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. The full ascent will challenge the serious amateur or professional, plus the determined and passionate, and there are several routes to suit all abilities: 156 km, 119 km and 76 km.
What the press say
“It might not be the first place you’d expect to find a sportive, but take your bike to Marrakech and discover one of the finest.”
I have participated in MAE for the last 2 years and I can only describe it as one of the most thrilling experiences I have ever had.
A full list of partners can be found by visiting the Partners page
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.