Bicycle Touring Surfari Morocco
Once I discovered my love for bicycle touring, Morocco shot to the top of the list of dream touring destinations, but there was one problem. I’ve always wanted to surf in Morocco too. I had to find a way to combine my two traveling passions, bicycle touring, and surfing.
I thought about it for months. Maybe I could rent boards along the way? Perhaps I could mount my surfboard on the side of my bike? Then it hit me, a trailer.
I had seen other people bicycle tour while towing a trailer. The plan was to do the same and mount my surfboard on top. I started researching.
In the end, I settled on the Burley Coho XC. It was well-reviewed, it had a quick-release system for attaching to the bicycle, and most importantly, a flat surface to mount my board on.
My Morocco Bicycle Touring Surfari became a reality.
I decided on a route that would lead me South along the Atlantic Coast from Casablanca to Agadir. I would have multiple surfing opportunities along the 400-miles of coastline while also passing through some of Morocco’s premier surf breaks. Such as Imsouane Bay, Safi, and Morocco‘s most famous wave Anchor Point.
From Agadir, I would turn inland and cross the Atlas Mountains to the magical city of Marrakech.
From there, I would head back to Casablanca, completing the 840-mile loop.
Of course, I would stop and explore the many small towns and villages that I would pass through along the way. Essaouira, El Jadida, Sidi Kaouki, and Taghazout were all on that list.
So on New Year’s Eve 2019, I boarded a plane in Miami, Florida and the trip of a lifetime was officially underway.
I had high hopes for Morocco, and in the end, I was not disappointed. The trip was way beyond anything I could have ever imagined. The landscape was stunning. Every city and town was overflowing with charm. The food, culture, and people were amazing.
After thirty-plus years of traveling internationally, I can honestly say Morocco is one of my favorite places I ever visited.
I know I barely scratched the surface on my trip. I left leaving so much left to explore. I will be returning to Morocco soon. I fell in love with the country.
Below you will find blog posts detailing my Moroccan journey. Each post had a link to a video capturing each day’s highlights.
I hope you enjoy the posts and videos and please don’t hesitate to comment or ask any questions about my touring in Morocco.
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