One of our most authentic stays, for a clientele wishing a change of scenery and to be assured. The very fun course is an altitude route (1500/2500 m) it offers throughout the journey extraordinary views of the Western Atlas Mountains and accurately illustrates the hard life of the mountain population. Here people have nothing but their welcome warms your heart. For us, mountain bikers who had the chance to live this adventure is a revelation !!!
Quality of the course
Playground (a large variety of singles and small tracks)
No 4x4 transfers during the course
Total immersion in the inhabitant
Arrival in Essaouira and the ocean
Large varieties of landscapes
Unusual encounters and warm welcome from the people.
Achievable from April to November. Departure on the date of your choice from 2 or 3 people.
Day 1: Marrakech: Arrival at the airport of Marrakech.
Transfer from the airport to your Riad in the heart of the medina. Discovery of the red city, its mythical place, the Koutoubia and its crazy universe ... Night in Riad.
Day 2: Marrakech - Imim'tanout - Assif Ait Mhand:
Head to the south west of Morocco, transfer by 4x4 to Imim'tanout and its famous souk, last wink to civilization then we return to the mountains to reach our starting point, a small village with houses of dried land. Preparation of bicycles and first pedaling on a fun single 5 km to the first village and first smiles of well being. Climbing the Irohalen valley always by a succession of mule tracks, many crossings of red villages hung on the mountainside and then arrived on the lunar plateau of Tizi Igourdan. Lunch then dive into the valley of Assif Ait Mhand by a path cut in the rock. Comfortable bivouac near the village of Bajhar. Dinner and night in the stars.
Day 3: Assif Ait Mhand - Ousikis:
We climb progressively by a beautiful track overlooking balconies villages, crops and precipices. Arriving at the Col d'Iwla (1900 m) we take an old narrow and vertiginous colonial track to arrive on a grassy plateau with a thousand colors, we take a succession of fun trails among the flocks of sheep and we join our hostel. altitude located in the village of Ousikis. Meal on the panoramic terrace in the middle of nowhere offering a sunset on the Atlas, a great moment !!!
Day 4: Ousikis - Walguiwn:
We take a rolling track to reach Tabgourt pass (2600 m), lunch and endless descent towards the Walguiwn valley. For more than 12 km we will alternate paths and small mountain tracks, cross landscapes of all beauties to reach the lush valley of Walguiwn. Evening and night at the inhabitant.
Day 4: Walguiwn - Argana:
We leave the very mountainous region to reach an ocher plateau, real playground with its multitude of trails it offers. From fields of Argan trees to olive groves it is pure happiness to drive here. We find the trail of the village of Argana where one makes one of the purest argan oil of Morocco. Night and evening in home stay.
Day 5: Argana - Itsouan:
It is the most mediterranean stage of our journey with alternating trails and rocky trails in the middle of olive groves. You will cross a succession of villages which more one raproche of the sea whiten. The last kilometers to reach will be in 4x4. Night in an inn by the sea.
Day 6: Issouan - Essaouira:
Last step of mountain bike, coastal stage very playful, we take the paths of camels sometimes by the sea sometimes in aplond cliffs, it is very beautiful, we cross creeks inhabited by fishing villages, one bathes c ' is that happiness then we arrive at the village of Tizi Armout end of our trip to the edge of a lagoon where flamingos, bathers, riders and camels circulate freely. Last transfer in 4x4 to reach Essaouira, evening and night in riad in the heart of the old city.
Day 8: Essaouira - Marrakech:
Transfer back to Marrakech and the airport for your return flight.
Note: To visitors, the MTB Morocco offers a range of activities that focus on charity tourism. While in Morocco, you have the unique opportunity to connect with local people in a meaningful way. Whether you’re interested in cooking, music, photography or art, resident instructors offers lessons in all of the above. The economic benefits, in turn, go directly to purchasing local products, or moreover, to the locals themselves.