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MCT1501 Spring in Morocco

Thursday, March 26, 2015 | Angela | Africa

12. + 13. Via Chefchaouen back to Malaga

The last two days on tour - and still we had fantastic weather conditions riding back from Fes through the mountains to Chefchaouen and back to Malaga, Spain!

Your tour guides say a big thank you to all of you guys, sharing such a marvellous time in Morocco! It has been really great!

Looking forward to riding with you again somewhere on the planet

On the way back...

Winfried and Dorit...

...Peter and Ingrid...

... Alban and...

...Stefan and Gerda...

...and Rudi and Gertrude are enjoying the loop through the mountains!

10. + 11. From Erfoud to Fes & Restday in Fes

Today's ride from Erfoud to Fes runs along the Ziz valley - great roads that allow you to float along through amazing landscape!

Here in Fes we spend the rest day walking the old medina - a world cultural heritage site!

It is unbelievable what these Moroccan people produce in the pottery! Every single tile is handmade! And you can find them all over the country!

A must-see, of course, is the tannery!

8. + 9. From Boumalne to Erfoud and the desert camp

The desert day... Ursula was preparing another picnic in what was supposed to be desert area - this spring, though, the whole area was covered in green... The unusual amount of water caused the abundant grow of plants all over the place. What a fantastic place that is!

Sorry, this is an insider joke

We also had some "guests" at the picnic

Desert Bob on his Harley

The majority of our group took the ride on the camel into the desert camp.

Off we went to spend the night in-between the sand dunes

Meanwhile Charlene and Mark have already adapted to Berber style

The hotel in Erfoud is just awesome! They offer all the food you can think of - and it tastes soooo good!

7. From Ait Benhaddou to the Gorge du Dades

Morning briefing... these tour guide maps live a hard life, eh Ursula?

Ait Benhaddou - a popular destiantion for the film industry...

...so are the Atlas film studios.

What looks pretty impressive in the movies is all small and fake in reality...

Bob taking advantage of the Asterix & Obelix sculptures...

In the meantime, David took care of our lunch. Nothing beats a take-away lunch

The afternoon ride in the Gorge du Dades offers absolutely stunning views!

6. Riding Day - Marrakech - Ait Benhaddou

we made it out of Marrakech and than the good riding starts up the Titz`n Tichka

look at Bernadette - the only woman on the bike

  It`s Easter time  

What a group

Our new Tourguide    


In Telouet - Ali is doing the guide through the Glaoui Kashbah


The Atlas mountains always around us  No comment

  Ride on Bob   5. The rest day's ride from Marrakech to the Ourika valley and up to Jebel Toubkal - Morocco's highest mountain! Beat and Roy where enjoying this amazing ride together with Angela




  On top of Mount Toubkal

  One of the Kashbahs in the Ourika valley

5. Day - Restday Marrakech

the Bahia Palace was the first stop on our guided city tour through Marrakech  


a lot of fun and new information about Moroccan herbs in a traditional pharmacy  

  4. Riding Day - Rabat-Casablanca

Charlene has the smallest luggage ever on an Edelweiss Tour. Their suitcases didn`t arrive in Malaga. They were supposed to be sent to Rabat - but negative. Buying underware in the Souk of Rabat was an experience for life time. Despite all these guys are super relaxed.

After a huzzle and buzzle through Casablanca city traffic we arrived at the King Hassan II Mosque - the world third biggest and the only one on Morocco you can visit. We had a guided tour - meanwhile the girls went to BMW Casablance and get a battery changed  

Peter is looking forward to a fantastic lunch at the Atlantic ocean.

  Bernadette and Mark from Sasketchew enjoying the warm weather

Bob on the brand new Edelweiss Harley - the first one the company bought, more are orderd. We are Authorised Harley Partners in 2015 and have some awesome Harley Tours - Yeahh!!!! In Bob`s room last night in Rabat there were some rumors???? A big mirror crashed from the wall.  But we supposed the room was just too small for so many belly dancers  

  Roy from the United States


Stefan and Gerda from Austria  

Yummehhh, yummehh....  

