Essaouira Getaways | 4 day - 3 days biking
You either fly into Marrakech mid-morning, or you’re already there, but the plan is for the transfer minibus to have picked up everyone and left “The Red City” by 10.30. A reasonably fast 2 hour transfer, and you get your first sighting of the white fortified town of Essaouira.
The bus will deliver you to our beautiful private villa where you will get given your rooms, have time to freshen up and then meet up outside for a quick lunch on the covered terrace.
A quick lunch, equipped with biking gear, your bike is awaiting outside, and it’s time to “hit the beach”! Very different to riding the Sahara sand but just as exhilarating. See the seagulls fly.
Surprisingly it is quite tiring biking around here – maybe the sea air. End up for aperitifs, wine or beer around the pool and discuss the next morning’s route.
Dinner on the terrace or indoors depending on the breeze and then just relax in the arty, laid back atmosphere of our villa.
Chasing the seagulls
All meet up at breakfast and then having geared up we set off for a morning biking in a different area. Today will be primarily deeply rutted quad bike tracks twisting in and out of the many dunes.
Today the late lunch isn’t included but if you fancy it we will ride to one of the popular small, garden restaurants by the beach and enjoy a lazy lunch. They offer kitesurfing classes and rental, so if you feel like having a go later than you can arrange this while here. The quad trips and horse riding start very close by, so for anyone fancying these activities, organize with the boys.
Having had a good lunch we will return to our villa where the heated swimming pool awaits or you can go and check out what the Medina offers.
Dinner will be served in the villa as usual.
Note: You are welcome as a group to request or suggest specific dishes for your mealtimes.
Final morning - quad trails and rocky single tracks
We meet up at breakfast again and then start our final biking experience.
Today is the most technical riding of the tour – demanding, stony, single-track trails winding around rocks and through Thuya & Argan forests. The Thuya bushes are worse than camel grass!!
If you prefer you can spend some time meandering through the undulating small dunes.
Return to the villa for a late lunch when we will have arranged a great BBQ to be eaten near the pool. In the afternoon you can either spend more time by the pool or take a cab into Essaouira to wander, visit the old port where you can watch them building the big wooden trawlers by hand; visit the ramparts; wander through the narrow Medina streets looking at the many bazaars selling all types of wares.
Dinner again back at the villa and this last evening discussing your thoughts about the last 3 days.
Early breakfast for everyone as minibus return trip will be set with the earliest flight in mind.
Great to have given you the possibility to make a short getaway, and we hope you’ll join us on a longer tour next time.