02-02-2007, 03:48 PM
Joined: Feb 2007
Near to the village Tizi’n zou, we stop in front of a large hole cutting the track (2m broad and as much of depth, ) a local guy explains us that not far the track is definitively cut and we have to return and take an other track on the north, of course he asks something for the information, we hesitate a little but the direction is good compared to the GPS and the ditch is passable with a bike.We decide to continue, there will be two or three crossings in the same style, a goat trail before finding the good track.
Saeled road until Agoudim, in the canyon we see the damage caused by the risings of spring, it is really impressive, water carried whole parts of walls. The track begins again after Agoudim
Stop picnic close to Tamalout in a oued ( river ) bordered of cedars. The track continues, passage at a pass with 2650m high. Before Imilchil, we open the gas in the rise.
Return on a tar road, we avoid Imilchill and go directly towards Thodra gorges. We pass once again at 2670m high, we go down in the gorges, it’s a pity to have tar the track and also to have build a hotel at the entry of the gorges. We pass two 4x4 registered 31 ( like me ), they are heavy loaded.
We arrive at Tinerhir at around 4PM, after almost 7 hours riding. We look for an hotel in the guide and finally we select a guesthouse named ‘’retour au calme’’ this means « return quiet », our guest Mohamed is very friendly
and welcoming , the house is really typical, close to the palm plantation and clean, we eat there very well and the breakfast (the first in Morocco) is extra. An address to be recommended. (email :firstname.lastname@example.org)
One of the best stopping place we have had.
It is the end of the Ramadan, it’s a feast day, people are in the street, very well wear to visit the family and the neighbors. We drink a Coke downtown, discussion with a guy who explains us the difficulty in following the Ramadan, and who is quite happy that finishes
As usual now, we purchase for picnic of the following day, this time we buy mackerels it is a feast day. A young guy guide us to the shop and to a bar where we can buy some bread, only to help us and not to sell us or to ask us some things as it is often the case.
We eat an excellent Tajine, the bikes are in the watched parking of the hospital, close to the house.
I am finally able to connect the GPS and pocket PC and to download the tracks of the previous stages, at last, the memory of the GPS was full.
‘’ Hé Patrick, on est moulus, hein !!! ‘’
Tomorrow huge stage.
ERIC DN screwed with this post 02-02-2007 at 04:39 PM