3. Riding Day - Chefchaouen - Rabat

It is still chilly outside - they lighted the fireplaces.  Mark and Bernadette enjoying Moroccan breakfast.  

Fraktion Österreich - und immer was zum Lachen.

 2. Riding Day - Ceuta - Chefchaouen

The border crossing into Morocco was the challenge of the day. We filled in some forms already in the Parador in Ceuta and we filled in much more at the border - we got senseless stamps into the passport, on the forms, here and there, we needed signs, endless queuing up, but.... after 2 hours we were in!!! First coffe in Mdik, changing our US-Dollars, Canadian-Dollars and Euros into Dirham. Despite a bit of rain we had a beautiful ride along the coast to Oued Laou. The first Taijne and fresh fish introduced us to Morrocan food. Our destination for tonight was Chefchaouen in the Rif Mountains - rain and 5 degrees!! The hot welcome peppermint tea was delicious.

Chefchaouen - the town expanded 1494 with the arrival of Jewish refugees from Granada. The Jewish built the whitewashed houses, with tiny balconies, tiledroofs and patios with a tree growing. Christians were forbidden to enter on pain of death until 1920.  

Everybody enjoyed our hotel "Casa Hassan" - a typical Morrocan Riad. The 2 tourguide ladies enjoyed especially the warm Hammam  

Papa Smurf  - Alban from Berlin - he bought one of the traditional cothes for Moroccan men. He left all warm clothes back home in Germany.  

  Who is it????

1. Riding Day - Malaga - Ceuta

we hoped on the highway direction Gibraltar. The weather was not quite good, but luckily on top of the Gibraltar Rock we had sunshine

  Rudi and Gertrude enjoying the sunshine and the view. After spending the whole winter in Spain with her motorhome, they decided before going home to do the Edelweiss Morocco Tour - good decision!  

  Beautiful view over the Strait of Gibraltar

  The lazy monkey of Gibraltar  

Winfried and Dorit  

Waiting for the ferry in Algeciras  

Last view to this massive rock

Africaaaa - we are coming....

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Rudi und Gerti
Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 20:12

Perfekte Tour-super organisiert und ganz tolle guide`s.Einfach suuuuuuuuuuuper
Ursula Rudi ist fit-gggg-Jürgen hat alle eingekleidet- es kann los gehen-gggg
Liebe Grüsse an alle
Rudi und Gerti
Friday, May 8, 2015 at 07:42

Hallo Rudi, hallo Gerti,
Schaut so aus als wärt ihr wieder daheim! Schon Rasen gemäht
Bin grad in Taormina. Heut gehts auf den Etna.
Ja Rudi, mach die Truppe fit, dann starten wir zu einer Tuscany-Austrian special Tour.
War sehr nett mit Euch, wär nett wenn wir uns mal wiedersehen.
Machts gut
Stefan + Gerda
Sunday, April 26, 2015 at 19:47

Hello everyone - we are back again in Austria. Thnak´s to our tourguides - Angela, Ursula and David - and to all of you for a perfect dream ride and the nice time in Marocco.
Take care, ride safe - and the throttle is on the right-hand side.
Stefan + Gerda
Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 18:32

Hi Bob
The price can be awarded personally only sorry Beside the surprise you missed of course a big hug for the most fearless Harley rider ever. Ride on Bob
Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 18:21

Hallo Annelies, hallo Jürgen
Jetzt verkauft den ganzen österr. Männern mal neue Klamotten und dann macht ihr den Rudi flott und kommt in die Toskana. Schee wars
Lg Ursula
Friday, April 17, 2015 at 18:51

Tolle Marokkotour! Jetzt weiss ich, das meine GT 50 cm Wasserfurt durchfährt. Ich kann wieder lachen, ohne durchschlagenden Erfolg zu erleiden. Hoffentlich lebt mein Dromedar nach dem anstrengenden Wüstenritt noch?
Mit unseren Gedanken sind wir noch oft in Marokko mit euch unterwegs. Es war wieder eine schöne Edelweisstour. Vielen Dank an Angela, Ursula und David.
Friday, April 17, 2015 at 23:54

