A sensational cycling holiday in Morocco`s desert world - Jebel Sahro
This is a classic adventure cycling holiday in Morocco's arid Jebel Sahro region. With the snow-covered peaks of the High Atlas to the north and the Sahara to the south, the climate of the Jebel Sahro in southern Morocco is the perfect place for cycling outside the summer months. From the intoxicating city of Marrakech, we drive across the Atlas Mountains to Tinerhir and begin biking in the magnificent Todra Gorge, whose towering walls attract rock climbers from all over the world.
Following surfaced roads and then hard-pack jeep tracks, we find ourselves in a remote mountain area, with nomadic Berber shepherds and views of the Atlas peaks. Crossing the Tamtattouchte Pass (2615m), we drop down into the beautiful Dades Valley, the so-called 'Valley of the 1000 Kasbahs'. Our journey continues, largely on 'piste' (hard-pack and gravel) roads, through Boulmane Dades and passing close to the striking rock formation of Bab n'Ali (Ali's Gate) to N'Kob. A fantastic and newly-introduced dirt road ride then takes us directly across country to the oasis town of Zagora on the very edge of the Sahara. With its flexible itinerary and time to explore the souks and sounds of Marrakech, this great biking adventure is perfect for anyone looking to make a winter escape to Morocco and the pink and ochre coloured mountains of the Jebel Sahro!