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Endu'Rock the Casbah

Saturday 16 Mar 2024 9:00

Enduro MTB trip in Morocco - High Atlas
from

1'890.- CHF

duration

8 days

technical level

3/4icone ask level

fit level

2/4icone ask level

Destination :

Morocco

Registration close :

10 March 2024

Places :

3

the most beautiful trails in the High Atlas are yours!

The unmissable enduro mountain bike trip on the magical trails of the Moroccan Atlas, for a total immersion of 8 days in country of the Berbers.



Highlights

  • A unique variety of trails
  • Discovery of Berber culture
  • Shuttle your bike on the back of mules
  • A surprising and enriching cultural gap
  • An unforgettable night in a renovated and charming sheepfold
  • Taste the best local cuisine
  • Visit to Marrakech, its souk and its legendary square

    • Day 1 | Welcome to Marrakech - Transfer to Amizmiz

      Enduro mountain bike trip in MoroccoAs soon as you arrive in the warm and bustling city of Marrakech, the Exoride team welcomes you and takes care of the transport case for your bike after having assembled it, before leave for a first transfer to the mountains 2 hours away.

      Radical change of atmosphere and decor, to immerse yourself in authentic Morocco, its stone and earth houses with a thousand colors, its smiling and welcoming inhabitants and a soothing simplicity which will disconnect you from your daily routine without any worries.

      After a delicious tagine and the unmissable mint tea, we'll take you to discover a first descending and playful single as a warm-up with a prime view of the plain of Al Haouz province.

      To add the last touch of adventure to your experience that started off with flying colors, you will spend your first evening in an unusual but terribly charming and comfortable place, offering a roof top intimate with the setting sun over the immensity of the High Atlas.

      Distance: 10 km
      D+: 0 m
      D-: 1,100 m
      Night in a comfortable lodge
    • Day 2 | Amizmiz region

      MTB trip in the Moroccan AtlasGalvanized by this thunderous introduction, you devour your copious breakfast and literally fall under the spell of its delicious baghrirs, before hopping on your bike with the same enthusiasm as a Berber mounts his mule.

      From our peaceful cottage, we embark on a pretty route through the valley and its charming authentic villages, in which you will have plenty of time to take care of your "Salam Aleykoum" the friendly locals, and racing with the children amused to see you tumbling down the trails on your bike with such dexterity.

      A magnificent half-enduro, half-freeride finish takes us directly to a charming village where we will be received like popes for a delicious meal.

      It is with a stomach full of a good kofta and a heart full of emotions from so much hospitality that we leave for a beautiful full shuttle run as we like them on a small technical trail as you wish, on which you should not be too distracted by the superb view of the valley.

      We find a charming little lodge for this new evening, and, already won over by your Moroccan adventure, you collapse into your bed.

      Distance: 35 km
      D+: 400 m
      D-: 2,100 m
      Night in a comfortable lodge
    • Day 3 | Amizmiz region

      Discover the Moroccan High Atlas by mountain bike with a guide Always excited by your mountain biking adventure in Morocco, you get up at dawn, even ahead of the crowing of the rooster and the muezzin.

      Today we are going to shuttle thanks to our solid 4x4s and their agile drivers who take winding tracks through the rockery for two beautiful descents on trails with flow that you no longer know what to do with it. Your first two days allowed you to get your hands on your new playground, and you now have all the skills to play gliding and open up new, original lines on these endless trails.

      We therefore enjoy the Amizmiz region one last time, with of course a gourmet stop at one of our best typical local restaurant addresses, before hitting the road at the end of the day to reach the Ouirgane region , in which we will spend the next two days.

      Arriving at our comfortable cottage, you are delighted to discover a swimming pool and relax there while waiting for the evening meal.

      Distance: 35 km
      D+: 200 m
      D-: 2,400 m
      Night in a comfortable cottage
    • Day 4 | Ouirgane region

      Mountain bike adventure in the Moroccan Atlas with a Swiss Cycling guideTraveling the High Atlas as we have been doing for almost 15 years has allowed us to establish special links with the indigenous population, and we are always delighted to be able to add all their knowledge -do and their habits and customs to add an extra touch of magic to your already colorful stay.

