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