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Outdoor Adventure Sports

Morocco Travel: Outdoor Adventure Sports in Morocco

Morocco’s diverse terrain and climate provide a multitude of opportunities for adventure travelers to morocco. Morocco offers a variety of sports by land and water. For adventurists who prefer outdoor sports by sea opportunities include exciting water sports such as underwater diving, surfing, white water rafting, kayaking, windsurfing, jet skiing, sailing and deep-sea fishing.

For those who prefer adventures by land, popular activities include horse back riding, hunting, hiking or trekking, mountain biking, rock or ice climbing, paragliding, skydiving, skiing and snowboarding.

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Watersports in Morocco

Diving in Morocco

Between Morocco’s Mediterranean and Atlantic coastlines, Morocco has 4000 kilometers of beautiful shores where you can explore diverse marine life. Divers enjoy seeing Morocco’s marine mammals such as dolphins, various species of whales including the pilot and killer whale, and more than 240 varieties of fish. Notable fish are the red Pandora, black porgy, sea bream, moray eel, striped muller, skate, tuna, swordfish, and grouper. Morocco’s shores are also famous for its sponge, coral and gorgonian fields.

On the Mediterranean side, you will find the beautiful Straits of Gibraltar. New divers usually swim in Cabo Negro because of the ease of diving which is less difficult then in areas where vertical slopes lay which are characteristic of the Mediterranean.

When diving by the Mediterranean, you will find sandy bottoms and beautiful flora protected by the Atlantic currents that empty into the Mediterranean Sea. Expect milder weather and gentler currents than when diving in the Atlantic.

Some of the most popular Atlantic diving spots are in Agadir and Essaouira. The Atlantic offers sunny weather year round, wreck diving, continental drop-offs, and the chance to swim by orcas and sardines.

Surfing in Morocco

If you love to surf, then Taghazoute must be on your Moroccan travel itinerary. This small surfing village has a smooth, sandy beach yet rocky headlands. It’s located north of the famous Agadir resort and attracts surfers from all over the world to join its competitions and surf Taghazoute’s waves.

While prime surf weather is between late autumn to March surfers can enjoy it year round. Taghazoute is one of the few spots in the world where surf weather is good during all four seasons.

Other recommended surfing spots include the mellow Bannana beach, a few miles south of Taghazoute, Sidi Ifni and Kenitra (north of Sidni Ifni), Kenitra, Bouznika Plage (between Rabat and Casblanca), el Jadida, Safi and Rabat.

Morocco’s Atlantic coast runs for thousands of miles and is riddled with both beaches (some secret). Whether you go to Taghazoute or another beach, Morocco’s waves are certain to offer you a little piece of surf heaven.

White Water Rafting/ Kayaking in Morocco

The High and Middle Atlas Mountains have become popular for white water rafting and kayaking.

The Oum-er-Rbia in the High Atlas Mountains is a must for white water rafting. Via the villages of Beni Mellal and Khenifra, you will find Oum er Rbia. As forty springs run out of Oum er Rbia, it is nicknamed the “Mother of Spring River”. The ride starts out calmly enough but be prepared to work hard as you enter the intense Ali Mohammed Gorge area.

If you choose to raft through the Middle Atlas, you will be in the waters of Ahanssel, and among some of the most beautiful scenery Morocco offers – a chance meeting with the harmonious roar of clear white-water rapids.

Regardless of which one of Morocco’s mountain ranges you choose to paddle through, it is certain that you will be captured by the beauty of being sandwiched between Morocco’s larger than life red sun-kissed mountains.

Many families enjoy these trips, which can be arranged with over night camping and barbecuing. Winter is an ideal time to go.

Windsurfing/ Jet Coast (Water Skiing), Sailing in Morocco

Anywhere along the Atlantic coast can be an opportunity to take advantage of a water sport, however, the popular resorts of Agadir and Essaouira are the most popular.

Known as the ‘windy city of Afrika’, the pretty white washed town of Essaouira is particularly famous for its wind surfing competitions and sailing conditions. Kite surfers can’t seem to get enough of this town and many stay all year long practicing their craft. The main windsurfing season is between spring and autumn and mid-June to August.

Deep Sea Fishing/ Fishing in Morocco 

Morocco’s Mediterranean and Atlantic coasts offers many opportunities for fishing, particularly in the Atlantic. For the adventurous, try the Western Sahara area.

