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Morocco Multisport: Biking & Walking from Marrakech to the High Atlas & Essaouira

Morocco

from $3,998* per person 6 Days March, April, October, November
Luxury accommodations Exertion level: 4
Operator: Backroads 26 people max
  • Marrakech, morocco
  • Active & Adventure trips
Everything about our Moroccan adventure is intriguing, exotic, exciting and daring - kind of like riding a camel. In Morocco you'll savor tagines and sugary mint tea, haggle with local merchants in Marrakech and be mesmerized by Berber music. You'll hike to a rustic village accessible only by foot in the Atlas Mountains. Spin past sun-splashed olive groves to the sea. And yes, ride a camel down the Essaouira beach at twilight. Chances are while on other vacations you've beached, skied, swam, hiked, maybe you've even biked with us before. But come to Morocco and your non-camel vacations just won't compare.

  • Pedal through an exotic landscape more accustomed to camels than cyclists
  • Marrakech's D'jemaa el Fna, a busy marketplace brimming with snake charmers, soothsayers, herbalists and musicians
  • Hike to a Berber village in the Atlas Mountains accessible only by foot and see traditional life
  • Ride a camel down the Essaouira beach at twilight
  • Luxuriate at L'Heure Bleue Palais with spectacular ocean views

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Itinerary

Day 1 Pedal through an exotic landscape more accustomed to camels than cyclists  A local expert introduces us to the 16th-century hamlet of Tamesloht and its zaouia (holy site) Stroll through the rose gardens or go for a dip in the pool at our mountain hideaway.

Day 2 In the High Atlas Mountains, hike to a village accessible only by foot and experience traditional life  Share mint tea, fresh bread and olive oil with a welcoming Berber family  Trek through the verdant Imlil Valley, surrounded by rugged peaks Enjoy a lively performance of singing, drumming and dancing before our feast of Moroccan specialties.

Day 3 Luxuriate at Heure Bleue Palais with spectacular ocean views  Goats climbing trees? Look for them in the argan trees as you ride undulating terrain past sun-splashed olive groves toward the Atlantic  Explore the narrow winding streets of Essaouira, an artsy white-washed port town and World Heritage site.

Day 4 Camel ride on the beach at twilight  Spin to the sleepy surfing village of Moulay Bouzerqtoune, where dramatic hills tumble to the coast Wash away your cares in a traditional hammam  Cinnamon, turmeric, cumin and anise dance on your tongue during a lavish Moroccan dinner.

Days 5-6 Marrakech's D'jemaa el Fna, a bustling marketplace brimming with snake charmers, soothsayers, herbalists and musicians - the highlight of our guided medina walk Hike to a spring-fed oasis.

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