Morocco Overland, 2nd: 49 routes from the Atlas to the Sahara by 4WD, motorcycle or mountainbike

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Route guide ? from the Atlas to the Sahara

Morocco Overland is a guide to 49 routes through southern Morocco?s spectacular landscape ? from the snow-clad High Atlas to the dunes of the Sahara and right down to the Mauritanian border. With easy-to-follow routes ranging from sub-alpine trails to arid canyons winding past hidden Berber villages and from the Atlantic surf to former Dakar Rally pistes, this comprehensive route and planning guide ...

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Overview

Route guide – from the Atlas to the Sahara

Morocco Overland is a guide to 49 routes through southern Morocco’s spectacular landscape – from the snow-clad High Atlas to the dunes of the Sahara and right down to the Mauritanian border. With easy-to-follow routes ranging from sub-alpine trails to arid canyons winding past hidden Berber villages and from the Atlantic surf to former Dakar Rally pistes, this comprehensive route and planning guide will appeal to both the seasoned adventurer and to the first timer.

❏ Over 10,000km of routes

Includes off-road routes for 4WDs, motorcycles and mountain bikes as well as scenic byways suitable for all vehicles including campervans. With over 50pp of mapping.

❏ Route guides with GPS waypoints

Covers 49 routes with hundreds of GPS waypoints.  Each route is reversible and is graded for suitability for big motorcycles and mountain bikes. Includes fuel stations, restaurants and places to stay.

❏ For 4WDs, 2WDs, motorcycles or MTBs

Expert guidance on the choice and preparation of 4WDs, 2WDs, motorcycles or mountain bikes as well as off-roading techniques. Fly-drive information: 4WD and bike rentals in Morocco.

❏ Getting to Morocco

Full details on cross-country routes, ferries and immigration procedures.

❏ www.morocco-overland.com

Additional online content includes mapping, imagery & GPS downloads.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

‘Drive to Marrakech like Keith Richards ...This trip is easily done as Chris Scott explains...’
- The Guardian

‘Essential reading’ 
- Land Rover World

‘The brand new bible for off-roading to and across this corner of North Africa’
- Wanderlust magazine

‘A must-have’
- Land Rover Owner

‘A comprehensive and inspirational read’ 
- Land Rover Monthly

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781905864539
  • Publisher: Trailblazer Publications
  • Publication date: 10/15/2013
  • Edition description: Second
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 276
  • Sales rank: 1,443,003
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Since 1981 Chris Scott’s been traveling in Morocco in the mountains and the desert with cars, 4WDs and motorbikes as well as both organizing and joining tours to the Sahara.

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Morocco Overland, 2nd

49 routes from the Atlas to the Sahara by 4WD, motorcycle or mountainbike
By Chris Scott

Trailblazer Publications

Copyright © 2013 Chris Scott
All right reserved.

ISBN: 9781905864539

Introduction

‘…had to get away to see what we could find.’  Marrakech Express

As a tourist destination Morocco is well established. Long before Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young sang their carefree Sixties hit, and half a century before Bergman turned away from Bogart on that foggy airstrip in Casablanca, European tourists had lifted the veil on the ‘African Orient’. They crossed the Straits of Gibraltar, intrigued by the mysterious medieval allure of cities like Tangier, Fes and Marrakech, a traditional Islamic culture that had fiercely resisted colonisation, and the promise of the mountains and desert beyond.

Today our fascination with Morocco, so close and yet so different, shows no sign of abating. ‘Sand, sea and souks’ coach tours continue to ply the well-worn tourist tramlines, while cheap air fares have popularised weekend city breaks to upmarket Marrakech riads or villas.

Morocco Overland shows you another side of Morocco, where the adventurous driver, rider or cyclist can safely explore the snow-bound passes of the High Atlas or the dusty pistes of the Sahara. In between visiting the well-known highlights, the sites, cities and beachside resorts, you can trace a network of easily navigable routes far from the hassle-prone, trinket-clad tourist hotspots.

In doing so you have a chance to experience the wilderness of southern Morocco at your own pace and on your own terms. Explore the jebels, palmeries and ruined kasbahs of canyon-bound Berber villages lost in time, and by doing so encounter a traditional and hospitable people, light years from the populated, Europeanised north.

Along the way you’ll also learn the capabilities of your own machine and acquire many other new skills, all while lunching on a grassy meadow by a mountain stream or overnighting at the base of a dune with little more than the wind, sand and stars between you and Timbuktu.

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