Saturday, November 5, 2022 | Ted Goslinga | Africa
Finally !! After an almost three year gap we are ready to go again on one of our most beautiful tours: The Morrocxo tour!
Arriving one or more days earlier the majority of the group is already eager to go to North Africa. Today we started off with a guided city tour with Guy and Classie from the USA and Jim from Canada in Malaga.
Always a nice warm up before the tour to see some nice and interesting highlights of this lively city! We visited the old market, the Gibralfaro and the Alcazaba castle. Having a relaxed lumch downtown and a walk along Picasso's birth place concluded this first part of the day
After the welcome briefing and a nice welcome dinner together we are ready to go !
and so we headed down towards the port of Algeciras this morning to hop on the ferry to Ceuta. It all went very smooth and after a windy ferry ride we moored in the harbour of Ceuta. After. 10 minute ride we did a very easy and fast bordercrossing into Morrocco. So the North African adventure has now really started. After a late lunch we followed our way down to thenblue city of Chefchaouen where we will spend our first night
Today we woke up with a very beautiful sunrise over the voice of up areToday we woke up with a very beautiful sunrise over the reservoir lake of Bin el Ouidane.
then we took off on the fantastic Mountain Road, back down to the main road towards Marrakesh. First visiting impressive waterfalls of Ouzoud, followed by a nice lunch in the garden of a coffee restaurants. Second part of the riding was more over flat planes with a temperature of about 35°C. So everybody seems happy that we could take a dip in the pool of our very nice hotel. We will stay here two nights to enjoy Marrakesh.
What a great day we all had! In the morning our local guide Jalil picked us up at our hotel for a nice and interesting citywalk through the old town of Marrakesh. Visiting a mosque, strolling through the narrow alleys of the medina, visiting an hilarious herbarist and concluded it all with a relaxed roof top lunch!
In the evening we all drove down to the Demaa al Fnaa, the big square, where we had a tasteful dinner at one of the 'stand up' restaurants and enjoyed the vivid atmosphere here.
all togethet a memorable day with a lot of fun!
And suddenly itnis there: the final riding day...! With a lot of mixed feelings about the awesome time behind us, we started off the day in the blue city of Chefchaouen. Taking the awesome road through the mountains north of Chefchaouen and along the coast, we all enjoyed our last miles in Morrocco. After a smooth bordercrossing and a fast ferry ride we rode our last miles towards our hotel in Malaga