8 day biking Atlas Mountain to the Sahara Desert
A wonderful 8-day biking tour across the Atlas Mountains to the Sahara Desert, the wonderful way to explore Morocco, start cycling from the High Atlas and ending in the Deep Sahara Desert, biking through ancient Kasbah and Berber villages, with a lovely two-day biking in Sahara.
1st DAY: MARRAKECH.
Welcome to Marrakech! Your guide can meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. There will be time to assemble your bikes, with the help of local staff if required. This evening after a pre-trip briefing, you are free to head out for dinner and explore Marrakech at leisure.
2nd DAY: MARRAKECH – ATLAS MOUNTAIN – OUARZAZATE.
Departure from Marrakech by (4×4 Toyota Land Cruiser), crossing the Tichka Pass (2260m), stop for lunch in Ait Ben Haddou village, start cycling to Ouarzazate city, 30 km.
3rd DAY: OUARZAZATE – CASCADE TIZQUI – M’EZGUITA OASIS.
After breakfast, start driving by car for 1 hour, to Pass Tinifift, cycling from the pass enjoying a long descent to Tizqui waterfall, the green oasis surrounded by volcanic Mountains, overnight in Kasbah + swimming pool.
4th DAY: M’EZGUITA OASIS – DRAA VALLEY – ERG LIHODI (SAHARA DESERT).
Cycling deep into the south Moroccan, to Zagora city gateway to the Sahara Desert, through the spectacular Draa valley, the longest valley in morocco 1200km, and largest date palm oasis in North Africa. Overnight in Desert Camp.
5fth DAY: ERG LIHODI – CHEGAG DUNES.
After breakfast, our day begins with the short drive 20 minutes. We leave the sand dunes of Erg Lihodo to reach to fast and following tracks that head west to the big dunes of Chigaga. Lunch will be in the sacred oasis called Oum El Alg. Overnight in Camp, enjoy a typical night under stars.
6th DAY: CHEGAGA DUNES – FOUM ZGUIDE – TAZNAKHT.
After enjoying the sunrise moments and walking in the sand dunes, we start cycling through the old PARIS-DAKAR Road, to Fom Zguid, via the dry lake Iriki, lunch in Foum Zguid city, overnight in hotel + swimming poll in Taznakht town.
7th DAY: TAZNAKHT – TICHKA PASS – MARRAKECH.
After breakfast drive back to Marrakech across Tichka pass (2260m), arrival in the late afternoon, check into your hotel or Raid, with an overstay night and breakfast. The afternoon will bring an opportunity to visit some monuments, souks, or simply relax by the pool.
8th DAY: MARRAKECH – AIRPORT.
Flight back According to your flight time, transfer to the airport for your return flight