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Morocco (local)

This page lists all reports that for Morocco only that do not involve other countries.
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All descriptions are in English, unless otherwise noted.

Tours

(Video) Plage Blanche | cycling Morocco
by Blanche, tour started 2011, submitted 4 March 2012
Africa: Morocco
language: en, nl

In the winter of 2010 we cycled Morocco fo the 12th time. This time we pedalled to plage Blanche, the white beach. This video is about dreams and how dreams turn out in reality.

See all 14 reports by Blanche

(Video) Plage Blanche | cycling Morocco
Tamazight; a bicycle journey in Morocco
by Blanche, tour started 2010, submitted 30 January 2011
Africa: Morocco

About 11 years ago we fell in love with the country and the Imazighen, the people of the Tamazight. We fell in love with Morocco. Since then there is a spell resting on us and we have to return when ever we can.Tamazight is in fact the name for the Berber language spoken in the Middle Atlas but it is also widespread used for all the other berber languages. Imazighen 'free men' is the name for the berber people. This film is about one of our bicycle journeys as free men in Morocco through the Anti Atlas, the desert and the coast around Sidi Ifni.

See all 14 reports by Blanche

Cycle tour of High Atlas, Anti-Atlas and coastal region of Morroco
by Chris S, tour started February 2009, submitted 21 March 2009
Africa: Morocco

'I stepped out of the plane and out of my comfort zone into the sunshine at Marrakech airport. I was nervous and unsure of what to expect from the first African country I'd visited.

I wasn't ready for the dusty roads and the skinny donkeys pulling those heavy carts. The unrendered buildings, the traffic chaos and potholes, the flat lands leading to the High Atlas mountains. My only comfort was the reassuring feel of the bike that I was riding. I felt every bit like the naive western tourist that I was.'

This is day one of a 17 day cycle tour of the High Atlas and Anti-Atlas mountains in Morocco, taking in the coast between Tiznit and Essaouira along the way....

See all 2 reports by Chris S

Above the snowline in the High Atlas
Morocco -- bicycle tours of two piciclisti who only have bikes in their mind.
by Pinar & Paolo Pinzuti, tour started April 2008, submitted 9 July 2008
Africa: Morocco
language: en, it, tr

Without renting an apartment in Milan, without packing our staff in the boxes in Nuremberg, just before we move from Germany to Italy we decided to take the opportunity to make a holiday between our ex-job and the new one. We made a bike tour for three weeks in Morocco. We chose Morocco for the holiday because of the good experiences Pinar made on her visit in 2002, the well known hospitality of Moroccan people, the suitable weather and the famous Atlas Mountains.

See all 5 reports by Pinar & Paolo Pinzuti

Marokko
by Conrad Philipp, tour started February 2007, submitted 31 March 2008
Europe: Morocco
language: de

Erst hatte ich vor, die Tour-de-France-Strecke (einmal rund um Frankreich) abzufahren. Aber für dieses Vorhaben konnte ich keinen begeistern. Als zu strapaziös wurde mein Plan bezeichnet. Ich war mir mittlerweile selbst nicht mehr sicher gewesen, ob eine komplette Runde nicht zu viel für mich ist. Ich plante also um. Es entstand die Idee, zum Tour-de France-Finale nach Paris zu fahren. Stilecht sollte die Fahrt von unserer Haustür [in Jena] starten. [...]

Wir hatten nun acht Tage Zeit, bis nach Paris zu kommen um Zabel, Ullrich, Armstrong ... zu sehen. Mehr als 1000 Kilometer lagen vor uns. Die gnadenlose Sommerhitze forderte ihren materiellen und körperlichen Tribut.

See all 17 reports by Conrad Philipp

Morocco-Bike travel 10 days - feb 2006
by Bart Van Herck, tour started February 2006, submitted 8 October 2007
Africa: Morocco

Trip to Marrakesh. From Marrakesh over the High Atlas to the desert and back. As it was my first real cycling experience on my own I decided to stay on the main roads. There were only 20 km offroad.

See all 2 reports by Bart Van Herck

This is the itinerary
Traveling the world on a bicycle
by Blanche, tour started 2006, submitted 28 January 2007
Africa: Morocco
language: en, nl

Wonderful Maroc!

I started my cycling holidays in Maroc. After traveling a great part of the world and to Maroc two times by bus and one time by hired car. I hoped there was something better to do it, and there was....the bicycle. Since then the cycling-bug got me and I visited more countries on a bicycle.

On my windows webspace the route and the pictures tell the story of a few bicycletrips in Maroc. Enjoy!

See all 14 reports by Blanche

Rock the Casbah
by Erik Nomden, tour started April 2003, submitted 6 May 2006
Africa: Morocco

The landscape is completely flat. There is nothing at all, nothing but stones. And sand. Although there is nothing to see, the emptiness has its own beauty. There is a quietness coming over me despite the harsh circumstances. All the problems and possibilities of life seem to dissolve in the infinity of the landscape.

From Marrakech, we have cycled across the Atlas into the Sahara. In two intense weeks we learned to know a bit about the many faces of Moroccan society and we were able to explore the extraordinary Atlas-Sahara region.

