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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.
- Difficulty Level
Level 1: Occasional
Biking – 40-50 km (25-30 mi.) a day over relatively flat terrain with a few small hills—all very manageable for people trying their first biking trip.
Walking – 6-10 km (4-6 mi.) a day on country lanes, footpaths and coastal or forest trails, all on relatively flat terrain, perhaps with an occasional hill.
Level 2: Recreational
Biking – 40-50 km (25-30 mi.) a day over terrain that’s relatively flat but will include inclines and the occasional climb or two.
Walking – 8-12 km (5-7 mi.) a day over relatively flat terrain, with occasional steeper climbs.
Level 3: Enthusiast
Biking – 40-50 km (25-30 mi.) a day in gently rolling countryside, with occasional longer climbs to points that are well worth the effort.
Walking – 11-15 km (7-10 mi.) a day over rolling terrain on a variety of surfaces. Most days, one or two steeper climbs to spectacular viewpoints or places of interest.
Level 4: Avid
Biking – Roughly 50 km (30 mi.) a day in consistently rolling countryside, with repeated climbs and longer options available.
Walking – 11-15 km (7-10 mi.) over terrain that varies between rolling and hilly, with a few steeper climbs.
Level 5: Expert
Biking – 50-60 km (30-45 mi.) a day over both level and tougher, hillier terrain with multiple 100 km (62 mi.) options. The routes are designed for avid cyclists and include plenty of chances to push yourself.
Walking – 11-15 km (7-10 mi.) a day over fairly hilly terrain offering lots of challenges. Routes are along high meadow paths and/or well-maintained cliffside or alpine trails, with a few steep ascents to make you feel invigorated.
From the desert to the coast
Morocco is one of our oldest friends—the land, in fact, where the idea of a B&R expedition was born. We saw a stunning country beautifully suited to our penchant for pedalling, and knew we absolutely had to introduce it to our travellers. Today, we give you the very best that a luxury Morocco bike tour has to offer—magical Marrakech, Berber villages, stunning oases, fabulous food, a Kasbah hotel, the High Atlas Mountains and an absolutely unforgettable riad stay in incredible Essaouira—all combined with an electric-assist bike that makes the aforementioned pedalling a sheer pleasure.
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Day by Day
Depart toward the High Atlas Mountains and the hidden Ourika Valley. After cycling between olive trees and almond groves and past towering pines and snowy peaks, we settle in at the exquisite Kasbah Bab Ourika.
Set out on a challenging walk to the Berber village of Tagadirt, catching a glimpse of daily mountain life as we wander the Ourika Valley. We’ll be back at the Kasbah mid-afternoon, with enough time for a hammam (steam bath) before dinner.
Pedal through a kaleidoscope of colours that range from white-and-pink almond and cherry trees in spring to golden crops of wheat a month later on the Plateau du Kik. Tonight, indulge in a candlelit dinner beneath the stars.
Head for the coast and the whitewashed port town of Essaouira by Land Cruiser. Bike the last leg of the trip following a quiet, winding country road lined with argan trees to our lunch spot overlooking the Atlantic.
Bike south towards the town of Siki Kauki this morning and dine in a local seaside bistro. This afternoon, explore Essaouira's 18thC seafront ramparts with a local guide.
After a stunning morning bike ride, explore the magical "Red City" of Marrakech. Wander into the ancient medina, exploring its maze of narrow alleyways before finding dinner at one of the many wonderful dining spots.
Tour some of Marrakech's top sights with our local friend, Mohammed. This afternoon, he welcomes us into his riad to share a delicious lunch and stories about the city.
Say farewell this morning after breakfast and catch your flights home. Safe travels!
Take in the views from two wheels.
The White Camel,
This stony desert campsite oasis brings you close to nature without compromising luxury. Perched on rolling hills, enjoy unforgettable sunsets and stargazing. A stunning infinity pool and two coveted restaurants makes this paradise. Note that internet is not available on-site.
Villa de L'O, Essaouira
Located a few meters from the beach, the Villa de l’O is a 18thC palace which been tastefully restored a few years ago. The theme here is a mix between a very original Colonial style and a certain idea of Moroccan luxury. The rooftop terrace offers the most beautiful views on the bay and enjoying a breakfast is a pure delight!
Kasbah Bab Ourika,
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.
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.
The B&R guides were incredible, talented and gifted. Traveling with them was an excellent experience.— Marina Junqueira Netto de Azevedo Barros
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
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.
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
- Use of an e-bike, 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
You can’t enjoy a great biking trip without a really great bike. On this trip, you’ll be riding a local e-bike that provides electric assistance whenever you want it. We also equip you with a handlebar bag, helmet, and water bottle.
Sometimes your B&R trip simply isn’t long enough! Extend your stay for the best vacation possible. If you wish to spend a few days in region either before or after your official B&R trip, and need assistance making those plans, your B&R Travel Advisor can help.
Call us to create an independent travel experience that fits your needs—we can also arrange for a local guide.
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