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

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Introduction

 

“…had to get away to see what we could find.” Marrakech Express

 

As a tourist destination Morocco is well established. Long before Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young sang their carefree Sixties hit, and half a century before Bergman turned away from Bogart on that foggy airstrip in Casablanca, European tourists had lifted the veil on the ‘African Orient. They crossed the Straits of Gibraltar, intrigued by the mysterious medieval allure of cities like Tangier, Fes and Marrakech, a traditional Islamic culture that had fiercely resisted colonization, and the promise of the mountains and desert beyond.Today our fascination with Morocco, so close and yet so different, shows no sign in abating. ‘Sand, sea and souk coach tours continued to ply the well-worn tourist tramlines while cheap air fares have popularized weekend city breaks to upmarket Marrakech riads or villas.

 

Morocco Overland shows you another side of Morocco where the adventurous driver, rider or cyclist can safely explore the snow-bound passes of the High Atlas or the dusty pistes of the Sahara. In between visiting the well-known highlights, the sites, cities and beachside resorts, you can be trace a network of easily navigable routes far from the hassle-prone, trinket-clad tourist hotspots.

In doing so you have a chance to experience the wilderness of southern Morocco at your own pace and on your own terms. To explore the jebels, palmeries and ruined kasbahs of canyon-bound Berber villages lost in time, and so encounter a traditional and hospitable people light years from the populated, Europeanized north. Along the way youll also learn the capabilities of your own machine and acquire many other new skills, all while lunching on a grassy meadow by a mountain stream or overnighting at the base of a dune with little more than the wind, sand and stars between you and Timbuktu.

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:
Scott, Chris
Author:
Simonnet, Franck
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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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.

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