Marrakech to Atlas Mountains MTB tour

28 August, 2023

Marrakech to Atlas Mountains MTB tour

Marrakech to Atlas Mountains 5-Day MTB Tour: A Journey into Morocco’s Natural Beauty

Embark on a 5-day mountain biking tour from Marrakech to the Atlas Mountains, a captivating adventure that promises to take you through diverse landscapes, immerse you in local culture, and challenge your biking skills. This carefully designed tour offers an exhilarating blend of physical activity, breathtaking views, and the chance to explore Morocco’s iconic mountain range.

Thrilling Mountain Biking Trails and Varied Terrain Over the course of five days, you’ll navigate a range of mountain biking trails that cater to different skill levels. From challenging ascents that push your limits to thrilling descents that reward your efforts, the Atlas Mountains offer an ever-changing playground for mountain biking enthusiasts. The trails take you through rugged terrains, rocky paths, and picturesque valleys, providing a dynamic and exhilarating experience.

Immersive Cultural Encounters As you pedal through the Atlas Mountains, you’ll have the opportunity to interact with local communities and immerse yourself in Berber culture. Traditional villages nestled against the mountainside will offer insights into the lives of the people who call these rugged landscapes home. Engage in cultural exchanges, learn about age-old traditions, and share moments over a cup of mint tea. These encounters will enrich your journey and provide a deeper understanding of the region.

Spectacular Scenic Views The panoramic vistas of the Atlas Mountains are simply awe-inspiring. As you conquer challenging trails and reach higher altitudes, you’ll be rewarded with views that stretch as far as the eye can see. The contrast between the lush valleys, towering peaks, and endless skies creates a visual tapestry that’s nothing short of breathtaking. Each day’s biking routes promise stunning photo opportunities and moments of contemplation.

Expert Guides and Seamless Logistics Your mountain biking tour is guided by experienced professionals who are dedicated to ensuring your safety, enjoyment, and engagement throughout the journey. They’ll provide technical support, share local knowledge, and offer insights into the natural and cultural wonders of the region. Carefully planned accommodations and logistics ensure that you can focus on the biking adventure without any worries.

Unforgettable Memories and Personal Achievements As you navigate the trails, overcome challenges, and soak in the beauty of the Atlas Mountains, you’ll create memories that will last a lifetime. The sense of achievement that comes from conquering each trail and the camaraderie formed with fellow bikers will be cherished long after the tour ends. This 5-day MTB tour promises not only physical adventure but also a deeper connection to Morocco’s natural wonders and the joy of outdoor exploration.

5 Days / 4 Nights
Guided tour, 2-12 person group size
DIFFICULTY: Beginner | Mountain bike
At a glance

Join us on this 5-day MTB tour from Marrakech to the Atlas Mountains and embark on a journey that combines adrenaline-pumping biking, cultural immersion, and the breathtaking landscapes of Morocco’s iconic mountain range. Book your spot today and prepare for an unforgettable adventure that will leave you with stories to tell and memories to treasure.

4-5 hours of biking per day


Day 1: Marrakech - Gateway to the Atlas Mountains MTB Adventure

Your 5-day mountain biking journey through the Atlas Mountains begins in the vibrant city of Marrakech. This day serves as your introduction to the rich culture and bustling energy of Morocco before you venture into the rugged landscapes of the mountains.

Upon your arrival in Marrakech, you’ll be greeted by a city that’s a blend of ancient traditions and modern influences. Spend some time exploring the vibrant markets of the medina, where colorful textiles, intricate crafts, and aromatic spices create a sensory overload. The iconic Jemaa el-Fnaa square comes alive with street performers, storytellers, and delicious local treats as the sun sets.

As you settle into your accommodations for the night, anticipate the adventure that lies ahead. The contrast between Marrakech’s urban buzz and the tranquility of the Atlas Mountains will soon become apparent as you embark on your mountain biking journey.

Stay tuned as your MTB adventure unfolds, promising thrilling trails, stunning views, and the opportunity to immerse yourself in the raw beauty of the Atlas Mountains over the next four days.

Day 2: Marrakech - Amizmiz - Plateau Kik: Conquering Ascents and Captivating Views

On the second day of your Atlas Mountains MTB adventure, you’ll leave the bustling city of Marrakech behind and pedal your way to Amizmiz and eventually ascend to the stunning Plateau Kik. This day’s journey promises a blend of challenging ascents, cultural encounters, and panoramic vistas that will take your breath away.

Leaving Marrakech, you’ll embark on a scenic drive to Amizmiz, a picturesque town surrounded by the High Atlas Mountains. From here, your mountain biking expedition begins. As you pedal through Amizmiz and its surroundings, you’ll be greeted by the warm smiles of locals and the opportunity to observe the everyday life of Berber communities.

The highlight of the day is the ascent to Plateau Kik, a challenging climb that rewards your efforts with awe-inspiring views. As you ascend, you’ll experience a shift in the landscape, from fertile valleys to rocky terrain. The summit offers panoramic vistas that stretch across the mountains, valleys, and beyond.

The sense of accomplishment that comes from conquering the ascent is matched only by the beauty of the landscapes that greet you at the top. Capture the breathtaking views, enjoy a well-deserved rest, and reflect on the physical and mental challenges you’ve overcome.

