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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.”
North Africa's Vibrant Land
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 active travel and knew we absolutely had to introduce B&R travellers to it. Despite its convenient proximity to Europe, we knew our travellers may only come once. With that in mind, we give you the best of Morocco: vibrant Marrakech, including a stay at the legendary hotel La Mamounia, Berber villages, stunning oases, fabulous food, a Kasbah hotel, the High Atlas Mountains and an absolutely unforgettable stay in the coastal city of Essaouira.
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Day by Day
We set out from Marrakech for the High Atlas Mountains, where we get a real glimpse of daily mountain life as we ramble through the Natural Reserve of Tamsoult. The afternoon provides some downtime at the exquisite Kasbah Bab Ourika hotel, where we’ll dine tonight.
We head into the foothills of Mount Toubkal, the highest peak in North Africa, today to the remote Berber village Around before lunch on the terrace of our local guide’s guest house: Dar Ouassaggou. During cocktails tonight our friend Wafa explains what it’s like to be a woman in a moderate Muslim nation.
Off to the coast today and to the port of Essaouira. Lunch today is a unique experience: a wine tasting lunch at the most prestigious wine domain in Morocco: the Val d’Argan. Later, we’ll traverse paths only used by locals in an almost unforgotten bay before heading back to town to explore Essaouira’s 18th Century seafront ramparts. Dinner tonight is at the hotel by young talented chef Ahmed Handour.
Heading North of Essaouira, the rolling terrain takes us to the surfer’s village Moulay Bouzerktoum, where we’ll enjoy a delicious lunch in a local café. Along the way camels await to take us on a 30 minute ride. We’ll then head back to Essaouira. Early evening our local friend Hassan will share the secrets of his home town with us along a nice city tour. We’ll dine tonight at the exquisite restaurant “La Table de Madada”.
We return to Marrakech today and hike the cliffs of the Plateau du Kik overlooking the Plain of Marrakech and its olive groves. Houssine–our local guide, awaits us with a surprise picnic before a short walk and our return journey to the city to explore labyrinthine ancient Medina.
Famous character and local guide Mohammed Bouskri takes us on a tour today, with stops at the Museum of Art of Marrakech, Jemaa El Fna Square, and the amazing garden of Jacques Majorelle. Our final night dinner at the private Ryad Kniza, complete with music, is sure to provide an unforgettable ambiance.
Our Moroccan walking adventure ends this morning after breakfast at the hotel. Your guides will be happy to help confirm onward travel; ask B&R about a post-trip to the fascinating royal city of Fes.
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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. View hotel website »
L’Heure Bleue, Essaouira
Perfectly located just inside the city gates, this former palace and now Relais & Châteaux property has been tastefully restored with nods to Portuguese, African and Oriental influences. The calm and peaceful interior is matched by a rooftop terrace, complete with pool and views across the port. View hotel website »
La Mamounia, Marrakech
Renovated by the French interior designer Jacques Garcia, La Mamounia offers everything you expect from the lap of luxury. The pool and spa are out of this world and the location unsurpassed. The leafy 18th-century park surrounding the property was created for a local prince, Mamoun, whose name inspired the name of the hotel. View hotel website »
B&R does it right in every way; from the hotels, routes, tours, variety and especially the guides! They even manage to find the hidden treasures and people unavailable to the typical tourist. You could never design a better trip for yourself, no matter what your budget, then the people at B&R can do for you.— Kristin Turner
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Daily walking distances usually vary from 12 to 17 km (7 to 12 mi.). The terrain is made up of rolling hills, with a few prolonged climbs when we’re in the High Atlas Mountains. The difficulty of the walk often depends on the quality of the paths we’re walking on.
“I go on a long walk once a week, and I don’t mind a little sweat.”
Rolling terrain on a variety of surfaces. Most days, one or two steeper climbs to spectacular viewpoints or places of interest.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 five dinners, including wine
- 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.
Walking Sticks & Hip Holsters
Included with all walking trips are Leki telescoping walking sticks and custom-made padded hip holsters, which comfortably carry one full half-litre water bottle. And while the walking sticks get “recycled” for use by another B&R traveller, the holsters are yours to keep at trip’s end.
Notes from the road, on the B&R blog.
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