Not sitting still Due to a broken airbed I haven’t cycled for a whole week now, as I’m waiting for a new one. It gave me some time to work on my video and to work out a very ambitious social project: clean the Moroccan Sahara from trash and to […]Read More
Cycle Guide Morocco
I think a lot of people agree with me if I say that Morocco is a paradise for cyclers. And then I’m talking about the real Morocco, not the crowded touristic places. Come in touch with the incredible hospitable local people, who easily share their food with you. Having a huge diversity in landscapes, a cycle trip can be adjusted to any wishes. The outstanding Atlas ranges are the pearl, while the remote and dull Sahara has its charm.
Morocco is visa free for 3 months, how awesome!
There are several ferries departing and arriving to different places. I took a ferry from Tarfaya to Tanger.
|Language||French, Arabic, local languages|
|Currency||Dirham (2019: €1 = MAD 10)|
|SIM card||Maroc Telecom|
|GDP-rank||#128 (of 192 countries)|
See & Do
There are plenty of things to do in amazing Morocco. Here I just sum my three best experiences.
The Atlas Ranges
This is not one activity, but can easily be marked as an entire trip. Get lost in the beautiful mountains. There are hundreds of roads, but where ever you go you will find beauty. Tizi-n-Test (OSM) was the absolute highlight, if you’re seeking for a single spot.
There are plenty of cities drenched in culture to be found, but Marrakesh, Fes and Chefchaouen are probably one of the ones worth a visit the most.
Cycling in the Sahara can be dull, boring, though and mind killing, but it truly is an awesome experience to cover the largest desert on earth by bicycle. There is a road along the coast which mostly has a strong wind that goes from North to South. Along the coast you can find hundreds of soldier posts, which are great spots for camping as the soldiers like some companion and even share their delicious food.
Quite easy, although especially in the North there are many people everywhere, so it might be difficult to find a spot without being seen.
A great way of meeting locals and sleeping in your own comfortable bed. Ask anyone in a village and they will search a spot for you.
There are many paid accommodations, offering real hostel experiences for a good price.
WS / CS
WS is not very common, in the big cities you can find CS hosts.
Unknown, but the best chances are in the big cities.
Food & Drinks
- Onroad: Bread with tuna
- Local food: Tajine, harira, kebab, couscous
- Local drink: Tea (liquid sugar…)
Generally safe to cycle, be cautious in big cities.
Cycling as meditation I left my camping spot and turned back on the road. My navigation told me it was another 120 km till the next roundabout. Normally I cut the day in smaller pieces by passing some checkpoints as villages, mountain passes or rivers, but today I had to […]Read More
No money… As good as new I started the day after an amazing breakfast at the hotel. The six French persons and the two Moroccan hosts treated me like I was family. And so I happen to stumble upon great surprises almost every day. This is partially caused by not […]Read More
Fes Moroccan food is amazing. You see harcha and msemen everywhere. Harcha is some kind of corn bread, often sliced into cubes, and msemen looks like a sweet pancake. It goes well together with any jam combined with a soft goat cheese. They sell it on the corner of every […]Read More
While reading a book on my e-reader, a car stops near my tent and horns. Would it be for me, or not? It horns again, so I get out of the tent. A police car. A man steps outside his car and walks towards me. “Passport please”, asks the man […]Read More