Central Atlas mountains Bike
Central Atlas mountains Bike discovery 6 days
If you are athletic, trained, and if you like effort, this route should call you.
An exotic itinerary in southern Morocco where you will discover the exceptional sites, the kasbahs and the palm groves which make it so charming. But also a day in the high mountains for the pleasure of beautiful descents. You will meet the locals on the slopes and trails, and share tea and highlights with them.
Central Atlas Mountains Bike
Day 1: Marrakech – Ticka Pass – Ait Benhaddou
By 4×4 to the Tizi n’Tichka (2260m) a road classified as the highest road In Morocco.
Telouèt (1880m) for our first pedal strokes in Berber region. A track parallel to the Ounila valley: red rocks, kasbahs (Telouèt, Imiter) adobe villages… First contact with the Sahara people.
Then Aït Benhaddou (1330m) and its Kasbahs classified as World Heritage by Unesco in 1987.
Night in Ksar El Janoub. Swimming pool.
45km : Uphill: + 660m, Down Hill -1160m Moderate terrain.
Day 2: Ait Benhaddou to Roses valley
Our 4×4 will take us to reach the foothills of the Atlas after the palmeraie grove of Skoura. A beautiful day mountain biking, on the tracks and paths of the foothills traveled by nomads. Finally, as you approach the valley of Roses with red soil and arid Mountains with flat Top, narrow green valleys along Rivers in water. Terraced gardens, several villages with ocher-red mud houses. We arrive at Bou Taghrar (Night at the Gite). Night in a family House in Bou Taghrar.
80km : Uphill: + 1200m, Down Hill -860m Moderate terrain.
Day3: Boutghrar – Roses Valley – Mgoun Valley – Roses Valley
After breakfast prepare for a long and interested MTB day adventure. Our 4×4 one goes up in altitude. We reach the foothills of the Ighil M’Goun at the Tizi N’Aït Ahmed. We are in the central high Atlas Mountains. Around us several 4000m peaks! We bike downhill with a Beautiful descent of 20km by mountain bike to the Ouzighimt valley with its beautiful villages.
We Lunch near the Mud House of Tighremt n’Ait Ahmed. In the afternoon in 4×4 another pass and by mountain bike another great descent, 15km very steep, towards the gorges of Amejgag and the valley of Roses.
In this valley we are staying with Locals.
40km : Uphill: + 1200m, Down Hill -1060m Moderate terrain.
Day 4: Roses Valley – Dade