Morocco coastal tours
Morocco is like another world entirely. The country is a great place to visit if you are looking for golf or cycling holiday. Morocco has about 16,000 miles of paved roads and only a small number of these are used by drivers, making it perfect for riding. Morocco coastal tours offer some of the most impressive and entertaining activities in the world with its deserts, mountains, and seaside villages.
Things to watch out for in Morocco coastal tours:
• Cycling around city centers
If you are going for cycling, you should be cautious of cycling around the congested areas like Casablanca or Marrakesh. The streets of these cities are always busy and the drivers are not used to sharing the roads with cyclists.
• Take care of your belongings.
Some tourists have reported a few cases of theft and scams in Morocco, especially in the busy marketplaces. The majority of the population is welcoming, helpful, hospitable, and honest. However, just like other countries, it is wise to keep an eye on your properties and avoid giving an opportunity for theft and robbery.
• Women cyclists
Women especially should be careful of what they wear as Morocco is an Islamic country. Wear your bikini or swimsuit only at a pool or at the beach. Although you may attract attention regardless of what you wear, the attention can go worse if your dress provocatively.
Morocco Mountain Travel
Atlantic Coast Region:
The best cycling destination during our Morocco coastal tours is perhaps the Atlantic Coast Region. The climate of this region is particularly mild which makes it a good choice for cyclists all year round. There is a great road that links the South coast of Casablanca to Safi, Essaouira, and Agadir.
The Fes – Marrakech roads are not heavily traveled and it heads straight to the Atlantic. Meanwhile, there are about 7 routes to Casablanca alone and the best cycling experience can be gotten from the route with the least direct access to the big cities.
The Rif Mountain Region contains the routes from Tetouan to Melilla and Oujda and also from the mountain range to the South. The Rif Mountain region is dominated by the famous hashish sellers and you are likely to be harassed by these people. Generally, this area is not recommended for cycling.
The Atlas Mountains comprised majorly of three components – the Moyen Atlas (the Middle Atlas, the Anti Atlas, and the Haut Atlas (High Atlas). This is particularly an excellent place to ride. However, this route is jagged and rough and therefore recommended for only experienced cyclists. If you are up for a challenge, cycling around this area is definitely worth trying.
Western Sahara started as a military zone but has gradually opened up for travel and tourism after peace agreements have been signed. This area is a home to a number of unexploded mines as some explosions have occurred here in the past. Travel to this area is heavily restricted unless you take a special permission from the Moroccan Embassy.
Morocco has a wide range of routes for cyclists, golfers, and other adventure tourists. If you are spending some weeks in Morocco, you can take up a challenge on the nice loop that cut the midsection of the country. This route will lead you to different plains, mountains, beaches, surfs, and sands. Morocco coastal tours generally cut across top cities like Casablanca, Meknes, Marrakech, Fes, Ouarzazate, and a host of others.