Advice needed on routes through Morocco
Hi, I will be travelling through Morocco next month and I need some advice to choose the best route to get from Rabat to Tiznit. I have three options in mind, if you have any knowledge of this area and its roads, please tell me what you think:
Option A: From Rabat to Beni Mellal on the R401, then take the national road to Marrakesh, then go to Asni and up the Tizi-n-Test via the R203, continue to Taroudant and from there to Tiznit. Seems to be the safest option in terms of traffic density, but I'm worried about going up all those mountains and the Tizi-n-Test in winter.
Option B: From Rabat to Casablanca and El Jadida on the national road, then follow the coast through Oualidia, Safi and Essaouira, take the national again to Agadir and Tiznit. I've been told that traffic can be heavy and dangerous for cyclists, yet this is the flattest, easiest option.
Option C: Something shorter and intermediate, taking the national 9 road to Berrechid, Settat and Ben Guerir. From there, either take the regional road to Youssoufiya and Chichaoua and then the national to Agadir, or continue to Marrakech and go up the Tizi-n-Test.
I will appreciate any comments and especially all the constructive criticism that you can give me.
Welcome to the forum. I'm surprised no one has replied to your query. I'm interested in touring in Morocco too and would like to read about this.
You might want to try Crazy Guy on a Bike.