Working a fitness activity into a holiday can be a significant part of a Wellness Vacation. It doesn’t matter if it’s hiking, mountain biking or cycling, all offer the participant an opportunity to give the body a work out and raise cardio levels while enjoying the benefits of being out in nature. Plus, what a great way to tour a destination!
If for you holidays rhyme with thrills and unique experiences, and if you like mountain biking, Morocco has many advantages and could well be your next destination.
Indeed, Morocco is a small paradise for mountain biking or cycling. Between desert, valleys and mountains, the landscapes are all sublime and offer you different and unique experiences.
In terms of mountain biking, you will have many possibilities for routes and hikes to discover this country from a new angle.
The Moroccan desert is the dream place for cycling enthusiasts. The tracks and paths of southern Morocco will take you through superb valleys and palm groves. Then, your journey will take you to the Draa Valley.
Cycling in the desert is an authentic experience and the assurance of discovering many diverse and varied landscapes. Your hikes will also be the perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in the heart of the local culture and meet authentic people.
Djebel Saghro is a particularly popular spot for mountain bike excursions. Djebel Saghro is indeed ideally placed between the peaks of the High Atlas and the Sahara desert. You will discover the towers of red rocks that formed naturally.
Respect customs and traditions. You will pass through remote areas. The majority of the inhabitants have never left them. They ignore our modern civilization.
In winter and spring, the temperature differences between day and night can be significant (see climatology page).
You will meet in the modern quarters of the cities a large number of women dressed in European style.
In medinas and traditional neighborhoods, avoid provocative outfits, shorts and necklines. Do not wear valuable jewelry.
Mountains and desert
Crossing villages and welcoming families require properly Berber clothing: loose clothing, arms covered.
For women, jeans should be avoided, too tight, shorts also. Wide Bermuda shorts are perfect, and a shirt slipped on at the entrance to the villages will allow you to hide your arms and cleavage.
You are in the country of air-conditioned pants, dare the Tuareg style: the Sarouals of Mauritania are fresh and very pleasant. You will find some in Ouarzazate and in the South. They cost 30 euros or more (the price depends on the fineness of the embroidery).
For cool evenings: tracksuit and fleece.