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Morocco Overland: 45 Routes from the Atlas to the Sahara by 4WD, Motorcycle or Mountainbike

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For the independently-mobile traveller the mountains and deserts of southern Morocco are a year-round destination offering a thrilling variety of experiences. Covering over 9000km from the High Atlas to the Mauritanian border, Morocco Overland features detailed GPS off-road routes for 4WDs, motorcycles and mountain bikes as well as scenic byways suitable for any vehicle.

 

The book also includes guidance on choosing and preparing vehicles, the best places and times to go, getting to Morocco as well as local fly-drive options and off-road driving and riding techniques.

 

  • Upfront colour section on Moroccan off-road highlights
  • Getting to Morocco: Cross country routes and Mediterranean ferries
  • Guidelines on  vehicle choice and preparation
  • Fly-drive: local 4WD and bike rentals
  • Over 40 GPS routes covering 9000km, including the Atlantic Route to Mauritania
  • Each route is reversible and graded for difficulty, scenery and best time of year
  • 50 pages of maps covering each route
  • Additional mapping and GPS downloads available at www.morocco-overland.com

     

    With more than 40 easy-to-follow-routes ranging from High Atlas trails reaching 3000m to arid canyons winding past hidden Berber villages and from the Atlantic surf to former Dakar Rally pistes, this comprehensive route and planning guide will appeal to both the first timer looking to dip their toe in Africa and to the seasoned adventurer.

Synopsis:

For the independently-mobile traveller the mountains and deserts of southern Morocco are a year-round destination offering a thrilling variety of experiences. Covering over 9000km from the High Atlas to the Mauritanian border, Morocco Overland features detailed GPS off-road routes for 4WDs, motorcycles and mountain bikes as well as scenic byways suitable for any vehicle.

About the Author

Since 1981 Chris Scotts been traveling in Morocco in the mountains and the desert with cars, 4WDs and motorbikes as well as both organizing and joining tours to the Sahara.

Table of Contents

(1) INTRODUCTION  (2) PLANNING When to go (Box: People of the South), Where to go (Box: Geology), What can I do in:…. Documents and Costs, Recommended guidebooks and maps (3) VEHICLE CHOICE & PREPARATION Motorcycle choice and preparation, 2wd choice and preparation, 4wd choice and preparation, Mountain bike choice and preparation (4) GETTING THERE Cheap flights, Road distances and costs, Channel and Mediterranean ferries (5) AT THE BORDER (6) ON THE ROAD IN MOROCCO (Box: Renting vehicles locally), Dealing with hassle, Rental excursions from Agadir, Ouarzazate and Marrakech, Suggested day trips for motorcycles, Dealing with emergencies and breakdowns (7) OFF ROAD RIDING  (8) OFF ROAD DRIVING (Box: Is ‘piste-bashing ethical?) (9) MOROCCO OVERLAND ROUTES Introduction MOROCCO EAST ME1 Missour – Beni Tajite (163km) ME2 Bouanane – Erfoud (155km) ME3 Gourama – Beni Tajite (74km) ME4 Beni Tajite – Bouarfa (165km) ME5 Korima Pass – Bouanane (53km) ME6 Figuig – Bouarfa (110km) ME7 Beni Tajite – Aouflos (119km) ME8 The road to Bou Redine (80km)  MH HIGH ATLAS MH1 Midelt – Agoudal – Dades (317km) MH2 Tinerhir – Imichil – El Kebab (241km) MH3 Dades – Todra: ‘Gorge to Gorge (45km) MH4 Tinerhir – Iknioun – Nekob (112km) MH5 Alnif – Iknioun – Dades (116km) MH6 Aguim – Aoulouz (125km) MH7 Aoulouz – Askaoun – Tazenacht (166km) MH8 Taliouine – Askaoun – Aguim (133km) MH9 Tazenacht – Taliouine (94km) nMH10 Dades – Iknioun – Alnif (113km) MH11 Goulmima – Rich – Midelt (182km) MH12 Ouarzazate – Demnate (158km) MS SAHARA MS1 Agdz – Zagora (121km)   MS2 Zagora – Tazzerine (100km) MS3 Tazzerine – Oum Jrane – Rissani (266km) MS4 Tagounite – Oum Jrane – Alnif (237km) MS5 Zagora – Foum Zguid (130km) MS6 Tagounite – Erg Chebbi – Rissani (283km) MS7 Foum Zguid – Mhamid – Tagounite (163km) MS8 Tata – Tissint – Tagounite (315km) MS9 Ouarzazate – Tazenacht (77km) MS10 The Desert Highway (1500km) MA ANTI ATLAS MA1 Tafraoute – Tizerkine Gorge – Aït Herbil (106km) MA2 Aït Herbil – Igmir – Tafraoute (97km) MA3 Akka – Timkyet – Tafraoute (201km) MA4 Fask – Taghjijt – Timoulay (84km) MA5 Ousemlal – Amtoudi – Aït Herbil (119km) MA6 Tazenacht – Issil – Tata (186km) MA7 Foum Zguid – Issil – Taliouine (178km) MA8 Tafraoute – Tazalarhite – Igherm (135km) MA9 Tata – Akka Igherm – Foum Zguid (150km) MA10 Ousemlal – Foum el Hassan – Assa (195km) MA11 Taliouine – Tata – Igherm (276km) MW WEST MW1 Tan-Tan – Ouarkaziz – Assa (268km) MW2 Tan-Tan – Assa (238km) MW3 Assa – Tiglite – Tan-Tan (231km) MW4 Fask – Aweinat Torkoz – Assa (121km) MW5 Guelmim – El Borj – Assa (196km) MW6 Assa – Smara (391km) MO ATLANTIC MO1 Sidi Ifni – Plage Blanche – Tan-Tan (194km) MO2 Atlantic Route to Mauritania (1147km) (10) APPENDIX (11) INDEX

Product Details

ISBN:
9781905864201
Subtitle:
45 routes from the Atlas to the Sahara by 4wd, motorcycle or mountainbike
Publisher:
Trailblazer Publications
With:
De Nadai, Eric
Author:
Simonnet, Franck
Author:
Scott, Chris
Subject:
General
Subject:
Africa - General
Subject:
Special Interest - Adventure
Subject:
TRAVEL / Africa
Subject:
Africa
Edition Description:
First
Series:
Trailblazer Guides
Publication Date:
20091014
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1 color map, 25 double-page route maps,
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.3 x 5.4 in

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For the independently-mobile traveller the mountains and deserts of southern Morocco are a year-round destination offering a thrilling variety of experiences. Covering over 9000km from the High Atlas to the Mauritanian border, Morocco Overland features detailed GPS off-road routes for 4WDs, motorcycles and mountain bikes as well as scenic byways suitable for any vehicle.

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