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Notes On A Journey: Chefchaouen

Nestled deep in the North West of Morocco, perched high on the rocks of the Rif Mountains; Chefchaouen – an enchanting town that exists and thrives on steep cobbled lanes etched deep into the crooked hillside. Famously dubbed ‘the Blue City,’ Chefchaouen, (or Chaouen) proudly wears its title as the shops, homes and restaurants are…

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GBR runner at front of Marathon des Sables

On the start line

Take your marks for a fantastic year of racing in Morocco. From the high-octane thrills of the World Touring Car Championships to one of the most punishing foot races around, people from all over the world will flock to the kingdom to watch and compete in some of the most exhilarating races on the planet….

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Sarah at front of long trail of competitors in desert

Make 2017 rewarding in Morocco

Are you looking for a real challenge to take on in 2017? If so you’ll find that Morocco offers you the perfect opportunities to achieve something truly remarkable that you’ll remember for the rest of your life. The Marrakech Atlas Etape is one of the newer sportives on the circuit, but has already built up…

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Mowgli at a Berber tent

On an Epic Road Trip with Mowgli Adventures

Mention Morocco and most people think of ancient medinas, camel rides and colourful Marrakech. It conjures up images of stepping back in time, haggling for souvenirs and getting lost in the labyrinth of the local souqs surrounded by the aroma of exotic spices. Sure, it’s all there in the heart of Marrakech. The assault on…

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Sur la route Asni Imlil

Best Off the Beaten Track

It’s no secret that Morocco is a wonderful kingdom to visit – for culture, history, sun and sport amongst other reasons. However, it’s a common misconception that the only natural tourist site in Morocco is the Sahara. This of course bears no resemblance to reality; instead there is a wide variety of landscapes which will…

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Saharan Sunset

Slow Travel in Morocco

Are you a Slow Traveller? Curious about the concept? Never heard about it before? Well this style of travelling is swiftly growing in popularity and Morocco is the ideal destination to practise it. Linking to the concepts of mindfulness and sustainable travel, Slow Travel is the polar opposite of the ‘cram-it-all-in four-cities-in five-days’ style of holidaymaking….

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To Toubkal and Back: A Slightly Different Weekend Getaway – Part 2

Getting up early the next morning was no trouble at all – we just wanted to get moving to warm ourselves. By 6:30am we were dressed and eating breakfast, which consisted of breads, jams, and packet coffee (I decided to skip the tea, an unforgivable heresy). Since the sun was not yet up, we had…

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Climbing the foothills of Mount Toubkal

To Toubkal and Back: A Slightly Different Weekend Getaway – Part 1

We set out on Thursday afternoon from Rabat on a train bound for Marrakech. We each carried a backpack, a small duffle bag, and the shared vision to climb the tallest peak in North Africa: Mt. Toubkal. At 4,167 metres (13,671 ft.), Toubkal towers over the High Atlas mountain range, situated about an hour’s ride…

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jorge valente on motorcycle tour through morocco

Moroccan Motorcycle Diaries

diariesof – Morocco – travel by motorcycle through Morocco   Jorge and Anabela are hardcore travellers, journeying the world and documenting it through photography and their travel magazine. On a trip around Europe they decided to visit Morocco as it was so close. It was to prove a wise decision … and they’ve been good enough…

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Into the surf

Surfing the South – Part 2

When you’re in this part of the world you must also get to the mountains for a few nights – they’re just 10mins above the coastal towns and the trundle up in an old Renault 4/ Quatre-elle with the gear stick that pulls out of the ‘dashboard’ is all part of the adventure. The air…

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Bethany Hamilton

Surfing the South – Part 1

You know you’ve arrived in the surfing towns of south Morocco, and not just because of the camper vans and tousle haired surfers. It’s a calmer place here with a gentleness in the air. The people are extraordinarily generous, kind, meditative – perhaps living by the ocean and growing up in the surf has had…

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Toubkal mountains

Toubkal Trekking – Exploring a National Park

I’d had my eye on the Toubkal National Park ever since I landed in Marrakech six months ago, and as it was a glorious spring day and I had the weekend off so I grabbed my backpack and took a petit taxi to Asni. The sun shone brightly as I began my Toubkal trek along…

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Cycling through the Atlas Mountains

Riding the Marrakech Atlas Etape – Sun and Cycling

The Marrakech Atlas Etape is one of the newer sportives in the world – the first was in 2013 – and I was determined to take part early. For me there were several pluses to the event, mainly Morocco itself. It was a chance to visit a kingdom that I’d long admired from afar. It also…

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