After soaking in the beauty of Plateau Kik, you’ll begin your descent back to Amizmiz, allowing you to relish the thrill of the downhill journey. As you return to Amizmiz, you’ll have a deeper appreciation for the natural beauty and the sense of achievement that mountain biking in the Atlas Mountains provides.

As you settle into your accommodations for the night, the memories of the day’s ascents and descents, the panoramic views, and the cultural interactions will accompany you. Stay tuned for more exhilarating MTB experiences and memorable moments as your Atlas Mountains adventure continues.

Day 3: Imlil - Asni: Exploring Charming Villages and Scenic Trails

On the third day of your Atlas Mountains MTB adventure, you’ll continue your journey through the captivating landscapes, making your way from Imlil to the charming village of Asni. This day promises a blend of cultural exploration, scenic biking trails, and the opportunity to immerse yourself in the daily rhythms of local life.

Leaving Imlil behind, you’ll pedal through picturesque trails that wind through lush valleys and traditional Berber villages. The views of terraced fields, mud-brick homes, and the towering peaks of the Atlas Mountains create a scenic backdrop that’s straight out of a postcard.

As you cycle through the villages, take the time to interact with the locals and learn about their way of life. The genuine warmth and hospitality of the Berber communities add depth to your journey, allowing you to forge connections that transcend cultural boundaries.

Arriving in Asni, you’ll find yourself in a village that’s steeped in authenticity and tradition. The rustic charm of the village, set against the backdrop of the mountains, creates a serene atmosphere that invites you to unwind and reflect on the day’s adventures.

As you settle into your accommodations in Asni, take in the tranquility of the surroundings and anticipate the days ahead. Your MTB adventure through the Atlas Mountains has introduced you to the raw beauty of the landscapes and the warmth of the local communities. Stay tuned for more exciting biking trails, captivating vistas, and cultural encounters that await you on the next leg of your journey.

Day 4: Asni - Ourika - Marrakech: Descending to Vibrant Marrakech

On the fourth day of your Atlas Mountains MTB adventure, you’ll bid farewell to Asni and the mountain landscapes as you descend back to Marrakech through the scenic Ourika Valley. This day promises a thrilling downhill journey, cultural interactions, and a return to the vibrant energy of the city.

Leaving Asni behind, you’ll pedal your way through the picturesque Ourika Valley, a lush expanse of greenery and terraced fields that provide a stark contrast to the rugged mountains. The downhill route offers a different kind of challenge, as you navigate winding paths that lead you back towards Marrakech.

As you descend through the valley, take in the panoramic views and the tranquil beauty of the surroundings. The Ourika River accompanies you on your journey, and the gentle sounds of nature provide a soothing soundtrack to your ride.

Your cycling adventure through the Ourika Valley also offers opportunities to engage with local communities. Passing through traditional villages, you’ll have the chance to interact with locals, witness their daily routines, and gain insights into their way of life. These cultural exchanges add depth to your journey and allow you to connect with the heart of Morocco’s landscapes.

As you approach Marrakech, the transition from the peaceful valley to the bustling city becomes apparent. The contrast between the tranquility of the mountains and the vibrant energy of Marrakech creates a sense of completion to your Atlas Mountains MTB adventure.

Arriving back in Marrakech, you’ll have a newfound appreciation for the experiences you’ve gathered, the landscapes you’ve explored, and the connections you’ve made along the way. The memories of your mountain biking journey will remain with you as you embrace the city’s lively atmosphere once again.

Stay tuned for the final day of your Atlas Mountains MTB adventure, which promises reflections, achievements, and a deeper understanding of Morocco’s natural beauty and cultural richness.

Day 5: Marrakech - Farewell to the Atlas Mountains MTB Adventure

On the fifth and final day of your Atlas Mountains MTB adventure, you’ll bid farewell to the landscapes, challenges, and experiences that have defined your journey. This day marks the end of your cycling adventure as you head to the airport, carrying with you the memories of an unforgettable exploration.

As you prepare to leave Marrakech, take a moment to reflect on the transformative experiences of the past five days. The challenging trails, breathtaking vistas, and cultural encounters have woven a tapestry of memories that will forever remain a part of your journey.

Your MTB adventure has not only taken you through the rugged landscapes of the Atlas Mountains but has also deepened your connection to Morocco’s diverse beauty and the resilience of its people. The physical challenges you’ve conquered, the friendships you’ve formed, and the landscapes you’ve pedaled through are all integral to the story of your adventure.

As you board your departure flight, carry the spirit of the Atlas Mountains MTB adventure with you. Let the memories of the thrilling descents, challenging ascents, and the warmth of the local communities accompany you on your journey home. These memories will serve as a reminder of the beauty of exploration and the joy of embracing new landscapes and cultures.

Thank you for choosing this MTB tour and entrusting us with your adventure. We hope that the experiences you’ve gathered will continue to inspire your future travels and enrich your connection to the world around you.

Wishing you safe travels, cherished memories, and a sense of accomplishment that comes from conquering the Atlas Mountains on two wheels. Until we meet again on the trails of another remarkable journey.


Airport Transfers

Transport from/to Marrakech

2 Nights in a Marrakech hotel on BB

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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