1999 - Discovering a lunar landscape and authentic inhabitants. No current water, no phone, no asphalt. The first impression of the Atlas was medieval. Small markets, primitive accommodation, single tracks and friendly people.
The Ourika valley is an oasis in a lunar-like landscape and the flooded villages in the lake near Asgour are pretty unreal.
HIGHLIGHTS ALONG THE TRIP
Marakech (taxi) – Ait Ourir - Talatast - Ourika - Asni - Ourigane - Tizguine - Asgour - Adassil - Marrakech
The prepared for hot temperatures when leaving after June until September. Maroc has little rain during spring and temperatures are moderate in April and May.
Marocco is an open air camp field as long you do not approach cities. You will meet friendly people even in the middle of nowhere. Be polite and have a conversation, people are curious and like travellers that cycle off the beaten track.
Take 3 liters water a least on your bike and fill them up where ever you can. Lots of small villages with basic ingredients and in case of emergency, just knock on the door and friendly people will be very helpful.