Morocco ( Best airport: Essaouira/Marrakash )
Ride over the High Atlas Mountains from Agadir to Essaouira. This ride takes you through the rural mountain setting on old Berber paths and past traditional villages. Reach the Atlantic coastline and enjoy exhilarating gallops on the sands. Experience the atmospheric evenings spent around a campfire and taste the delicious, traditional Moroccan cooking.
Level of Riding and Fitness
This trail is suitable for intermediate and experienced riders. The riders should be comfortable and confident in all three paces and have previous experience in riding out in the open. Good riding fitness is required as you’ll be spending 5-6 hours in the saddle each day.
Weight limit: 90kg / 14 stone
Guides and Group Size
The ride is accompanied by two local guides while out on trail. Omar and his team are knowledgable, friendly & calm, with a lifetime experience of riding, training horses and looking after customers.
The maximum group size is 10 riders.
Tack and Riding Equipment
The tack used is English style, all leather high quality Italian saddles with super comfy suede and sheepskin saddle pads.
Leather bridles and customer saddlebags for water and suncream! The support vehicle and team meet the ride and set up lunch each day.
Accommodation and Dining
The first and last night of the trail is spent in a hotel in Essaouira. While out on trail the accommodation will be in bivouac camps, sleeping in collective tents of 6 to 7 people (bring your own sleeping bag). There is also the option of having your own small dome tent. Perfect if you are travelling as an individual and want your own space.
Spend evenings by sitting around a campfire and enjoy traditional Moroccan meals.
Allergies and special dietary requirements can be catered for with advance notice.
Get a free Berber Ride mini-brochure in PDF format.
8 days / 7 nights/ 6 days riding
The rides will be confirmed with 3 riders.
This ride is sometimes ridden in the opposite direction to itinerary.
Flights & Transfers
You can arrive/depart from either Essaouira or Marrakesh airport.
Do NOT book flights until you have received the ‘Booking Confirmation Email’ from saddletravel.com
- 6 full days trail riding
- 2 nights hotel accommodation
- 5 nights camping
- Trail riding horse, tack and saddlebags
- All Breakfasts
- All Lunches on trail
- All Evening meals
- Airport transfers
- All arrangements for duration of holiday