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petervanglabbeek

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Cycling Morocco
« on: February 04, 2011, 09:46:35 AM »
Hi guys,

The 2nd of April my girlfriend and me will start cycling from Agadir, Morocco and slowly make our way north, back to the Netherlands. For sure we want to explore Morocco, Spain and Portugal extensively (we have about 3-4 months).

Any info is welcome of course, but I have some specific questions as well:

-Morocco is a big unknown for us. Our first steps in Africa (although I have toured Turkey, Iran and Pakistan that might have similarities). Should we, and especially my girlfriend, wear long trousers/sleeves/cover head in the remoter areas? Any other important do's or don'ts?

-Any cyclists over there that are on this forum? Would be great to meet you!

-Any favorite rides/routes in Morocco? We like quiet roads, mountain and desert scenery. Any hidden gems?

-I have Michelin Map 742 in front of me here. It shows the whole country on a 1:1,000,000 scale, but many areas on 1:600,000 scale. Any better maps around for touring?

-I always see this picture of a beautiful asphalt road the descends into a dry gorge with huge hairpins. Where is this? I want to cycle this road!

Thanks for any info,

Peter
Peter van Glabbeek