Dirt Merchant | Big Mountain Bike Adventures

Dirt Merchant

Mountain Bike Holiday in Morocco

We begin this adventure in Marrakech, the stunning 1000 year-old ochre-colored city with a vibrant street life, a funky old Medina and chaos of cultures with a European flavour. Then it’s off to the highest mountain range in North Africa, the Atlas and their rugged, prehistoric, flat-topped peaks laced with dirt roads and trails still used by the nomadic Berbers. For eight days we’ll ride on singletrack, over passes that link small villages, at night we’ll sip mint tea and stare up at the blanket of stars in the desert sky.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrivals day

Meet your guides at Marrakech airport and transfer to our hotel.

Day 2: Ourika Valley

A climb to a spectacular grey moonscape and big descent to the beautiful Ourika Valley.

Day 3: Oukaimeden station

Morning 4 x 4 shuttle to the Oukaimeden station for the trip's biggest descent, 1600 m.

Day 4: Big Landscapes

Start the day with a gentle climb. Expect big landscapes and an unforgettable pedal.

Day 5: Berber towns

Like south-western Utah except in North Africa. Today's adventure takes us through red mountains and remote Berber towns.

Day 6: Single Track Bliss

Today could be the best day of the trip with a single 28 km stretch of singletrack bliss.

A 20 km ride to end this amazing trip. Transfer to Marrakech and our traditional riad for last night festivities.

Day 7: Airport drop off’s

Transfer to the airport for your flight home. Bon voyage!

What our Guests Say:

“The riding rocked and our guides were absolutely incredible, they showed us many cool things and not just on the bikes.”  

- Scott P.

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Details

Dates: Private trips only

Duration: 8 days, 7 nights
Joining In: Marrakech, Morocco
Skill Level: 2 fitness, 2 technical
Type: Cross-Country
Land Cost: €2020 Euro /person | Currency Conversion ?

Ride Map

See the approximate route of the trip on Google maps. Register today!

Skill Levels

To make sure that you are well prepared for your trip, please read the following ability guidelines carefully. It is important that you speak with us prior to booking your trip. Call us Toll Free in North America: 1-866-894-0220 or drop us an email: info@ridebig.com.

Each trip’s ability level is the minimum level required for that trip.

Fitness

Level 2

Exercise 2-3 times a week for 30 minutes or more. Are comfortable with sustained output at athletic pace with occasional short anaerobic periods. Can ride 4-6 hours per day for 2-4 consecutive days and are comfortable pushing and hiking with the bike for sections.

Technical

Level 2

Have been mountain biking for at least one year, can climb and descend under control on moderately steep singletrack with loose rocks. Can ride with mild exposure at times. Would embrace more riding time and would consider taking a lesson to help prepare for the trip.

Level 3

Have been mountain biking for over two years, are confident riding all types of singletrack, are able to ride small drops and jumps and descend technical steep sections including rocks drops and uneven roots. Can ride confidently with exposure.

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