life as a monastery or a castle, but in every case they offer an exceptionally comfortable stay.
These are stylish 4-star properties that offer a casual and comfortable stay. Often without a 24-hour concierge or room service, they tend to be smaller family-run hotels that are perfect for the region.
“I can’t say I really ‘work out,’ but I’m in good shape and am relatively active.”
“I enjoy a good walk or ride, and feel comfortable while on the move.”
“I get moving at least once a week, and don’t mind a little sweat.”
“I get moving a few times per week and enjoy some exertion.”
“I want to feel invigorated each day and going hard is how I like to do that.”
Journey into the Sahara
As you cross the sun-baked Saharan dunes and ascend the soaring High Atlas Mountains, a strange sensation creeps over you (don’t worry, it’s not heat exhaustion—we’ve got you covered): it’s the stunning surroundings seeping into your soul. We believe a place like Morocco is best enhanced by local characters sharing their stories and lives, and after more than a decade here, we’ve earned plenty of friends. From souk to Kasbah to remote Berber village, we’ve got the authentic experiences right here. Unleash your inner nomad.
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Day by Day
Drive through desert landscapes and view hidden Berber villages where it feels like time doesn’t exist. Bike on the outskirts of the small village of Skoura at the foothills of the High Atlas Mountains and through the Almond Valley.
Bike along the road of the Oasis of Foumzguid to find camels waiting to take us into the desert sunset for an unforgettable night of dancing and feasting under millions of stars at our private Berber camp.
Cross paths with camels, goats and smiling kids on donkeys as we bike back to Skoura past kasbahs and lively local villages.
Embark on a modern-day caravan over the High Atlas Mountains following the same route travelled several centuries ago. Bike along the foothills of the Atlas Mountains amongst olive groves and passing along natural landscapes.
We head into the foothills of Mount Toubkal, the highest peak in North Africa today to the remote Berber village of Around before lunch on the terrace of our local guide’s guest house: Dar Ouassaggou. Your B&R guides will keep you entertained during cocktail hour this evening with a surprise cultural event!
Bike toward the holy city of Moulay Brahim and the hidden “Plateau de Kik.” Here, an amazing picnic awaits you with fantastic views on the Lalla Takerkoust Lake.
Explore the intricate city of Marrakech lead by our famous local guide Mohamed Bouskri. We'll have lunch at his place before an amazing last night.
Enjoy a farewell breakfast at the hotel and m’a ssalama in Marrakech before your final departure.
Dar Ahlam, Province de Ouarzazate
Located within the palm groves of Skoura, this relaxing kasbah features serene guest rooms, a gorgeous turquoise pool and soaring views of the mighty Atlas Mountains. Our Regional Expert for Morocco reports that the property is possibly the best he's seen in his 18 years in the country. View hotel website »
A Night in the Desert, Iriqui Lake
Our private Berber Camp in the middle of the desert is not just magical and romantic—it’s also very comfortable. The camp features double and twin private tents furnished with rich carpets, warm blankets and very comfy beds, so you’ll sleep like a Berber and a baby at the same time!
Kasbah Tamadot, Asni
Once owned by an Italian antique collector, this unique mountain retreat is tucked away in the midst of the Imlil Valley. Surrounded by the High Atlas Mountains, rose gardens, almond groves and fruit trees, B&R is proud to be the only biking company accepted at this impressive property. View hotel website »
Riad Farnatchi, Marrakech
With only 9 suites, this boutique Riad boasts elaborate Moroccan design and unique works of art. It is renowned as a calm refuge—with all the modern conveniences—from the frenetic pace of the city around it. Craftsmen and local artists worked for three years to give this property all the authenticity and luxury Morocco could offer. Your biggest dilemma will be whether to wander into the souks or lounge poolside with a long cool drink. View hotel website »
The most memorable? Cars passing as I was cycling up the hill and drivers yelling "Bon Courage!" (good luck); reaching the top of the climb on that last day of cycling to see the magnificent vista below.— Christine Mccaffrey
The Moroccan bike tour is an exotic journey across the sun-kissed Sahara on bikes, camels, foot and 4WD jeeps. Accommodations include one night in a lavish Berber desert camp where luxury tents are bedecked with sumptuous carpets and richly decorated blankets.USA TODAY
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Daily biking distances usually vary from 20 to 50 km (12 to 30 mi.), with options on some days as far as 62 km (40 mi.). The terrain is generally flat, with a few hills along the way when we’re closer to the High Atlas Mountains. The difficulty of the ride often depends on which way the wind is blowing. The walking routes are mostly flat, except for our day in the Atlas Mountains.
“I ride my bike once or twice a month and am comfortable on two wheels.”
Relatively flat but will include inclines and the occasional climb or two.Read more on our Activity Levels
What’s included? Everything you need. Plus everything you’d
want. Plus a few things you never knew you wanted ‘til you got them.
In a word: everything. In ninety words? Signature B&R guides; local experts; unique, unforgettable biking and walking routes; private tours; authentic local cuisine; lessons and demonstrations; local artisanal wines; wine tastings; all victuals and libations; all the endorphins you can handle; new insight; interesting, fun and like-minded travel companions; a feeling of total freedom. In short: an extraordinary, hassle-free journey of discovery.
- All hotel accommodation
- All breakfasts, all lunches and six dinners, including wine
- Use of a hybrid bicycle, handlebar bag and helmet
- Services of B&R guide(s) and drivers
- All special events and private tours, Berber guides, guest experts and entrance fees to historic sights and museums
- All transportation from rendezvous to drop-off, including Land Cruisers, coaches and camels
- All baggage transportation
- Detailed maps, route suggestions and water bottle
- All gratuities for baggage, porters and hotel service
- Airport pick-up and transfer to your hotel upon arrival.
You can’t enjoy a great biking trip without a really great bike. On this trip you’ll be riding customized Cannondales; there are three models to choose from to ensure you’ll have the perfect bike. We also equip you with handlebar bag, helmet and water bottle.
Notes from the road, on the B&R blog.
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