Marrakech Atlas Etape

Marrakech Atlas Etape is an annual cyclosportive starting from the exotic city of Marrakech up to the ski-resort high in the Atlas Mountains and back down again. It is an inclusive event with no aggressive broom wagon and a choice of four routes: 140 km, 104 km, 84 km and 60 km. The full ascent will challenge the serious amateur or even professional rider, as well as passionate and determined cyclists who just wants to do this monster of a climb with the exhilaration of the descent.

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We have many excellent photos of the Etape which can be seen on Flickr. 2015 photos can be seen in the album, Marrakech Atlas Etape 2015.

Riders in the Ourika Valley


Several hundred cyclists have now taken part in the Marrakech Atlas Etape, aptly nicknamed the ‘Ouka Monster’, a cycling event like no other!

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The Marrakesh Atlas Etape is a true cycle-sportive catering for all, it’s not only inclusive and friendly it’s an adventure, an experience full of sights and sounds you will never forget.

Nigel Hale-Hunter, BPM Cycling Coach

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A full list of partners can be found by visiting the Partners page

Partners page

The purpose

Marrakech Atlas Etape is organised for the benefit of Education For All, a Moroccan NGO. At present, few girls from rural communities in Morocco continue their education after primary school. College is not accessible to them for several reasons. To help tackle some of the issues, EFA are running boarding houses near secondary colleges, allowing some girls from rural families to continue their education.

To read more about Education For All, please download our small booklet (PDF)