An exotic ride through lush oases and lunar landscapes plus a day in vibrant Marrakech
Have you ever wanted to get away from the cold and wet British winter, to ride your bike somewhere warm and sunny, with days spent cycling through valleys filled with lush date palms or swooping along twisty donkey trails? Then this trip is the one for you!
It's designed to be a little less demanding than some of our other off-road trips, but there is still plenty of adventure to be had along the way. If you want to push yourself, there's the challenge of the mighty Bab n'Ali climb, where your reward for reaching the top of the climb is stunning views of the snow-capped High Atlas mountains.
During the trip you'll get to ride through a huge variety of amazing scenery, past ancient kasbahs built from 'pise de terre' (rammed earth), along the base of deep sandstone gorges and over high mountain passes.
To finish your trip on a high, we end in the stunning 'pink city' of Marrakech, truly one of the most amazing cities in Africa.
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.
Biking group in desert, Jebel Sahro