Morocco enduro MTB biking tour

28 August, 2023

Morocco enduro MTB biking tour

8-Day Morocco Enduro MTB Biking Tour: Conquer the Trails

Your 8-day enduro mountain biking tour begins with your arrival in Morocco, where you’ll be transported to the vibrant city of Marrakech. From there, you’ll embark on a biking adventure that takes you through rugged terrains, traditional Berber villages, and iconic landscapes.

Throughout the tour, you’ll navigate enduro trails that cater to a range of skill levels, from technical sections to flowing descents. The diverse terrain offers a dynamic biking experience that’s as invigorating as it is rewarding.

Interactions with local communities add depth to your journey, allowing you to learn about the traditions and way of life of the Berber people. As you pedal through the landscapes, you’ll be treated to panoramic vistas that showcase Morocco’s natural beauty.

Whether you’re pushing your biking skills to the limit or taking in the scenery, each day promises an adventure that captures the spirit of exploration. The camaraderie of fellow bikers, the challenges of the trails, and the authenticity of the cultural encounters combine to create an unforgettable experience.

As the tour concludes, you’ll leave Morocco with lasting memories of technical challenges overcome, panoramas admired, and a connection to the region’s rugged beauty. Your 8-day enduro mountain biking tour will undoubtedly be a highlight of your biking journey, leaving you inspired for future adventures.

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

Embark on an exhilarating 8-day enduro mountain biking tour through the diverse landscapes of Morocco.

  • Conquer diverse enduro trails amidst Morocco’s stunning landscapes.
  • Immerse yourself in Berber culture through interactions with local communities.
  • Discover breathtaking vistas, from rugged peaks to lush valleys.
  • Forge camaraderie with fellow bikers who share your passion.

Day 1: Arrival in Marrakech - The Adventure Begins

Your 8-day Morocco Enduro MTB Biking Tour commences with your arrival in Marrakech. As you step off the plane and into the bustling city, you’ll feel the excitement of the adventure that awaits you. Marrakech, with its vibrant markets, historic landmarks, and lively atmosphere, serves as the perfect starting point for your biking journey.

Upon arrival, you’ll be transported to your accommodation in Marrakech, where you’ll have a chance to settle in and prepare for the days of biking ahead. This vibrant city offers a captivating mix of old-world charm and modern energy, setting the tone for the diverse experiences you’ll encounter on your tour.

Take the time to get to know your fellow bikers, receive any necessary briefings, and familiarize yourself with the itinerary. As you prepare for your biking adventure, the anticipation of challenging trails, breathtaking landscapes, and cultural encounters fills the air.

In the evening, enjoy a taste of Moroccan cuisine as you dine in the city. The flavors and ambiance provide a fitting introduction to the rich tapestry of experiences that await you on this journey.

As the sun sets over Marrakech, casting a warm glow over the city, let the excitement of Day 1 accompany you. Your 8-day enduro mountain biking tour is about to unfold, promising a thrilling combination of technical challenges, cultural immersion, and unforgettable landscapes.

Day 2: Marrakech - Oukaimeden - Imlil: Uphill Thrills and Technical Descents

Day 2 of your 8-day Morocco Enduro MTB Biking Tour takes you from the vibrant city of Marrakech to the high-altitude ski resort of Oukaimeden, where your biking adventure begins. With technical challenges, uphill thrills, and breathtaking descents, this day promises a dynamic combination of skills and landscapes.

The day begins with transfers from Marrakech to the Oukaimeden ski resort, situated at an impressive altitude of 2660 meters. From this lofty starting point, you’ll begin your ascent, pedaling uphill as you immerse yourself in the high-altitude beauty of the Atlas Mountains.

Climbing steadily, you’ll conquer the trails that lead to Tizi Addi, a pass that offers panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes. The effort of the uphill ride is rewarded with sweeping vistas that showcase the rugged terrain you’ll soon descend.

The adventure takes a thrilling turn as you navigate a technical singletrack downhill, taking on challenging sections that test your biking skills. The adrenaline of the descent is palpable, and the rush of the wind and the rhythm of the trails create an exhilarating experience.

As you descend to the Tachedirt valley, you’ll be surrounded by stunning vistas and picturesque landscapes that define the region. From here, the trail takes you to Tingherine, setting the stage for the next climb.

Climbing to Tizi Tamatert at 2300 meters, you’ll embrace the uphill challenge and the satisfaction that comes with conquering the ascent. From this vantage point, the descent on a singletrack awaits, leading you to the charming village of Imlil.

Imlil, with its welcoming atmosphere and traditional Berber culture, serves as your overnight destination. As you settle in for the night, let the memories of Day 2 accompany you. The technical challenges, uphill triumphs, and exhilarating descents have created an adventure that captures the essence of enduro mountain biking in the Atlas Mountains.

Day 3: Imlil - Id Aissa: Passes, Peaks, and Exhilarating Descents

Day 3 of your 8-day Morocco Enduro MTB Biking Tour promises an adventure that combines both biking and hiking, as you navigate challenging passes and experience the thrill of technical descents. From Imlil to Id Aissa, this day offers a unique blend of exertion and reward.

