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Morocco’s Most Spectacular Road Trips

Morocco’s Most Spectacular Road Trips

Morocco is a good location to explore by car, offering spectacular mountain views, flower filled meadows and forests.

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This route takes in some impressive mountain scenery. The road leads from Marrakech to Taroudannt, winding around hairpin bends. There are views of the Western High Atlas to the northwest and the Souss plain to the south. The distance between the destinations is approximately 136 miles.

While in Marrakech, you can explore the famous souks and markets. Taroudannt is a smaller and quieter town, but it is worth a look. The ramparts can be explored on foot or by horse drawn carriage.

Tetouan to Chefchaouen

On leaving Tetouan, the road starts to climb the Rif Mountains. There are small villages along the way, where you may see the locals in their traditional dress. This is a fairly short drive at less than forty miles.

The medina in Tetouan appears as though it hasn’t changed for centuries. This area is still relatively undiscovered by tourists.

Chefchaouen is an attractive mountain village, which has been described as one of the prettiest in Morocco. The town has cobbled streets and flower filled squares, set against the backdrop of the mountains.

The Dades Gorge

This short drive is one of the most scenic routes in Morocco. There are some impressive rock formations, which can be viewed up close on foot. This is a colourful valley, with green riverbeds and scarlet rocks. There are several villages in the valley, with traditional Berber architecture and groves full of fruit trees.

Ouarzazate to Zagora

The drive from Ouarzazate to Zagora is fairly long, at over one hundred miles. The road leads through the rocky and barren Jebel Anaouar, before dropping down into the Dra Valley.

The Dra Valley was formed by water from the High Atlas, which creates the occasional lush oasis.

Todra Gorge

This gorge in the High Atlas Mountains offers wonderful scenery. The drive can be started from the busy mining town of Tinerhir, which is a short distance from the most impressive part of the gorge.

The gorge becomes very deep and narrow, but there is a hard surfaced road which means that it can easily be accessed by car. It looks particularly impressive during the morning sun.

There are certain tips to bear in mind when driving in Morocco. It is good practice to slow down, even on a green light, as sometimes the lights are ignored when there is not much traffic. You should also ensure that you don’t exceed the speed limit, as this is strictly enforced. Also make sure that you are polite and courteous to other drivers, as this will help to keep the experience enjoyable.