Cycle Morocco

14 Days | Explore medieval medinas and cross mountain passes on a Moroccan cycling adventure

4.9 out of 5 based on 129 reviews submitted.
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Desert sands, snow-capped mountains, green valleys, red cliff gorges and seaside paths – you'll explore them all on this 14-day cycling tour through Morocco. Discover a land overflowing with mystery, history and culture, a place where the people welcome you with endless stories and the landscape offers endless diversity. Ride to beaches, deserts, forests, mountains and orchards, from Marrakesh through to Tangier, Chefchaouen, Fes and the High Atlas Mountains. Ride a camel at sunset (the best seat in the house) as the heat of the Sahara cools and discover the ancient city of Ait Benhaddou (the filming location of many movies and TV shows). What’s the best way to see a land of ever-changing landscapes? On two wheels, of course!

Trip overview

Map of Cycle Morocco including Morocco
Start
Marrakech, Morocco
Finish
Marrakech, Morocco
Theme
Cycling
Destinations
Morocco
Physical rating
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Style
Original
Ages
Min 14
Group size
Min 1 - Max 16
Trip code
XMXC
This trip generates 35 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.

Why you'll love this trip
  • Cycling allows you to get closer to authentic Morocco, whether you're riding around the backstreets of Marrakech or stopping for tea with nomads in the Mgoun Valley.
  • Ride a camel through the dramatic red dunes of the Sahara Desert at sunset, then settle into your camp and enjoy a Moroccan feast under the stars.
  • Pedal through Morocco’s diverse terrain, from the lively medinas and the Mediterranean Coast to the iconic hairpins of the Dades Gorge.
  • Step back in time to the Middle Ages on a guided walk through the secret shortcuts and twisting alleyways of Fes’ Medina with a local leader who knows all the best spots.
  • End rewarding days in the saddle with hearty local meals, like the traditional goat dinner in Mgoun Valley and street food delicacies in Djemaa el-Fna.
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, Education for All. Donations help them support girls in the High Atlas Mountains through secondary school, bringing a generation of women out of the cycle of illiteracy, poverty and early marriage.

Is this trip right for you?
  • To enjoy this trip, it’s important that you’re both confident and competent in riding a bicycle. An e-bike option is available. There are some long inclines, so a good level of cycling fitness is required. You always have the option to use the included support vehicle at any time for your comfort.
  • Accommodation on this trip includes a mountain gite (a desert camp) and basic hotels.
  • Transport on this trip includes an overnight train journey. Details on this mode of transport can be found in the Important Notes section.
  • When travelling in Morocco, temperatures can get incredibly hot in summer and surprisingly cool in winter. Have a think about what time of year suits you best to travel.

Itinerary

This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2025 to 31 December 2025.

View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2023 - 31 December 2024

Map of Cycle Morocco including Morocco

Inclusions

Meals

13 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners

Transport

Bicycle (e-bike option available, subject to availability), Support vehicle, Train, Camel

Accommodation

Hotel (10 nights), overnight train (1 night), desert camp (1 night), gite (1 night)

Activities
  • Cycling Tour of Marrakech
  • Tangier - Cap Spartel Lighthouse
  • Chefchaouen - Kasbah
  • Fes - Guided walking tour
  • Merzouga - Camel safari
Add on activities
  • Dar Si Said Museum - Marrakech - MAD30
  • Marrakech - Saadian Tombs - MAD70
  • Marrakech - Marjorelle Gardens - MAD165
  • Marrakech - Luxury Spa Hammam & Massage - MAD750
  • Marrakech - Hot Air Balloon Ride - MAD2090
  • Chefchaouen - Hammam (public baths) - MAD150
  • Chefchaouen - Walking Tour with Local Guide - MAD350
  • Rif Mountains Guided hike (Half Day) - MAD400
  • Pastry Cooking- Cafe Clock Fes - MAD400
  • Belghazi Museum - Entrance - Fes - MAD40
  • Fes - Medersa El Attarine - MAD20
  • Fes - Funduq al-Najjarin - MAD20
  • Midelt - Folklore Musical Performance - MAD600
  • Midelt - walking tour Berrem Village - MAD200
  • Todra Gorge hike - MAD300
  • Ait Benhaddou - Cooking Demonstration & Dinner - MAD313

