Morocco: Hike & Bike

9 Days | Breathtaking adventure infused with cultural discovery in Morocco

5 out of 5 based on 44 reviews submitted.
Multi-active
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Travel along ancient caravan routes towards the Sahara on this nine-day cycling and hiking adventure through Morocco. Explore by foot, bike and even camel to get a totally immersive feel for this country. Cycle across mountain passes and through Amazigh villages. Hike through lush oases and towering gorges. Spend nights off the beaten path in a traditional Amazigh gite and at a desert campsite under dark skies bursting with millions of stars. This journey strikes the perfect balance of breathtaking adventure and cultural discovery.

Trip overview

Map of Morocco: Hike & Bike including Morocco
Start
Marrakech, Morocco
Finish
Marrakech, Morocco
Theme
Multi-active
Destinations
Morocco
Physical rating
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Style
Original
Ages
Min 14
Group size
Min 1 - Max 16
Trip code
XMXM
This trip generates 43 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
  • See a different side of Morocco by bike on two guided cycling trips –get closer to authentic Morocco, get off the beaten tracks through Amazigh villages and among fruit and nut trees.
  • Descend out of the mountains along a former caravan route into the historic fortified oasis of Ait Benhaddou.
  • Ride a camel across shifting sand dunes in Erg Chebbi, take a night desert walk and camp in a tent under the stars.
  • Hike among the towering red gorges and lush green palms of Todra.
  • Start and end your trip in colourful Marrakech, and discover the Djemaa el-Fna Square and winding alleys with a local leader who knows all the secrets.
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, World Bicycle Relief. Donations provide school kids, health workers, and farmers in far-out areas with bicycles that provide access to education, healthcare, and income.

Is this trip right for you?
  • To enjoy this trip it is important that you are both confident and competent in riding a bicycle. This trip features undulating terrain so a good level of fitness is required.
  • 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 2023 to 31 December 2024.

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Inclusions

Meals

8 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 5 dinners

Transport

Bicycle, Private vehicle, Camel, On foot

Accommodation

Hotel (5 nights), Gite (2 nights), Desert Camp (1 Night)

Activities
  • Guided Hike - Imlil to Aroumd
  • Guided Cycling - Atlas Mountains (Amzmiz – Ouirgane)
  • Imlil - Bread making workshop
  • Guided Hike - Atlas Mountains
  • Ait Benhaddou - Leader-led ksar walk
  • Ait Benhaddou - Tea at Tawesna association
  • Guided Cycling - Agdez
  • Camp Fire, Merzouga
  • Merzouga - Camel safari
  • Sahara Desert Night Walk
  • Todra Gorge - Palmeraie and farm walk
  • Todra Gorge hike
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
  • Hammam Visit - Aroumd - MAD150
  • Ait Benhaddou - Cooking Demonstration & Dinner - MAD313
  • Rock Climbing - Todra Gorge - MAD688
  • A Taste of Marrakech - tour leader - MAD400

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Important notes

1. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room with the exception of Days 2, 3 and 5. The single supplement is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.
2. Equipment 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. Morocco gets very warm in summer (June, July, August) so our leader may opt to shorten or reroute activities to ensure travelers' health and safety is not compromised.

Essential Trip Information

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Reviews

5 out of 5 based on 44 reviews submitted.
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Stephanie · Traveled May 2024
I really recommend this trip if you want to immerse yourself in the beauty of Morocco. It's not for the faint hearted - be warned the first day of cycling can be challenging but the views are incredible. The people are so friendly and I felt I really got to experience the diversity of this wonderful country. Huge shout out to our leader, Mohammed Inti, he worked non stop to support our group, sharing insights into the places we visited, repairing punctures, finding the best spots to take pictures and ensuring that everyone was having the best time. Thanks to his enthusiasm, knowledge and boundless energy I had a brilliant first trip to Morocco and can't wait to get back to this beautiful country and explore some more!
Review submitted 02 Jun 2024

Anika · Traveled May 2024
Great trip that gives you insights into maroccan life and culture away from the cities. Mohamed Inti was the perfect guide. Highly recommend this trip, if you are not afraid to break a sweat while hiking and biking during your holiday ;)
Review submitted 23 May 2024

Iryna · Traveled May 2024
One of the best trips I've ever taken. Physically challenging yet incredibly rewarding. Loved every minute of it. Special thanks to our amazing group leader Mohammad Inti.
Review submitted 24 May 2024

Judith · Traveled April 2024
Fabulous active trip. Bike rides were challenging and hikes led to vistas worth every step. Hicham is a terrific guide to Morocco and its many wonders.
Review submitted 05 May 2024

Elizabeth · Traveled April 2024
This is a great trip for the active type. There is a bit of time in the van but that it simply to get you to your next exciting adventure. Our guide was aware of all our strengths and weaknesses and provided whatever we needed. Don’t take fancy clothes!
Review submitted 05 May 2024
Morocco: Hike & Bike
From
GBP £990