Cycle tour- morocco - guided - 9 - days

Morocco – Here’s looking at you, kid

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  • Duration

    9 Days
  • Difficulty

    Easy
  • Distance

    177km
  • Landscapes

    • Sea/Ocean
    • Nature
    • City
  • Theme

    • Family
    • Sportive
    • Culture 
  • Type of Journey

    Guided

Description

Discover desert cities, thrilling markets and fairytale landscapes by bike. Join us on our journey through the country of the tales of 1001 nights and let the charm of the Orient enchant you. Apart from crossing vibrant cities like Marrakech and Fès you will also pass lush green valleys until you reach fairytale-like oases. Colors, scents and sounds are intensified by the hospitality of the people. Tradition and a modern lifestyle clash in an impressive manner and unfold the whole beauty and allure of the Orient. From 1.599€ we will exchange Aladdin’s magic carpet for a dashing bike and escape from the European winter.

Dates:
22.03. - 30.03.2019
24.04. - 04.05.2019
18.10. - 26.10.2019

Characteristics of this journey/holiday

Day by day

Day 1 Arrival in Marrakech

Pick up at the airport by our local guide and transfer to the hotel. Overnight stop in Marrakech.

Day 2  Marrakech

Get to know the vibrant historic town center of Marrakech, its history and also today’s life during a walking tour of the city. The Souk welcomes you with the finest and most delicious food and we will prepare ourselves for an adventurous trip. Overnight stop in Marrakech.

Day 3  Ourika valley 37 km

After a transfer you will start your cycling tour surrounded by the lush greens of the Ourika valley. By passing small Berber villages with their typical mud-walled houses and by visiting a Berber museum, you will learn more about the culture and tradition of this indigenous people. Overnight stop in Marrakech.

Day 4  Beni Mellal  38 km

Destination of today’s cycling tour is the lively city Beni Mellal. After being transferred to the waterfall of Ouzoud, we will mount our bikes to explore the fascinating nature all around us until another transfer will take us to the city Azilal, where we can remount our bikes and enjoy a relaxed cycling tour towards Beni Mellal. Overnight stop in Beni Mellal.

Day 5  Azrou and Ifrane 29 km

Arriving in Azrou, after a transfer, we will start cycling through the beautiful woods of Azrou towards Ifrane. This is a famous holiday city, not only in winter to go skiing, but it also attracts many metropolitans who long for a bit of recreation in the mountain landscape. Here we will be picked up and transferred to Fès, one of the most beautiful and exciting cities of the country. Overnight stop in Fès.

Day 6  Moulay Idris 35 km

Fields and agriculturally characterized sections will accompany us along the first stage of today’s cycling tour. Sitting enthroned on top of a hill, we will approach the majestic little city of Moulay Idris, which is surrounded by a fairytale-like landscape and nature. The statesman and founder Idris the first lies buried in this town, which is why the city is said to be holy and attracts many pilgrims every year. We will cross this town to reach the ruins of the city Volubilis, which dates back from the Roman times. Overnight stop in Fès.

Day 7  Meknès 15 km

We will spend this day in Meknès, which belongs, next to Marrakech, Fès and Rabat to the four royal cities. We are going to visit one of the most important historic madrassas of the country, the Medersa Bou Inania, as well as the Medina, the historic town center of Meknès with it’s fascinating Souks. We suggest you use your free afternoon to stroll around the small alleys or to visit one of the many museums. Overnight stop in Meknès.

Day 8  Casablanca 27 km

You will be picked up and taken to Rabat the capital of Morocco to explore the Medina, the historic town center which will sweep us of our feet. We will start cycling along the coast and will finally be taken by transfer to Casablanca, the biggest town of Morocco. Not only is this city famous for giving its name to the classic movie, but also for it’s exciting historic town center and especially the Hassan-II-Mosque, which is the fifth largest mosque worldwide. It is able to welcome up to 25.000 people. Overnight stop in Casablanca.

Day  9  Casablanca and Departure

During an one hour bus drive, we will get to know the dimension and importance of this extraordinary city. Afterwards we will have to say goodbye, the bus will take us to the airport. Having spent 9 days to collect colorful and exciting impressions and memories, we will travel back to Europe.

Unless you want to prolong? No problem! Just contact us.

Accommodation

8 Overnight's stays in 3 and 4-star hotels in double room with bath/shower and WC

Included services

- Flight from and to Frankfurt with Royal Air Maroc
- 8 Overnight's stays in 3 and 4-star hotels
- 8x half board with a special Welcome and Goodbye dinner
- Water supply on biking days
- Travel guide from France à vélo and
- Moroccan guide on site
- Transfers in minivans with air conditioning
- support vehicle on biking days, opportunity for a lift
- luggage transfer
- high quality rental bike, brand Cannondale
- admission fee
- guided visit of Marrakech and Fès

Non-included services:

• Lunch
• Insurance

How to get there ?

Flights from Frankfurt, London and Paris with Air France

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