A complete day for Biking in Marrakech shows you the ancient imperial city and the modern city as well. It is a combination of our Highlights of Marrakech tour with some nice gardens added to it. Like the Menara were olive trees were planted by former sultans up to the exotic palmtrees in the Palmeraie and the colorful botanic garden of Jardin Majorelle. Entrance fees for the monuments are not included. Starts each day at 09h30. For more nice Marrakech excursions have a look at www.moroccotoubkaladventure.com
Biking through the old and the new city of Marrakech. To lovely places you would not find just on your own.
This whole day biking tour takes about 6h. and makes a combination of our Highlights tour together with some lovely gardens. Note: entrance fees are not included in the price!
Departure: Starts at 9:30am Toubkal Adventure – Rue Oum Errabia (the street behind Hotel Le Marrakech)
Language: English, German, Dutch. French upon request
Duration: 6 hours
NOT included: Entrance fees for the historical monuments.
Menara Garden: free, Saadian Tombs: 10 DH, Jardin Majorelle 70 DH, Musée Berbère 30 DH, Medressa Ben Youssef 20 DH, Bahia Palace 10 DH, Badia Palace 10 DH, Almoravid Koubba 10 DH.
Description of the tour
We start in the ‘new town’ Gueliz; built by the French with wide boulevards and modern architecture. We bike to the olive tree garden of the Menara; once the summer pavilion of Moroccan sultans with a strategic water basin.
From there the Avenue Menara will bring us along the Mamounia straight to the gardens behind the huge minaret of the Koutoubia mosk. From the Koutoubia we enter the old town with its small streets and alleys. We pass by the palace of Dar el Bacha end enter into the souks to the holy Zaouia of Sidi Bel Abbes. We bike through the gate of Bab Kechich to cross the bridge over the river Oued Issil to enter the original palm oasis “Le Palmeraie”. Here you find luxury hotels and holiday resorts; unfortunately almost all hidden by a wall. Between the palms you can also find some camels; nice to take pictures.
The tour ends at the colorful botanical garden Jardin Majorelle; designed more than 100 years ago by the French painter Jacques Majorelle. For a long time it was privately owned by (the late) fashion designer Yves St. Laurent.