This five-night trip is a great introduction to a new cycling region. We have fantastic local guides to show you the local culture and Sportive Breaks hosts to help you with anything you need. From your arrival in Marrakesh you will have an English-speaking guide with you the whole time and a support vehicle. You will see ancient towns, small mountain communities and explore the great city of Marrakesh. But the real draw is the world-class cycling over quiet roads in the mountains. We go over tw
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Arrival day. Fly into Marrakesh where our host will meet you for the transfer to the hotel. Today is a relaxed day where we will build our bikes & hang out by the pool before a walking tour of the Medina & a welcome dinner to run through the agenda for the week.
We start our Atlas adventure with a transfer to the bottom of Tizi n Tichka and on fresh legs tackle the highest climb of the trip. The gradients are 2-5% with no steep sections so it is easy to find a rhythm and spin to the top. From there we have a thrilling descent and then turn off onto the superbly quiet road all the way to our hotel in the ancient town of Ait Benhaddou.
After yesterdays easy / flat day, today is rolling throughout. We roll out at 9am for a full day on the bike with a lunch stop and regular snacks at the feed stations. The road takes us through dramatic scenery to our lunch stop in Taznakht. The main bunch then have the option to jump in the van or ride the last 75km to our base in Tallouine where we watch the sunset over the Atlas foothills and laze around the pool before dinner.
A classic climb for the day. We start with 70km of flat, quick riding altogether and then turn onto the long climb of Tizi n Test. We finish at the top of the mountain and take in the incredible views for miles beneath us. The night here at 2,000m can be chilly but there is a log fire to keep us warm.
Distance: 109 km
We start the day with a thrilling, long descent down Tizi n Test before hitting some incredible shorter climbs and rolling terrain before finishing in Marrakesh. There are two finish options, 139km back to the hotel or 104km, and finish in the van without the traffic of Marrakesh.
Distance: 139 km
Elevation: 1250 m
Departure day. Time for a last breakfast and some sunshine before the short transfer to the airport.
At the airport or your hotel
5 nights in a mix of hotels from 4* to Guesthouse
Return transfers from Marrakesh (RAK)
5 breakfasts, 4 dinners
4 fully supported group rides
Expert mechanic on hand all week
Private Feed Stop
Feed stops set up every 35km
First-day walking tour of Marrakesh
Our fleet of carbon road bikes available (£139)
We stay in a variety of hotels in Morocco to match the location, In Marrakesh, we stay outside of the hustle & bustle of the Medina and stay in a comfy 4* Western hotel with a rooftop pool & bar. In Ait Benhaddou we enjoy amazing food and a terrace overlooking the Kasbah. In Tallinn we have a pool to relax and watch the sunset over the Atlas foothills and at the summit of Tizi n Test, we stay in a basic guesthouse before returning back to the comfort of Marrakesh.