Join Date: May 2006
Location: The Hague, Netherlands
Bikes: Two Robin Mather custom built tourers
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Hi, we've been in Morocco several times and once for bike touring.
Marrakech to Essaouira and then Agadir is certainly possible and feasible. The N1 from Agadir to Tiznit is also possible but much busier and not much worth seeing. Maybe worth busing it for this stretch?
After that you can head inland to Tafraoute, Ighrem, Souk Tleta de Tagmoute, Tata, Zagora and Merzouga.
It's pretty much an exact reverse of the trip we did in 2006, except we started from the north and didn't go to Marrakech.
>I would intend to stealth camp most nights. Would I have any trouble finding suitable places? >Would this be safe?
Very bad luck aside (because that can happen anywhere), you'll be fine. If you camp in the vicinity of a village, the local police may come to check your passport but it's no big deal. Sometimes a local shepherd will discover you but they're almost always just curious, or want to offer you bread or tea and make sure you'll be warm enough.
There are plenty of campgrounds in Morocco too but bargain, bargain, bargain! Usually they quote you the same price as for an RV and then you say "but I don't need electricity" etc etc. Stealth camping is a great idea because the campgrounds for the most part are overpriced and little more than big parking lots for the RVs that come down from Europe for the winter.
We have some notes here, which are a bit outdated now but hopefully still helpful: