TOUR OF MOROCCO
A mountain bike tour in Morocco is a great adventure solo or with friends as you can fly to Marrakech carrying your
baggage: 35kg (including bike /trailer). Here is an example of one man, his bike and a map of 1/1000000 on tour in Morocco.
( 3 weeks on /off road ) giving 14 days cycling and 7 days of cool when you are on the road. Starting from Marrakech / Asni / Col. Tizi-n-Test / Taliouine / Tazenakht / Adgz / Ouarzazate / El-Kelaa / M'Gouna / Tinerhir Tamtattouchte / Imilchil / El Ksiba /Beni-Mellal / Marrakech.
No trip computer just the the Michelin 959 map, which keeps the magic of Morocco hidden until you arrive. Climbed a few Cols in his tour thinking it was the last of the day, only to find the next 500m rise! This is the roots I'll get there approach, not for the faint hearted ....
This tour incorporates on-road
and off-road sections as you climb over the numerous passes
in the Atlas mountains. The temperature will rise and fall through
30'c between the extremes of the high Col., so dress with style!
Shorts, quick drying cycle shirt, helmet, gloves, eye wear ...a
must. You will need to drink 4-8 lt. each day depending on the
weather, distance, road as you will not see yourself sweat,
it just vaporizers- be careful.
Take an extra intake of salt in these conditions this can be
done in many ways, from eating salt tablets to increasing the
salt in all of your food.. Front legs of a biker do not need
any sun cream, but watch the back as the afternoon sun has a
habit of working its way through the sun block, cream up at
The desert is to hot for the bike activities after April so
don't be late on arriving as the 40' c temperatures can burn
you out and mixed with the straight roads you will wish that
you stayed at home or left it to next year..
The KIT List
Mountain Bike: Including "dad's"
old Bendor bike saddle / Camera / tool kit / 2 spare inner tubes
for each wheel / pump / water bottle.
Trailer: Holding tent / sleeping mat / sleeping bag / cooking
/ food (spaghetti) / clothes / book / Local Phrase Book.
Cleaning is an important part, get the oil back on the chain.
Here in Morocco the oil gets mixed with sand, dries, falls off,
so you are back to square one. "The best I have found is
to clean the chain at the end of the day, but a small amount
of oil on the sprockets and repeat the next night."