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Cycle Morocco

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

4.9 out of 5 based on 91 reviews submitted.
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NZD $2,308
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Desert sands and snow-topped mountains. Red cliff gorges and seaside paths. Hairpin turns and alpine passes. Explore them all in the most immersive way possible on this 14-day cycling tour through Morocco, a land overflowing with mystery, history and culture. A place where the people welcome you with endless stories and the landscape offers endless diversity. Where you can see beaches, deserts, forests, mountains, and orchards. From Marrakesh circle the country through Tangier, Chefchaouen, medieval Fes, the cool of the High Atlas Mountains and the heat of the Sahara, and the ancient city of Ait Benhaddou.

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 34.67 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 in to your camp and enjoy a Moroccan feast under the stars.
  • Pedal diverse and captivating terrain, from lively medinas to the Mediterranean Coast and the fabulous hairpins of the Dades Gorge.
  • Step into the Middle Ages on a guided walk through the secret shortcuts and twisting alleyways of Fes’ Medina.
  • End rewarding days in the saddle with hearty local meals like a feast in Djemma el-Fna and a traditional goat dinner in Mgoun Valley.
  • 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 is important that you are both confident and competent in riding a bicycle. An e-bike option is available.
  • This trip features terrain with some long inclines so a good level of cycling fitness is required to fully enjoy the itinerary. You always have the option to use our 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

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 - MAD20
  • Marrakech - Saadian Tombs - MAD70
  • Marrakech - Marjorelle Gardens - MAD150
  • Marrakech - Luxury Spa Hammam & Massage - MAD750
  • Marrakech - Hot Air Balloon Ride - MAD2050
  • Chefchaouen - Hammam (public baths) - MAD150
  • Chefchaouen - Walking Tour with Local Guide - MAD300
  • 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 - MAD100

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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 91 reviews submitted.
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Andreas · Traveled October 2023
Great trip and guides. Itinerary different too reality. Less cycling than stated.
Review submitted 05 Nov 2023

Alec · Traveled October 2023
I will look at Intrepid Travel in the future for more possible trips.
Review submitted 07 Nov 2023

Terry · Traveled October 2023
We have deliberately avoided guided trips in the past whether it was cycling or trekking, but our views have changed now because of our very positive Cycling Morocco experience. The riding was very fun, challenging at times, and on excellent roads. The guiding was excellent, the routes and inclusions beautiful and interesting, and our cycling mates an interesting group from around the world. We would not have seen so much, or so efficiently, without joining this group. And our guide, Abderrahim, was excellent.
Review submitted 15 Nov 2023

Kelly · Traveled October 2023
A very excellent adventure. I was tredidatious about the cycling but was fully supported in facing the challenge. And the rewards were well worth the effort. Morocco is a immensely beautiful cycling destination with the Mgoun Valley as my personal highlight. Mohamed Azabi, our tour leader, together with Rachid (assistant lead), our drivers, and our ever present bike support, provided the knowledge, enthusiam, effort, and encouragement that made this trip unforgettable. Thank you.
Review submitted 22 Oct 2023

Dexter · Traveled October 2023
The Morocco cycling trip was excellent-a superb way to see and experience many different regions and cultures of this extraordinary country. The guides-Mohamed and Rasheed- were great. The cycling was challenging but not overwhelming. A wonderful experience.
Review submitted 22 Oct 2023
Cycle Morocco
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NZD $2,308