Morocco is one of our oldest friends—the land, in fact, where the idea of a B&R expedition was born. We saw a foreign, exotic, stunning country beautifully suited to our penchant for pedalling and knew we absolutely had to introduce B&R travellers to it, young and old alike. On this Family trip, we give you the best of Morocco: magical Marrakech, Berber villages, stunning oases, camel and donkey rides, kid-friendly kite surfing, a ropes course, fabulous food, the High Atlas Mountains and an absolutely unforgettable stay in the magical city of Essaouira.
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 how I like to do that.”
The right number of like-minded travellers to make new friends.
Your dates. Your group. Your way—always.
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.
Our friends on the ground are there to set you up with insider access and expert tips—then disappear when you’d prefer to be on your own.
Our B&R guides are with you throughout, anticipating needs, translating languages, providing advice and—above all—facilitating fun.
6 Days / 5 Nights
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Day by Day
Depart on a modern-day caravan towards the High Atlas Mountains and the hidden Ourika Valley. Spend the afternoon relaxing at our hotel, the exquisite Kasbah Bab Ourika, while the kids enjoy a ropes course in the mountains of the Terres d’Amanar private park.
Walk to the tiny and remote Berber villages of Timalizen, Tamsoult and Tagadirt and immerse yourselves in daily mountain life as kids experience their first donkey ride.
Head for the whitewashed port town of Essaouira to explore its 18thC seafront ramparts as the kids partake in their first kite surfing lesson with local French teacher Christophe Raynaud along the well known Diabate beach.
Embark on a morning bike ride following the terrain towards the Atlantic Coast and the surfer’s village of Moulay-Bouzerktoum to explore and enjoy a delicious lunch in a local café. In the afternoon kids will practice their new kite expertise!
Explore the magical "Red City" of Marrakech and ancient Medina after a camel ride to the hidden oasis of “La Pause” and dinner at the prestigious Moroccan restaurant of La Maison Arabe.
Visit the exquisite Médersa Ben Youssef, an ancient 16th century Coranic University and a jewel of the Arabo-Andalous architecture with a local guide before sharing one last lunch together in the privately owned Ryad Kniza.
Kasbah Bab Ourika, Ourika Valley
With 360-degree panoramic views of the Ourika Valley and the snow-capped Atlas Mountains, the Bab Ourika receives warm sunlight all day, ending in spectacular sunsets. From its unique eyrie-like position, it offers a bird’s-eye view of the Atlas range, traditional Berber villages and the lush river valley below. Constructed principally from rammed earth, the traditional Berber building technique, it seems almost to have grown out of the rocks beneath. View hotel website »
Villa de L’O, Essaouira
Perfectly located just inside the city gates, the Villa de l’O is a 18thC palace which been tastefully restored a few years ago. The theme there is a mix in between a very original “Colonial style” and a certain idea of Moroccan luxury. The roof top terrace offers the most beautiful views on the bay and enjoying a breakfast is a pure delight! View hotel website »
Naoura Barriere, Marrakech
This recently opened property is nestled in the walls of the ancient city. It offers all of the amenities you could dream and is built in the “Ryad style” with of course, a very large pool in the courtyard. It’s one of the most recent addition to the “Barrière” Hotels Collections and it also has in its walls one of the small “brother” of the so famous restaurant Le Fouquet’s in Paris! View hotel website »
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. The activities on this trip are geared for children 12 years old and up.
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.
- All hotel accommodation
- All breakfasts, all lunches and four 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.
“We thought our trip with you to Morocco was outstanding! Thru various modes of transportation- biking, hiking, camel and mule, we got to learn about this remarkable country! We thought our guides, Olivier and Sebastian were great, and they took great pride in arranging special events/speakers/guides for us, which only made it all the more special.”
— Bonnie Glasky,
Morocco Biking 2011
Morocco Family Biking
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