Cycling holiday in Morocco

On this eight-day cycling tour you can combine pedal power with help from a convenient minibus to speed things along, so you don’t miss anything of Morocco’s fantastic cultural highlights.
Marrakech Ouarzazate Draa Valley Alnif Jebel Sahro Erfoud El Kelaa Mgouna Atlas Mountains One night in a desert camp Optional activities include: camel trekking
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£1009To£1228 including UK flights
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Duration
8 Days
Type
Small group
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From £799 - £879 excluding flights.
Prices based on 2 adults sharing.
Single supplement available.
Mimimum age 14.
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Description of Cycling holiday in Morocco

Discover inland Morocco on a moderately-paced cycling holiday. This eight-day trip takes you on a loop from Marrakech into Morocco’s desert landscapes, passing through the Sahara’s Hamada desert, through oases and villages, and past kasbahs, ksours (castles) and palmeries.

For the first few days you’ll be cycling on the road to warm up, passing through the Draa Valley, reaching the Erg Chebbi sand dunes in the Sahara and discovering ‘The Valley of the 1000 Kasbahs.’ On the last day, you can experience exciting descent down the Tizi N’Fedrhate Pass in the Atlas Mountains. You’ll travel by both bike and minibus, in a group of no more than 16 cyclists. A support vehicle follows you on your adventure – all you need to bring is your own helmet.

As well as cycling, there are plenty of sightseeing opportunities. You can walk into the Todra Gorge, ride camels in the sand dunes, and spend the night in a desert camp before waking up to a glorious sunrise over the dunes. You’ll start and end the trip in Marrakech, a city densely packed with atmospheric sights – from the medina to the Djemma-el-Fna Square.

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Price information

£1009To£1228 including UK flights
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From £799 - £879 excluding flights.
Prices based on 2 adults sharing.
Single supplement available.
Mimimum age 14.
Make enquiry

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Small group tour:
Small group travel is not large group travel scaled down. It is modelled on independent travel – but with the advantage of a group leader to take care of the itinerary, accommodation and tickets, and dealing with the language. It’s easy to tick off the big sights independently – but finding those one-off experiences, local festivals, travelling markets and secret viewpoints is almost impossible for someone without the insider knowledge gained from years in the field. Those with a two-week holiday, a small group tour will save valuable planning time.

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Reviewed on 03 Apr 2019 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


Cycling down the Atlas Mountain road, very exhilarating.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


This is more than a cycling holiday, it is a chance to see parts of Morocco not seen by most travellers.
You have to be realistic and not expect top accommodation and food.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Explore employed (or contracted) Moroccan staff to run and support the holiday.
There was limited opportunity to support local shops and restaurants, apart from those that we were guided to.
We made an effort to reduce plastic waste by clubbing together to buy large containers of mineral water.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


We thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience.

Reviewed on 13 Apr 2012 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


Probably the last day's cycling.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


Be prepared for surprisingly cold weather, specially at night, and rain.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


I think it probably did benefit local people. I doubt it reduced environmental impact given the 4 flights to get to and from Marrakech from London, and the amount of travel by vehicle that is covered in the trip.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


On the whole, very enjoyable.

Read the operator's response here:

Thank you for your feedback regarding the above holiday.

We appreciate you taking the time to provide us with feedback from your trip, and we are delighted to hear that you had a very enjoyable holiday. We have noted your comments regarding the environmental impact as a result of the four flights and the amount of driving on this tour.

We would like to assure you that we take Responsible Travel very seriously and we take various steps to minimise the impact we have on the environment, such as, travelling in small groups, offsetting carbon emissions and supporting conservation projects. We also aim to bring employment to the countries we visit by using only local suppliers, family run hotels and local leaders when possible.

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As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) holiday so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.

Planet and people

Cycling; low impact on the environment and good for the health! Furthermore we enjoy the thrill of mountain biking whilst keeping our impact to a minimum as most of our cycling is on existing paths rather than off road.

Staying in and travelling through small villages along our journey, we are able to buy pottery and village crafted goods to support those local communities. It is also an ideal way to meet the local people more readily. Being on bikes, we can be quite versatile and are able to visit places that are not as easily accessible by other means of transport and can explore the high passes of the Central High Atlas.

In addition to the above, we are continually looking for ways to improve and are proud to be ‘Responsible in everything we do’. Education is key and so all staff, Tour leaders and partnering suppliers are trained in responsible and sustainable tourism.
At our Head Office, we continually strive towards a sustainable and planet-friendly working environment, including having solar panels installed and a company commitment to reducing our plastic usage. As well as this, we have valuable and longstanding partnerships with UK charities Toilet Twinning and Send a Cow, plus many smaller initiatives and projects around the world. We’re members of UK travel industry bodies Tourism Concern and AITO because we believe it’s important to share our knowledge and experience, as well as learn from other operators.

As a company we support Cool Earth. Protecting rainforest is one of the most effective actions to tackle climate breakdown. Cool Earth work with indigenous communities empowering them to conserve their forest; keeping CO2 locked in.

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