Morocco / Atlas Mountains

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  • This all looks amazing - am hoping to go to Morocco in the autumn. Will be with family but hopefully also with bike, so less adventurous but still aiming to do some riding - any tips what areas were particularly good?

    In my head I feel like starting in Marrakech and heading down into the atlas would be good, but need to balance good mountains to cycle on and some culture / family stuff....

  • Worth getting transport up into the foothills if you're time limited. The ride out of Marrakech is pretty non descript - you're not going to miss much other than new apartment developments and golf courses

  • I think we'll need transport for all parts - with a 6m old in tow the bike rides will be morning jaunts when I can squeeze them in rather than our means of getting round the country (sadly).

    That said I keep saying cycle tour holidays are the way forward... Just not sure we can manage it yet logistically! A year or two...

  • Got routes or Strava?

  • I'm having problems exporting the map from Google Maps. Route was ride out from Marrakesh via Al Haouz up into the foothills where I wildcamped. Next day was up and over the summit with an amazing descent wild camping in some agricultural land in Asif Tifnout. Next day road to Agadir. First and last days were least pleasant (flat and in the latter case v hot) and it was the mountains that were the highlight. DM me if you have any questions.

    Roads were all sealed with the exception of near the summit. In retrospect, I wish I'd pushed on the next day from Agadir to Essaouira but had 3 days of solid riding and I guess body was happy for a break.

  • In Marrakesh in Dec.
    Anyone know of a decent spot to hire a road bike?

    I have seen a spot called 'Atlas Sport', but wanted a recommendation if anyone had one...

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Morocco / Atlas Mountains

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