Essaouira Mogador is a town at the Atlantic coast of Morocco

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Mountain bike tracks

The grading system of mountainbike tracks are:

Beginner cyclists
Cyclists with some experience of on-or off-road cycling
Experienced mountain bikers, Climb up
to 500 m
Expert mountain bikers.
Source: Grading system (External link)

Mointainbike tours
in Essaouira and the Province.

  • A challenge for the advanced mountainbiker is to climb Djebel Hadid.
    It is a partly difficult to severe expedition depending on the season.
    Djebel Hadid is situated about 30 km north of Essaouira.


  • Visit the Landmark "Qalb" at an altitude of 100 m about 2 km uphills, moderate climb. Duneforest. Paths. Near Diabat.
Local operators
provide bikes and arrange tours

Obstacles for the cyclist is the wind in the summer
and rain and floods in the winter.
So the best season for biking in Essaouira is March - June
and September -November.

Studies reported in the IMBA (International Mountain Bike Association) Trail Solutions manual found that a mountain bike's impact on a given length of trail surface is comparable to that of a hiker and substantially less than that of an equestrian.
The International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) is a non-profit educational association whose mission is to create, enhance and preserve trail opportunities for mountain bikers worldwide.


Bicycle tours

Essaouira town has today improved streets and asphalt roads suitable for cycling. Main roads to the regions are also paved.

Regional two-lane road  - Asphalted

But the regional two-lane roads don´t give much space for cyclists. An exception is the newly built Expressway to Ounara (25 km) - Chichaoua (118 km) for bicycle training.

Rocky road in Doaua Al Arab

Leaving the main roads means you find sandy and rocky tracks. Road signs are very rare as marked trails for visiting sights. Theese trails are more suited for mountainbikes or walking.

Hilking - Trail