If you wish to experience deep sea fishing, boat trips can be arranged at Sakhla in the Sahara and Mohammedia near Casablanca. Essaouira and Moulay Bousselham are also options.

Morocco’s Atlantic coast has an ocean plentiful of Sa Perch, Bonitos, Mullet, Chad, and Sea Beam, as well as larger varieties of fish including the swordfish, marlin, tuna, grouper and barracudas. The Coast is said to be one of the richest in the world. Since 1983, the annual catch has exceeded 430,000 tons.

If you are interested in fishing inland, the Middle Atlas provides many opportunities in its lakes and rivers. For trout try the bases of Azrou (near the Aghmas lakes), Ifrane (near Zerrouka), Khenifra (the Oum er Rbia River) and Ouirgane (the Nfis River). Also, Bin el Ouidane (near Beni Mellal) is fished for its huge bass.

On Land

Horseback Riding in Morocco
Want to explore Morocco like American cowboys did the Wild West? Rent a horse for a day or longer and embark on an adventure to unveil the mysteries of Morocco’s rugged mountain terrains and desert. Viewing the Morocco on the back of a horse is a great way to mix up your traveling. At your own pace, you will have an opportunity to be introduced to Morocco.

Make friends with the Berber nomads in the mountains, ride through valleys and plateaus. In the south, be embraced in the beauty of the palm groves near the Draa Valley, view Kasbahs, and explore the mysterious Sahara.

Morocco’s big cities, Casablanca, Tangier, Rabat, Agadir, Fes, Oujda and Meknes all offer horse riding centers. The most impressive regions for riding include Tisgui, Ait Malek, Zaouia Tafetchna, Tarbalht and Ouarzazate.

Trekking/ Snow Trekking in Morocco

One of the most popular activities in Morocco is hiking and trekking. While summers are prime hiking time, if you arrive before July, you will have most areas to yourself. Hiking season is between April through November.

The High Atlas Mountains are comparable to hiking in the French Pyrenees or Alps and are recommend for experienced climbers. While this region is arguably the most beautiful because it has the least spoiled terrains in Morocco, High Atlas hikes usually involve long distance routes and overnight stays.

The most popular trekking areas are located in the Djebel Toubkal Area. At 4167 meters, Djebel Toubkal is Northern Africa’s highest point and takes at least three days to climb up and return to Marrakesh. Anything less and you risk altitude sickness.

You can also cover short treks in the same mountains. After just two hours, you will find yourself in a new world of Berber villages perched on hilltops surrounded by a mesmerizing landscape.

After Djebel Toubkal, the fast growing town of Beni Mellal is a hiking hotspot. Set below the foothills of Djebel Tassemit, it is Morocco’s second highest peak. For a breath taking bird’s eye view of the town, hike down towards Mouriq or climb up to the Mellal Gorges.

For the most relaxing hikes of all, take soothing strolls by Essaouira’s Atlantic coastline. Things to see include the pristine sandy beaches, fishing villages and orchards of Argan olive trees.

Whether you are looking for tranquil experiences or wish to feel your adrenaline pumping, you are sure to find something within one of Morocco’s 400 mountains in its four mountain ranges.

In the winter, experience snow trekking as an alternative to skiing. Djebel Toubkal is covered by snow from November to mid-June. For an adventure, strap on some snow boots and make your way through enticing areas surrounding Marrakech and the high Atlas mountains.

Keep in mind that snow-trekking is an activity best recommended for experienced trekkers; if you are new to the sport, November to May is good time to learn so make sure to request a guide.


Mountain biking in Morocco

Mountain biking in Morocco is one of the most exciting activities one can do. While Morocco offers routes that that be conquered by any kind of rider, the High Atlas Mountains are known for being a daring joy ride for even the most experienced. Many of the climbs are up jagged and rocky mountainous routes and those descents can be dangerous for even the most experienced. Nevertheless, if this sport is your passion, then head to Morocco’s central hills and through the southern Draa Valley.

Two popular routes for mountain biking are Oued Amizmiz and Azegour through Toukline. The first route covers about 38 km and is relatively flat. Following a jeep track, you will pass by villages sure to peak your cultural interest and the rock formations will fascinate. The latter path is forty-two kilometers long and while breathtaking, is a lot more intense. It is only recommended for riders with the best technical skills.

