An Adventurous Biking Tour through Berber Villages

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Availability : FEB 20' - DEC 23'
Djerba or Zarzis
Djerba or Zarzis
Min Age : 16
Max People : 12

Jump on a mountain bike and enjoy an amazing biking tour in southern Tunisia on one of our carefully chosen bike touring routes along the Dhahar Massif and the main historical Berber villages Matmata, Chenini, Douiret, Guermessa.

Follow biking along deserted back roads and leading through breathtaking scenery and discover stunning landscapes in the Tunisian Sahara desert at Ksar Ghilane oasis with a wonderful overnight in a Desert Camp under a starry sky.

Details of the biking tour in South Tunisia

Departure & Return Location

Djerba Island or Zarzis

Departure Time

07:00 am

Price Includes

  • Transport in 4X4 vehicle
  • Moutian Bike available during the mentioned steps
  • Meals mentioned in the program
  • 3 Overnights in Troglodytes lodges
  • 1 Overnight in a Saharn Camp
  • Local guide
  • Cycling Coach
  • Local Taxes
  • Mountain Bike
  • Helmet and Gloves

Price Excludes

  • Pick up from other lacations
  • Overnight in Djerba
  • Flight fees
  • Drinks
  • Tips
What to Expect

Amazing experience in southern Tunisia, biking through wonderful places and historical villages.

You will enjoy meeting local people, discovering stunning landscapes, and tasting delicious meals of local cuisine. 

  • Professional Biking guide during the tour
  • Visit to the main historical Berber Village in southern Tunisia
  • Meeting with local communties
  • Delicious meals of local cuisine


This tour can be tailored to suit your preferences and suggestions, so feel free to contact us to tailor the trip to suit your biking style, travel plans, duration and budget.

Itinerary of the biking tour in South Tunisia

DAY 1:Explore Tataouine and Berber Ksars

Departure in a 4×4 vehicle from your selected hotel in Djerba to Tataouine crossing the Roman causeway, the road which links the island to the mainland.

Arrival to Tataouine and a short visit to the local Market.

Then, we meet our Biking guide to begin our biking tour through the massif of Dhahar to Ksar Ouled Soltane. It is one of the best Berber granaries in the Tataouine region with its Ghorfas superimposed used to store the crop agricultural products.

After a picnic lunch, we continue to Douiret, an amazing abandoned crest village in the heart of Dhahar massif. It contains houses dug in the mountains where you will enjoy a typical tasty dinner and overnight in the troglodyte Lodge GÎTE DE DOUIRET with its wonderful cave

DAY 2:Biking in a loop around the Berber villages Chenini, Douiret and Guermessa

After a delicious breakfast made of local products, visit Douiret to discover the ancient Berber architecture of the abandoned houses, the ancient oil mills, and the underground mosque.

Then, you will enjoy a wonderful day biking in a loop around the main Berber villages of the Dhahar Massif and discovering breathtaking landscapes.

Departure to Chenini with a break at midway to discover the oldest and biggest olive tree of Tunisia called “Zitounet Alakarit”.

Arrive at Chenini, a crest village at the top of the mountains. It contains superb houses carved into the rocks, the Ksar, and the small white mosque which overlooks the whole panorama.

Then, you will enjoy a rich meal with a typical menu of local gastronomy.

After lunch, visit the famous legendary mosque of the “Seven Sleepers” with its giant tombs.

After that, we continue to Guermessa, the mystical village with its beautiful architecture that looks a lot like Chenini and Douiret.

You enjoy a wandering tour to discover this genius of Berber ancestral architecture.

At the end of the day, return to Douiret, dinner, and overnight at GÎTE DE DOUIRET.

DAY 3: Biking through The Dhahar Massif

After a tasty homemade breakfast, we start our day biking to Ksar Hadada, a former Berber granary, used a shooting location for Star Wars movies.

After a picnic lunch, we continue Biking till Zammour, a quiet village nestled in the heart of the Dhahar massif offering amazing views, where we visit the Ksar of Zammour, an ancient abandoned granary of local Berber tribes.

Dinner and overnight at the troglodyte Lodge « Zammour House ».

DAY 4:Wonderfull overnight in the Sahara Desert

After breakfast, you begin your Biking tour through the Dhahar mountains with its wonderful views, breathing fresh air with the scent of rosemary and thyme.

We continue to Ksar Ghilane, a superb Saharan oasis located at the beginning of the Grand Erg Oriental. It is a huge desert of ocher sand, where you can enjoy a beautiful swim in the natural spring of sulfuric water at 34C °.

Picnic lunch at the oasis.

After that, you can enjoy Quad biking or camel riding (optional) to cross the dunes and visit the remains of the ancient Roman Fort located a few kilometers from the oasis.

At the end of the evening, drive a 4×4 vehicle to the Desert camp crossing the dunes, where you will admire stunning Sharan landscapes and a breathtaking sunset.

Dinner and overnight at the Zmela Saharan Camp in tents under a starry sky.

DAY 5:The Cave Dwellers of Matmata

After a spectacular sunrise in the Tunisian Sahara Desert and a delicious breakfast, drive in a 4X4 vehicle to Tamezret, an amazing mountain village of Berber origins.

Beginning of the biking tour between the Berber villages Tamezret, Taoujout, and the ancient Zrawa.

Then, drive to Matmata, a Berber village unique of its kind known for its underground cave houses and its lunar landscape.

We will visit a Berber troglodyte house to discover the amazing Berber architecture and the daily life of Berber women.

You will enjoy the last lunch in a troglodyte restaurant in Matmata.

Return to the island of  Djerba, and end of our services.

Map of the biking tour in South Tunisia


Frequently Asked Questions

What type of bike will we have for the tour?

During this tour we will use mountain Bikes. 

How long is the itinerary by Bike?

In this tour you can bike at your own pace according to your ability and physical performance, but the itinerary by bike would generally vary between 3 and 5 hours per day.

Are drinks available during the cycling itinerary?

Of course soft drinks are available during the whole tour. 

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