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摩洛哥單車遊

踩過十幾個國家,無疑有好幾個國家自己很喜歡,台灣的平易近人,蒙古的遼闊荒芒,吉爾吉斯的湖光山色,烏茲別克的古跡和當地人的熱情等等,但在摩洛哥踩單車接近三個月後,要我只選一個國家能包含所有原素的,非摩洛哥莫屬。我知,很多人連摩洛哥在哪裡也搞不清楚,摩納哥?賭城嗎?說得出Casablanca (只因為「北非諜影」),或者Marrakesh已經算不錯,去這麼「落後危險」的地方旅行,很多人已經會覺得費解,還要叫想像去踩單車,完全是天荒夜談!正是因此我才打算分享我在摩洛哥踩單車的經驗。

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新旅程 (歐洲踩到北非)

新旅程的路線:瑞士 → 法國 → 西班牙 → 葡萄牙 → 摩洛哥 → ??

很想講講為何會繼續旅程 ,但有點不知怎樣去下筆,那有什麼好說呢,去年經歷過很多難忘的片段,這樣精彩的生活,延續下去是理所當然的吧。要怎樣延續呢?環歐洲,穿越非洲,還是經南亞回香港?在單車上百無聊賴,幻想不同的路線一直是打發時間的最好方法。 ..... See More

實際踩過的路線

總結 (亞洲踩到歐洲)

徹底地整理了這趟旅程的資料,尤其那些照片,又一下子喚醒了旅程很多精彩的片段,經過301天,走過12個國家,17572公里的路程,那麼多的回憶,那麼多的文字,以前的文章寫來詳細得自己也吃驚,但要寫一個總結,就像要把零散的記憶碎片併出一幅畫面,原來一點也不容易,大概因為出發前就一直過著不停旅行的生活,加上這趟旅程上終點的意義,也只不過是一個小休而己。 ..... See More

Hassan II Mosque, like floating on the s

Touring Morocco by Bike (19) : El-Jadida – Rabat

El-Jadida – Casblanca – Rabat

El-Jadida – Casblanca – Rabat

 El-Jadida – Casablanca – Rabat (193km)

This route is certainly the most boring one I have taken in Morocco.

Day 1 : El-Jadida – Camping International Hawai
A 15km broad road with many tall trees on roadside connecting El-Jadida and Azemmour. Azemmour was similar to El-Jadida, also a former Portuguese colonial town, someone told me the medina is worth a visit, and there is campsite near the beach. I didn’t stop there because it’s really too close to El-Jadida. ..... See More

a relax day

Touring Morocco by Bike (18) : Essaouira – El Jadida

Essaouira – Safi – El Jadida

Essaouira – Safi – El Jadida

Essaouira – Safi – El Jadida (272km)

North of Essaouira is less remote compare to the South. Most of the area along the road are farmland, Safi and El Jadida are industrial cities, so it’s more difficult to do wild camping. The road along the coast ends at El Jadida, the ride is still pleasant relatively, then it goes more inland. These cities are all laid-back and nice to walk around, Safi is the ceramics center in Morocco, and don’t forget the cheap and delicious seafood. ..... See More

Touring Morocco by Bike (15.2) : Marrakesh – Taroudant (Day 3)

Marrakesh – Taroudant,via Tizi n'Test

Marrakesh – Taroudant,via Tizi n’Test

Marrakesh – Taroudant, via Tizi n’Test (225km)

Day 3
I enjoyed the spectacular mountain view while I was having breakfast. A impressive 10km shairpin road in these rolling hills leads to the Souss plain, on the other end of the plain is Anti Atlas, which is a range of 2000-3000m high. I was about 50km to Anti Atlas but with the same sea level as those peaks. Imagine you are at the peak in Hong Kong, and you are able to see from Stanley to Shenzhen, the view was unexceptionally broad. ..... See More

Touring Morocco by Bike (15.1) : Marrakesh – Taroudant (Day 1,2)

Marrakesh – Taroudant,via Tizi n'Test

Marrakesh – Taroudant,via Tizi n’Test

Marrakesh – Taroudant, via Tizi n’Test (225km)

This is the last time I cross the Atlas mountains.

This route I took via Taroudant is a mountain road and much longer, for some people it doesn’t make sense because there is a direct national road connecting Marrakesh to Agadir. Well~ Traveling by bicycle also doesn’t make sense in some way~ I have crossed quite many mountain passes in Morocco, Tizi n’Test is the most impressive among them, and the climbing experience is the most dramatic. I stayed in the Hotel at the pass at the New Year’s Eve. Stars were showing up after Dusk, the dim lights of village merged with the stars, I couldn’t even recognize where was sky, where was land and celebrated the 2017 new year in a completely silence night. ..... See More

Touring Morocco by Bike (14) : Telouet – Marrakesh

Telouet – Marrakesh, via Tizi n'Tichka

Telouet – Marrakesh, via Tizi n’Tichka

 Telouet – Marrakesh, via Tizi n’Tichka (134km)

Road condition is getting worse after Telouet, there are many holes on this disrepair road, and only very small vehicles are able to pass. I planed to reach Marrakesh in one day, so I started before sunrise, the sun started rising when I was on the road and its warm sunlight bought me a vital morning. ..... See More

Touring Morocco by Bike (13): Ouarzazate – Telouet

Ouarzazate – Ait Ben Haddou – Telouet

Ouarzazate – Ait Ben Haddou – Telouet

Ouarzazate – Ait Ben Haddou – Telouet (81km)

The prettier the village or the nicer the environment, the sadder I felt. Locals seems to have ‘original sin’ from their ancestor, they are being forgotten and feeling hopeless. I am not sure if it was only my imagination, but I really felt complicated when I was cycling in this area. ..... See More