The Land Where the Sun Sets

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.

Morocco Biking is a signature B&R Biking trip—expertly guided, small groups, premium hotels.

Trip Details

Easygoing to Moderate
Ouarzazate to Marrakech
8 Days / 7 Nights


Price per person from: $8,795
Single supplement: $3,400
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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 centuries ago. Hike up to a remote Berber village, perched high above the valley where we’ll have a typical Berber lunch in an authentic local home.

Bike the foothills of the Tizi’n’Test pass along natural landscapes and later hear from our friend Wafa Amagui, a young active mother from Marrakech who will chat about what it’s like to be a woman in a moderate Muslim nation.

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.

Hotels

Dar Ahlam, Province de Ouarzazate

Located within the palm groves of Skoura, this renovated and relaxing kasbah features serene guest rooms, a gorgeous turquoise pool and soaring views of the mighty Atlas Mountains. It ranks as perhaps one of the most luxurious oases in our books; in fact, our Regional Expert for Morocco reports that it is the very best he has seen in his 12 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 Imlil Valley. Surrounded by the High Atlas Mountains and the Jbel Toubkal, it is surrounded by 20 hectares of beautiful rose gardens, almond groves and fruit trees. The lodge also features an incredible spa. B&R is proud to be the only biking company accepted by the 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 »

 

 

Activity Level

Easygoing to Moderate

This trip is rated Easygoing to Moderate. Daily biking distances usually vary from 20 to 45 km (12 to 28 mi.) with options on some days as far as 80 km (48 mi.). The terrain is generally flat with a few hills along the way. The difficulty of the ride often depends on which way the wind is blowing. The walking is mostly flat, except for our day in the Atlas Mountains.

Gear

The Bikes

You can't enjoy a great biking trip without a really great bike. On this trip, you'll be riding customized Rocky Mountain Hybrid Bikes. Click here for a detailed description. We also equip you with handlebar bag, helmet and water bottle.

What's Included

  • 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

At Your Service

We take pride in choosing guides who are not only exceptional travelling companions, but who’ll go far beyond the call of duty to ensure an unforgettable experience.

Learn more about our guides »

Accolades

“Our trip with B&R was outstanding! Through various modes of transportation- biking, hiking, camel and mule - we got to learn about this remarkable country! Our guides, Olivier and Sebastian were fabulous, taking great pride in arranging special events, speakers, and guides for us, which only made it all the more special.”

— Bonnie Glasky,
Morocco Biking 2011

Morocco Biking

Notes from the Road

  • Morocco: A Family’s Perfect PlaygroundA country as stunningly diverse as Morocco makes a perfect playground for kids young and old. From the lush forests of its national parks to the stunning vistas of the Agafay Desert, it’s a country as rich in geographic bounty as it is in ancient cul …
  • Know Before You Go: Morocco Travel Tips“But, what’s it really like?” As invigorating, exciting and intoxicating as it is to explore an unknown land, it can be inconvenient and even a little intimidating to go in completely blind. That’s where we come in. In this ongoing series, we pose so …
  • The Art of HagglingWorld-famous for both the fare on offer and its kinetic energy, Marrakech’s open-air market, or souk, offers a uniquely Moroccan shopping experience not to be missed. But be warned: even the fiercest sharks at the bargaining tables of Europe and Nort …

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