Take a two-wheeled adventure through Morocco’s mountains, deserts, and ancient cities
Desert sands and snow-topped mountains. Red cliff gorges and seaside paths. Hairpin turns and alpine passes. Grab a bike and see them all on a cycle through Morocco, a land overflowing with mystery, history and culture. A place where the people welcome you with endless stories, and the landscape defies its harshness to offer you beach, desert, forest, mountain, and orchards. From Marrakesh, circle the country through Tangier, laidback Chefchaouen, medieval Fes, the cool of the High Atlas Mountains and the heat of the Sahara, and ride to the ancient city of Ait Benhaddou.
Cycling allows you to get closer to the real Morocco – from bicycles to Berbers, bustling souks to the High Atlas Mountains, this classic adventure has it all
End rewarding days in the saddle with Moroccan feasts in Djemma el-Fna, a traditional dinner in the mountains, or a Berber banquet
Ride both bikes and camels in the Sahara to a starlit nomad camp - the ultimate desert experience
Cycle through landscapes that shaped both Moroccan history and the silver screen, with scenery right out of Bond and Game of Thrones!
Explore the fascinatingly chaotic mother of all medieval medinas in Fes.
Wind down in the famous blue and white town of Chefchaouen
To complete this trip it is important that you are both confident and competent in riding a bicycle.
The weather in Morocco can be extreme, with summer temperatures uncomfortably hot, especially for those who aren't accustomed to the heat. While we try to organise activities in the cooler parts of the day, please consider carefully when time of the year to travel. If you do travel in the warmer months, pack layers to cover you from the sun, bring the necessary sun protection, and drink plenty of water. Our leader may opt to shorten or reroute rides to ensure travellers' health and safety is not compromised.
In 2018, Ramadan will take place from May 15 to June 14. This is the holiest month of the year for Muslims around the world. Many festivals are marked as Islamic Holidays, which may cause some disturbance to your travels around this time. Some regular services may not be available or open during the daytime, such as restaurants or coffee bars. Please consider your travel arrangements carefully.
As Morocco has a tipping culture, travellers are expected to tip small amounts for most services, so please be prepared. Your trip leader, and the tipping section of our Essential Trip Notes, will provide you with some suggestions as to what amounts are appropriate.
Although you shouldn’t expect any aggressive selling techniques in Morocco, please be aware that shop owners and street vendors offering their goods may regularly approach you.
Our accommodation is sourced very carefully with the best possible hotels picked in line with the Intrepid style of travel, but please note that service and accommodation in Morocco may be different to western standards.
This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2018 to 12 November 2018. View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2019 - 31 December 2019
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1. A Single Supplement is available on this trip, please ask your booking agent for more information.
2. Bicycle hire is included in your trip price. Please advise your height at time of booking so as we can organise a suitable sized bike.
3. An e-bike option is available to book on this trip. Please enquire at 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, Aug) so our leader may opt to shorten or reroute rides to ensure travellers' health and safety is not compromised.
Our Cycle Morocco trips score an average of 4.79 out of 5 based on 34 reviews in the last year.
This is a trip that provides a nice mixture of cycling challenges for the average cyclist whilst also providing access to a variety of cities and rural settings. Our leader and his support team were fun, easy going but very organised and cognizant of their responsibilities. Morocco is a country of many contrasts both culturally and geographically and well worth a visit. Doing it by bicycle is even better!
Review submitted 26 Jun 2018