Atlas Mountains 2-day MTB Biking Tour

29 August, 2023

Atlas Mountains 2-day MTB Biking Tour

2-Day Mountain Biking Tour in the Atlas Mountains

Embark on an exciting two-day mountain biking adventure that takes you deep into the heart of the Atlas Mountains. Experience the thrill of riding along trails, dirt roads, and hidden singletracks as you explore the remote Berber valleys and picturesque villages.

Day 1: Marrakech to Atlas Mountains

Departure and Transfer: Your MTB adventure begins with a departure from Marrakech. Embark on a journey that will lead you to the stunning landscapes of the Atlas Mountains, located just an hour and a half away from the city.

Exploring the Valley Landscape:

Scenic Trails and Dirt Roads: Once in the Atlas Mountains, you’ll start your biking journey by riding along scenic trails and dirt roads. As you pedal your way through this breathtaking landscape, take in the panoramic views of the valleys that unfold before you.

Passing Through Berber Villages:

Cultural Encounters: Your route will take you through authentic Berber villages, offering you the chance to immerse yourself in the local culture and way of life. Engage with the residents, experience their hospitality, and witness the traditional architecture of the villages.

Day 2: Berber Valleys and Singletrack Gems

Exploring Berber Valleys: On the second day of your adventure, set out to explore the remote Berber valleys of the Atlas Mountains. These valleys are characterized by their lush landscapes, flowing rivers, and the tranquility that only a remote location can offer.

Hidden Singletrack Gems: Your experienced local guide will lead you through hidden singletrack trails that wind their way through the valleys. These gems offer an unparalleled mountain biking experience, as you navigate narrow paths surrounded by stunning scenery.

Berber Villages and Mountain Passes: As you ride, you’ll pass through picturesque Berber villages nestled amidst the valleys. The dramatic mountain passes add an element of challenge and excitement to your journey, rewarding you with sweeping vistas at every turn.

2 Days / 1 Night
Guided tour, 2-12 person group size
DIFFICULTY: Beginner | Mountain bike
At a glance

This two-day mountain biking tour in the Atlas Mountains is designed for adventurous souls seeking an immersive experience in the heart of Morocco’s natural and cultural beauty. Whether you’re a seasoned rider or a beginner with reasonable fitness, the combination of scenic trails, Berber villages, and hidden single-track gems promises a memorable and exhilarating adventure.

Note: This itinerary and the duration of the activities are subject to change due to group abilities and preferences, and weather conditions and forecasts.


Day 1: Biking from Imlil to Imi Oughlad

Your biking adventure begins in the lively city of Marrakech, known for its vibrant culture and bustling streets. From there, you’ll embark on a journey to the Atlas Mountains, where the picturesque village of Imlil awaits as the starting point of your mountain biking experience.

Transfer to Imlil: Kick off your day with an approximately one and a half hour transfer from Marrakech to Imlil, a charming village nestled high in the Atlas Mountains. This serene setting serves as the gateway to your mountain biking adventure.

Expert Local Guides: Guides who intimately know the region will be your companions throughout the journey. Their expertise and local knowledge will enrich your experience as they lead you through the stunning landscapes and trails of the Atlas Mountains.

Climbing and Singletrack: Your biking journey commences with a climb, offering a perfect opportunity to warm up your legs. As you ascend, you’ll enjoy breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains. Pause at the top for a refreshing cup of mint tea, a Moroccan tradition that allows you to savor the moment and refuel.

Exploring Local Villages: The route continues with exciting singletrack that winds its way through local villages. Immerse yourself in the culture as you pass through these communities, witnessing daily life in the Atlas Mountains.

Lunch by the Riverbed: A picturesque riverbed provides a delightful spot for your lunch break. Relax by the water and savor a meal as you take in the natural beauty of the area.

Moroccan Single Track: After lunch, the adventure continues on dusty Moroccan singletrack. This terrain offers a mix of challenge and excitement, as you navigate the trails that lead you deeper into the heart of the Atlas Mountains.

Final Descent to Imi Oughlad: A short yet rewarding climb marks the approach to the final descent of the day. This exhilarating downhill ride takes you into the village of Imi Oughlad, where you’ll find your accommodations for the night—a cozy gite that provides a comfortable retreat.

Duration: 4-5 Hours Biking: Throughout the course of the day, you’ll spend approximately 4 to 5 hours biking, indulging in the captivating landscapes and thrilling trails that the Atlas Mountains have to offer.

As you retire to your gite in Imi Oughlad, the first day of your biking adventure comes to an end. Reflect on the scenic beauty, cultural encounters, and exhilarating rides that have marked your journey thus far. Anticipation builds for the days ahead, as you prepare for more trails, landscapes, and memories to be made in the Atlas Mountains.

Day 2: Biking from Imi Oughlad to Ouirgane

Morning in the High Atlas: Wake up to the invigorating mountain air of the High Atlas, surrounded by the serene beauty of your surroundings. As the sun rises, bask in the tranquility that only the mountains can offer. After a hearty breakfast, prepare to embark on another exhilarating day of biking through this breathtaking landscape.

Saddle Up for Adventure: With your energy replenished, it’s time to hop back on your bike and continue your journey. Today’s route promises more thrills, vistas, and the chance to explore the High Atlas in all its glory.

Zigzagging Ascent and Panoramic Views: Day 2 kicks off with a gradual yet steady ascent, navigating a zigzagging dirt road that winds its way up the mountainside. As you pedal higher, be sure to take in the awe-inspiring views of the Maizane Valley. This picturesque scene showcases a striking contrast between lush green fields and the rugged rocky slopes that lead up to the majestic snow-capped summits of the High Atlas Mountains.

Pause at Tachet Pass: A well-deserved pause awaits you at the Tachet pass, providing the perfect opportunity to catch your breath and marvel at the surrounding beauty. Take a sip of a refreshing drink and soak in the panoramic vistas that unfold before you.

Descending Through Azzaden Valley: The journey continues as the singletrack descends through the enchanting Azzaden valley. Along the way, you’ll pass by several small villages adorned with their characteristic stone houses. Immerse yourself in the local atmosphere as you pedal through these charming settlements, witnessing the traditional way of life that persists in this mountainous region.

Arrival in Ouirgane: Your day’s adventure culminates in the scenic town of Ouirgane, where you’ll find a well-deserved rest. After all the excitement on the trails, it’s time to replenish your energy with a delicious lunch. Sit back, relax, and savor your meal while taking in the beautiful surroundings.

Transfer Back to Marrakech: With memories of a day well spent etched in your mind, it’s time to bid farewell to the Atlas Mountains. After lunch, a transfer will take you back to the vibrant city of Marrakech, where you can reflect on the experiences, trails, and moments that have made this biking journey an unforgettable one.

Duration: 4-5 Hours Biking: Throughout the day, you’ll spend approximately 4 to 5 hours on your bike, traversing diverse landscapes, ascending heights, and descending thrilling trails.


Airport Transfers

Transport from/to Marrakech

Accommodation during the trip

English Tour Guide

All meals during the trip

Assistance car during the trip

Not Included

Travel Insurance


Private Expenses

Additional drinks and meals

Bike hire*


*available to rent from our bike shop

Essential Equipment*

Normal daily clothes

Padded cycling shorts and gloves

Breathable top or cycling jersey

Sunglasses/eye protection

Stiff-soled shoes suitable for cycling


Long cycling trousers

Warmer layers for earlier departures

Sun cream

Water bottle or Camelback

Energy gels/Energy bars

*we recommend packing the following items

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