Morocco is one of the best countries in North Africa for adventure sports. From walking to surfing and even camel trekking, Morocco has something for everyone. Here’s the lowdown on some of the best places to go for an action packed holiday.
Renowned for trekking the Atlas Mountains are the big attraction for hikers. There are day walks which trek from village to village in the lower Atlas, and there are more challenging climbs. If you ever wanted to scale the peak of the highest mountain in North Africa then Mount Toukbal is waiting. One of the best places to go for walking is the Jebel Sahro area and Dades Valley. With its striking scenery and deep gorges the walking here is an unforgettable experience. The Atlas Mountains are also great places to go mountain biking too with some challenging trails for cyclists. In the Anti-Atlas the almond trees characterise the place, especially at blossom time whilst the High Atlas has bare rocks on the higher levels with green fields below.
The great Sahara Desert lies in parts of Morocco and is an intrepid destination for those with a sense of adventure. Why not go on a camel trek across the dunes and sleep out under the stars. This is one of the most popular ways to experience the magical atmosphere of the Sahara Desert. Dune surfing is another popular activity and in some parts of the Sahara you’ll find guided walking. Jeep safaris are another excellent way of getting around, especially if you are time limited. A holiday in the Sahara is also an excellent way to encounter the hospitality of the Berbers as well as the Tuareg tribes people. The Draa Valley is popular with walkers as well as cyclists and is renowned for its scenic date palm oasis. The dunes at Erg Chebbi or Erg Chigaga are another great place to camel trek and enjoy the Morocco desert adventure.
The Atlantic coastline has a lot of active holidays and water sports are popular here. Surfing is one of the big adventure attractions and the swell at Agadir and Essaouira is ideal for beginners and those who like a relaxing time in the water. For those who like to ride the big waves the surf at Sidi Kaouiki is one of the top destinations in Morocco. Sailing is another popular activity on the Atlantic coast and there are boats in Agadir, Casablanca, and Tangier where learning to sail is a popular vacation. Walking is very popular on the Atlantic coast and one of the best places is the route between Essaouira and Agadir. The Souss-Massa national Park is another excellent place for walkers and is rick in birdlife including sightings of the Northern Bald Ibis.
Morocco is a top destination for walking holidays and adventure tours. After all that activity don’t forget to relax in one of the many hammams and enjoy a delicious meal, Moroccan style. Find out more about cheap Morocco tours packages and tourist attraction.