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Charity Bike Holiday, Morocco - The Details

Saturday 25th April to Saturday 2nd May 2015

Back up vehicleLa Bergerie, OuirganeHigh Atlas, from near Asni

Arrive in Marrakech and settle into Riad Agadid for the first of 2 nights right in the heart of the Marrakech Medina.
Today we join other riders for the Marrakech Atlas Etape and choose either a 60 or 140km return route. More details on the Etape website.
We start by driving out of Marrakech and, depending on how far people want to cycle, we will be dropped off at different points. The first part is in undulating country side running along the edge of the Atlas mountains. The cycle will end by descending into the Ouirgane Valley to stay the first of 3 nights at La Bergerie, a pleasant rustic country Auberge with swimming pool and large gardens. We will at all times have vehicle back up.
Either cycle to Imlil (approximately 30km of uphill cycling), or be transported by Land Rover. Lunch will be on the roof terrace of the Kasbah du Toubkal “with the best rooftop views in North Africa”.
Then cycle or freewheel back down to La Bergerie, perhaps stopping of at Sir Richard Branson’s Kasbah Tamadot for afternoon tea!
Cycle an undulating road along the River N’fis valley to the mosque of Tin Mal and then onwards up the Tizi-n-Test pass. For the really serious cyclist (if we have any!) there will be the option of cycling all—or the majority of—the Tizi-n-Test pass at 2100m. Return to La Bergerie for dinner. Of course on either of these days it is possible to just opt out and laze by the pool at La Bergerie.
Bikes and riders will be transferred by vehicle to the Ourika Valley, a drive of approximately 1 hour, where there will be the choice to either cycle up to Oukaïmeden, the Moroccan ski resort (2600m), or be transported there in our vehicles. Night at Chez Jus Jus, an alpine Auberge.
Cycle or free wheel back to Marrakech for the final night in a 4* hotel. A special gala dinner will be taken at Dar Marjana with all the Moroccan trimmings to end this spectacular tour.
Tour ends (extra days can be arranged).

The cost and some further details:

The cost from Marrakech is £850 per person sharing a double/twin room (single supplement is £280)

In addition, each participant agrees to try and raise funds or make a donation to the Education For All Charity. Whilst we do not insist on a minimum donation or funds raised we this would be in excess of GBP 500.

(To arrange your own flights out please see our page of flight operators for airlines flying to Marrakech, or get in touch with us and we can arrange them for you).

The cost is fully inclusive of:

  • All accommodation as indicated
  • All meals (3 meals per day) - lunch will often be in the form of a picnic when out on the bikes
  • Full back up vehicle and bike transportation
  • Hire of Cannondale Hybrid bike
  • Mike and Andy will be acting as your hosts and they will be paying the same as you there are no free riders only free wheelers down the hills on this charity trip
  • Discover Ltd will be organising this trip and will be making no margin; the cost includes a contingency margin and once the trip is completed any surplus funds will be donated to Education For All

Not included:

  • Drinks with meals other than water
  • Travel Insurance
  • Air flights (extra applies as indicated above)

If you would like to join us in 2015, please contact:

Mike at

00 33 4 66 45 83 95

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