Epic Rides in Morocco | High-Atlas Mountains
Epic Rides in Morocco
(Quarzazate to Marrakesh)
This Epic Ride takes place in Quarzazate, over the High-Atlas Mountains towards Marrakesh.
Roads: As of 2019, mostly asphalt that seems like it was laid yesterday. The roads in Morocco are in great condition.
Bike: 2019 BMW F750 GS
Weather: Spring – Peak season | Summer – Scorching heat | Autumn | Mid season | Winter – Lovely Day temps, Cold at night (around 6 degrees)
Aït Benhaddou is an ighrem along the former caravan route between the Sahara and Marrakech in present-day Morocco. Most citizens attracted by the tourist trade live in more modern dwellings in a village on the other side of the river, although there are four families still living in the ancient village.
Telouet Kasbah is a Kasbah along the former route of the caravans from the Sahara over the Atlas Mountains to Marrakech. The kasbah was the seat of the El Glaoui family’s power, thus sometimes also called the Palace of Glaoui, and it was built in the 18th and 19th centuries.
The ‘Heart of Morocco’ is a fantastic mix of craziness, colours and food. Wander around the maze of alleys in the main medina and then head to one of the many roof terrace to escape the heat and crowds of people below.