Classic road biking holiday from the Atlas to the Sahara in Morocco
Early and late in the year, Morocco is the perfect destination for a road cycling holiday, with predictably good weather and lots of low-cost flight options into Marrakech. South of this magical, 'Arabian Nights' city, our well-established and now classic cycling holiday follows generally good tarmac roads, biking across the Atlas Mountains by way of the Tizi n'Tichka (2260m) to the desert frontier town of Zagora and then returns via an alternative, exciting and little-used road over the Tizi n'Test (2092m).
Staying in simple hotels and gites throughout our circuit, we will be accompanied by an experienced local cycling guide and one or more support vehicles. The whole range of Moroccan experiences awaits us - the colourful street vendors and Berber acrobats of Marrakech's central Djema el-Fna square, the exquisite flavours of the local cuisine, spectacular views of the rugged Atlas peaks and the stunning landscape of kasbahs and palm trees in the Draa Valley, as we cycle across the Jebel Sahro to the edge of the Sahara. Making a bike circuit around Mount Toubkal (4167m), North Africa's highest peak, and involving some superb days of climbing and descending on sinuous mountain roads, this is a brilliant long distance cycling holiday.
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