Hallo Ingrid und Peter!
Freue mich, dass ihr wieder gut zu Hause angekommen seid! Ich bin gerade heute wieder durch die Wasserfurt durchgefahren und musste dabei mit einem Schmunzeln an euch denken Wie auch schon die ganze Zeit über, es hat richtig Spaß gemacht mit euch Vieren und all den anderen!
Ganz liebe Grüße von mir (aktuell aus dem Ksar Ighnda),
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at 16:59

der Alltag hat uns wieder - super Tour super Team
Grüße an alle
Jürgen und Anneliese
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at 07:26

Hi guys,
Hope most of you arrived save and sound at home.What a great group, what an amazing tour.
@ Charlene and Mark: hope you found your luggage somewhere on this planet.
@ the Austrians Rudi and Gertrud: enjoy Spain it is pretty cold here
@ at Bob: what a pitty that you left so early on the last evening. We had a little award prepared for our fearless Harley rider
@ Beat - the latest latebooker ever - ride on
@ the Germans: spätestens bis zur Messe in Leipzig!!
All the best to all of you, maybe we will see each other somewhere on this planet.
Ride safe, a big hug
Charlene and Mark
Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 17:17

Howdy, thanks Ursala… unfortunately no luggage. I think we have to accept it is gone for good! For those of you who may watch "baggage wars" (yes there is a reality tv so where people bid on unclaimed luggage) keep watch and let us know if you see two olive brown large bags!!
Hope everyone's trips home was great! Our week in Spain was amazing!
See you again on the road.
Char and Mark
Friday, April 17, 2015 at 23:57

Hi Char,
just to let you know... Your shopping experience was my highlight this time
It was a true pleasure having had the two of you on tour again! And I am looking forward to seeing you again...
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at 18:26

Thanks Ursula. First of all there was only one dancer and she could not fit in the hallway and knocked the mirror off the wall trying.
Second, you can send the award check to my home address.
Loved the tour, had a great time.
Friday, April 3, 2015 at 14:26

Thank you Angela, Ursula and David for sharing so many wonderful pictures and experiences with those not being on tour with you. Everything looks awesome and the team at the Edelweiss headquarters in Austria is jealous not to be there.
Take care, have a safe trip and please say hello to all our guests.
Karin + Team
Friday, April 3, 2015 at 00:24

Hello together,
what a great trip.... Cool pictures and wonderful picnic places....food looks very delicious!
Have fun and geetings from Germany with typical bad April weather.
Ursula Peter
Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 19:50

Hi Alan,
So so only the new one? Ok - we will meet soon.....
Alan Magnoni
Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 15:48

I like the new Tour Guide ...
Jeff Martin
Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 17:11

Its great to see my 2 favorite tour guides having fun in Morocco with their tour group. I hope (and I'm sure) that everyone had a great time. I'm surprised to see all that snow in the mountains. I'm glad we did not see that during our Oct 2014 tour. I can't wait to book my next Edelweiss tour!
Monday, March 30, 2015 at 14:24

Hi Jeff,
Great hearing from you!
I was remembering our ride on the restday Marrakech
Unfortunately it wasn't possible to ride the second half, this time. Instead we enjoyed the road up to the summit.
Ursula says hello, too!
Ursula Peter
Friday, March 27, 2015 at 08:40

Hi Katharina,
soll Dir schöne Grüße sagen von Mark Ellgood und Charlene Butler. Sie waren mit Dir auf der Neuseeland Tour.
Das sind die 2 armen, deren Gepäck in Canada stehen geblieben ist, nach Rabat geschickt werden sollte und dort auch nicht angekommen ist. Aber Unterwäsche kaufen im Souk von Rabat war ein kleines Abenteuer.
Machs gut Süsse


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