If you love new and varied terrain, stunning scenery and culture and cuisine in parts not normally accessible, then this “Explorer” event is for you. Discover a mixture of road riding, gravel tracks and mountain trails in the highest mountains of North Africa and discover the wonderful freedom of a gravel bike or road bike with “fatter” tyres.
We start with the spectacular timed Marrakech Atlas Etape sportive, climbing over 2,500m before we descend into the mountain village of Ouirgane for three days of gravel adventure riding with local guides in supported groups. Proposed programme:
Day 1: Marrakech – Ouirgane
Day 2: Ouirgane – Lake Takerkoust
Day 3: Ouirgane – Asni – Ouirgane
Day 4: Imlil – Ouirgane
**Direct return flights from the UK currently £75**
Registration opens at 14:00 BST on 19 October 2017
Entry price to be confirmed.
Contest for a leader's jersey or category award.
Full pro experience with less of an emphasis on racing.
Focus is on finishing the distance in a supported environment.