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Important notes

1. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement applies to all nights of your trip apart from overnight train (1 night), desert camp (1 night), and gite (1 night), and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.
2. Bicycle hire is included in your trip price. Please advise your height at time of booking that we can ensure a suitable sized bike is arranged.
3. An e-bike option (at additional cost) may be available on this trip. We have limited numbers of these bikes available and they are an 'on request' basis only. A request does not guarantee an e-bike, only a confirmed booking. Please ask your agent for more details at the time of booking.
4. Bike helmets are compulsory on this trip. We are unable to hire bike helmets locally so please ensure you bring your own bike helmet from home.
5. Morocco gets very warm in summer (June, July, August) so our leader may opt to shorten or reroute rides to ensure travelers' health and safety is not compromised.
6. There's an overnight train on Day 2 of the trip. The train has four-berth couchette compartments with upper and lower bunks on each side, so you may be sharing a confined space with people outside of your travel group. this train is occasionally cancelled at very late notice, meaning we take a minivan instead.

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Reviews

4.9 out of 5 based on 129 reviews submitted.
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Richard · Traveled May 2024
A great trip. The scenery and the different Moroccon landscapes were amazing. It's hard to pick a highlight. The hilly ride through Daddy's valley was magic, and visiting Mohamed Azabi's home village (our trip leader) was truly special and a privilege to share with the cycling group. I now have a greater appreciation of Moroccon and Berber history, culture, & hospitality. The food was great throughout. None of this would've been possible without the good nature, sense of humor, and ever patience of our trip leader Mohamed Azabi. The support team was amazing, and to top it all, I got to meet a nice bunch of people from Germany, UK, & Swiss along the way. What more can youvask for! Highly recommended and most enjoyable. I loved it. Thank you Mohamed, support team & Intrepid.
Review submitted 08 Jun 2024

Nick · Traveled May 2024
Great trip great country great food great leaders. Every day was different from the beach to snow to desert old towns and life that hasn’t changed in centuries. Accommodation is basic but ok. Interactions with locals is amazing. Well worth the trip.
Review submitted 27 May 2024

Karin · Traveled May 2024
The cycling in Morocco was very good with lovely scenery. The bicycle I was given was an older model, not the new ones mentioned on website. The group leader, Hicham Bouhrazen, and other trip staff were absolutely excellent and provided top service. The accommodation was poor and below expectations.
Review submitted 18 May 2024

Ratha · Traveled May 2024
Local tour guide leaders always provide the best experiences and no exception with Hicham Bouhrazen and his team. The rides are arduous with the hills and winds but the stunning scenery, camaraderie , meeting the Berber people living in the caves, the Sahara Desert camp ( you'll need a scarf to cover your face from the wind blown sands) and camel rides , and the people will enrich your experience. Don't overpack, laundry service is cheap and easily available when you have a two night stay in a town. Toiletries provided in hotels are adequate unless you're fussy about your shampoo-keep space for the leather goods, trinkets, shawls, scarfs and rose flower products when you're in the Valley of the Roses. Wipes, electrolyte sachets, a long charging lead as sometimes the charging points are little away from the bedside. If you have the opportunity to have a hamman and a massage take it ! The tour leaders and the team are incredibly patient and caring like ours were, and they'll sort out any issues- nothing is too much for them ! when they tell you to ride as close to the right side of the road, or watch the uneven road surface at certain points they know why! The drivers can be a tad reckless. The roads are generally in good condition but sometimes are very uneven and could be risky. The Moroccan people are really lovely, very welcoming , courteous and accepting of visitors. A smile, a wave and a Hello is returned . This is a fabulous trip with so much to see and do. I felt it helpful to arrive a little fit/ bike fit which went a long way to enjoying the cycling and pacing myself in the early days was helpful later on. Enjoy !!
Review submitted 19 May 2024

Jo · Traveled May 2024
Cycle Morocco is a fabulous way to experience a large & varied area of Morocco, keeping fit at the same time. The food is fabulous so no need to worry about being hungry. The daily distances biking allow a good workout on the hills & a real opportunity to enjoy the countryside & interact with the locals you’ll encounter, all who will smile, laugh & encourage you on your way. Meeting & having tea with local families was one of many highlights. We were fortunate to have Hicham Bouhrazen & Rachid as our guides as well as our amazing drivers. Bikes were perfect for the variety of terrain.
Review submitted 20 May 2024
Cycle Morocco
From
EUR €1,396