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  • Backroads Morocco Multisport Adventure Tour
  • Backroads Morocco Multisport Adventure Tour
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  • Backroads Morocco Multisport Adventure Tour
  • Backroads Morocco Multisport Adventure Tour
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Morocco Multisport Adventure Tour

 
Biking
 
Walking/Hiking
 
 

The Magic of Marrakech, the High Atlas & Essaouira

  • Pedal through an exotic landscape more accustomed to goats and donkeys than cyclists
  • Explore Marrakech's Jemaa el-Fna Square, a marketplace brimming with snake charmers, soothsayers, herbalists and musicians
  • Hike to a remote Berber village in the Atlas Mountains to see traditional life
  • Ride a camel along Essaouira's beach
  • Luxuriate at Heure Bleue Palais, with spectacular ocean views

This trip is exotic and exciting—kind of like riding a camel. You'll savor tagines and be mesmerized by Berber music. Hike to a rustic village in the Atlas Mountains. Spin past olive groves to the sea. And yes, ride a camel on the dunes. Perhaps you've traveled with us before. But come to Morocco and your non-camel vacations just won't compare.

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Itinerary

Day 1 Pedal through an exotic landscape more accustomed to goats and donkeys than cyclists A local expert introduces us to the 16th-century hamlet of Tamesloht and its zaouia (holy site) Stroll through the rose gardens or take a dip in the pool at our mountain hideaway.

Day 2 In the High Atlas Mountains, hike to a village accessible only by foot and experience traditional life  Share mint tea, fresh bread and olive oil with a welcoming Berber family Trek through the verdant Imlil Valley, surrounded by rugged peaks Enjoy a lively performance of singing, drumming and dancing before dining on Moroccan specialties.

Day 3 Goats climbing trees? Look for them in the argan trees as you ride through an undulating terrain past sun-kissed olive groves toward the Atlantic Explore the narrow winding streets of Essaouira, an artsy whitewashed port town and World Heritage site with delightful cafés, galleries and shops  Kick back at the luxurious Heure Bleue Palais, with spectacular ocean views.

Day 4 Camel ride through coastal dunes  Spin to the sleepy surfing village of Moulay Bouzerqtoune, where dramatic hills tumble to the coast Wash away your cares in a traditional hammam Cinnamon, turmeric and anise dance on your tongue during a lavish Moroccan dinner.

Days 5-6 Explore Marrakech's bustling medina  Visit an argan oil women's cooperative and discover the process behind this therapeutic oil  Relax in our desert oasis or, if you prefer more adventure, bike or hike in the foothills of the Atlas Mountains  Cycle through Marrakech's Palmeraie—a scene set with palm trees, camels and brilliant bougainvilleas.

On this magical journey through Morocco, travel in comfort and style. Explore vibrant Marrakech, hike through the foothills of the Atlas Mountains and take in the windswept Atlantic coastline. See snake charmers and street performers amid the bustle of the medina, ride camels across the beach and stroll along the whitewashed walls of sun-bleached coastal towns. Each night settle into one of the region's most luxurious hotels, featuring sparkling swimming pools and hospitality as warm as the Moroccan sun. This is an experience you won't soon forget!
Christian Chumbley - Regional Manager - Africa

We want to make sure you're on the right trip and that you have the best experience possible. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception. Read the Straight Talk

Straight Talk
We want to make sure you're on the right trip and that you have the best experience possible. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.

Accommodations

While our hotels are some of the finest in Morocco, they tend to be in fairly isolated areas, removed from the conveniences of a cosmopolitan city. Though part of their charm, it also means that when things break, it may take some time to get repaired. Service standards can be a bit different here and you may encounter the occasional person unfamiliar with the concept of "service with a smile."

Biking in an Emerging World

In Morocco, traffic can be faster and more congested than what you may be used to. You may also find the "rules of the road" to be different, with vehicles focusing only on what's ahead of them and entering traffic too quickly, or pedestrians rushing across the road. We've designed our routes throughout Morocco to avoid heavily trafficked areas whenever possible. However, it's important to be alert and cautious, especially in busier areas around villages and major intersections.

Rest assured, our Moroccan team is there to help and guide you along the way.
$4,198 - $4,598
pp dbl. occ.
(+$1,070 for sgl. occ.)

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Premiere & Casual Inns*

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Domaine de la Roseraie

Domaine de la Roseraie

* Casual Inn
Ouirgane (2 nights)

Tucked away in the Atlas Mountains, a welcoming retreat with rose gardens, citrus groves and horse stables. (pool, spa)

Heure Bleue Palais

Heure Bleue Palais

Essaouira (2 nights)

A traditional Moroccan riad, "built around a magnificent lantern-lit patio and courtyard garden planted with palm and banana trees," said Andrew Harper.  (pool, spa)

Les Deux Tours

Marrakech (1 night)

Set amid gardens, this timelessly elegant hotel is brimming with colorful tiles, fountains, arcades and hidden alcoves. (pool, spa)

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On this magical journey through Morocco, travel in comfort and style. Explore vibrant Marrakech, hike through the foothills of the Atlas Mountains and take in the windswept Atlantic coastline. See snake charmers and street performers amid the bustle of the medina, ride camels across the beach and stroll along the whitewashed walls of sun-bleached coastal towns. Each night settle into one of the region's most luxurious hotels, featuring sparkling swimming pools and hospitality as warm as the Moroccan sun. This is an experience you won't soon forget!

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Dates & Prices

The earlier you book, the more choice you'll have and the lower your price. And you can always change your mind—you won't be charged to transfer to a different trip before your final payment is due.

