Morocco: Cycling Activity Holiday
North Africa's Arabian Arcadia
Even though Morocco has 16,000 miles of paved roads. road conditions are not ideal for cycling. There are no special road rules pertaining to cyclists and they are not given much consideration by Moroccan drivers and you should be to be wary of them wherever you meet them on the road. To Moroccans, especially in congested areas, sharing the road with cyclists is a totally alien concept. In addition, the distances are between Moroccan cities are large and, as a cyclist, you will need to carry all of your supplies with you, including any spare parts you may need, food and plenty of drinking water. However, you are allowed to take cycles both on buses and trains. Having said all this, Morocco does offer a wide range of challenging and not so challenging cycle routes, the best of which are away from the regions with the heaviest traffic. Perhaps the best way to enjoy a cycling holiday in Morocco is through booking an organised tour. These tours have been planned with a view to enabling you to enjoy the variety in geography and culture that Morocco has to offer from start to finish, as well as taking into consideration the safety of the route with regard to traffic. Many of the routes have been graded to match the fitness and experience of riders too. One such route would be to over about four weeks, cycling in a loop from Casablanca through Meknes, Midelt, Er-Rachidia, Ouarzazate, Marrakesh, Safi and returning to Casablanca. If you decide to go on a guided cycling holiday in Morocco, for example through the Atlas mountains, a typical 8 day cycling holiday would cost from £1089, including accommodation and meals. Morocco is a good location for a cycling holiday.