26th December 2017 – 2nd of January 2018
Choosing assisted pedal bikes to travel and discover the unique corners of Morocco. In 2012 a team of engineers fine-tuned the first Fat E-Bike with voluntary pedal assistance. Inspired to travel desert sands a new medium was born that is harmonious with nature.
A unique exciting and sustainable wellness adventure accessible to all due to controllable assisted pedals. Harden cyclists and beginners may find a common ground to ride together. We embark on a journey breathing the air of the mountains, valleys, oasis and Sahara desert. A mix of extraordinary panoramas and scenery with history to discover along the journey.
The journey includes overnight stays in charming accommodations in Marrakech within Morocco’s largest palm tree oasis and in the heart of the desert. Enjoy excellent hospitality and a unique experience. Over the years we consolidated and proposed the most attentive travelers a style of travel from the most remote locations to those which are a must see.

Discover Marrakech, High Atlas Mountains, Trans Saharan Trade Route and the numerous Kasbahs and Ksars found along the Valley of Ounila. We will drop into Unesco world heritage site Aït Benhaddou. Bike along Morocco’s pearl the spectacular Draa Valley. Adventure yourself on the off-road trails crossing beautiful sandy slopes on varying inclines. Admire unforgettable landscapes in a natural open air manner that is Fat E Biking. Let the dunes of the Ahanou n'Zireg valley embrace you. Ride the oasis and hamlet set amid lemon, almond and olive trees and gardens of the Amazrou village.

Itinerary & Program
Daily 2 yoga sessions and 2 new biking itineraries.

Day 1 • Airport Transfers. Dinner and overnight in a charming Haute Maison Boutique Hotel in Marrakech. Yoga Intro 7pm.

Day 2 • Yoga 8:00am - 9:00am with breakfast 9am - 9:30. Take a 9:45am departure Marrakech to drive the High Atlas Mountains the largest mountain chain in North Africa. A place set with breathtaking natural scenery. Heading south of Marrakech we pass Aït Ourir, a charming Berber village with a splendid views of the fertile Atlas foothills. During our journey to Southern Morocco we will pass olive groves of the Oued Zat, while ascending into Tizi- N-Tichka Pass road. 6:30pm - 7:30pm yoga

Built in the 1920’s, the Tizi n'Tichka pass lies between the great Marrakech Plains and the gateway of the Sahara Desert. Often with snow fall on the pass between November and March the experience feels warm due to a hot sun. Reaching elevation 2,260 m above sea level this is the highest mountain pass of North Africa. The former Trans Saharan Trade Route between Marrakech and Sub Saharan Africa. Presently it evolved to become the road of the Kasbahs and Ksars found throughout the Valley of Ounila. This arid land is brought to life by the Ounila River to form lush vegetation gifting travelers with stunning views of a green valley oasis. Our journey visits multiple Kasbahs including the famous Kasbah Tamdaght. 
Lunch in Aït Benhaddou Unesco world heritage. Once it served ancient caravan routes between Sahara and Marrakech. Most inhabitants live in modernized villages on the other side of the Ounila River. Some continue to live within the ksar. This was once significant for trading gold, salt and slaves along the famous Southern Caravan route through the Sahara. Beautifully preserved it is famed by famous films such as The Bible, Tea in the Desert and The Gladiator. Overnight in Aït Benhaddouh.

Day 3 • 8am - 9am yoga. After breakfast depart to Morocco’s pearl the 9:35am Draa Valley driving amongst lush green palm trees within what is an oasis bountiful with dates famed as an ancient trade route. Heading towards Zagora. Dra Valley during the 11th century was where the first Berber dynasty, the Almoravids, launched their conquest of Morocco and onward into Spain. 6pm - 7pm Yoga

Zagora called the "direct door to the Sahara”. A well-known town sign states "Tombouctou 52 days", the believed time for foot or camel travel to Timbuktu or Mali from here. On the way to Zagora we visit the Kasbah Ait Lkaid in the village of Tamegroute. Tamegroute has been a religious center since the 11th century. It possesses an 11th century Koranic Library housing 4,000 theological volumes. During its zenith 40,000 volumes were held here before sending most to Moroccan museums and libraries. A collection of illuminated Korans, the oldest of which are written on gazelle skins are Southern Morocco’s most priceless manuscripts. The village of Tamegroute's claim to fame are beautiful dark green pottery created from a glaze made of henna before sun drying. The emerald green pottery is unique to Zagora. Dinner and overnight charming Kasbah Asmaa, visited by numerous celebrities and rock stars.

Day 4 • 8am - 9am yoga. A 4 x 4 morning departure heading to Tafraout. At a trail junction for Tarbhalt we cycle off road trails crossing flat sandy slopes before reaching the falaise, a cliff of a dry river bed, we climb to admire the magnificent landscapes. In the afternoon we follow a trail through the valley of Ahanou n'Zireg to our desert camp 4:30 - 5:30pm yoga.

Day 5 •  8am - 9am yoga. Bike ride for magnificent sandy trails and oued that wind through the black rocks up to the village of Ramlia, where we will have lunch. Afternoon arrival at Hotel Auberge Aghbalou. Dinner and overnight in desert camp. Yoga 4:30pm - 5:30pm.

Day 6 • 7:30 - 8:30am Yoga. Bike North crossing a charming small Erg to reach the riverbed Oued el Maider and then bike . Here lies the beautiful Maider Volcano crater. From here on a hard and sloping terrain - travelling 75% by bike and 25% by 4x4 we arrive into Fezzou. Continuing off-road until hitting the paved road taking us via Anlif, N'kob, Tansinkht and finally to Tamnoughalt. 7pm yoga

Day 7 • 8am - 9am Yoga. Via Ourzazate and the wonderful Tichka Mountain pass back to Marrakech. The road slowly ascends to the High Atlas, leaving behind fields and olive groves as we gradually penetrate the mountain. Until Taddert we pass through impressive bends carved into the rock leading up to 2300 meters height. Here you see inspiring High Atlas mountain landscapes. Here you see inspiring High Atlas mountain landscapes. Descending towards nearby Marrakech where we will arrive in the afternoon. Guided tour of Marrakech's Medina. Dinner and overnight in a charming Haute Maison Boutique Hotel in Marrakech outskirts. 6pm - 7pm Yoga.

Day 8 • Airport Transfers and Departures

26th December 2017 – 2nd of January 2018
Half Board (Breakfast & Dinner)

100% Payment

Transfers & Pickups
From and returning to the airport is included. Please communicate arrival and departure information 24 hours in advance.

Included in Packages:
  • Lodging
  • Meals in Full Board (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) Please keep us informed of your dietary choices (Vegetarian / Non Vegetarian) prior to and during the retreat. 
  • 2 Yoga Classes per day each of 1.5hrs
  • E Bike to use during retreat.
  • Airport Pickup and Drop-Off

Not included in packages:
Travel Insurance
Health Insurance & Repatriation
Flights (Destination is Marrakech)
Alcohol and Soft Drinks
Further Information Contact:
Yoga with Perumal
Ines Stephan
Morocco +212 655 132 183
               +212 642 383 374
U.S. +1 (323) 568-1259
U.K. +44 207 193 3276
Skype: yogawithperumal
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