See all 18 reports by Erik Nomden

Off the beaten track between Zagora and Tazzarine
Southern Morocco by Bicycle - a solo journey
by Mike Hayes, tour started December 2005, submitted 12 April 2006
Africa: Morocco

This is my own personal diary from a solo trip I made by bicycle around Southern Morocco over Christmas and New Year 2005/2006. My bicycle tours invariably seem to turn into wild and woolly adventures involving deserts, mountains, extremes of weather... and fantastic experiences. This trip was meant to be a little less 'epic' in nature, as such all the camping gear was left at home in favour of guesthouses and pensions though I did fill the space to a degree with a lot of cold weather gear and my sleeping bag - fortunately as you'll see! It worked out well, though the terrain and weather proved to be no less extreme than past adventures and events did not quite turn out in accordance with my admittedly very rough pre-trip plan.

This, my second visit to Morocco, only served to strengthen the memories I have of the country as being populated by overwhelmingly hospitable people and blessed with some of the grandest scenery on the planet.

Picture by Mike Hayes, http://www.mikesimagination.net.

See all 3 reports by Mike Hayes

Radreise nach Marokko
by Jan Cramer, tour started February 2004
Africa: Morocco
language: de

Bei der geplanten Tour wollte ich 5 neue, interessante Abschnitte erfahren.Für die Strecke 1 lagen Beschreibungen vor, der Rest ließ sich vor der Tour nicht in Erfahrung bringen.

  1. Strecke durchs ``östliche'' Ait Mansour-Tal
  2. Pistenverbindung Anti-Atlas (Izerbi) an die Strasse Akka - Bouizarkane
  3. Piste Akka - Imitek
  4. Piste Tagmoute - Tiguermine
  5. Piste Tiguermine - Agadir Tasguent - Souk Tnine Toufelazt usw. zurück zum Flughafen
Aber es kam eben vieles anders dieses Jahr...

See all 5 reports by Jan Cramer

Hinaus in die Wüste
Itineraires de l'Atlas Marocain
by Fred Ferchau, tour started 1995
Africa: Morocco
language: fr

A brilliant site, with several well-described itineraries.

Trails

Mountain biking around Tafraoute
by Tracey Maund and Colin Champion, tour started March 2004
Africa: Morocco

We spent the first week of March 2004 cycling to, around, and back from Tafraoute at the western end of the Moroccan Anti-Atlas. We had been there before, trekking with Exodus in late 1992.

This time we flew to Agadir and on the following morning took our bikes by minibus to Aït Baha, from where we rode on to Tafraoute. We spent 3 days cycling around - largely on pistes - and then rode to the Col du Kerdous, perched over the coastal plain. An easy descent took us to Tiznit, and we returned to Agadir by taxi.

We stayed in upmarket hotels, booked from England by telephone and confirmed by fax. Route-finding was never much of a problem, but it helps to have some acquaintance with the Arabic script since many signposts on tracks and minor roads have no Latin transliterations. We took a GPS unit with us but could have got by perfectly well without it.

See all 6 reports by Tracey Maund and Colin Champion

Col du Kerdous
Mountain Biking in Morocco
by Tracey Maund and Colin Champion, tour started November 2000
Africa: Morocco

The notes of [8 nights spent] in southern Morocco in November 2000. Includes a narrative and gorgeous pictures.

See all 6 reports by Tracey Maund and Colin Champion

Old Caravan Road from Tamnougalt to Afra
Traversée du Rif en VTT tandem
by Karen Sketchley and Bryce Bénat, tour started 2000
Africa: Morocco
language: fr, en

A nice report, with plenty of photos. Itinéraire:

  • Jour 1: Arrivée à Ceuta le matin. Petite journée d'échauffement jusqu'à Martil
  • Jour 2: Martil à Oued Laou, par la très jolie route côtière
  • Jour 3: Oued Laou à Chefchaouen, en suivant la rivière qui prend sa source à Chaouen
  • Jour 4: Repos à Chefchaouen
  • Jour 5: Chefchaouen à Zoumi, en plein c?ur des campagnes du Rif
  • Jour 6: Zoumi à Karia Ba Mohamed, sortie du Rif
  • Jour 7: Karia à Volubilis (ruines romaines très touristiques)
  • Jour 8: Volubilis à Meknès
  • Jour 9: Repos, visite de Meknès
  • Jour 10: Meknès à Tanger en bus
  • Jour 11: bateau pour l'Espagne
Fin de l'aventure.
Ruins in Meknès
PP in Marokko
by Peter Proepper, tour started November 1999
Africa: Morocco
language: de

Eine Atlasüberquerung per Rad.

From Madrid to Marrakech
by Joanne Kitson & Matthew King, tour started 1996
Africa: Morocco

From the moment we started, we knew this was going to be a holiday with a difference. Maybe it was the envious looks we got from British cyclists on the way to Heathrow, or maybe it was the stares from shocked Spaniards as we did a sudden strip-tease beside the baggage reclaim in Madrid, revealing if not our true colours, then at least our lycra-clad limbs.

See all 2 reports by Joanne Kitson & Matthew King

A solo trip in Southern Morocco
by Andrea Casalotti, tour started November 1994
Africa: Morocco

The diary of a trip from Marrakech over the Atlas, along the Draa valley to Zagora, then coasting the Sahara to Tata and Akka, over the anti-Atlas to Tiznit.

See all 2 reports by Andrea Casalotti

Sites

Menara - Moroccan Web Sites"
Africa: Morocco
language: fr

Cycling info pages

Rec.Travel Library: Morocco
Africa: Morocco