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Horse Riding Holidays in Morocco

Morocco Horse Riding Holidays

Morocco has heritage! Favourite factoid - Morocco was the first country to have an embassy in London.

Morocco horse riding holidays are easily accessed by scheduled and low cost carriers: Morocco lies so close to Europe, yet is a completely different horse riding holiday experience.

Horse riding on the edge of the Sahara, close to the end of the trans-Sahara camel caravan route of old, on a plain that is as flat as a billiard table (The Haouz Plain) with the remote, snow-caped peaks of the High Atlas forming a splendid backdrop, is a dream come true. Brilliant horses and guides that bring fables alive.

By complete contrast, horseback riding along the Barbary Coaast is thrilling: forward-going horses, firm sand and a following wind!

Your Morocco Riding Holiday - Our Local Knowledge

The first horse riding holiday we organised to Morocco was in 1983 and since then some of the Berber guides we have known have retired, others have married and still others now have their own agencies. We have a wonderful array of contacts for all of our horseback riding adventures and can tap into “The Berber Grapevine” to find just about anything: cars, guides, Kasbahs, mules, Barb stallions and just about anything else to do with travelling in the Maghreb, Atlas mountains and Sahara.

You will find some horse riding itinerary ideas below but for further ideas and inspiration please email us or call 01837 55 907

Horse riding in Morocco

Valley of the Roses. 8 days; 6 days riding. Camping

The Skoura Valley in the High Atlas Mountains is the setting. Ride Barb horses through mountain valleys, oases, passing Kasbahs and exploring canyons.

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Paradise Valley Ride. 8 days; 6 days riding. Camping

Ride Barb horses into the Atlas Mountains along trails that link Berber village to Berber village. End with a gallop on the beaches of the Atlantic. Starts and ends Agadir.

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Sahara oasis to oasis ride. 8 days. Camping

This ride explores the sand dunes and oases of the Sahara in southern Morocco. It begins near the town of Ouarzazate, south of the Atlas Mountains. Ride Barb and Arab X horses.

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Barbary Coast Ride. 8 days. 6 days riding. Camping

Ride between remote fishing hamlets and pristine beaches along Morocco's Atlantic seashore. Starts near Agadir; ends near Essaouira, the capital of the Barbary Coast. Ride Barb and Arab X horses.

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Kik Plateau ride, Marrakech. 3 days. Camping

Amanar is just a short distance south of Marrakech, in the foothills of the High Atlas Mountains. It is perfect country for a short ride (3 days) that will take you far away from the hustle and bustle of Marrakech and reveal the secrets of the traditional Berber mountain folk.

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Berber Encounter and Beach Ride. 8 days. Camping

Ride from Berber village to Berber village; meet the local people and explore the hidden-away Argan Forests near the Atlantic sea-boarder. The second half of the ride descends from the highlands to the shore. Gallop over firm sandy beaches with the Atlantic surf pounding away on your left.

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Pearl of Essaouira. 6 days. Camping

An ideal introduction to the lands of the Berber people and their amazing horses, the Barb. Fantastic beach rides combined with trails that join together remote Berber hamlets.

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Sahara Sacred Oases. 8 days. Camping

A ride that takes you into the remote desert country on the edge of the Sahara and reveals how local nomads are able to thrive due to their knowledge of the secret, life-giving oases. These places are crucial to their survival and are literally, sacred.

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Pearl of Essaouira gîte-to-gîte beach ride

Can begin any Saturday. 6 days; 4 days riding. Min 4 riders and max 8 riders. This ride is quite quick in places.

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More nights

Land of the Stars Lodge, D’Agafay Desert

Not far outside Marrakech is the Agafay Desert. This luxury lodge offers peace and desert tranquility in a stunning location.

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Highlights and hidden gems

The White House

On the Barbary coast near Essaouira is a ruined castle, shrouded in sand. It hides a story!

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Morocco weather and climate

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