Fascinating cultures and landscapes by bike, including Marrakech, the Atlas Mountains and the coast
Encompassing the best of Morocco, this trip will take us past the foothills of Mt Toubkal, golden Kasbahs, impressive gorges and the long sandy beach of Essaouira. This spectacular route follows smooth tarmac roads and climbs over high mountain passes that reward you with spectacular vistas of the High Atlas Mountains. A real highlight is riding through Paradise Valley, close to Imouzzer, where a palm-filled valley leads to a high pass with views down to the ocean below. After all the riding we will receive a warm welcome from a range of great hotels including a traditional Riad.
What makes this trip responsible?
This itinerary visits local cooperatives that help keep local agriculture alive and fair. With regular training between UK leaders and local staff, we can ensure our responsible tourism practices are passed onto local leaders. As recycling is not developed in Morocco, water is provided on all our cycling trips to avoid the waste of plastic bottles.
Morocco Community project
After funding a water tower for the remote village of Tijhza in 2000, we have been involved in a variety of schemes requested by the Berbers to improve their community life. With a new water pipeline system fitted in the village, every house can now enjoy running water and our funds have also stretched to paying for much-needed operations for some of the children. Our biggest achievement is the village hammam (Moroccan steam bath) that will help with important hygiene issues as well as creating a self-sustainable income.
Get involved by sending your leftover dirhams to Amanda Ceraolo in the Exodus office; donate online via our website or join a volunteer departure (Trip code: AMO) led by project founder, Andy Mckee.
For more information, please see our Project page.
Riding along the beach at Essaouira