Please click on a date below for specific pricing and possible itinerary variations.

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AVAILABLE TO BOOKi LIMITED AVAILABILITYi PRIVATE TRIP - RESERVEDi WAITLIST ONLYi

Interested in a Private Trip? Check out the Make It Private tab for private dates available, or call us at 800-462-2848.

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This Trip Is Rated Levels 1-3

Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. We know your pace may vary from one day to the next—and your traveling companion's may differ somewhat from yours. So we present a range of mileage options, and each day you decide exactly what and how much you want to do.

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Daily Route Options
Day Activity EASYGOING ACTIVE AVID
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5
miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain
1 Biking 11* 400 27 1200
Biking 15* 800
Other Tamesloht Village & Riad Guided Tour (1.5 Hours)
2 Walking/Hiking 5* 1800 9 1800
3 Biking 19* 200 25 600
Other Essaouira Guided Walk (1 Hour)
4 Biking 13* 0
Biking 20* 400
Other Beach Walk or Camel Ride (1.5 Hours)
5 Walking/Hiking 3 0
6 Biking 10 0
Other Dar Si Said Palace Guided Tour (1 Hour)
 

Note: To make for the most comfortable ride to this particular trip, we've outfitted our titanium road bike with slightly wider tires. You'll appreciate this on those stretches of the route with hard-packed dirt (approximately 15% dirt and 85% paved).

* Includes shuttle.

Learn more about how we determine our route ratings and fully support a range of abilities and interests.

Please note that our distance and elevation figures come from Ride with GPS. Other sources (such as Map My Ride and Garmin devices) may give differing elevation figures due to different GPS and mapping technologies. Readings from a Garmin or a smart phone are influenced by other factors such as air pressure.

Why Travel with Backroads in Morocco

We Have Deep Roots in the Desert

For more than 15 years we've directly operated our own trips in Morocco, because that's how we do things everywhere in the world: you can't get a memorable, smooth-running, uniquely personal Backroads experience from a subcontractor. Pairing our own trip experts and leaders – who've lived in the country – with great local guides, we're able to take you deeper into the real Morocco while delivering exceptional service and support.

Only the Best Hotels

On this Premiere Inn trip, you can count on the best lodgings Morocco has to offer. In fact, the hotels we've chosen in this region have higher retail room rates than those offered by any other active travel company—even when their trips cost more.

We Invented the Multisport Trip

After 30 years of creating Backroads Multisport Adventures, our trip designers know how to blend the perfect balance of biking and hiking with other activities to showcase the best of a region. And then they arrange the seamless transitions that would be so hard to orchestrate on your own—adding dimensions to your trip that are exciting, inspiring and just plain fun.

We Stand Behind Our Trips

Most companies' trips in Morocco are run by local operators. At Backroads we manage our own trips; we would never subcontract your precious vacation to a third party. So as you enjoy the support of your seasoned Trip Leaders, along with our expert local guides and drivers, you have the confidence of knowing we're with you every step of the way.

Everyone at Their Own Pace

We design and support our Morocco trips to suit mixed abilities and varied interests—so you can set your own pace, then change things up as the day unfolds. And all guests are free to do the same, traveling together or apart, with no one cramping anyone else's style. Which sounds easy in theory, but it's hard to pull off. Here's more on how we do it.

The Best Leaders in Morocco

Backroads has the best-qualified people to lead your trip in Morocco, and our guests back that up, rating our Trip Leaders an average of 9.75 out of 10 for all-around quality of performance. Get the facts (and no fluff) on how we recruit and develop the very best people for your trip.

Experts with Secrets to Share

In choosing the ideal experts to enrich your travel experience, we look for people with a wealth of local knowledge, but also the ability to convey their insights in English. Too often travelers find themselves smiling politely, not quite understanding what they're being told. Our experts share intriguing facts, anecdotes and inside stories that stay with you forever.

Our Superb Bikes Included

A great bike is obviously critical for a great multisport trip; you don't want to gamble on one that's been sourced locally to trim costs. This trip features our acclaimed Backroads Custom Titanium bikes, expertly tuned and fitted, and included in your trip price. Learn why our titanium bikes are ideal for most riders.

Your Hotels Are Locked In

It may seem obvious to say the great hotels we tell you about are the ones you'll actually stay in. But the fact is many companies haven't even booked the places they promise and are later forced to settle for inferior alternatives. We book our hotels and exact rooms long in advance—often over two years—so you stay where you expect to stay.

Quality You Can Measure

Since 1979, Backroads Founder and President Tom Hale has shown that staying #1 means constantly evaluating our performance using the best possible source of information: our guests. As we systematically analyze your feedback on our trip consultants, leaders, hotels, meals and on-trip activities, we never stop working to make a great company even better.

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Private Trips Options & Pricing

Gather your favorite people to share a Backroads adventure on a ready-to-book Private Trip - featuring all the legendary Backroads hallmarks from expert leaders to unforgettable activities. You can pick from the selection of dates below for your group; some dates are only available for 16 or more guests while other dates are available for 8 or more guests. If your party has fewer than 8 guests, or your preferred date is not available, we'll create a departure just for you. Call or email us to reserve your date.

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Pricing for Private Trips

2017

  • 10 or more guests: from $4,198 pp dbl occ
  • 8 - 9 guests: from $4,598 pp dbl occ

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8 AVAILABLE TO BOOK FOR 8 OR MORE GUESTS 16 AVAILABLE TO BOOK FOR 16 OR MORE GUESTS RESERVED

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