Exciting trails through the Atlas Mountains, Berber villages and ancient kasbahs
The Anti Atlas mountains in Morocco are home to some of the finest mountain biking anywhere in the world. In the course of a one week trip, you can barely touch the surface of the riding here, but over the course of the past 10 years we've carefully ridden every trail that we can find in order to distil out the finest selection for you.
There's everything from fast, swoopy, sandy singletrack through palm trees to ancient hairpinned muleteer's routes to remote, rocky jeep tracks. Luckily with vehicle support as back up and options to ride more gentle routes, there's something for everyone here.
As well as the amazing trails, there is stunning scenery, fantastic food, great hotels and one of the warmest welcomes in North Africa. You'll pass through areas untouched by mass tourism, but also get a chance to interact with local people and really experience the culture of some of the indigenous Berber people who populate this area.
This trip has two special Skill Weks departures, for more information, please visit the dedicated page.
What makes this trip responsible?
This itinerary visits local cooperatives that help keep local agriculture alive and fair. With regular training between UK leaders and local staff, we can ensure our responsible tourism practices are passed onto local leaders. As recycling is not developed in Morocco, water is provided on all our cycling trips to avoid the waste of plastic bottles.
Morocco Community project
After funding a water tower for the remote village of Tijhza in 2000, we have been involved in a variety of schemes requested by the Berbers to improve their community life. With a new water pipeline system fitted in the village, every house can now enjoy running water and our funds have also stretched to paying for much-needed operations for some of the children. Our biggest achievement is the village hammam (Moroccan steam bath) that will help with important hygiene issues as well as creating a self-sustainable income.
Get involved by sending your leftover dirhams to Amanda Ceraolo in the Exodus office; donate online via our website or join a volunteer departure (Trip code: AMO) led by project founder, Andy Mckee.
For more information, please see our Project page.
Bikers riding rocky track in Anti Atlas