In this bicycle tour, our non profit Pikala, gives you the experience to discover Marrakech in a different way. We train Moroccan youth to give you more insight in the Moroccan daily life and real Moroccan Culture. You will cycle through different neighbourhoods of Marrakech like the historical city centre 'Medina' and the new town 'Gueliz'. On our way we will pass some of the highlights of the city like the Koutoubia, the Kasbah and the Agdal gardens, but even more important is to take you to parts of the city where you wouldn't come normally. You will visit a public bakery and the traditional bathhouse called the Hammam. We will make a stop in the cultural Cafe Clock ( juice and sweets are included in the tour), visit the enormous second hand market and finish with a visit at Zaouia de Sidi Bel Abbès one of the seven Saints of Marrakech. The youth that we train will give you more explanation about growing up in Morocco, the importance of the family and how to deal with religion and modernisation. The tour is a cultural and personal introduction to get a better understanding of Moroccan life. Last but not least, it's great fun!
Cantal , Issam
I am the founder of the social educative non profit project Pikala ( i'm originally from the Netherlands). We use the bicycle to give opportunities for Moroccan youth to become a bicycle guides or bicycle Mechanics. Morocco has a very young population but often you do not get to know them when you visit the country. I have trained some talented youth to give tourists a personal introduction into the moroccan Culture and to hear more stories of this new generation of Morocco.
Pikala is a non-profit organisation that promotes bicycle use to create education, employment opportunities for youth and environmental amelioration in. In Morocco we set up bicycle centres where we organise road safety workshops, professional mechanics formations and cycling classes for girls. Trough the tours we train youth to become bicycle guides and to promote eco-tourism in Morocco! Join us
Moroccan sweats give the guest the chance to taste the Moroccan sweets and a piece of fruit at one of the other stops
Juice and water bottle We assure a bottle of on the road Water and make a stop in the cultural Cafe Clock with refreshing…
Commune oven & Hammam Going inside the bread-baking oven to see how this tradition of bread is relevant to the moroccan…
The bicycle gives us the chance to visit various neighbourhoods of the City. We will show you the modern side of the city 'Hivernage' & 'Gueliz'. Entering the old gate 'Bab Agnou' to cycle through the historical Kasbah. We will make a juice stop at the Cultural Cafe Clock and continue to visit the Agdal Royal gardens towards the Jewish neighbourhood. From the east side of the Medina we go north to find the second hand Market and Sidi BelAbbes
Casual cloths in which you feel free and comfortable. Careful with long dresses or shirts! Moroccan traffic is organised chaos. At first sight it looks difficult but you'll discover how flexible it is