8 Day Beaches and Palm Groves of the Great Moroccan South Horse Riding Holiday
Sidi Bibi, Morocco
Horse Riding Holiday in Morocco
Enjoy this ride along the coast of the great south of Morocco, a few kilometers traveled from the south of Agadir to the ranch! The rides are aimed at riders holding all three paces and having a good practice of horses on all types of terrain. It is advisable to have a good physical condition. On average, there will be 6 hours of horse riding per day. This ride is in a semi comfort version.
Rider Weight Limit: 80 kilograms
Horse Height Range: 150 to 160 centimeters
Tack Type: English saddle but there are a few western saddles on demand
Horse Breed: Arabian or Arabian barb, mare and gelding
6 days of horse riding
Approximate daily riding time: 6 hours
Ride along the Massa River, crossing palm groves, banana plantations, Berber villages
Ride on the cliffs, between the dunes and the fishing villages
Airport transfer available:
Agadir–Al Massira Airport
You will stay at various accommodations arranged by Ranch Les 2 Gazelles. The rates are on a double room basis, single options are available at an extra 15 EUR per night. Please note that the single options are limited. Please send an inquiry. The single option is to be paid if it is an express request of the rider. If ready to share, the single option does not apply. You will sleep in a single-sex room unless expressly agreed by the riders.
Day 1: Agadir
Welcome to Agadir Airport. Transfer to the campsite / hostel of Sidi Bibi (camping inn "Takat" with swimming pool) Possibility to discover the horses and the team if arrived during the day. Discussion around hiking and wishes about horses.
Day 2: Sidi Bibi - Sidi Arbat
Hiking on the cliffs, between the dunes and the fishing villages. Very nice sandy tracks. Picnic in Douira. You will spend the night at the Auberge des dunes on the beach.
Day 3: Sidi Arbat - Assounfou
Hiking through the sandy desert. You will walk along the Souss-Massa Picnic National Bird Reserve on the beach and then you will drive along the Grand Canal and its palm groves via Assounfou. Overnight at Hostel Riad Assounfou with a swimming pool.
Day 4: Assounfou - Palmeraie de Massa
Hiking along the Massa River. Crossing palm groves, banana plantations, and Berber villages. Lunch by the river. Discovery of the Palmeraie de Massa and its gardens. Overnight at the hotel / hostel of the Palmeraie de Massa with hammam pool (available with reservation).
Day 5: Palmeraie de Massa - Anfoud
You will follow the ocean through the cliffs and its fishing villages. Picnic by the ocean. Cross the sandy desert and its magnificent slopes, then to the cottage run by a typical rustic Berber family. The owners are very friendly, you will receive their undivided attention. The accommodation is very traditional, comfortable, so more basic.
Day 6: Anfoud - the Ranch
Last day of the hike. After breakfast, discover a desert of stones and sand. You will continue towards the troglodyte caves of fishermen overlooking the ocean where you will have lunch. If the tide is low enough, return to the ranch by the beach with 15 kilometers of fine sand!
If the tide is too high, return by the dunes that dominate the beach! Possibility if the tide does not allow the group to have a picnic, you will return directly to the ranch. Evening meal and overnight at the ranch.
Day 7: Ranch
Today ride around the ranch with a picnic in the mountains or ride with lunch at the ranch. There's a possibility to enjoy the massage parlor, the beach, or the pool 5 minutes' walk from the ranch later.
Day 8: Return flight Agadir
Transfer to Agadir Airport for your return flight. You will fly back home with a lot of memories.
During the ride, you will ride along terrains such as sandy desert, a ride along the Massa River, and local fishing villages.