If you have visited Morocco and looking to escape in the wilderness, here are the best mountain bike trails in the country. Read Here!
Mountain Bike trails in Morocco
Mountain biking is an excellent way to improve your overall health and wellbeing. It builds, tones, and strengthens your muscles and ensures you get the most out of the health benefits. In addition to enhancing your wellbeing, mountain biking is an adventurous activity that pumps your adrenaline.
Morocco is one of the most beautiful countries in North Africa and the best place to visit if you are looking for a mountain biking holiday. There are 16,000 miles of beautiful roads for biking and cycling. However, Morocco also has several regions with mesmerizing trails to relish this adventurous activity.
Morocco drives hundreds of thousands of people every month. Among them are cycling and mountain biking enthusiasts who visit numerous areas to enjoy the activity and make their dreams come true. Here are some of the best areas/sports/trails for mountain biking in Morocco. Read on!
The Atlas Mountains are one of the reasons people visit Morocco. The mountain region is diverse and divided into middle, high, and anti-atlas. It is a picturesque area and offers spectacular mountain biking trails for people of all skill levels.
In addition, if you want to experience something unique and adventurous, we recommend taking the route to the 2,000-meter hill in the Atlas Mountains. That way, you will enjoy riding your bike to one of North Africa’s highest mountains.
While riding your bike on the trail, you will relish the lush green landscapes below. However, the route becomes foggy when you go up, and the visibility reduces. Therefore, this route is not recommended for beginners. If you are an experienced biker, you will enjoy the diverse, exciting, and adventurous loops.
Rif Mountain Region Trails
The RIF Mountain offers numerous trails for hikers, cyclists, and mountain biking enthusiasts. The best route for mountain bikers is from Tetouan to Oujda. The region is famous for its picturesque views and diverse flora and fauna.
Remember, police in this area are always suspicious, so make sure you keep your travel documents with yourself. Moreover, the RIF mountain will give you experiences you will remember for the rest of your life.
Draa River Valley
Draa River Valle is another lush getaway for mountain biking enthusiasts. It is located south of the magnificent Marrakesh with biking trails that take you from hilly areas to the desert oasis.
On your way, you will relish the scenic views and unforgettable palm groves. So, this is something you can’t experience anywhere else. Draa River Valley has thousands of miles of crisscross hillsides, easy and challenging routes for bikers.
If you love mountain biking, you can join the eight-day excursion offered by the famous MTB company in Morocco “Freeride.” Moreover, the expedition is long, adventurous, and mesmerizing, allowing you to immerse yourself in the wilderness.
Dades Gorges Trail
Dades Gorges Trail is another best route for mountain bikers in Morocco. It starts from Citadelle gorges and crosses the foothill of the high Atlas Mountains into a semi-desert landscape. So, if you want to enjoy diverse landscapes, flora, and fauna, riding your bike on the Dades Gorges trail is worth it.
The lush green mountains of the valley, the desert landscape in the surroundings, and easy-to-ride trails allow for memorable experiences. In addition to Dades Gorges trail, this area offers routes for hiking and walking. Rock climbing enthusiasts can also fulfill their dreams.
Atlantic Coast Region
Last but not least, the Atlantic Coast Region in Morocco is a paradise for cyclists and mountain biking lovers. The region has the best year-round climate, hills in the surrounding, and coastal areas, making it a picture-perfect site for bikers of all skills levels who visit Morocco.
We recommend taking the beautiful road or route that winds around Casablanca’s south coast and goes into the Safi, reaching all the way to Agadir. You can also find mountain biking trails between the Fez and Marrakesh regions.
Mountain biking is one of the best activities to enjoy in Morocco. The country has dozens of places to visit with your friends and participate in this adventurous activity. You can bring your own equipment or rent from numerous rental facilities available in one of these areas or trails. Until Next Time!
- Article based on personal opinion, experience and research.
- Photos from Unsplash & canva.