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Morocco Atlantic Coast Ride
A thrilling ride exploring the windswept beaches of Morocco

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Horse Riding Holidays – Morocco Atlantic Coast Ride

PRICES & DATES top

Morocco Atlantic Coast Ride: Dates & Prices 2024

Suitable for fit intermediate riders who are comfortable on forward going horses and secure in the saddle.
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Atlantic Coast Ride – 7 Nights

  • Low Season  – 9 – 16 June / 16 – 23 June / 23 – 30 June / 30 June – 7 July
    $1,264
    • GBP: 1,000
    • EUR: 1,169
    per person sharing.
    Small group supplement of $480
    • GBP: 380
    • EUR: 444
    if only two riders confirmed.
    Single Supplement – $152
    • GBP: 120
    • EUR: 141
  • Mid Season – 12 – 19 May / 7 – 14 July / 14 – 21 July / 21 – 28 July / 28 July – 4 August / 4 – 11 August / 11 – 18 August / 18 – 25 August / 25 August – 1 September
    $1,340
    • GBP: 1,060
    • EUR: 1,239
    per person sharing.
    Small group supplement of $480
    • GBP: 380
    • EUR: 444
    if only two riders confirmed.
    Single Supplement – $152
    • GBP: 120
    • EUR: 141
  • High Season – 7 – 14 April / 14 – 21 April / 21 – 28 April / 28 April – 5 May / 5 – 12 May
    $1,384
    • GBP: 1,095
    • EUR: 1,280
    per person sharing.
    Small group supplement of $480
    • GBP: 380
    • EUR: 444
    if only two riders confirmed.
    Single Supplement – $152
    • GBP: 120
    • EUR: 141

Note: Rates are subject to daily exchange rate fluctuations, please refer to our Terms & Conditions for full details.

Includes – All riding, guiding, full board accommodation plus snacks & water, camping equipment, water, airport transfer & road transfer from Marrakesh.

Excludes – Flights, tip, alcohol, lunch on arrival and departure, attraction entrance fees.

How To Get There – International flight to Marrakesh

Transfer –Transfer is included for an arrival in Marrakech before 4:00 pm on the first day (transfer is leaving at 5:00 pm) and after 12:00 noon from Marrakech on the last day. For flights not matching the transfer times, a private transfer can be organised at an extra cost of £20 each way

SUMMARY OF THE TRIP top

Enjoy your first evening in the hustle and bustle of Marrakesh before escaping the intense summer city heat on a thrilling horseback camping adventure to the wonderful windswept coastal beaches of the Atlantic, discovering the ancient Argan Forests along the way. Expect exhilarating long canters along deserted beaches, dipping hooves in the sea, stunning clifftop views and a chance ride through Moroccan villages seeing a snapshot of the traditional lifestyle that the general tourist would not have exposure to.

This is a fully immersive experience suitable for experienced riders with an appetite for adventure. The horses are Barb Arabians, mostly stallions and carry the breed quality of stamina, hardiness and pace. You will care for your horse with a groom each morning before tacking up and ensuring they are settled in to rest in the evening.

THE RIDING top

Horses –Barb Arabian horses, made up mostly of stallions who are very well behaved.

Level of Riding & Pace – Intermediate to Advanced. There are long days in the saddle and the riding can be technical.

Tack – English style, with good quality tack, English Saddles and mostly snaffle bridles.

Weight Restriction – 90 kg / 198 lbs / 14 stone. Please do still contact us if you are over this weight as there may be some bigger horses available on the dates you request, depending on the group.

Group Size – Maximum 10.

ACCOMMODATION top

The first and last night is at a comfortable hotel in Marrakesh. Most of the nights are spent in simple tent accommodation, which is moved each day by the support team and transported in the support vehicle. There  is one night in a guesthouse in Essaouira.

The tents are 2-man dome tents, with porch. You are provided with a foam mattress and need to bring your own sleeping bag. The camping site also includes a mess tent, a shower tent and a chemical loo. Everyone pitches in when setting up the camp site for the evening.

The food is good quality and freshly prepared each day. You can expect the following.

Breakfasts with cereals, bread, cheese and jams, tea & coffee.
Lunches are salads with couscous, rice, potatoes & fruit.
Snacks include dried fruits, tea, coffee and juice.
Dinners are always hot, typical Moroccan dishes like Kefta, Lamb Tagine and Tagine Makhoul.

Drinks include water, sodas, tea & coffee. Alcohol is not provided but you can bring with you.

SAMPLE ITINERARY top

The following is the proposed itinerary but please note that changes are possible due to weather and local conditions. On occasions the itinerary may run in reverse.

Day 1
Airport transfer to your hotel in Marrakesh and enjoy the city for the evening. Dinner with your fellow riders and overnight at the hotel.

Day 2
After breakfast, meet the guide at the reception of the hotel (08:00). Transfer to Immesouana (approx. 5-hour drive) and arrive in time for lunch. In the afternoon, it is time to meet the horses and have your 1st ride, a short 2 hour trail to test the horses and level of each rider. The start of the trail leads across a forest of thujas (type of juniper tree). The terrain is variable through the forest, sometimes rocky, sometimes wide earthy tracks, sometimes sand, until eventually arriving at the Sidi Kaouki beach where there is chance for a canter across the sands. The night will be spent camping.

Day 3
Tissila to Tafedna via beautiful little paths and tracks that alternate between beach and forest, passing through sand dunes. In the afternoon, climb into the Argan forests to set up camp on the Iftane cliffs that dominates the ocean. Night camping. 6hrs riding.

Day 4
Travel through the Argan forests, passing numerous villages. Pass small, sacred rivers and forest glades until arriving at the beach of Tafedna. Night camping situated near a fishing village. 5 hrs riding.

Day 5
Iftane to Sidi Kaouki. A long ride high up on the cliffs with the ocean the only horizon. Eventually descend towards the beach and the village of Timzguida to have a picnic. Night camping. 5hrs riding.

Day 6
Sidi Kaiuki to Ghazoua. A shorter ride of just over 4 hours. Say goodbye to the horses and after lunch, transfer by minibus to Essaouira (about 30 minutes) with a free afternoon for time at the beach or to discover this quaint fishing village. Night in a guesthouse in Essaouria.

Day 7
Take a break from riding with a free morning in Essaouira to enjoy the beach or to have a wander around the narrow streets. After lunch transfer to Marrakech and spend the night in a hotel.

Day 8
Transfer to airport after breakfast.

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