Besides the High Atlas, you can bike ride in the northern and western side of the Middle Atlas, Djebel Sahro and Djebel Bani (east to west routes from Tafilelt to Tata). In the south, try Ouarzazate to Zagora or Ouarzazate to Tinerhir. If you want to explore the desert, stay in Er Rachidia, Erfoud or Rissani.

If you plan to ride during the summer, the southern mountains are your best bet. During the summer, it is best to avoid anywhere above the Atlas.

Rock climbing in Morocco

As Morocco is home to 400 mountains, it is not surprising that rock climbing is becoming a popular sport. Places to rock climb are the area of Toubkal, the Atlas mountain’s Truzkin rocks towards Tazaghart Refuge. The path is a bit difficult but interesting as a result of the traditional villages and valleys you will pass.

Para-gliding and Skydiving in Morocco

Para-gliding and Skydiving are becoming two pursued activities in Morocco. With Morocco’s diverse landscapes and beautiful terrain, soaring like a bird through the sky and fully experiencing an aerial perspective of Morocco’s landscape is an understandably attractive opportunity.

For para-gliding, the areas around Tafraoute and Sidi Infi in the south of Morocco are popular.

However, if it’s skydiving that gets your heartbeat racing passionately, head to one of Morocco’s drop zones at Beni Mellal, near the foothills of the Middle Atlas, or Taroudant, located 70 km from Agadir. The best time to jump is in the winter.

Golf in Morocco

Since 1917, when the British opened a golf course in Tangier, golfing in Morocco has become a popular sport. Morocco offers some of the most stunning and exotic courses that golfers will ever have the chance to play on.

Whether or not you are a serious golfer, it is likely that you will enjoy being among Morocco’s royal golf landscapes. Morocco has nine gold courses that can be enjoyed all year long. Eight are between Agadir and Tangier over the Atlantic Ocean, and the ninth is in Marrakesh. Golfing in Morocco is a unique experience that will add an edge to your golfing adventures like never before.

Soccer in Morocco

Soccer is the most popular sport in Morocco and its national team, the Atlas Lions, is one of Africa’s most respected. Besides the exhilarating yet elaborate events Morocco offers, there are also fun local sports activities that you can participate in. Weekends are a great time to watch Moroccan’s national enthusiasm soar for community soccer kick about games. These games take place in the neighborhood park or any sandy beach and are free to join. Moroccans are usually very friendly and you will have no problem joining in if you want to play.

The Paris Dakar Rally in Morocco 

The Dakar Rally (formerly known as “The Paris Dakar Rally” and now as “The Lisboa Dakar”) is an annual off-road race, organized by the Amaury Sport Organization. The race is open to amateur and professional entries. Amateurs typically make up about eighty percent of the participants.

Despite its name it is an off-road endurance race, called a rally-raid rather than a conventional rally—the terrain the competitors traverse is much tougher and the vehicles used are true off-road vehicles rather than the modified sedans used in rallies. Most of the competitive special sections are off-road, crossing dunes, mud, camel grass, rocks and erg among others.

The race originated in 1978, a year after racer Thierry Sabine got lost in the desert and decided that it would be a good location for a regular rally. Originally, the rally was from Paris, France to Dakar, Senegal, interrupted by a transfer across the Mediterranean. However, due to politics and other factors, the course, including origin and destination, has varied over the years. Dakar has been the destination city on all but four occasions. The rally began at Paris each year until 1995. In 1994 the rally both began and ended in Paris, but due to complaints by the mayor, the finish had to be moved from the Champs-Élysées to Euro Disney. This also caused the organization to lay out the rally through different locations in following years.

Recent rallies pass through Morocco, Western Sahara and on to the grasslands and deserts of Mauritania. The segments running through Atar and the sand dunes and canyons of Mauritania’s Adrar Region may be the most challenging in all off-road racing. Many tourists venture to the Sahara from around the world to watch this great rally pass through the desert dunes.

In 1992, Hubert Auriol won the Dakar in an automobile after having previously won the motorcycle competition on two occasions, making him the first driver to win on both two and four wheels. Later on, Stéphane Peterhansel managed to do the same. In 2001, Jutta Kleinschmidt was the first woman to win the Dakar, driving a Mitsubishi Pajero/Montero, co-driving with fellow German Andreas Schulz. In 2006, Patsy Quick became the first British woman to complete the Dakar (on a motorcycle).