      Today you will discover all the advantages of mule-shuttles to free yourself from a painful portage to reach the high pass, which will mark the starting point of the legendary run that awaits us.

      After having discovered all the art of sculling by bike on a virgin slope of fine shale that you will not soon forget, we give a few pedal strokes to join a second part of trail which borders there again perfection with his incredible flow.

      You end your day with your banana up to your ears, with this day which will undoubtedly be an unforgettable highlight of your riding career.

      We arrive directly by bike at our lodge where a gargantuan portion of couscous awaits us.

      Distance: 35 km
      D+: 900 m (walking)
      D-: 2,450 m
      Night in a comfortable cottage
    • Day 5 | Ouirgane region, transfer to Ourika

      Enduro all mountain MTB routes in MoroccoAfter treating your addiction to baghrirs at breakfast, we hit the road again for a quick transfer to the Asni region. You are always so surprised by the variety of colors and landscapes, and from the car you already imagine yourself freeriding all these red earth slopes that line the road.

      But don't worry, the two trails that we have reserved for you for this day will allow you to easily let your creativity express itself and you will once again enjoy yourself on these beautiful century-old multi-tree trails which seem to have been totally designed for mountain biking.

      Between these two runs, we stop to eat some succulent skewers on a terrace full of life.

      At the end of the day, we take advantage of being in an artisanal area to visit the stalls, and for those who wish to negotiate good prices to bring back some beautiful objects of much higher quality than those sold in the Marrakech souk.

      In the evening, we arrive at our luxurious lodge*** which skilfully mixes modernity and tradition, and it is with our feet in the water of the swimming pool that we enjoy a good mint tea.

      Distance: 35 km
      D+: 400 m
      D-: 2,100 m
      Night in hotel***
    • Day 6 | Ourika Valley

      Organized MTB and E-Bike trip in MoroccoWe set off for a prime route from the Oukaimden ski resort (and yes, there is a ski resort in Morocco!), which will take us through the valleys colors of the Ourika region.

      A unique visual spectacle with reliefs in unreal colors, from which magnificent typical villages stand out, still full of life despite their isolation. It is in one of these villages that we put down our bikes at midday to be received by a charming traditional family who lets us benefit from their extraordinary culinary talents.

      At the end of the meal, we are treated to the ceremonial preparation of tea by the chef of the house and you can discover all the secrets that give Moroccan tea its unique flavor.

      After the meal, we cycle a little to enjoy this breathtaking landscape, before reaching an incredible area, a mix of pumptrack and flowtrail that we hurtle down at Mach 12.

      You remain amazed once again by the quality of the trail you have just ridden, and without daring to say it, you secretly dream of being able to do it again because this trail was so magical.

      Distance: 35 km
      D+: 450 m
      D-: 2,250 m
      Night in hotel***
    • Day 7 | Ourika Valley, transfer to Marrakech

      Bike trip in Morocco with a guide and shuttlesYou haven't seen the week go by, but today is our last ride before returning to Marrakech.

      We leave our royal lodge, and set off for half a day of riding, just to taste the dust of the Moroccan trails one last time. After a superb path through a dense forest we reach a plateau which seems familiar to you, and there you understand that your guide, attentive to all your desires for a week, took advantage of a small option to reach the portion of trail which you had such an impact the day before and which you thought about all night.

      All you have to do is open the throttle wide and enjoy this first-class finish.

      We meet our friendly drivers and leave the High Atlas mountains to return to the urban life of Marrakech.

      After returning to our hotel, we take advantage of this last evening to visit the city and its souk, surrounded by snake charmers and trinket sellers.

      Distance: 16 km
      D+: 300 m
      D-: 1,000 m
      Night in hotel***
    • Day 8 | Marrakech, end of stay

      MTB from MarrakechOur Moroccan journey ends and you are delighted to have discovered the High Atlas on the handlebars of your bike.

      Our staff will take you to the airport according to your flight times.

      Beyond the exceptional and varied riding, you leave with magnificent memories of these beautiful, simple and authentic moments of life that we make our Berber hosts experience, and you are probably only moderately delighted to find your colleagues from job after so much authenticity... but don't worry, it stays between us, promise!


