Morocco Overland - Route Guide: from the Atlas to the Sahara

Morocco Overland - Route Guide: from the Atlas to the Sahara : A Practical Guide for 4WD, Motorcycle, Van, Motorbike Covering Over 10,000km & Features 56 Detailed GPS off-Road Routes

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For the independently mobile traveller the mountains and deserts of southern Morocco are a year-round destination offering a thrilling variety of experiences. Covering over 10,000km from the High Atlas to the Mauritanian border, Morocco Overland features detailed GPS off-road routes for 4WDs, motorcycles,campervans and mountain bikes as well as scenic byways suitable for any vehicle. The book also includes guidance on choosing and preparing vehicles, the best places and times to go, getting to Morocco as well as local fly-drive options and off-road driving and riding techniques. NEW FOR THE 2ND EDITION * 8 NEW routes, making a total of 56 routes * GPS downloads with additional online content including mapping and imagery * Shorter and more concise at 244pp (than the previous edition at 277pp), with more pages devoted to routes and fewer to choosing a bike and maintenance * All material has been checked and updated * Price remains the same as for the 1st edition Plus covers: * Getting to Morocco: Cross country routes and Mediterranean ferries * Guidelines on vehicle choice and preparation * Fly-drive: local 4WD and bike rentals * 56 routes covering 10,000km, including the Atlantic route to Mauritania * Each route is reversible and graded for difficulty, scenery and best time of year * Over 40pp of detailed mapping for the routes * Hundreds of GPS waypoints plus additional mapping and GPS downloads available at www.morocco-overland.comshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 244 pages
  • 136 x 208 x 20mm | 379.99g
  • Trailblazer Publications
  • Hindhead, Surrey, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 10 colour photos,2 pp colour maps, 25 maps of 56 routes, 55 B&W photos
  • 1905864531
  • 9781905864539
  • 18,498

About Chris Scott

CHRIS SCOTT first passed through Morocco in 1982 on an XT500 motorcycle while returning from his first aborted Sahara trip, an adventure he relates in his early memoir, 'Desert Travels' (available on Kindle). Since that time he's under- taken several other trips in the Sahara, including 'Desert Riders' in 2003 (on DVD) and the second known crossing of the Majabat al Koubra in 2006. For the full list of his other achievements go to and click his picture. His other books for Trailblazer include the 'Adventure Motorcycling Handbook' (now in its 6th edition), 'Sahara Overland' and the 'Overlanders' Handbook'.show more

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'very useful and inspiring for the serious adventure rider.'- The Rider's Digest. 'If you're thinking of going to Morocco, on your own bike or a fly-hire trip, soak this up first.' - Ride. 'this is the book to buy.'- Adventure Bike Rider. '...the excellent Morocco Overland...'- Michael Bentham, winner, Best Readers' Adventures, Bike magazine. 'Drive to Marrakech like Keith Richards ...This trip is easily done as Chris Scott explains...'- The Guardian. 'Essential reading' - Land Rover World. 'The brand new bible for off-roading to and across this corner of North Africa'- Wanderlust. 'A must-have'- Land Rover Owner. 'A comprehensive and inspirational read'- Land Rover more

Back cover copy

Route guide from the Atlas to the SaharaMorocco Overland is a guide to 49 routes through southern Morocco's spectacular landscape from the snow-clad High Atlas to the dunes of the Sahara and right down to the Mauritanian border. With easy-to-follow routes ranging from sub-alpine trails to arid canyons winding past hidden Berber villages and from the Atlantic surf to former Dakar Rally pistes, this comprehensive route and planning guide will appeal to both the seasoned adventurer and to the first timer. ❏ Over 10,000km of routesIncludes off-road routes for 4WDs, motorcycles and mountain bikes as well as scenic byways suitable for all vehicles including campervans. With over 50pp of mapping. ❏ Route guides with GPS waypointsCovers 49 routes with hundreds of GPS waypoints. Each route is reversible and is graded for suitability for big motorcycles and mountain bikes. Includes fuel stations, restaurants and places to stay. ❏ For 4WDs, 2WDs, motorcycles or MTBsExpert guidance on the choice and preparation of 4WDs, 2WDs, motorcycles or mountain bikes as well as off-roading techniques. Fly-drive information: 4WD and bike rentals in Morocco. ❏ Getting to MoroccoFull details on cross-country routes, ferries and immigration procedures. ❏ www.morocco-overland.comAdditional online content includes mapping, imagery & GPS downloads."show more

Table of contents

INTRODUCTION PART 1: PLANNING When to go 8 (Daylight hours in winter 9) - Where to go 11 (What can I do in... 12, First time in Morocco 12) - Documents, money, costs and phones 13 (Visas 14, Motor insurance 14, Money 15, Some costs 16, Mobile phones & internet 18) - Maps 19 - Guidebooks 23 PART 2: VEHICLE CHOICE & PREPARATION Motorcycles 25 (Little or large? 26, Preparing a bike 26, Motorcycling in Morocco 27, Basic equipment checklist 29) - 4WD31 (Which 4WD 32, 4WD preparation and equipment 32, Tyres 37, Recovery equipment 38) 2WD 42 - Bicycle touring 46 (Pick of the pistes 47, A bike for Morocco 47) PART 3: GETTING THERE Across the Channel or the Bay of Biscay 52 - Crossing Spain 54 Crossing to Morocco 54 - Flying to Morocco 56 PART 4: AT THE BORDER Temporary vehicle importation document 58 Entry procedure at the port 60 - Leaving the port 61 PART 5: ON THE ROAD Dangers on the road 62 (Checkpoints and police 63, Accidents and breakdowns 64) - Day by day 66 (Roadside food 67, Health and water 68) Hassle 70 - Wild camping 73 - Renting vehicles locally 73 (Two-day excursions 75) PART 6: Off THE ROAD Off-highway riding 76 - Day trips for motorcycles 81 - Off-road driving 84 PARTS 7-12: ROUTE GUIDES Introduction to the routes 86 ME - East routes 89 (ME routes overview map 90) MH - High Atlas routes 108 (MH routes overview map 110) MS - Sahara routes 143 (MS routes overview map 144) MA - Anti Atlas routes 174 (MA routes overview map 176) MW - West routes 205 (MW routes overview map 208) MO - Ocean routes 223 (MO routes overview map 230) INDEX 239show more
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