Tagged: Altas

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 (12): Zagora – Ouarzazate

Zagora – Agdz – Ouarzazate (Draa Valley)

Zagora – Agdz – Ouarzazate (Draa Valley)

Zagora – Agdz – Ouarzazate (168km)

Draa River is the longest river in Morocco, the section from Zagora to Agdz is the most stunning. there are countless Kasbahs all along the river, together with the lush palmeraies and breathtaking mountains, plus the interesting contrast of the dry valley to a wide river during the time of irrigation, It was truly a feast for the eyes. ..... See More

Touring Morocco by Bike (6.1): Imilchil – Dades Gorge

Imilchil to Dades Gorge

Imilchil – Dades Gorge

Imilchil – Dades Gorge (142km)
When I climb a hill, I expect a nice view at the top, and look forward the pleasure of going downhill, but if the downhill road is too messy and steep, it would be even more difficult than going uphill. In some extreme cases, I felt lucky because I was not coming from the other side, it is not consider as a hard ride, it is rather impossible. I had a strong feeling in this route, the last time I had the same feeling was at Song Kul in Kyrgyzstan. Every time I told Moroccans that I crossed this place by bicycle, I saw surprise and respect from their faces. ..... See More