11 – 13 October 2019
A 3 day weekend adventure in the Moroccan Atlas Mountains
Starting From £699pp | Installments Available
The three-day adventure in the Atlas Mountains takes place on foot and bike through 60km of breathtaking mountain trails. Camp is located on the high plateaus of Toulkine at 1,880m above sea level, where a wide range of camp experiences will take place. Going at your own pace, you will see the best of the Atlas Mountains and sample amazing Moroccan hospitality before settling into your comfortable Berber tent in the evening.
Stage 1 – Mountain Bike
Following your airport transfer, we will start the 30km journey on the desert plateaus of Agafay heading south towards the the magnificent high Atlas Mountains in the background. As we approach Amizmiz, we will start the climb to join the high plateaus of Toulkine where your camp awaits.
You did it! That morning you will have a quick yoga session to help with sore muscles (and heads) followed by a light breakfast before returning to Marrakech to catch your flight home.
You will stay in a traditional Berber style camp with our modern touches, built around the IGO community and there for you to relax and feast between our camp experiences. Participants are grouped into single-sex dorms built around the central common area, this is a great way to meet your fellow adventurers and brings the camp together. If you are travelling with a partner then we can aim to give you your own space within the camp, just let us know! Wash and toilet facilities are placed in separate tents, close to the sleeping area and although basic is perfectly workable. Nothing can compare to sitting around a campfire under the stars in the Atlas Mountains.
Morocco’s culture of hospitality entends into camp, where unique Moroccan Berber tents become your desert home for three days. Wild cooking, mountainside yoga and traditional Berber music providing the backdrop for the IGO feast.
A curated combination of asana and pranayama practices developed to compliment your IGO experience. Think slow stretchy and grounding joint releasing sequences to relieve tension from the body and mind. These slower paced practices include long śavāsanas unwinding into an optional guided meditation for a deep sleep under the stars.
Pre or post breakfast sun salutations for everyone, Ashtanga Vinyasa, foundational flows and balancing breathwork to create fire in the body and wake up with a fierce focus. If you’ve never done yoga before and want to learn more perhaps book into a 1-1 in your down time.
“IGO offers really authentic and enjoyable experiences. I have met friends for life, pushed myself physically and mentally.”PHOEBE CHERRY
“Great camping, great event and great food. The IGO staff made everyone feel very special…”CHARLIE BOHER
“Professional, straight-up people running a fantastic adventure business in the most visually spectacular of places.”ELLIE BENNIMAN
You can book today with only a £50 deposit and select your own flexible instalment plan by using Partial.ly at checkout.
Recommended airport: Marrakech (transfers provided)
Transfer leaves airport Friday 12pm (exact location details will be provided nearer the time)
Transfer returns to airport Sunday at 10am
Making your own way? Meeting point is at Marrakech airport on Friday at 12pm.
Timings broken down: Amizmiz which is the start of the bike stage is 60 mins south by road from Marrakech airport.
No – we will provide mountain bikes and helmets. You can of course bring your own bike and / or helmet if you wish but you are responsible for transporting these to and from Morocco. If you are planning on doing this please let us know.
Yes, but Moroccan camp style! Our washing facilities are located in a dedicated tent where you can rinse yourself with fresh water. We can’t always guarantee the water will be hot – but even a quick rinse is welcome in this environment!
In a beautiful camp with typical canvas tents under the stars.
The tents are comfortable Moroccan canvas dormitory tents. Each dormitory tent is single-sex. They are each equipped with a mattress, rug and storm lanterns. The communal areas consist of 2 larger tents for food, yoga and other activities or talks (weather depending) as well as the stand-alone physio and sports massage tent. There will be 1 or more campfires with seats that create the focal point of camp. There are portable toilets a short walk from the main camp area. We position the location of camp to be as wild as possible.
IGO will provide your main meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner. Sometimes this will be freeze dried food and sometimes tagines. It is up to you to bring personal snacks, energy bars and electrolytes to supplement your meals on the course. Don’t bring chocolate – it will melt in the Moroccan heat!
Morocco in October can be hot – up to 28C – so it is essential to ensure that you have the right clothing that will not only keep you cool but also protect you from the sun. We also recommend a 3 litre CamelBak so that you are carrying sufficient water. There will also be water stations on the route where you can top up.