Morocco is situated in the North West corner of the enormous African continent. In Morocco adventure travel takes you from around 1800 kilometres of coastline right into the Atlas Mountains. Outdoor activities in Morocco are complemented by colourful souks and bazaars - and incredible traditional tagines. Morocco is culturally and geographically one hell of a diverse place. Throughou... +Morocco is situated in the North West corner of the enormous African continent. In Morocco adventure travel takes you from around 1800 kilometres of coastline right into the Atlas Mountains. Outdoor activities in Morocco are complemented by colourful souks and bazaars - and incredible traditional tagines.
Morocco is culturally and geographically one hell of a diverse place. Throughout Morocco adventure travel experiences bring you closer to ancient Arabic and Berber lifestyles, which clash colourfully with modern day enterprise and technology. The landscapes are a wild mix of mountainous regions, calm coastal enclaves and stark, barren desert scapes. Morocco borders Algeria to the east, Spain, through the Straits of Gibraltar, to the north and Mauritania and the Western Sahara to the south.
Kitesurfing, windsurfing and surfing all top the list of outdoor activities in Morocco if you’re on the coast. Further inland there is trekking, rafting, mountain biking, off road driving and much more to whet your appetite for adrenalin. The people are friendly, lively and proud, and whilst staying in this North African country you’ll be made to feel right at home by Moroccan hospitality.
The climate in Morocco varies - In the north, around Tangiers and the Rif Mountains, the summers run from May to September and are mainly sunny and dry. Down south is desert climate - Very little rain, soaring temperatures during the day with quite sharp drops to cooler temperatures at night. The Atlantic coast sees most rain and during winter, in the High Atlas Mountains, there would be snow.
Flights in to the larger Morocco cities are frequent from most major European cities. You could also start your Morocco adventure travel adventure through Europe via the Straits of Gibraltar. Once landed, the infrastructure in Morocco is good with well serviced roads and public transport in the North and Central regions. The further south you head the narrower and bumpier the roads get but you’ll reach some of the more remote destinations. Worth mentioning as well is that Morocco is often a start point for those who want to continue travelling overland across Africa.
From Marrakesh, head in to the hills and hike a portion of the High Atlas Mountains - one of the most popular outdoor activities in Morocco. On your way down perhaps pick up a ride with an Off Road Driving crew and be a petrol head for a few days, then, once delivered back to Marrakesh make your way to the chilled, west coast town of Essaouira and get out on the water to wind or kitesurf in one of Morocco's premier wave spots. Finishing your Morocco adventure travel holiday here? Put your feet up and relax in the picturesque market town with its cosmopolitan cafes and bustling markets.
Also readily on offer in Morocco are Mountain Biking, Dune Boarding, Paragliding or Kayaking. All these activities will certainly get your heart thumping, adrenalin pumping and no doubt leave you wanting more outdoor activities in Morocco before you head home - be sure to bring back some spices from the markets, too. -