Morocco is one of our oldest friends — the land, in fact, where the idea of a B&R expedition was born. We saw a foreign, exotic, stunning country beautifully suited to our penchant for pedaling and knew we absolutely had to introduce B&R travelers to it. And despite its convenient proximity to Europe, we knew our travelers may very well only come once. With that in mind, we give you the best on this Morocco bike tour: magical Marrakech, Berber villages, stunning oases, fabulous food, a Kasbah hotel, the High Atlas Mountains and an absolutely unforgettable stay in the magical city of Essaouira in a riad.
In addition to biking, enjoy alternate forms of transportation such as camel rides.
Get a glimpse of daily life as you visit Berber villages and the High Atlas Mountains.
Enjoy the opulence of staying in a traditional riad in Essaouira.
DAY 1: Depart on a modern-day caravan towards the High Atlas Mountains and the hidden Ourika Valley. Relax at the exquisite Kasbah Bab Ourika hotel for the afternoon.
DAY 2: Walk to the tiny and remote Berber villages of Timalizen, Tamsoult and Tagadirt and get a real glimpse of daily mountain life in the Ourika Valley.
DAY 3: Head for the coast and the whitewashed port town of Essaouira to explore its 18th-century seafront ramparts with a local guide. Enjoy a picnic on the sand dunes with incredible views of the Atlantic.
DAY 4: Follow the terrain towards the Atlantic Coast and the surfer’s village of Moulay-Bouzerktoum to explore and enjoy a delicious lunch in a local café. Enjoy a camel ride along the beach led by our friends the camel boys.
DAY 5: Enjoy a great ride to the hidden oasis of “La Pause.” Explore the magical "Red City" of Marrakech and ancient Medina with our local guide before dinner at the prestigious Moroccan restaurant of the Riad Kniza.
DAY 6: Say farewell this morning after breakfast and catch your flights home.
Kasbah Bab Ourika, Ourika Valley
Villa de l'O, Essaouria
Naoura Barriere, Marrakech
Pricing starts at $4,495 per person, double occupancy. Single supplement: $700. Price varies based on date of journey.
All hotel accommodations
All breakfasts, all lunches and four dinners, including wine
Services of B&R guide(s) and drivers
All special events, private tours, Berber guides, guest experts and entrance fees to historic sights and museums
Use of a hybrid Cannondale bicycle, handlebar bag and helmet
Detailed maps, route suggestions and water bottle
All transportation from rendezvous to drop-off, including Land Cruisers, coaches and camels
All baggage transportation
All gratuities for baggage, porters and hotel service