The High-Atlas Mountains, are inhabited by Berbers, who live from agriculture and pastoralism in the valleys. In the steppe zone of the High-Atlas, where precipitations are low, the locals created a smart technique in managing the low precipitations and the weak soil. They turn the rather semi-arid lands into fertile valleys called locally by Agdal (garden in Berber). This technique has intrigued many Western agriculturalists, in which they were impressed by the high efficiency of this agricultural system. Many scientists, particularly French scientists, make yearly expeditions to observe the community and their living system.
During this Trip you will Mountain bike through tranquil forests of Cedar and Juniper, slice through streams and summit to plateaus, this is a great catch for people seeking the ultimate adventure!
Day 1 : Imlil – Tachdirt
Waking early, you will take a leisurely breakfast before leaving Imlil to Tachdirte through tizi n’Tamaterte pass (2279m), with nice views over the high Atlas mountains you will continue until Tachdirte village. Night at the Berber house. 18 km
Day 2 :Tachdirte – Oukaimeden – Ousertk – Imsker
From Tachdirte it will take around two hours to get to the pass Tizi n’Addi. Moving from the pass, cycling down the widow of Oukaimeden and visit the engraved rupestrial rocks, we will then head down to the village of Imsker via the beautiful and typical village Ousertk, night at the berber house. 25km
Day 3 :Imsker – Tansgharte – Moulay Brahim – Kik
After breakfast,we will take a different bike route heading towards Kik plateau via Tansghart and Asni. Upon reaching the plateau we will have our lunch, with a chance to take in the impressive views before cruising on to Marabout Moulay Brahim, night at the berber house. 22km
Day 4 :Kik – Amizmiz – Marrakech
Your last day of biking will lead to the discovery of the nicest berber village in the area, Amizmiz. Here you will finish the trek at Ait Zitoun village where you will have a chance to relax with a cup of Berber mint tea before transferring back to Marrakech. 30