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Mountain biking circuit three valleys high central atlas

8 days including 5 days of cycling. 2 nights in a Riad in Marrakech + 5 nights in a gîte.

Location: Central High Atlas (Mgoun massif).

Duration: 8 days including 5 days of bikes.

Level: Medium +

Period: Early April to late November


Day 1: Marrakech Airport - Hotel.

Arrival at Marrakech airport, welcome and transfer to the city, installation and overnight stay in a hotel or Riad.

Day 2: Marrakech - Demnate - Imi n’Ouaqqa:

150 km transfer. 38 km of mountain biking. Elevation: + 1390m, -690m.

Early in the morning, departure to the Demnate region and the natural bridge of Imi n’Ifri (1100m). After the visit of this site we will continue for the starting point of raid Unloading of the car and go up the mountain bike picnic and First pedal strokes on a red dirt track. Long flanks before the ascent of our first pass, the tizi n’Amarskine (2020m) with a superb view of the iwaridne valley. Descent to Imi n’Waqa (1817m) through many Berber villages. Night in a guesthouse or homestay.

Day 3: Imi n’Ouaqa - Abachkou - Ait Bouguemez:

51 km of mountain biking. Elevation: + 1450m, -1350m.

Passage to the village of Tarbat n’Tirsal and climb under the watchful eye of Mount Ghat to cross tizi n’Tighist (2400m) famous for its rock engravings, Very beautiful descent to the Abachkou valley, undulating terrain in dazzling colors. Lunch by the wadi. In the afternoon, along the Assif Ait Boulli to Aguersif before a good climb to Agouti first village in the valley of Ait bouguemez (1800m), then we will continue along the valley through many villages in land with a fabulous landscape up to the village Iskatafen overnight in a cottage located in the heart of the upper valley of Ait Bougumez also called (happy valley).

Day 4: Ait Bouguemez - Tizi n’Tirghist - Zawyat Ahansal:

71 km mountain biking. Elevation: + 1380m, -1700m.

We ride our mountain bikes to discover the upstream Bouguemez valley to Ifrane. Since then, we will have started a good climb to the Tizi’n Tirghist pass (2629m). At the top of the pass, the view is breathtaking on the M’Goun massif and its highest point at 4068m as well as the green flow of the happy valley below. After the Tizi’n Tsalli n’Imenaïn pass, a nice descent into the Asmsouq valley along the touron. We cross "the dead forest" (hundred-year-old trees of thuriferous juniper) to the pass of Tizi n’ilissi at (2603m). Arriving at the pass, a superb descent of around 1000m takes us to the ancient village of Zawyat Ahansal, a former religious brotherhood and a very beautiful Berber village at the foot of the majestic Aroudan mountain. Night in a gite.

Day 5: Zawyat Ahansal - Mestefrane:

43 km of mountain biking. Elevation: + 840m, -1320m.

By mountain bike, we descend the beautiful Zawyat river. From time to time, below we discover some villages with "Tighremt" = (fortified houses). We pass to the right bank to start a gradual climb on the mountainside. At the height of our ascent, we discover behind us the impressive Taghia circus and its ocher cliffs. In front of us, the imposing cliff of Metefrane, better known as the "Cathedral" Beautiful winding descent to the bottom of the valley where we stay in a lodge by the river in the village of Imi n'Ouareg , at the foot of this magnificent site.

Day 6: Mestefrane - Bin Elouidane dam:

Mountain biking: 45km of track, 10 km of paved road. Elevation: + 955m, -950m.

Still following the Ahançal wadi, we continue our raid to the north by a small pass (1450m) to join Tilouguit. Ascent to the Tizi n’Aït Isha pass (1802m) before a beautiful descent with panoramic views of the Bin Elouidane dam lake and its surroundings Night in a lodge by the lake.

Day 7: Bin Elouidane Lake - Marrakech:

225 km of paved road.

Transfer via Azilal or Ouaouizeghte and Oued el abid to Marrakech. Arrival at the beginning of the afternoon and installation at the Riad, night and breakfast. In the afternoon, you can visit some monuments, the souks, or simply relax.

Day 8: Transfer to the airport according to your departure schedule.


  • Full board during the whole stay.
  • Transfers from the airport to the starting point of the mountain bike circuit (outward and return).
  • 4 Nights in a gîte.
  • Night of return in a Riad or hotel in Marrakech.
  • Supervision by a qualified guide
  • A trekking cook preparing good and varied meals.
  • Assistance vehicle with driver.
  • Camping and kitchen equipment.
  • Drinks.

No included

  • Mountain bikes and helmet
  • Repatriation insurance
  • Drinks and personal expenses.
  • Tips for the local team
  • Lunch in Marrakech.