The day begins with an intriguing twist – a portion of the journey involves hiking. Your bikes are transported by mule as you and your fellow bikers embark on a hike to the pass of Tizi Tzikerte. As you ascend, you’ll immerse yourself in the high-altitude landscapes of the Atlas Mountains, taking in the views that stretch out before you.

Reaching the pass is a triumph in itself, and the sense of accomplishment is palpable. The effort of the hike is a testament to your determination and passion for adventure.

From the pass, you’ll transition back to your bikes, ready to conquer the trails once again. The descent that awaits is a thrilling singletrack adventure, characterized by rough and sometimes steep slopes that demand your biking skills and attention.

As you navigate the technical descent, the beauty of the valley of Ouazzaden unfolds before you. The landscapes, from rocky peaks to lush surroundings, offer a captivating backdrop to your exhilarating ride.

The challenges of the descent are balanced by the rewards – the rush of adrenaline, the sense of flow, and the stunning vistas that surround you. The rugged terrain adds an extra layer of excitement to your biking journey, creating an experience that’s both physically demanding and mentally invigorating.

Arriving in the village of Id Aissa, you’ll be greeted by the warm hospitality of the locals and the sense of camaraderie that defines this biking adventure. As you settle in for the night, let the memories of Day 3 accompany you. The hike, the passes, and the exhilarating descents have woven together to create a day that captures the spirit of enduro mountain biking in the Atlas Mountains.

Day 4: Ouirgane - Amizmiz Valley: Singletrack Bliss

On Day 4 of your 8-day Morocco Enduro MTB Biking Tour, the focus shifts to singletrack trails that promise a day of exhilarating biking and breathtaking scenery. From Ouirgane to the Amizmiz Valley, you’ll cash in on the altitude and embrace the thrill of fast sections, climbs, and stunning landscapes.

The day’s adventure begins at your guest house, situated at an impressive altitude of nearly 1800 meters. With the altitude on your side, you’re set to conquer the trails that lie ahead, embracing the combination of climbing and fast-paced sections.

The path leads you through a series of villages, each offering a unique glimpse into local life and culture. As you traverse from one village to another, you’ll encounter little climbs that serve as a prelude to the exhilarating fast sections that follow.

The biking rhythm takes you through breathtaking scenery, with rocky peaks, lush valleys, and vibrant landscapes unfolding before you. The sense of speed and flow is palpable, as you navigate the trails with a mix of focus and adrenaline.

Lunchtime is a special affair, with a secluded wooded spot along the riverbed serving as the backdrop for a well-deserved break. Mint tea awaits your arrival, providing a moment of refreshment and relaxation.

After lunch, the adventure continues as you embark on another ribbon of incredible singletrack. The trail takes you to a spectacular gorge, showcasing some of the most breathtaking scenery you’ve encountered so far. The contrast between the rugged terrain and the flowing trails creates an experience that’s truly unforgettable.

As the day’s ride draws to a close, you’ll find yourself on a gentle ride to the gite located just outside Amizmiz. This charming village at an altitude of 1005 meters serves as your destination for the day. Here, you can look forward to a well-deserved hammam session, the perfect way to unwind after a day of intense biking.

As you settle in for the night, let the memories of Day 4 accompany you. The singletrack bliss, the stunning landscapes, and the camaraderie of fellow bikers have combined to create a day that captures the heart and soul of enduro mountain biking in Morocco’s Atlas Mountains.

Day 5: Amizmiz - Ait Hamed: Cultural Connections and Middle Atlas Exploration

Day 5 of your 8-day Morocco Enduro MTB Biking Tour offers a unique blend of cultural connections and Middle Atlas exploration as you pedal from Amizmiz to Ait Hamed. This day promises encounters with local families, uphill challenges, and captivating landscapes.

The day begins with a cycle through olive groves, setting the tone for a day of diverse experiences. As you pedal through the groves, you’ll be treated to a unique opportunity to connect with local life and culture.

A highlight of the morning is a visit to a Berber house, where you’ll have the chance to interact with a local family. Freshly baked bread from the wood oven, olives, and mint tea await you, offering a taste of traditional Berber hospitality.

Continuing uphill, you’ll navigate the trails that lead through the Middle Atlas. The uphill effort is rewarded with spectacular views, creating a sense of accomplishment as you ascend to your lunch stop.

As you enjoy your meal, take a moment to appreciate the panoramic vistas that surround you. The Middle Atlas landscapes unfold, showcasing the rugged beauty of the region.

After lunch, the adventure continues with another ascent, this time reaching a pass that stands 300 meters high. The challenge of the climb is balanced by the sense of achievement that comes with reaching the summit.

From the pass, the journey takes you through a high plateau, with single trails and slopes awaiting your exploration. The biking rhythm and the ever-changing landscapes create an invigorating experience that captures the essence of adventure.

As you arrive at your accommodation in Ait Hamed, the camaraderie of fellow bikers and the sense of achievement define the atmosphere. Settle in for the night, and let the memories of Day 5 accompany you. The cultural connections, uphill challenges, and the beauty of the Middle Atlas have woven together to create a day that embodies the spirit of enduro mountain biking in Morocco.

