Morocco is a large country, and driving times can be very slow. Here’s what you need to think about in planning your tour – sometimes less is more!
It’s important when planning your tour to be aware of how long it takes to drive from one place to another in Morocco. It’s a big country! And there are only a very few motorways in the north of the country, linking Marrakech to Casablanca, Rabat, and Fes – most of Morocco’s roads are very slow. One of the reasons, of course, is that you will be travelling through beautiful mountain scenery in the High Atlas, the Middle Atlas, and the Rif. The roads here are narrow and winding, so travelling takes longer than you might expect. Even when crossing the plains, most roads are just one lane in each direction, and speed limits are restricted as you pass through towns and villages. A particular problem is that websites/apps such as Google Maps tend to underestimate driving times by up to 50%! They calculate driving times by assuming the maximum legal speed, without taking account of the character of the roads – and of course, on small mountain roads, this is not realistic. Sahara Atlas Tours will always be realistic with you when planning your tour. Our many years of experience tell us what is feasible, and what will be too much to do to enjoy your holiday and get the most out of your time in Morocco. Sometimes less is more!