Imagine travelling to a far off exotic destination with a group of people you may not have met before and experiencing some of the most spectacular scenery and inspiring culture the world has to offer. Sounds like an idyllic holiday, right?
Now imagine you are travelling across that country on two wheels, undertaking a daily battle with steep hills and warm weather, where around every corner and over every hill there is another incredible view or experience to be had. And imagine you could undertake that journey in the knowledge that you are raising funds for a cause that makes a daily difference to the lives of hundreds of people.
From the spectacular High Atlas Mountains, dotted with traditional Berber mud-brick villages, to the argan forests and undulating roads of the coast, this is a diverse cultural adventure with incredible cycling! Challenging mountainous terrain provides us with tough climbs and unforgettable sweeping descents, while the ever-changing scenery, villages and cities shows us Morocco’s enchanting diversity. After time in laid-back atmospheric Essaouira, we finish in the ancient city of Marrakech with its labyrinthine streets boasting some of the most intriguing souks in Morocco.
If you want to extend your stay, we are offering a two day extension in Marrakech. Stay in a beautiful historic riad, an ornately-decorated traditional Moroccan house set around a courtyard garden, in vibrant Marrakech. A haven of calm amidst the old city, your riad offers a perfect place to relax and soak up the sunshine from its rooftop terrace, while only being a stone’s throw from the bustle of the souks.
The cycle challenge takes place from 19 to 26 October 2019.
We’re holding an information evening on Thursday 17 January, in the Le Hocq Suite, Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel. Representatives from Discover Adventure will there to talk through both Challenges and will be available to answer any questions. The doors will open at 18:00 and the presentation will start at 19:00. It is expected to take an hour.
We ask all our Challengers to raise a minimum of £1,750 in fundraising. We have lots of ideas to help you along the way. As soon as you’ve signed up we’ll be in touch to help you out.
When ten Challengers reach their target, they will have covered one day’s running cost, which is currently £16,200. If you raise £2,000, this could be used to pay for a syringe driver, which provides medicine for symptom management to patients who are unable to take medicine by the mouth.