Cycle Morocco's Great South

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  • duration 9 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 16+ yrs
  • max group size 16
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Marrakech, Morocco
  • Ends Marrakech, Morocco
  • +5
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  • Ride from the Atlas Mountains to the coast
The "Cycle Morocco's Great South" tour starts from and ends in Marrakech. It is an explorer trip that takes 9 days taking you through Imouzzer, Essouira, Agadir and 4 other destinations in Morocco. "Cycle Morocco's Great South" is a guided small group tour that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

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.
4.5 - Excellent
Based on 20 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • On Mar 06 2019
5 - Excellent
Morocco - Cycling the Great South
“good trip”
  • Anonymous
  • On Mar 03 2019
4 - Very Good
Cycling Morocco's Great South
“An excellent tour, well supported and well managed, but spoiled by Exodus's failure to warn us adequately about the very cold cycling conditions high in the mountains.”
  • Anonymous
  • On Mar 02 2019
5 - Excellent
Quiet roads among beautiful rugged scenery
“This was my first cycling trip and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Morocco is a super winter holiday destination and I will definitely be booking more trips in the saddle! Beautiful rugged landscapes.”
  • Anonymous
  • On Nov 17 2018
5 - Excellent
Wonderful autumn cycling trip
“Just returned from really great cycling trip. Lovely route - we chose this trip over ones with other companies because of the route, mix of the mountains and time on coast in Essaouria. This was our first trip with Exodus and my husband Graham and I were very impressed. Fantastic tour leader in Liz, she managed every aspect of the tour superbly - logistics with the support vehicles - during rides never more than 10k away from drinks etc and sweeper support at rear in case of incidents. On the route there are lots of long ascents and Liz described what to expect extremely well in terms of the uphills and downhills, no-one got into the van on any of the rides and I believe this was due in large part to Everyone having confidence in Lizs descriptions and timing of stops etc. Coming over the high pass on day 3 we encountered very heavy mist, Liz managed the descent extremely well with everyone feeling safe and comfortable with the ride down. Fantastic fun group of people to ride with, everyone gelled and mixed in together really quickly and whilst there was of course a range of fitness and technical cycling ability, it was relatively modest and at stops it was on average 15mins between first and last of the group arriving. Due to nature of the trip, lunches are roadside picnics every day, these were simple but fresh and filling. Accommodation is also simple but clean, in the first couple of places in the mountains there was some issues with lack of hot water, but to be honest whilst this isnt ideal I think you need to accept that this type of issue can happen when travelling in a large group in the mountains in Morocco. We were fortunate that weather was kind to us every day, if wed arrived cold and wet lack of hot water would have been more of an issue. Support team with Liz were v friendly and helpful as well. Really recommend trip”
  • Day 1: Start Marrakech.
  • Day 2: Transfer to Tadmamt; cycle in the foothills of Mt Toubkal to Ijoukak.
  • Day 3: Challenging climb followed by exhilarating descent from Tizi n'Test Pass (2100m) to Oulad Berhil; overnight in traditional riad.
  • Day 4: Cycle towards Tafraoute in Anti Atlas Mountains; optional transfer/ride to see the famous Blue Rocks.
  • Day 5: Pass pink houses and kasbahs en route to Ait Baha Lake; transfer to Agadir.
  • Day 6: Spectacular ride through the Paradise Valley; climb to Imouzzer.
  • Day 7: Cycle through traditional villages and palmaris to Essouira. 
  • Day 8: Free morning in Essaouira; transfer to Marrakech; free time.
  • Day 9: End Marrakech.
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts, 6 lunches, 6 dinners
  • All transport and listed activities
  • Tour leader throughout
  • Local bike hire
  • Any international flights to/from Marrakech 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 Cycle Morocco's Great South tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Cycle Morocco's Great South 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.


For any tour departures within 16 January 2022, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 16 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

Cycle Morocco's Great South 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.


For this Cycle Morocco's Great South 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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