Day 6: Ait Hamed - Ijoukak: Technical Trails and Riverbed Adventure

Day 6 of your 8-day Morocco Enduro MTB Biking Tour offers an exhilarating mix of technical trails, riverbed adventure, and breathtaking landscapes as you journey from Ait Hamed to Ijoukak. This day promises a dynamic combination of challenges and rewards that capture the essence of enduro mountain biking.

The day’s adventure begins with a gentle traverse and climb that leads to the head of the pass. While a 10-minute hike-a-bike is part of the journey, the rewards that await you at the top are beyond measure. The vistas from this vantage point are nothing short of awe-inspiring.

As you descend, the singletrack trails offer a fast and flowing experience, inviting you to embrace the speed and rhythm of the ride. The technical challenges increase as the terrain changes, with the descent becoming more technical as it drops in height and takes you into the riverbed.

One of the highlights of the day is a section of singletrack that winds its way through a dry riverbed. The contrasts in the trail are striking, ranging from slow and super technical to smooth and flat-out, offering a biking experience that’s as diverse as it is exhilarating.

For hours on end, the trails continue without a letup, keeping your focus sharp and your adrenaline pumping. The dynamic nature of the trail adds an extra layer of excitement to your biking adventure, keeping you engaged and immersed in the experience.

The finale of the day involves a rickety bridge crossing, a symbolic moment that marks the transition from the trails to the van that awaits you. A well-deserved late lunch offers a chance to refuel and recharge before the next phase of the journey.

Following lunch, you have the option to transfer in the van to Ijoukak, where you’ll spend your last night in the mountains. As you settle in for the evening, let the memories of Day 6 accompany you. The technical challenges, riverbed adventure, and camaraderie of fellow bikers have come together to create a day that captures the heart and soul of enduro mountain biking in Morocco’s Atlas Mountains.

Day 7: Ijoukak - Ouirgane - Marrakech: Epic Finale and Return

Day 7 of your 8-day Morocco Enduro MTB Biking Tour marks the epic finale of your biking journey as you pedal from Ijoukak to Ouirgane and return to Marrakech. This day promises an unforgettable blend of breathtaking views, exhilarating singletrack, and a sense of accomplishment.

The day begins after breakfast at the gite, setting the stage for your final biking adventure in the Atlas Mountains. As you embark on this last day on the bike, the anticipation of the trails that lie ahead fills the air.

The first step of the journey involves riding up to the pass, where you’ll be treated to an astonishing view over the Atlas Mountains. The panoramic vistas that stretch out before you create a sense of awe and wonder, reminding you of the majestic landscapes that have defined your journey.

From the pass, an incredible singletrack awaits, offering a thrilling and flowing experience that’s the perfect conclusion to your biking adventure. The trail leads you through a landscape that encapsulates the beauty of the Atlas Mountains, from rocky terrain to lush valleys.

As you navigate the singletrack, the sense of accomplishment and exhilaration is palpable. The rhythm of the ride, the speed of the descent, and the beauty of the surroundings combine to create a biking experience that’s nothing short of extraordinary.

The destination for the day is Ouirgane, where you’ll conclude your biking journey. As you transition from the trails to this charming village, the camaraderie of fellow bikers and the sense of achievement define the atmosphere.

From Ouirgane, you’ll head back to Marrakech, reflecting on the incredible experiences that have shaped your adventure. The memories of technical challenges, flowing trails, and panoramic vistas will accompany you as you return to the vibrant city.

As you settle in for the night in Marrakech, let the memories of Day 7 accompany you. The epic finale, the sense of accomplishment, and the lasting connections you’ve forged with the Atlas Mountains will be a source of inspiration for future adventures.

Day 8: Departure - Reflecting on an Unforgettable Adventure

On the final day of your 8-day Morocco Enduro MTB Biking Tour, it’s time to bid farewell to the Atlas Mountains and the vibrant city of Marrakech. As you prepare for your departure, take a moment to reflect on the incredible journey you’ve experienced.

After breakfast, you’ll have some time to savor the last moments in Marrakech. The memories of technical descents, exhilarating singletrack, and the camaraderie of fellow bikers will serve as a testament to the adventure you’ve conquered.

As you make your way to the airport, let the landscapes of the Atlas Mountains flash before your eyes, reminding you of the challenges you’ve overcome and the stunning beauty you’ve witnessed. The sense of accomplishment and the passion for adventure that you’ve nurtured throughout the tour will be your companions as you return home.

While the biking tour may be coming to an end, the inspiration, memories, and experiences you’ve gathered will continue to shape your journey. The Atlas Mountains have left an indelible mark on your heart, and the adventures you’ve embraced have enriched your passion for exploration.

As you board your flight with the echoes of the trails and vistas in your mind, carry the spirit of the tour with you. The challenges conquered, the friendships forged, and the landscapes explored will fuel your future adventures and serve as a reminder of the incredible journey you undertook in Morocco’s Atlas Mountains.


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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