The 2008 Dakar Rally was canceled on January 4, 2008 amid fears of terrorist attack(s). This caused serious doubts over the future of the rally. Various newspapers in Africa called the cancellation a “death sentence” for the race. Chile and Argentina, in South America, offered their territory to host the event, as well as the Czech Republic or Hungary in Central Europe. The ASO finally decided to establish the Dakar Series competition, which first event is the 2008 Central Europe Rally (Hungary-Romania), between April 20 and April 26, 2008. The 2009 event will be organized in the two South American countries, between January 3 -18, 2009.

Marrakech Buggy Biking 

Escape the hustle and bustle of Marrakesh and jump aboard a thrilling Yamaha Buggy to discover another side of Morocco. Bump through rugged Palm grove and Rock Desert, stopping for tea at a local home.
The buggy offers an incomparable sensation while enjoying the beautiful landscapes of Morocco. This is the chance to discover the traditions, the High Atlas Mountains and the rich variety of landscapes to explore

Information

Experience the deserts of Marrakesh on board for 2h30 adrenaline-pumping beach buggy, the perfect mode of transport to navigate the rough terrain of the desert.
Combining comfort, adventure and security, the buggies can pretty much travel anywhere, and the ultimate destination for your half-day adventure is Rock Desert and Palm grove on the outskirts of the city.
During a clear and detailed briefing, they will explain and demonstrate exactly how the buggies should be operated. Then, drive through typical Moroccan villages, stopping at a local family’s house for some tea and pancakes.

what’s included :
•Transfers to and from your accommodation
•All buggy Equipment
•Guide

what is not included :
•Tips
•Any extras

Deposit: You pay a  deposit when you make the reservation. The balance is paid directly to the tour guide or through paypal.

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Departs daily: Yes, daily departures guaranteed.

Payment

  • Full payment via Paypal Bank wire transfer / Western Union.

Cancellation policy

Full refund will be issued if you cancel 72 hours before the tour departures

Half price will be refunded if you cancel 48 hours before the tour departures

No refund will be provided in case of booking cancellation 24 hour of tour departure or no-show.

Terms and conditions

1. Tours and  activities are operated by fully licensed and insured tour and transport company . You still need your own personal travel insurance to cover you for the activity.

2. Activity providers reserve the right to change activity itineraries for operational reasons so long as this does not adversely and unfairly affect you.
3. Changes to your reservation are allowed, including activity start date, number of people, without penalty. However, if the amended reservation total cost is lower than the original total reservation cost, only a portion of your original deposit may be transferred to your amended reservation deposit amount.

 

Marrakech Quad Biking 

What You’ll Do

  • Drive through the palm groves and dry rivers of the Moroccan desert
  • Stop for tea at a traditional Berber village
  • Discover a lifestyle that has remained unchanged for 200 years
  • Thrill to the power of a Quad Bikeas you challenge yourself to a drive in the desert

Overview

Explore Marrakech’s spectacular desert on an exciting half-day guided tour. Travel through the palm grove and get breathtaking views of the rock desert en route to your quad-biking expedition. Enjoy tea in a traditional Berber village.

What to Expect

Take an exciting journey through the Moroccan desert and enjoy half a day of quad biking through rugged terrain. After being picked up from your hotel or riad in Marrakech, head for the tranquility of the untouched desert, which has remained hidden for centuries. You’ll journey through beautifully diverse scenery, featuring mountains, wild palm groves, dry rivers, and rock desert.

See authentic Berber villages, where people still live in the traditional manner established by their forefathers over 200 years ago. Stop at one of the houses to enjoy Berber hospitality and delicious mint tea. Once you’re back on the desert trail, pick up the pace and discover the joy of off-roading as you ride through a formidable landscape.

You’ll ride on a Yamaha Quad – all the equipment you’ll need, such as goggles, a hood, a helmet, and a raincoat, will be provided. This is a thrilling activity for families, provided all children taking part are over the age of 6.

