Mountain Biking Morocco
We are delighted to have teamed up with an experienced local Moroccan based Adventure Company, which allows us to deliver great trips with the safety and knowledge of having local guides on the ground.
We offer two trips
Mountain Biking Morocco – Next Trip, Nov 4th to Nov 8th 2022.
Trek to Mount Toubkal (Highest Peak in North Africa) – Next Trip 18th Jan to 21st Jan 2022.
For specific information please see the appropriate tab.
The Atlas Mountains in Morocco are a magical place. They are home to Mount Toubkal (North Africa’s highest Peak), Many valley’s and hundreds of miles of unspoilt and barely travelled paths.
For our adventures we base ourselves in the Imlil Valley in the High Atlas Mountains, amongst the Berber people. A region that lays 1700m above sea level, where you can cycle amongst the snow capped mountains in the morning and then on 22 degree olive farm trails in the afternoon. And even reach altitude testing peaks on breath taking hikes.
We stay in traditional Berber accommodation and are well feed on local cuisine, which can cater for all dietary requirements. We are supported by professional and registered local guides who have been born and bred in the Atlas Mountains and are able to take you villages untouched by time.
Although both adventures are real personal challenges in breath taking scenery, what all our guests take away as the highlight of the trip, is the overwhelming cultural experience and the welcome from the Berber people.
For more detail see our blog on our Moroccan Adventure link;
Mountain Biking Morocco
Dates – 4th Nov to 8th Nov 2022
The 5 day Adventure Package includes – 4 nights, with 3 days of full riding including a visit to the magical city of Marrakech.
Price – £650pp
Payment of 25% deposit is required to confirm booking. The full balance is to be made 4 weeks prior to travel. Extra instalments can be made prior to the final date.
- The Mountain Bike Guide.
- Mountain Bike Hire.
- Muuk-Adventure Guide/Rep.
– Transport – All vehicle transport in Morocco
– Support vehicle. Whilst riding
– 4 nights accommodation (full board).
– Lunch at pit spots, whilst on Ride
– Mineral water during the trip.
- Suitably Qualified MUUK Adventures Medic and Emergency Protocols.
Once in Morocco you will be well looked after and well feed. There will be no hidden costs. The only thing you may want to spend your money on is tips for our .local guides. They will look after you so well you will feel the need, but this is a very modest amount and done at the end of the trip (if you wish)
Flights – Returned flights can be booked from £40 to £60
Mountain Biking Morocco is such a treat, there are single track mountain passes for the advanced, off road tracks that offer everything from climbs to exciting downhills to awesome views to technical sections. There are forest trails with some great routes and challenges that will get the best out of you.
The region really has got something for everyone and all abilities. However this trip is far more than just a Mountain Biking adventure holiday, You will travel through unspoilt countryside, meet villagers who still work the land with methods from yesteryear and learn about the local culture and way of life. All of this as we pass by and make some well earned pitstops at these remote Mountain Villages. Making memories that will stay with you forever, and gaining insight that will make you think very differently.
Personal Expenses – These are minimal, you may wish to purchase some souvenirs or shop in Marrakech, but on the cycling days, there are no hidden costs.
Flights – We tend to fly form the London based airports, as they have the best value and most regular flights. We try to coordinate the bookings so we all go on the same plane, but this is optional and you are free to travel from anywhere. As long as you land on the same date as as the tour commences.
Bikes – We have included the hire of bikes in the package, many have this as a hidden cost with hire as an option. The reason behind this is the bikes we hire are of good quality and at a good rate. This method is probably easier and cheaper that transporting your own. If you do want to bring your own, please contact us and we can amend the price.
Cycling Routes – We spend 6 to 9hrs out each day and will cover a distance of approximately 30km daily. The elevation increase and decrease will vary but expect undulating routes, with some decent down hills. For the very big climbs uplifts are provided, via mule or 4×4’s. Although routes are planned we have the flexibility to change these at short notice to ensure the group get the best and most appropriate ride for them.
Being Responsible – We try to make these breaks as ethical as possible by supporting the local people and their economy. All the people we work with are local independent providers and as a result they take personal pride in the service they give you. Whilst the monies paid goes directly into the local community. We ensure that they are suitably registered, qualified and experienced in what they do.
Frequently Asked Questions
This is a live document and will be updated as and when further questions are asked or we think a point needs clarifying
The main question on everyone’s lips is
What About Covid?
All we can say is be assured that we monitor the situation, from official sources and locally from our contacts in the Atlas Mountains. We will do what is right and provide you the full facts. If the trip can not go ahead on the date in question, you can defer your booking or have your money back. We are finding that almost all airlines are doing this as well, so please look for this when booking flights.
- Q. How much money should I bring.
A. Everything you need will already be paid for. However should you want to buy gifts or some snacks we suggest you bring local cash. (Moroccan dirham) In the Imlil Valley the stores are small shops with limited stock. They also do not have card machines or the facilities to change large notes. Please try and get change in Marrakech (10 or 20 dirham’s)
2) Q. Do I need vaccinations
A. Some common Vaccinations are recommended for details please see information from Travel Health Pro
3) Q. What Insurance do I require
A. You must have travel insurance that will cover any medical bills or associated costs. We will provide emergency first aid cover and emergency evacuation to the nearest hospital in the case of injury or medical emergency.
4) Q. Is Morocco a safe country to travel to.
A. For an informed answer please see the UK Gov Foreign and Commonwealth Website. From what we have seen and experienced the risk in Morocco is no different to any other country. The Berber people of the Atlas Mountains are very welcoming and tourism is a great provider to the area. This means it is in their interest for it to be safe for visitors. The guides that we use are all local to the area and this goes along way to making sure your visit is incident free.
5) Q. I have dietary requirements, will they be met
A. Yes, the catering teams will provide for allergies, vegan and any other requirement.