Biking day trip Atlas Mountains

29 August, 2023

Biking day trip Atlas Mountains

Atlas Mountain Biking Day Trip: A Scenic Adventure

Embark on an exhilarating biking day trip from Marrakech to the captivating Atlas Mountains. Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Berber villages and valleys as you traverse a range of trails suitable for all levels. Whether you’re a seasoned mountain biker or a beginner with moderate fitness, this full-day experience promises an unforgettable adventure.

Biking Amidst Scenic Beauty:

Exploring the Atlas Mountains: Prepare for an awe-inspiring journey through the heart of the Atlas Mountains. Set against a backdrop of picturesque landscapes, this biking day trip is designed to offer a blend of challenge and enjoyment as you pedal through the region’s diverse terrain.

Tailored Trails for All Abilities: No matter your biking expertise, there’s a trail waiting to match your ability level. Choose from a range of trails that cater to both adventurous mountain bikers and those new to the sport. Whether you’re seeking thrilling descents or gradual inclines, the Atlas Mountains have it all.

Racing Through the Scenery:

Adrenaline-Pumping Descents: Feel the rush of adrenaline as you navigate the paths and trails that crisscross the Atlas Mountains. Experience heart-pounding descents that bring out your inner adventurer, and let the stunning surroundings serve as the backdrop to your thrilling ride.

Climbing to the Crest: Challenge yourself with uphill climbs that lead you to breathtaking crest views. The sense of accomplishment you’ll feel as you conquer these ascents is matched only by the sweeping panoramas that await at the top.

A Day of Discovery:

Immersing in Berber Culture: As you pedal through the valleys and villages, immerse yourself in the local Berber culture. Experience the warmth of hospitality as you interact with the locals and learn about their way of life amidst the stunning mountain landscape.

Unforgettable Memories:

Captivating Views and Unforgettable Moments: From the moment you set out to your return, each twist and turn of the trail offers captivating views and unforgettable moments. Whether you’re pausing to catch your breath or gliding along the paths, the Atlas Mountains provide an ever-changing tapestry of natural beauty.

Day tour
Guided tour, 2-12 person group size
DIFFICULTY: Intermediate/Advanced | Mountain bike/eBike
At a glance

Whether you’re an experienced mountain biker or a beginner seeking an introduction to the sport, this full-day experience is a perfect way to connect with nature, challenge yourself, and create lasting memories amidst the beauty of the Atlas Mountains.

4-5 hours biking

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


Biking from Imlil to Imi Oughlad

Thrilling biking adventure that takes you from the charming village of Imlil to the scenic landscapes of Imi Oughlad. This day of biking promises a blend of natural beauty, cultural immersion, and exhilarating descents as you explore the Atlas Mountains.

Starting the Journey:

Pickup and Transfer: Your day begins with a pickup from your hotel at 8:30 am. From there, a short transfer transports you to the renowned Toubkal National Park, setting the stage for your biking escapade.

Exploring Imlil Village: Arriving at the village of Imlil (1740m), you’ll kick off your biking journey. Pedal your way through this charming village, soaking in the local atmosphere and the scenic surroundings of the Atlas Mountains.

Ascending to Tizi N’Tamaterte:

Ascending the Pass: Embark on a 1 hour and 30 minutes bike ride that leads you to the pass of Tizi N’Tamaterte, situated at an altitude of 2280 meters. The ascent offers a warm-up session on a well-maintained road, where you’ll be treated to panoramic views of the deep Imenane valley.

Discovering Berber Villages:

Scenic Berber Villages: As you continue along the track on the right side, you’ll encounter a series of picturesque Berber villages. These settlements are characterized by their traditional architecture and the presence of beehives clinging to the mountainsides.

Majestic Summits and Beehive Clusters: Gaze in awe at the majestic summits of the snow-capped High Atlas Mountains that provide a stunning backdrop to the Berber villages. The sight of the beehives nestled against the rugged landscape adds to the charm of the journey.

Lunch with a Berber Family:

Cultural Immersion: Pause your biking adventure at the village of Ikkiss, where you’ll have the unique opportunity to enjoy lunch with a Berber family. Immerse yourself in their culture, savor traditional flavors, and engage in meaningful interactions that offer insight into their way of life.

Descent to Imi Oughlad:

Thrilling Descent: After a satisfying meal and cultural exchange, it’s time to continue your journey. Begin the exhilarating descent that leads you to the valley of Asni. Feel the rush of adrenaline as you navigate downhill trails, taking in the changing landscapes along the way.

Your first day of biking from Imlil to Imi Oughlad promises an unforgettable introduction to the beauty of the Atlas Mountains. As you ride through charming villages, ascend to breathtaking viewpoints, and enjoy cultural encounters, you’ll find yourself captivated by the landscapes and experiences that the day has to offer. And as the sun sets, you’ll be transported back to Marrakech, bringing an end to a day filled with adventure and exploration.


Airport Transfers

Transport from/to Marrakech

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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