What’s Included :

  • Equipment
  • Gas
  • Tea break with Moroccan snack
  • Transfer from your hotel, private residence, or the nearest parking lot
  • Mineral water

What’s Not Included :

  • Gratuities/tips

Know Before You Go

  • Children under 12 years old will receive a 50% discount
    • Each Quad Bikecan accommodate 2 riders
    • Drivers must be at least 18 years old. Those aged under 18 must have parental permission to participate in the excursion, with a waiver signed by at least one parent
    • Under 18 years old must ride as passenger and can’t drive

Balloon flight in Marrakech

Overview Let yourself be transported by 4×4 for 1 hour of hot air ballooning. Discover pure happiness in the midst of silence and azure. Admire the splendid colors and relief of Moroccan lands from the sky. Different balloons are available for the number of passengers on the day of your flight. You can choose between a shared or private flight. 16 passengers per balloon maximum (4 passengers maximum per compartment, 4 compartments per basket). After the flight, you will be driven through the “Moroccan maquis” to the Caidal tent where you will be served a typical Berber breakfast.

Learn more about Hot air ballooning in Marrakech at sunrise with Berber breakfast.

MERZOUGA DUNES BUGGY RIDE – BUGGY MERZOUGA EXCURSIONS

Following places we may visit around Merzouga desert : quad ride to Hassilabiad village and Khamlia very popular village for Gnawa music. We may visit Tous, adventure quad trip to Rissani or Erfoud. If you want cross the dunes, we recommend you 1,2 or 4 hours quad trip around dunes of Erg Chebbi.

Category: Buggy Tours Merzouga Excursions

Tag: desert buggy Erg chebbi Merzouga buggy Morocco Buggy Morocco Sahara Sahara buggy

  • DESCRIPTION

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

WHAT IS INCLUDED :

  • Pick up from your hotel in Merzouga / Hassilabiad or Khamlia
  • Instructor / guide
  • Rent of Buggy vehicle
  • Fuel, head-wear and eye-wear plus hand-wear
  • Drop off at your hotel at the end of the quad ride.

RESERVATION :
Reservation is not necessary, but we recommend you to contact us in advance or once you reach Merzouga desert.

RECOMMENDED :
Bring your camera to capture amazing desert scenery.

We recommend you to wear shoes, also comfortable clothing and sunglasses.

1 HOUR QUAD RIDE IN MERZOUGA

Explore Merzouga desert in 1 hour adventure quad drive across dunes, oases. The trip is available every day during whole year.

2 HOURS QUAD RIDE IN DESERT DUNES

2 hours adventure quad drive in Merzouga to enjoy Sahara dunes with your friends. We introduce you vehicle, and easy to go !

4 HOURS QUAD RIDE IN ERG CHEBBI

Explore dunes in Merzouga, and surrounding villages of Hassilabiad and Khamlia in 4 hour adventure quad ride. We visit Gnawa village , we meet local people and enjoy our ride.

WHOLE DAY QUAD RIDE IN THE SAHARA

Enjy whole day in Merzouga desert as you rent quad to ride across Sahara , we may visit Taous, last village in desert before Algerian border,also Rissani or Erfoud.

2 DAYS QUAD TOUR AROUND MERZOUGA DESERT

On our 2 day tour around Merzouga desert we explore best of Sahara.

Day 1 : Merzouga – Tisardmen –fossils – Visit nomads – Merzouga:

Day 2 : Merzouga dunes Erg Chebbi – road Paris Dakar – Merzouga:

Category: Merzouga Excursions Quads Tours

Tag: Desert Quad Morocco Erg chebbi erg chebbi Quads Morocco Sahara Quad Quad Merzouga Sahara Sahara Moto

  • DESCRIPTION

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

WHAT IS INCLUDED :

  • Pick up from your hotel in Merzouga / Hassilabiad or Khamlia
  • Instructor / guide
  • Rent of Quad vehicle
  • Fuel, head-wear and eye-wear plus hand-wear
  • Drop off at your hotel at the end of the quad ride.

RESERVATION :
Reservation is not necessary, but we recommend you to contact us in advance or once you reach Merzouga desert.

RECOMMENDED :
Bring your camera to capture amazing desert scenery.

DAY 1 : MERZOUGA – TISARDMEN – FOSSILS – VISIT NOMADS – MERZOUGA:

Today after breakfast we start our Quad ride in Merzouga by introducing the Quad / Moto / Buggy equipment. Once you ready for a ride, we will drive across the high dunes in Erg Chebbi. You will experience the beauty of Sahara passing through oasis around villages and places as Tisardmine , Azrkam , and also Saf Saf. We stop for having a piknic lunch and tea. We explore desert dunes , we visit Nomad people and then we drive back to Merzouga village.

