Ait-Ourir – Boumalne Dades – 295km.
Today we crossed the Atlas Mountains and got the furthest south that I will come on this journey.
It has been a long, exhausting and wonderfull day of riding.
Shortly after we left the hotel in the morning we started to climb the mountains.
First target for the day was the Tizi-n-Tichka pass. The road going up was in pretty good shape and a blast to ride.
Shortly after the pass we turned off the main road to Ouarzazate and took the smaller road going by Telouet and Ait-Benhaddou. This road was a mix of everything from smooth tarmac to very bumpy gravel.
When we got to Ait-benhaddou we parked the bikes and spend some time exploring the ancient fortified town known from movies like Gladiator and Laurence of Arabia.
Next stop was Ouarzazate to get fuel and some money before continuing on to Boumalne Dades where we had booked rooms at what turn out to be a very stylish Kasbah.
Tomorrow we’ll be heading for Sahara and the big dunes…
Don T screwed with this post 04-29-2013 at 06:31 AM