Bikepacking in Morocco

Bikepacking in Morocco’s High Atlas Mountains

If you’re thinking of bikepacking in Morocco, you’re in for a real treat. Berber culture, diverse landscapes and a warm welcome awaits. For a flavour of an 18 day or cycle touring trip in the High Atlas Mountains, (10 days riding) during December 2014 and another trip to the Anti Atlas area the previous year, you’re in the right place.


Click to see the complete Bikepacking in Morocco Route on an interactive map 


Flying to Marrakesh or Agadir? Here’s how we packed the bikes using CTC bags.


Stories about bikepacking in Morocco

Marrakech and a change of plan Part 1
Bikepacking MarrakechWe flew to Marrakech, then due to inclement weather, took a bus to Agadir and rode to Ouarzazate via snow capped Toubkal, the highest peak in North Africa. Find out what it’s like cycling around the city of Marrakech in search of a bike shop for a couple of repairs and getting a bus to Agadir. Read on…


Agadir to Taroudant Part 2

Bikepacking in Morocco cactus hedge

Taroudant to Ouled Berhill Part 3
fording a river

Ouled Berhill to Aoulouz Part 4

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Aoulouz to Igruid – Part 5

road from aoulouz


Bikepacking in Southern Morocco

30 miles from the Algerian border, we found ourselves at an oasis in the Saharan desert. It was Christmas Eve 2013. Click on the link below to read the story.

Endless desert, an oasis and a starlit night 

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More Stories and tips about Bikepacking in Morocco’s Anti Atlas Mountains

Part 1  The Bikes of Taroudant
Part 2 The Hungry Biker
Part 3 Oranges and Breeze Blocks
Part 4 Between the Peaks
Part 5 And the Mountains Beckoned
Part 6 The Long and Winding Road
Carpets Camels Goats and Rocks