Ahouli Mines – piste route. Some impressions from this October Morocco-BikeAdventure. Lead, antimony and galena were mined by the French. Till 45’000 people worked here and 3500 lived permanently here.
These are just photos, it’s something else when you are there.
Last 2 weeks we have explored 1200km pistes on our bikes. From Tan Tan to the sand dunes at Merzouga. Amazing sceneries, loneliness, just mind-blowing! The 2022 Morocco-BikeAdventure route will get some changes again, new sections. The start will be still in Tangier and the finish at Sidi Ifni.
For the piste route, you can enter your application from December 1st on. 20 slots are available.
Kevin finished on the 2182km piste route with extension 1 in 14 days and 5h. The piste route is not to compare with the road route. Piste is not gravel. Piste means anything where the pavement ends and a real off road car is needed. It was Kevins first bikepacking event.
“Keep your bike as simple as possible” what i lurned on this journey. Francisco finished yesterday after 14 days and 3 hours. He started for the piste route and changed to the road route from Missour on after he had problems with the wheels and the cassette.
Congratulations Francisco! Impressive how you finished this challenge!
Mex from Austria finished on the road route 2 days ago in 13 days and 6 hours. This is still and impressive 160km per day. Mex is new in bikepacking. He traveled all over the world on his motorbike the years before. And he decided short time before the start, to go for the Morocco-BikeAdventure.
Two days ago Kevin was in the Erg Chigaga section. Big dunes and the only access over Maroccon pistes. Good navigation skills are needed to not get lost. Maybe the hardest part of the whole route. This year after almost 2 years without any tourisme in Morocco, more sand then usual on the piste.Kevin is the only rider left on the piste route with extension 1.
Irena comimg from extension 2 in the high Atlas arrives at Mhamid soon. At Mhamid where the road enda, rider feel like at the end of the world.