Atlas Mountains 7-day MTB Tour

29 August, 2023

Atlas Mountains 7-day MTB Tour

7-Day MTB Tour in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco

Embark on an exhilarating 7-day mountain biking adventure in the heart of the Atlas Mountains, a paradise for biking enthusiasts seeking diverse landscapes and cultural experiences. Morocco, with its exotic allure and breathtaking landscapes, presents itself as an unexpected gem for mountain biking enthusiasts worldwide.

The journey begins with the vibrant city of Marrakech as your backdrop. From here, you’ll venture into the picturesque surroundings of the Atlas Mountains, where a mosaic of cultures unfolds before your eyes. The diversity of mountain ranges ensures a range of riding experiences, from the foothills of the Atlas Mountains to the tranquil rural villages scattered across the countryside.

As you traverse gravel and tarmac roads, you’ll have the chance to immerse yourself in the authentic lifestyle of the Berber villages that dot the landscape. The synergy of exploration and biking creates a unique opportunity to engage with the local communities and witness their traditional ways of life.

This MTB tour is designed for both seasoned riders and those new to the mountain biking world, as long as a reasonable level of fitness is present. From adventurous trails to awe-inspiring vistas, Morocco’s Atlas Mountains offer an unforgettable experience that caters to a range of skill levels and a thirst for discovery.

7 Days / 6 Nights
Guided tour, 2-12 person group size
DIFFICULTY: Intermediate| Mountain bike
At a glance

If you’re seeking a thrilling mountain biking holiday that combines natural beauty, cultural encounters, and the allure of the unknown, set your sights on Morocco’s Atlas Mountains. This journey promises to be an unforgettable ride through a landscape that is as diverse as it is captivating.

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: Arrival in Marrakech

Your journey begins with a warm Moroccan welcome as we meet you at Marrakech airport and transfer you to your accommodation. Immerse yourself in the bustling energy and captivating aromas of Marrakech.

Day 2: Marrakech via Tizi Tadmamt Pass (2100m)

After a transfer outside Marrakech, the biking adventure kicks off. Start with a gentle warm-up on asphalt roads through the lush Ourika valley. The true mountain experience begins in Arhbalou (1300m), leading you to the challenging Tizi Tadmamt Pass (2100m). Pedal through the Atlas Mountains, passing Berber villages, valleys, and captivating landscapes. The day’s journey concludes in the mountain village of Imsker. Approximately 100 km of cycling awaits. Overnight at a Guest House in Imsker.

Day 3: Mountain Biking through Imenane Valley to Tacheddirt

Embark on a mesmerizing ride alongside a mountain stream, gradually ascending to the high Berber village of Tacheddirt. Traverse through villages embraced by steep, green farmlands and rugged natural beauty. Cover around 50 km of cycling. Overnight at a Guest House.

Day 4: Crossing Tizi Tamatert Pass (2280m) to Imlil

Today’s route offers a choice: ascend the zig-zag path you saw yesterday to Tizi Tamatert Pass or opt for an easier option via a gradual, paved road. Revel in the valley view from your Berber guesthouse in one of Imlil’s charming villages. For those eager to explore, an afternoon walk through Berber villages provides insights into local culture and traditions. Cover approximately 20 km of cycling. Extra climb from Tinghourine adds around 10 km. Overnight near Imlil (1740m) at a Guest House.

Day 5: Short Hike to Tizi Mezzik + Mountain Biking to Tassa Ouirgane

Today’s adventure commences with a hike to Tizi Mezzik Pass (2280m), where our bikes are transported by a mule. After the hike, embark on a challenging single-track descent through the captivating Ouazzaden valley, offering panoramic views of stunning landscapes. Hike for about 1.5 hours and cover around 35 km of mountain biking. Overnight in Tassa Ouirgane (1400m) at a Guest House.

Day 6: Kik Plateau to Amizmiz

Descend gently on an asphalt road to Asni and then climb to the pilgrimage village of Moulay Brahim, located on the Kik Plateau’s edge. Traverse the Kik Plateau’s undulating terrain before arriving at the village of Amizmiz. Cover approximately 40 km of cycling. Overnight in Marrakech at a Riad.

Day 7: Departure

Conclude your mountain biking adventure with a hearty breakfast at your hotel, followed by transfers to the airport. Depart with cherished memories of your thrilling Atlas Mountains experience.


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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