10 Morocco

Bikes Etc - - TRAVEL -

Bonkers as it to be­lieve, you can get to amaz­ing North Africa in less time than it takes to travel from Croy­don to Old­ham by train. That fact alone should be enough to en­tice you over to Morocco for a long week­end, but when you also fac­tor in the guar­an­teed great weather, su­perb roads and sheer ex­oti­cism of the place, it re­ally does start to be­come a bit of a no-brainer. In Septem­ber, aver­age tem­per­a­tures are around 27°C/81°F, and by Christ­mas are still hov­er­ing around 14°C/57°F, sim­i­lar to what it’s like in May in the UK. Not that rid­ing in Morocco is any­thing like ped­alling in blighty. There’s some re­ally ex­cel­lent cy­cling to be had south of Mar­rakesh, for ex­am­ple, where you can ex­pect ver­dant pas­tures to blend into sun-baked moon­scapes, all over­looked by the snow dusted peaks of the At­las Moun­tains. Ex­pect roads that are in a good state of re­pair and mostly traf­fic free. You’ll find plenty to amuse you, too, if you fancy tak­ing a moun­tain bike over as there are trails ga­lore through­out the High At­las range. In­spired? Good. Then start plan­ning your trip now!

FLIGHT TIME: 3hrs 45 PRICE: Flights only from ap­prox £180 re­turn to Mar­rakesh MORE INFO: vis­it­morocco.com

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