Atlas Descent

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5.0 Based on 15 Reviews
  • COVID-19protected
  • Mountain biking
  • Bicycle tour
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  • duration 8 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 16+ yrs
  • max group size 12
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
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  • Starts Agadir, Morocco
  • Ends Agadir, Morocco
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Tour with Flexible Booking Policy
  • Change dates It is free to change your tour start date within 30 days of departure.
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Ride remote and rugged mountain biking trails Immerse yourself in vast mountain scenery Stay in traditional Moroccan Riads
Starting and ending in Agadir, the "Atlas Descent" tour is a guided mountain biking trip that takes 8 days. You will travel through Agadir, Tafraoute and Tiznit in Morocco. "Atlas Descent" is a small group tour which includes accommodation in hotels, transport, meals and others.

Over the years we've ridden every trail through the Anti Atlas Mountains in order to create the best off road cycling tour. This trip has everything from fast singletrack through palm trees, to ancient hairpinned muleteer’s routes and remote, rocky jeep tracks. As well as the amazing trails, there is epic scenery, delicious food and one of the warmest welcomes in North Africa. On this tour you will pass through areas untouched by mass tourism, but also get a chance to interact with local people and really experience the culture of some of the indigenous Berber people who populate this area.
CUSTOMER REVIEWS
5 - Excellent
Based on 15 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • On Nov 26 2019
5 - Excellent
Never gets old
“12 years from first doing the Atlas descent in 2007 I am embarked for a third journey on this wonderful expedition. The variety of scenery and landscapes combined with the off-road journey makes this a wonderful trip”
  • Anonymous
  • On Jan 08 2019
5 - Excellent
Varied riding in the sun
“This is a great winter getaway for people with at least some off road mountain bike experience, most, but not all of the rough and technical sections can be avioded but there was nothing which was excessively technical.The scenery was impressive with a good variety of landscape to enjoy.Dont think this trip is all downhill, there are some demanding climbs.The leaders, Liz and Ranu were excellent, looking after everybody from skilled riders to the less experienced.Hotels were pretty good, food was adequate rather than good, apart from the lunches on trail which were always good, plenty of snacks and drinks always on hand.A quibble which didnt affect me personally was that some of the bikes were supplied with the brakes reversed, which is an accident waiting to happen, and unfortunately one of our group needed a trip to hospital for a clean up and a stitch after braking hard to avoid a child, unfortunately he was used to the brakes the UK way round and pressed hard on what he thought was the rear brake, and went over the bars as he pulled hard on front brake which was were the rear normally is ! Unfortunately the first time we saw the bikes was at the first trailhead so no time to swap and bleed the brakes.But overall it was an excellent trip with a large but lovely group of people, highly recommended, just check the bikes are set up properly.”
  • Anonymous
  • On Jan 07 2019
5 - Excellent
Riding up rocks
“Great trip with excellent leaders, stunning landscapes and challenging trails”
  • Anonymous
  • On Dec 29 2018
4 - Very Good
Challenging riding, good location
“A well-run trip - good organisation and helpful leaders and support crew. There is a variety of riding and dramatic scenery. A fair amount of uphill riding too, so fitness important.The technical descents are challenging. I have ridden mountain bikes for over 30 years and parts tested me. Some riders on the trip had limited experience off-road, so found it tricky.Weather was changeable - be prepared for anything!”
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Start Agadir.
  • Day 2: Transfer to Tafraoute in the heart of the Anti Atlas Mountains. Introductory ride through a lunar landscape, passing the famous painted Blue Rocks.
  • Day 3: Spectacular ride through impressive gorges and lush palmeries around Ait Mansour. A rough and rocky day with 35km descent and optional tarmac climb towards the end.
  • Day 4: Transfer to Tizi Mlil Pass for an exhilarating descent and a great ride back to Tafraoute.
  • Day 5: Ride down to the old walled town of Tiznit. Optional visit to silver markets and traditional Hamman.
  • Day 6: Drive into High Atlas Mountains where the landscape is very different; ride through pine forests and mountain villages of the Tiqqi Gorge to Imouzzer.
  • Day 7: The ultimate off road finale, through remote villages down to the Atlantic Ocean for a swim; drive to Agadir.
  • Day 8: End Agadir.
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • All accommodation
Meals
  •  7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 5 dinners
Transport
  • All transport and listed activities
Guide
  • Tour leader throughout
Others
  • Local bike hire
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Any international flights to/from Agadir are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Atlas Descent tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Atlas Descent tour. You can cancel the tour up to 91 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 90 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 23 January 2022, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 23 January 2022, a deposit of 25% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 90 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Atlas Descent tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this Atlas Descent tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene protocols have been adhered to.
  • An average group size of maximum 10 people have been implemented on this tour to protect against COVID-19. Local authority requirements will furthermore be followed.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented on this package tour. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will furthermore be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • Several COVID-19 distancing measures have been adopted on this package tour to keep travellers safe.
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