|07-24-2012, 04:54 PM||#1|
Joined: Aug 2009
Advice for a first time traveller to Morocco
I'm an Australian looking at doing a riding trip in Morocco in Early September.
Planning on flying into south Spain (Malaga)and probably hiring a BMW and taking a ferry over to Tangier. Aiming to head from there to Casablanca, Marrakesh and Errachidia, then crossing back to Tangier.
I'm looking for any and all advice, from route advice and places to see and stay, to things to avoid and watch out for. In particular, looking local contacts from anyone who's traveled in that part of the world before.
|11-28-2012, 04:37 AM||#2|
See Ya, Bye.
Joined: Oct 2004
Location: The great state of Utah
My recent trip to Morocco
I just got back from Casablanca a few days ago. My first time there. The food was much better than I expected, the traffic and driving skill of the general population, much worse. Drivers are very aggressive (one hand on the horn) and don't have any issues pulling into oncoming traffic. Pedestrians are the same. Most of the bikes I saw in Casablanca were 50cc scooters. I did see on R1150GS Adventurer, and a new Ducati Diavel. I was there on business, and admittedly didn't have time for site seeing, but from what I understand, Makaresh is the scenic city. Given the traffic in Casablanca, I might try to stay out of down town proper and stick to the outskirts to Marakesh. Once you are out of the City, the drivers seemed to calm down and the roads improved.
A ride you say? When and Where?
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|11-30-2012, 12:10 PM||#3|
Joined: Aug 2010
Location: S W France my little bit of paradise
Been twice and will go back , got to say the first time at the border crossing it was a little intimidating but just tag onto one of the local guys that offer to help and drop them €5 when you get through , well worth it.
I'm more into of road but have done the cities and !!!! ok i suppose but i found that side of the country flat and boring
If you go further south and east the food and scenery are much better
They have top class hotels all over but i prefered the auberge's cheaper and better food and a real feel for the country
There's loads to see..........Todra, Ziz and Dades gorge all on road and you can even get to the dunes at Erg Chebbi on an unsurfaced road , the Foret de Cedras is a full contrast (very green)
Quarzazate is where a lot of people head , Dutch guy has a place there " Bikers Home" but after that head south to Mhamid great road and takes you right to the edge of the desert then head back up to Zagora and jump on the N12 to Foum-Zguid (unpaved road) but they where doing it up 2 years ago
There's loads to see out of the cities but enjoy either way
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