  • What's included

    • Swiss Cycling expert mountain bike guide (fr/en/de)
    • Transfer from and to Marrakech airport
    • Internal transfers & 4x4 shuttles, fuel and professional drivers
    • Mechanical assistance
    • Accommodations
    • Mineral water
    • All meals (except the last day)
    • Driving advice
    • The video and souvenir photos

    Not included

    • The flight to and from Marrakech
    • Additional nights and extension of stays
    • Airport taxes
    • Bike rental & equipment (optional in the registration form)
    • Personal insurance
    • Sodas & fruit juice
    • Meals of the last day in Marrakech
    • Tipping
    • Everything not included in what is included

  • Bike

    • a full-suspension MTB or E-Bike with 140 to 170mm travel, completely overhauled, including suspensions
    • Mixed terrain tires 2.3" wide or more, with reinforced casings and tubeless with recent preventive fluid
    • A telescopic seat post
    • Replacement derailleur hanger
    • 2 spare inner tubes
    • 3 pairs of brake pads
    • 2 quick links adapted to the chain
    • Chain oil
    • 1 Derailleur cable
    • Charger and battery if transmission or electric seat post
    • Charger if E-Bike
    • Repair equipment specific to your bike

    Accessories

    • Open face MTB helmet
    • Sunglasses
    • Knee pads
    • Elbow pads (recommended)
    • Long gloves
    • Swimsuit
    • Toiletries
    • Bicycle clothing for 8 days
    • Sun cream
    • Backpack (min 16l) with integrated back protector and water pocket
    • Repair equipment (tire levers, bits, multitool, chain tool, pump or CO2 cartridges)
    • First aid kit
    • Rain-resistant windbreaker
    • Repair equipment
    • Old cover (protection of bicycles for transport on mules)
    • A roll of Gaffer tape
    • Rislan necklaces
    • Mobile phone and its charger
    • 1 Powerbank

  • Required levels

    This stay in Morocco is aimed at intermediate-level practitioners.

    The terrain is varied, but essentially easy.

    We rated this stay 3/4.

    You can find out more about our level scale by clicking here.

    If you have any doubts, do not hesitate to contact us to discuss them.

    Culture

    Morocco is a country with a strong cultural contrast depending on the region.

    Life in Marrakech is very urban and the living environment resembles daily Western life in certain respects.

    What makes our program so rich is above all the discovery of life in the mountains and ancestral Berber traditions. Guaranteed satisfaction and crush!

    The welcome there is simply unbeatable, and meeting the people is extremely easy.

    We are here to advise you throughout your stay, so no worries about these few rules.

    Accommodation & food

    During our stay, we will alternate between *** hotels and more traditional comfortable cottages, but always impeccable and full of charm.

    Climate

    The Endu'Rock the Casbah stay generally takes place between the end of September and the end of April.

    Temperatures are generally ideal for mountain biking, but departures and nights at altitude may be a little cool.

    Some warmer clothing is expected.

    The climate is usually dry, but short episodes of rain can sometimes occur.

    Security

    Morocco is a very safe country and the regions in which we operate present no risk.

    For further

    Are you won over by this program and you only want to join this incredible adventure?

    If you are sure of your physical and technical abilities, and have made sure that your equipment corresponds to the program, you can click on the registration button and fill out the form to reserve your place.


    • Is this stay open to E-Bikes?

      Yes we happily welcome E-Bikes. IF you are planning to come with yours by plane, be aware that it is however very complicated to fly with an electric bike and its battery.

      Some companies accept bicycles, but you must send your battery separately by road transport. In this case, we can receive your battery in Marrakech in complete safety.

      If you wish, it is possible to find rental E-Bikes in Morocco which will be enough to last your week.

      Finally, it sometimes happens that we go down to Morocco by road. In this case, we can directly ensure the transport of your E-Bike to and from Morocco.

      Do not hesitate to contact us to find out more.

    • Can I come with my drone?

      No, Morocco formally prohibits the use of drones on its territory. Very strict controls are carried out by the authorities and customs controls.

    • How many people are there in a group?

      In order to ensure perfect logistics and ensure you have the best possible experience, we generally limit the number of participants to 6 to 8 people.

