Atlas to Atlantic Coast road cycling tour

29 August, 2023

Atlas to Atlantic Coast road cycling tour

Embark on an extraordinary 9-day guided road biking adventure that will lead you through the captivating landscapes of Morocco’s Atlantic Coast and the majestic Atlas Mountains. This immersive tour offers a unique opportunity to explore three distinct worlds—the rugged beauty of the high Atlas valleys, the serene oases of the Anti-Atlas, and the untamed shores of the Atlantic.

One of the tour’s standout moments is the exhilarating ride through Paradise Valley, a haven nestled near Imouzzer. Here, a palm-fringed valley beckons, leading you to a high pass that offers panoramic views of the endless ocean below. The cycling routes are carefully curated to allow you to fully experience the diverse beauty of Morocco’s natural landscapes.

Throughout the nine days, you’ll find respite and comfort in a selection of remarkable hotels, including traditional riads that offer an authentic taste of Moroccan hospitality. Each accommodation serves as a welcoming haven after a day of exploration on the roads.

Beyond the thrilling cycling routes, this tour is a journey into the heart of Moroccan culture. Immerse yourself in an amazing world where every encounter is an opportunity to witness the legendary Moroccan hospitality. As you pedal through the vibrant landscapes, you’ll find yourself connecting with the local communities, savoring traditional cuisines, and experiencing the rich tapestry of a culture that has been shaped by centuries of history.

9 Days / 8 Nights
Guided tour, 2-12 person group size
DIFFICULTY: Intermediate | Road Bike
At a glance

A road cycling holiday in Morocco is not just a physical adventure—it’s a human experience. It’s a chance to traverse through a land of contrasts, where mountains meet ocean, oases punctuate the arid terrain, and the warmth of the people resonates long after the journey ends.

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 - A Glimpse of Morocco's Charm

Your Moroccan adventure begins as you land at Marrakech Airport. A warm welcome awaits as you are transferred to your hotel or riad, providing you with a taste of the vibrant city’s energy. The anticipation of the days to come fills the air as you settle in for a night’s rest in Marrakech.

Day 2: Marrakech to Asni - Foothills and Views

Leaving the bustling streets of Marrakech behind, you transfer to Tadmamt to commence your cycling journey into the foothills of Mount Toubkal. The day unfolds with an undulating road that warms you up for the adventure ahead. A long descent into the Asni Valley treats you to breathtaking views, and you follow the river’s meandering path, crossing bridges as you go. The day concludes at Dar Elmouahidines, where you find comfort in your hotel and reflect on the journey so far.

Day 3: Asni to Oulad Berhil - Peaks and Valleys

A new day dawns, promising challenges and rewards. Your journey begins with a challenging climb to the Tizi n’Test Pass, a dramatic ascent that rewards you with panoramic views of the Sousse Valley and the Anti Atlas Mountains. The journey continues with a steep descent that winds through valleys and past citrus groves. The day’s ride takes you to Oulad Berhil, where a warm Riad welcomes you—a place where you can savor the flavors of Moroccan cuisine and relax amidst its serene surroundings.

Day 4: Oulad Berhil to Tafraoute - Semi-Desert Wonders

A morning transfer takes you into the heart of the Anti Atlas Mountains, a region that introduces you to the semi-desert landscapes of southern Morocco. As you traverse the argan country, you may even spot the famous tree-climbing goats. The landscape transforms as you pass through almond groves and mud-walled Berber villages, each offering a glimpse into the local way of life. The day concludes in Tafraoute, where the option to visit the iconic Blue Rocks adds a touch of artistic intrigue to your journey.

Day 5: Tafraoute to Agadir - Varied Terrain and Exhilarating Descent

The vehicles take you out of Tafraoute as the sun rises, setting the stage for another day of cycling through spectacular hills, traditional villages, and hill-top Kasbahs. The undulating terrain offers balcony sections with panoramic views that inspire the spirit of adventure. After a few climbs, an exhilarating descent leads you to Ait Baha Lake, marking the transition to the coastal oasis of Agadir.

Day 6: Agadir to Imouzzar - Spectacular Scenery and Challenging Climbs

Today’s ride unfolds through Paradise Valley, a narrow gorge adorned with palm trees—a true spectacle for the senses. Challenging climbs offer views that take your breath away, eventually leading to a high plateau and the town of Imouzzar. The day’s journey is punctuated by the cultural richness of the Ida Outanane Berber tribe, a people whose identity is deeply rooted in the land.

Day 7: Imouzzar to Essaouira - Coasts and Valleys

The day begins with a ride from the doorstep, winding down to a valley dotted with palms and traditional villages. Moderate climbs lead to rocky hills, offering panoramic vistas before descending back to fertile valleys. The main coast road becomes your guide, leading to the coastal haven of Essaouira. The city’s charm, relaxed atmosphere, and maritime heritage invite you to explore its narrow streets and artisan workshops.

Day 8: Essaouira to Marrakech - From Coast to City

After a leisurely morning exploring Essaouira, you transfer to the vibrant city of Marrakech. The cityscape is a blend of vibrant markets and tranquil gardens, offering a taste of Morocco’s contrasts. As the sun sets over Djemma El Fna Square, you’re immersed in the bustling atmosphere—a fitting reward for a week’s worth of cycling adventures.

Day 9: Departure from Marrakech - Farewell and Memories

Your journey comes to an end as you savor your final breakfast in Marrakech. With memories of the diverse landscapes, vibrant cities, and warm hospitality, you are transferred to the airport. The experiences and encounters of the past nine days linger as you bid farewell to Morocco, returning home with a heart full of unforgettable moments.


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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