The Atlas Ride - Full day (Price is per sidecar)
- Durée: 10 Heures (environ)
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Head out for a full day of Insider expedition in the high altitude regions of the Atlas mountains. Have lunch in a preserved berber village and learn about its traditional daily life, hunt for ancestral rock paintings on a brisk cliff and explore an impressive canyon or a berber traditional market before coming back via the scenic roads of the Agafay stone desert.
Once a well-known brasserie and a mail staging post in the 1920s, your insider meets you at the famous heritage building 'Le Grand Café de la Poste'. Share your expectations and specific requests while your insider introduces you, thanks to an old map, to both the day's program and options offered to you. Adjust your helmet, put on a jacket and your sunglasses and hop on.
Hit the road and reach a small quaint village located 20km south of Marrakech. Between the majestic snow-capped Atlas Mountains, the vivid green of the olive trees and the region's characteristic red soil, a truly spectacular landscape passes in front of your eyes before reaching this very spiritual place.
As you enter the village, you discover sixteen shrines where saints have been buried as well as remains of a visionary irrigation system. A now private former Koranic school, a 'Zaouia', founded in 1584 is your first stop of the day. Still inhabited by the descendants of the Holy Founder, Moulay Hafid invites you for a private discovery of this historical place and he will prepare you the best tea in the kingdom with thyme carefully picked from the family farm a few kilometres away. If you happen to ride on a Friday, take a stroll in the maze of this typical souk and get to taste camel meat, sugar fritters, liver skewers or seasonal fruits and vegetables.
One of our beloved panoramic roads takes you to a small Berber village located at an altitude of 1600m. For lunch, Hassan, the chief of village and his family welcome you as family in his home with a traditional and local set of moroccan salads, tajine and fruits. Take a stroll in the village to meet up with its inhabitants such as these talented rug weavers or their friendly kids. Climb up a cliff to discover ancient cave paintings or choose to walk to a canyon, a true oasis of greenery where every families' crops are gathered thanks to a smart system of community gardens.
To go back to your hotel or any other place in downtown Marrakech, you can either choose to use the dusty tracks of the Agafay Desert or a smoother road in a green valley.
NB: This itinerary is subject to change due to passengers' requests, holidays or weather conditions.
Your ride is tailor-made, off the beaten path and designed according to your level of knowledge of the area and your centers of interests, respectful of the local culture and all inclusive to offer you a memorable experience. Custom rides and multi-day expeditions are also available in China and in Morocco.
CONTACT US: If you are trying to book a last minute ride within 24 hours or if you have any questions and just prefer talking to a human being we understand - you can email us at the Contact us link or you can call us at +212 (0)6 69 69 93 74. We try to get back to everyone within 24 hours.
Partez pour une journée d'aventure au grand air sur les contreforts des montagnes de l'Atlas. Déjeunez dans un village berbère et explorez le lieu à pied afin d’en savoir plus sur ses traditions, son architecture et sur sa vie quotidienne. Sur le chemin plusieurs possibilités s’offrent à vous dont un souk berbère, une kasbah du 19e siècle, un peu d’escalade pour aller voir des peintures rupestres ou emprunter les pistes du désert de pierres d’Agafay. Le prix est par sidecar soit 2 personnes par véhicule.
- Maximum 2 personnes par sidecar de 2 à 99 ans. En-dessous de 12 ans, chaque enfant doit être accompagné par un adulte.
- Le Grand Café de la Poste, situé a 10 minutes de route de la place Jemaa el-fna, est notre point de rendez-vous dédié. Une option "Point de départ personnalisé" payante est disponible. A la fin de votre ride, nous vous déposons où vous le souhaitez en centre-ville.
- Pour des raisons de sécurité, vous n'êtes pas autorisés à conduire nos sidecars. Casques, charlottes jetables ainsi que des équipements imperméables sont à votre disposition.
As this is a private ride, you set the pace. Your insider will accompany you based upon what you want to see and how long you want to stop. And if you see something you like along the route, just yell STOP! Your wish is our command. Expect to spend about 70% of the time driving and 30% exploring on foot. Our rides can accommodate up to 2 passengers by sidecar from 2 to 99 years old.
STANDARD MEETING POINT : Our rides start from le Grand Café de la Poste, 10-minute drive from the Jemaa el-fna square.
CUSTOM MEETING POINT : Click on Other and type in your pick-up address. Please do enter the number of vehicles needed in the next page. This service comes at the price of 200 MAD per vehicle.
At the end of your ride, we will drop you off wherever you like in downtown Marrakech free of charge.
We offer rides in different languages. When you send us your booking form you can ask for an insider who speaks a language other than English.
WHAT IS INCLUDED
Our rides are all inclusive. Knowledgeable insiders immersed in local culture, characterful vintage vehicles, waterproof gear, helmets, site entrances and refreshing drinks. This ride also includes a local lunch with non-alcoholic beverages. For legal and safety reasons, you are not allowed to drive our sidecar.
French champagne, instant camera renting or smartphone camera accessories... we do offer a wide array of options to make your ride truly confortable and memorable. Discover them during your booking process.
In case of no-show or if you cancel within 48 hours of your ride you will be responsible for the total amount of your ride.