Morocco Adventure Travel

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Morocco, Africa Adventure Travel Holidays and Tours
Due to Morocco's diverse landscape there is plenty to offer the energetic and adventurist traveller.

Dune Buggying
Outside of Marrakech is one of the best places to have a go on a dune buggy, the varied terrain offers great excitement with many steep uphill and several bumpy areas to get your adrenaline rushing.

Sand Boarding
The steep dunes of the Sahara desert are perfect for sand boarding and the area around Merzouga and Erg Chebbi are both popular spots.

Trekking
Trekking anywhere is Morocco will offer its own splendid sights and attractions.

Skiing
Morocco's superb mountain regions offer excellent skiing opportunities for both the beginner and more experienced, with the skiing is at its best between the months of December and March.

The Oukaimeden area just outside Marrakech offers skiing and sledging during the winter months, the area has a rental shop with good equipment for hire and a chair lift that starts at 2,600 meters and rises to a 3,258 meters where it reaches the Jebel Attar peak. The area has several excellent slopes for beginners and the more experienced.

Not far from the city of Fez is Jebel Mischliffen in Ifrane which is another popular ski area in the mountains. Experienced mountain skiers need to head for Mount Azurki in the Bou Guemez Valley which is far quieter and offers plenty of raw skiing opportunities.

Snorkeling and Diving
Tangier, Tetouan, Agadir and Al Hoceima are the best places to head for scuba diving and snorkeling. Al Hoceima in particular has plenty of quiet, secluded beaches both nearby and on the way to nearby Nador that also offer plenty of opportunities for underwater exploring.

Cycling
Morocco's challenging terrain offers some superb cycling with beautiful scenery added in along the way. There are plenty of routes that can be taken especially around Casablanca, Meknes and Marrakech which will provide you with some excellent coastal tracks and mountain terrain. When cycling through any built up area take extra care as traffic is often fast and furious.

The Riff Mountains although beautiful offer more of a challenge due to the area being a drug producing area and you may well encounter a high level of harassment from both the dealers and police.

Camel Trek
Many camel treks depart from areas beyond Zagora which is on the edge of the Sahara desert on the countries eastern side at places such as M'hamid and Merzouga.

River Rafting
Rivers such as the Ahansal and Ourika rivers are amongst the most popular for river rafting and can offer novice and more experienced river runs and the opportunity to take in some of the Atlas Mountains most spectacular scenery.

Canyoning
Just outside Marrakech are some fantastic mountains and gorges many of which have stunning waterfalls for you to abseil down.

Surfing
There are plenty of surfing opportunities along the west coast especially around Agadir, Taghazout and north of Casablanca. The surf is often at its best between the autumn and spring months with excellent point breaks, consistent surf and plenty of places where you can enjoy totally uncrowded beaches and surf.

Hot Air Ballooning
Hot air ballooning is a great way to view some incredibly varied terrain that ranges from mountains and valleys to vast expanses of desert. From the air you'll be able to view Berber villages, terraced fields, oases and have plenty of time to take in the beautiful landscape of the Atlas mountain ranges.


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