Morocco: Atlas Mountains Raid Cycling Holiday

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Lahcen E.

Marrakech
Arabic (Native), English, French
6 days
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 15 people

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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Meeting Point

Airport or you hotel

08:30

Day One : Marrakesh

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.

09:00

Day Two : Marrakesh to Ait Ben Haddou

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.

Distance: 101km

Elevation: 1757m

Difficulty: 3/5

08:30

Day Three : Ait Benhaddou to Talouine

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.

Front Group:

Distance: 156km

Elevation:1472m

Difficulty: 3/5

08:30

Day Four : Talouine to Tizi n Test

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

Elevation: 1900m

Difficulty: 3/5

08:30

Day Five : Tizi n Test to Marrakesh

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

Difficulty: 3/5

09:00

Day Six : Departure

Departure day. Time for a last breakfast and some sunshine before the short transfer to the airport.

Ending Point

At the airport or your hotel

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Accommodation

5 nights in a mix of hotels from 4* to Guesthouse

Transfer

Return transfers from Marrakesh (RAK)

Included Meals

5 breakfasts, 4 dinners

Guided Rides

4 fully supported group rides

Mechanic

Expert mechanic on hand all week

Private Feed Stop

Feed stops set up every 35km

Walking Tour

First-day walking tour of Marrakesh

Bike Rental

Our fleet of carbon road bikes available (£139)

What‘s not included

Insurance.

Tips.

bikes.

Important Information

Remember that traveling isn’t about covering a ton of kilometers. Set a destination according to your abilities, ride at your own pace, and enjoy the experience. This is the most important piece of advice to enjoy the trip. Pick a bicycle that suits the needs of your trip and that has the following accessories. Take care of your body; it is the real motor of your bicycle. Try to keep a varied diet rich in carbohydrates, proteins, vegetables, salads and fruits. And, above all, drink a lot of water to prevent cramps.

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.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting time
$1,020/ per person

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