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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 Bicycle

Touring Morocco by Bicycle

I have travelled by bicycle in more than a dozen countries. Several places are my favorite ones, Taiwan for its easy-going atmosphere, Mongolia for its vastness, Kyrgyzstan for its beautiful nature, and Uzbekistan for its historical monuments and people’s hospitality. After spending more than three months in Morocco, I found it has all elements of these places. ..... See More

摩洛哥單車遊 (15.2) : Marrakesh – Taroudant (Day 3)

Marrakesh – Taroudant,via Tizi n'Test

Marrakesh – Taroudant,via Tizi n’Test

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

Day 3
朝早起床,邊吃早餐邊欣賞峰巒疊翠的壯闊美景,十公里連綿起伏的山谷,隱約看到斷斷續續,蜿蜒的公路直抵Souss平原,平原的另一端,又陡生出海拔二三千米的Anti atlas山脈,身處的位置跟Anti Atlas距離足足有50公里,這是什麼概念呢?想像身處在5倍於山頂盧吉道的高度,由赤柱眺望到深圳,大概就是這樣,視野的瞭闊可想而知。 ..... See More

摩洛哥單車遊 (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(225 公里)

終於,是最後一次翻過Altas山脈了。由Marrakesh往Agadir,這不是必經之路,繞道而行是常理,不過,踩單車旅行本身可能就不算「常理」吧。在摩洛哥,翻過好多過山口,Tizi n’Test 是當中風景最震撼的,翻山的過程也最富戲劇性。在山口的旅館留宿,除夕晚上的黃昏後天空漸暗,繁星開始閃耀,遠方小鎮的微弱燈光也慢慢成了點點星光,分不清那是天那是地,在一片寂靜中踏入新的一年。 ..... See More