Atlas Mountain Bike challenge
Bike the Atlas Mountain Challenge for Charity
Jun 04 2016
Jun 11 2016
High altitude bike ride through the dramatic Atlas Mountains
Over 200kms of mountain passes, Berber villages and impressive peaks
Combine off-road adventure with a unique cultural experience
Camp at night amongst the mountains or in a traditional auberge
Experience the vibrant and colourful city of Marrakech
The Atlas Mountains are home to some of the most remote and dramatic landscapes on the African continent. Spanning the highlands of North Africa they stretch from the Mediterranean coast to the cold waters of the Atlantic; covering three countries, 2,500kms and the tribal homeland of the Berber people.
This challenging bike ride through the central peaks of the Mgoun Massif and the Ait Bou Goumez Valley takes you across high mountain passes and into the heart of a region that has long been culturally separated from the rest of Morocco.
These mountains are the home of the Berber tribes, a people whose history and heritage predate the Arab invasion of the 7th century. Beginning amidst the captivating chaos of Marrakech, you then head out into the mountains, crossing the Tizi n’Tirghist Pass and exploring the hidden Shangri-La of the Ait Bou Goumez Valley. Averaging some 4-5 hours a day on the bikes, you will explore a spectacularly beautiful landscape, spending the evenings camping amongst the mountains or sharing the experience with local families in traditional village auberges.
This is a challenge that offers a chance to test yourself against some of the most magnificent mountains in Africa; combining off-road adventure with a unique cultural experience amongst the fertile valleys that lie to the east of Marrakech.
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