DAY 2 : MERZOUGA DUNES ERG CHEBBI – ROAD PARIS DAKAR – MERZOUGA:

Today our Merzouga excursion continues and after breakfast we enjoy a ride around the dunes. We also drive in the way of former Rally Paris Dakar route. After full day of adventure we return to village and our Quad 2 day Merzouga tour finishes.

2 DAYS KTM MOTO ADVENTURE TRIP AROUND MERZOUGA DESERT

2 day tour around Merzouga desert – Explore the best of the Sahara.

Day  1 : Merzouga – Tisardmen –fossils – Visit nomads  – Merzouga:

Day 2 : Merzouga dunes Erg Chebbi – road Paris Dakar – Merzouga:

Category: Merzouga Excursions Motos KTM Tours

Tag: Erg chebbi KTM Merzouga Morocco Sahara motorcycle desert Sahara Sahara Moto

  • DESCRIPTION

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

WHAT IS INCLUDED :

  • Pick up from your hotel in Merzouga / Hassilabiad or Khamlia
  • Instructor / guide
  • Rent of moto vehicle for 2 days
  • Fuel, head-wear and eye-wear plus hand-wear
  • Drop off at your hotel at the end of the quad ride.

DEPARTURE :
Departure is anytime during the day between sunrise to sunset.

RESERVATION :
Reservation is not necessary, but we recommend you to contact us in advance or once you reach Merzouga desert.

RECOMMENDED :
Bring your camera to capture amazing desert scenery.

We recommend you to wear shoes, also comfortable clothing and sunglasses.
Our Suggested 2 Days Moto Ktm Itinerary :

DAY 1 : MERZOUGA – TISARDMEN – FOSSILS – VISIT NOMADS – MERZOUGA:

Today after breakfast we start our Moto  ride in Merzouga by introducing the Moto equipment. Once you ready for a ride, we will drive across the high dunes in Erg Chebbi. You will experience the beauty of Sahara passing through oasis around villages and places as Tisardmine , Azrkam , and also Saf Saf. We stop for having a piknic lunch and tea. We explore desert dunes , we visit Nomad people and then we drive back to Merzouga village.

DAY 2 : MERZOUGA DUNES ERG CHEBBI – ROAD PARIS DAKAR – MERZOUGA:

Today our Merzouga excursion continues and after breakfast we enjoy a ride around the dunes. We also drive in the way of former Rally Paris Dakar route. After full day of adventure we return to village and our Moto 2 day Merzouga tour finishes.

  The High Atlas and Sahara Escape

Come Ride our best Moroccan motorcycle Adventure ever

A Moroccan Adventure

Tour Summary

A 2600 km, 11 days and 10 nights, 9 Riding Epic ride through Morocco – A Motorcycle fully supported guided dual ride tour, from Malaga, across the Gibraltar straits, through The Atlas Mountain rangeThe Sahara dunes, The Imperial Madinas of Fes and Marakech and volacanic geological structures.

Cedar Gouraud and Berber Apes | The Reef mountains and the blue city of Cefchauen | The Dades and Todra Valleys | A night in a camp in the dunes of the Sahara Desert | Crossing the High Atlas | Ouarzazate the movie capital of Morocco | Imperial cities of Marrakesh and Fes .

Full support and backup – Live the ride we’ll take care of the rest, Late model well maintained BMW, KTM and Triumph Bikes, Insurance, paperwork, Hotels and Lodgings, great food all diners and breakfasts, expert guides and tour-leaders, entrance fees to parks and attractions, mechanical support and much more.

 

EXPLORATION & ADVENTURE

5 Reasons to See Morocco By Motorcycle

When riding a motorbike through North Africa, it’s more about the journey than the destination.

A foreign land, a new language, sketchy roads, and a beast of machinery between your legs—these are the trappings of an epic adventure. And in Morocco, where the sea meets North Africa’s Sahara, the open road is best explored by motorcycle.

Avoid the big highways between Marrakech, Fes, Essaouira, Imlil, and beyond, winding instead through tiny villages and between pop-up markets that crowd the streets, stopping at whim to sip scalding, sweet mint tea through a grin on your sand-burned face. There’s a particular magic that two-steps throughout the country, the kind you want to reach out and wrap yourself in without actually altering its native fabric, woven from indigenous Berber, Arabic, and European influences.

In Morocco, incomparably stunning architecture and design masquerade as modest constructions. The beautiful monotone howl from mosques reverberates across the medina’s maze and up mountainsides, filling every open space both outside and within you until it encircles your very spine in prayer.