    • Who is our guide?

      This mountain bike trip in Iran is supervised by a professional Swiss mountain bike guide, certified Swiss Cycling. Who opened this circuit and supervised more than 30 groups on this program. You are in good hands!

    • What is the usual profile of the participants on this adventure?

      The participants of this mountain biking trip to Morocco are on average aged 30 to 55 years old.

    • Is this Morocco adventure suitable for women?

      Yes of course, many riders have taken advantage of this destination.

    • What type of ride should I expect?

      The terrain encountered during our adventure is rather rolling, with a rather moderate slope. The trails are rather dry, often smooth, sometimes more stony, but are easy to navigate.

    • Should we always ride with all our equipment?

      No, during the day, you will only ride with your bike gear. All luggage is transferred by car with our team of drivers.

    • Is it possible to do laundry during the stay?

      It is possible to have clothes washed and dried mid-week with the hotel's laundry service. Either way, we recommend that you take what you need for the week.

    • What is the type of accommodation?

      We spend most nights in hotels of at least *** type, or comfortable cottages.

    • Are meals included?

      Yes, all meals are included in the price of the stay. We will show you the best local restaurants to taste the most traditional Persian dishes.

    • What type of equipment do I need?

      Most of this stay does not require any special cycling equipment.

      You can find the complete list of necessary materials under the “materials” tab.

    • What happens if I am tired or can't stand the ride?

      The program for this adventure was developed with the safety aspect as a priority.

      At any time, it is easy to find our support vehicles or to skip a run if you feel tired.

    • Does my insurance cover me in Morocco?

      We invite you to check with your insurance that you are covered for trips in the event of an accident or cancellation in the event of force majeure.



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Who will lead your adventure?

Your expert
for this experience

Christian

Tour leader & C.E.O.

Since 2010, Chris has supervised more than 50 groups in the High Atlas, mainly on this enduro program.

A real favorite for this country and its inhabitants from the first laps of the wheels, he formed deep friendships with the locals, and has since known the trails like the back of his hand.

He also managed to surround himself with a solid and loyal team for logistics and transport, thus offering ideal complementarity for the success of this program.

You will also be happy to take advantage of his experience to benefit from some driving advice during your stay if you wish.

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F.A.Q.

  • How to privatize a guided MTB tour or trip?

    In order to offer an adequate outing, it is essential that we know the technical and physical level of the participants, the desired date for the event, the location, and the style of practice.

    You can of course draw inspiration from our different mountain bike tours and stays for your private outing project, but we are obviously delighted to offer you a completely personalized itinerary with the characteristics and accommodation of your choice.

  • What is the profile of your guides and instructors?

    The experiences offered by Exoride are supervised by extremely qualified guides and instructors, with more than 30 years of mountain biking practice, most of them former competitors, certified, and above all carrying out this activity 100% professionally.

    We pay particular attention to safety and you are assured of being surrounded by true mountain bike guiding professionals.

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  • What are prices for a MTB guide in Switzerland?

    Each request responds to needs specific to the chosen activity, such as location scouting or the organization of possible logistics alongside your event.

    However, here are some examples of applicable guiding and rental rates:


    1 person
    2 people
    3 people
    4 people
    5 people
    6 people< br />7 people & +

    1/2 DAY
    240 CHF
    260 CHF
    300 CHF
    360 CHF
    400 CHF
    420 CHF
    460 CHF

    1 DAY
    450 CHF
    480 CHF
    510 CHF
    520 CHF
    600 CHF
    660 CHF
    700 CHF

    Bike & E-Bike Rental

    Full suspension Bike & E-Bike
    70 CHF
    90 CHF
  • How many people maximum?

    We can organize mountain bike or E-Bike tours for 1 to 100 people. For stays abroad, the number of participants generally does not exceed 20 maximum depending on the destinations.

  • What other services are available?

    We offer turnkey tours and stays. Take advantage of our solid network of partners for an exceptional event.

    In addition to the cycling part, we also take care of:

    • Meal, restaurant or buffet in nature
    • Travel by private minibus
    • Seminar room
    • Hotels or shelters
    • Photos and video
    • ...

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