Morocco Twin Peaks Challenge

Morocco Twin Peaks Challenge: London Hikers UK

"Fantastic trip with wonderful people. We were extremely lucky to be herded by the nicest mountain guide in the region, who walked us up and down both mountains in very steady fashion. A stellar trip. I'm missing mountains already!"

"Very well organised, challenging but very rewarding; fantastic people and a charming guide; thank you!"

"Thanks to wonderful guide Muhammad, Omars, Hassans, and finally to an amazing group of friends which made this experience an unforgettable one by all means!"

"The best group, the best guide, the most fun. Thanks guys. Had an awesome time!"

"What a brilliant experience. A great trek leader and brilliant people to share this adventure with, thanks to to all."

"An unforgettable experience!! Could not have been better. A huge THANKS to everyone involved!!!"

The London Hikers Group | Wimbledon UK
 
 

High Atlas to the Sahara Cycle with Kate Leeming

Morocco's superb blend of culture, natural beauty and infrastructure make it an ideal place to explore by bike and the opportunities are both physically exhilarating and culturally infused. We begin in Marrakech, enjoying the 1000 year-old ochre-coloured city with fascinations at every turn, the old Medina and a blend of cultures. From Marrakech, our journey traverses the highest mountain range in North Africa to tackle the rugged, prehistoric, flat-topped peaks that are still used by the nomadic berbers. We cycle through the stunning Todra Gorge and ascend to cross the Djebel Sahro mountains and descend to the town of Alnif located on the southern slopes of this mountain chain. The last leg of our journey takes us into the lunar desert landscapes on the edge of the Sahara showing where we will spend the final night of our cycle in a desert camp under the stars. Our return journey to Marrakech takes us via Ouarzazate and the UNESCO World Heritage Kasbah At Ben Haddou. Escorted by adventurer and cyclist Kate Leeming, this trip is not to be missed.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Arrive Marrakech
DAY 2 Marrakech 480m - SIdi Rahal - Barrage At Adel 950m
DAY 3 Barrage At Adel 950m - Imi nIfri 1100m - Ait Toutline 1765m
DAY 4 Ait Toutline 1765m - Ait Bougumez/Ikhf Nighir 1880m
DAY 5 Ait Bougumez/Ikhf Nighir 1880m
DAY 6 Ikhf Nighir 1880m - Tizi nAit Imi 2900m - Tighremt nAit Hamd 2250m - Imi nIrkt 2000m
DAY 7 Imi nIrkt 2000m - Amejgag 1800m
DAY 8 Amejgag 1800m - Dades Valley/Tizguin 1800m
DAY 9 Tizguin 1800m - Todra Gorge 1400m
DAY 10 Todra Gorge 1400m - Alnif 880m
DAY 11 Alnif 880m - Desert camp 760m
DAY 12 Desert camp 760m - Merzouga 680m
DAY 13 Merzouga - Erfoud - Tinerhir - Boumalne - Skoura
DAY 14 Skoura - Ouarzazate - At Ben Haddou - Marrakech
DAY 15 Trip concludes

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Trip Code: MKM
Trip Grading: Moderate to Challenging
Duration:  15 days
Activities:  Cycling
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Next Trip:  15 May 2017
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