MTB Trek in The Anti Atlas – The Valley of Roses – The Dades Valley – Saghro – Draa Valley 4 days
The Valley of the Roses is the tourist nickname for the Mgoun and Dadès valley located in the south-east of Morocco, at the foot of the High Atlas between El Kelaat M’Gouna and Boulmane Dadès. Its entrance to Imassine is marked by the presence of a chaos of large rounded boulders, some of which seem to be balanced on the ground. It is a long series of small villages and traditional earthen houses, the wealth of which is hidden in gardens invisible from the road. Its economy is mainly based on agriculture (cereals, barley, corn, potatoes)
Day 1: Marrakech – Ouarzazate – Skoura – Toundoute – Elhoute
Departure from Marrakech in the morning after breakfast towards the Tichka pass (2260m), the highest road pass in Morocco. Grandiose panoramic landscapes with forests of holm oaks, pines, beautiful Berber villages clinging to the cliffs sheltered from any flooding. After the Tichka pass, we dive into the semi-arid landscape of the great Moroccan south, continue towards Skoura (1290m), have lunch there then prepare your mountain bikes for the afternoon, departure towards the palm grove of Skoura to reach the valley de Toundoudte (1539m) night Ait Ahmed (1800m) at the start of the Elhoute valley.
245 km of road, 43 km by mountain bike.
Night with the locals.
Approximate height difference: 450m ascent, 150m descent.
Day 2: Elhoute – Agouti Boutagrar – Valleys of roses – Valley of Dades
After breakfast, departure of the mountain bike hike in the valley of the roses by following a path to reach Agouti lfougani, continue through Almdoune admiring a beautiful view of the summit of Mgoun which part of the High Atlas Centra with 4078m altitude, classified 2nd summit after Toubkal.
Crossed several terraced crops (corn, barley, rose gardens) on the edge of the Mgoun wadi and valleys of roses, lunch in the shade in the heart of the valley, then continue in the valley with a change of landscapes, arid and dry to arrive at the green valley of Dades Ait youl, go up the gorges to reach the village of Ait youl.
Approximate height difference: 214m ascent, 80m descent.
Night at the gîte.
52km of mountain biking.
Day3: Ait Youl Dadès-Dades Gorges-Tagoudilte-Col de Tazazerte-Bab n’Ali.
We leave this valley with its beautiful kasbahs and gorges to return by the same road to the town of Boumalne, continue through the Tagdilte plateau at the foot of Jebel Saghro, lunch, then pass the Tazazerte pass (2250m), beautiful panoramic view all over the Saghro massif, possibility of meeting nomads from the Ait Aattas tribe, then decent towards the Bab n’Ali site, a magical place that is really wor