Sporting and Fun activities during your Holiday in Morocco
With an agreeable year-round climate and a beautiful landscape, it's a good idea to engage in sport activity during your holiday in Morocco.
Morocco has over 3500 km of coastlines on both Mediterranean and Atlantic sea, the Atlantic coast is recommended for wind sports (Kite surfing or Wind surfing), if you want just surfing go to our guide to surfing in Morocco :
Since the creation of the Hassan II Golf Trophy in 1971 by the Late King Hassan II who was a passionate player of golf, many golf resorts were created in different cities such as Rabat, Agadir and Marrakesh some of these were designed by famous architect such as Robert Trent Jones who designed the Dar Es-Salam Royal Golf in Rabat.
Yes, Skiing in Morocco is available, From December to March you can visit the main Skiing station in Morocco, it is located in Oukaïmden, approximately 80km away from Marrakesh, the station is old but has a vertical of 1000m (3280 feet) the funny part is when you experience donkey-riding to get the chairlift.
If you are looking for outdoor recreational activities, hiking or trekking are both a good idea to enjoy Moroccan landscape. People usually go hiking in the high Atlas Mountains, those are the same mountains you can see from the 'red city' Marrakesh, why not trying to reach the summit of the djebel Toubkal, it is the highest mountain in North Africa with 4167 m located 64 km (40 mi) away South Marrakesh next to Imlil village.
If your want climbing you can go in the Todgha gorges, it is a canyon in the eastern part of the High Atlas Mountains next to a town called Tinghir, It is a very popular place among rock climbers, the view from the canyon floor is absolutely stunning.
Morocco is the country where you will find many opportunistes to ride horses.
The Sahara desert is a real challenge even for the most experienced pilots, many races known as rally raid are organised every year in Morocco. If want to experience driving off road you can rent a 4x4 vehicle for few days or even a Quad.
Cycling is considered as one of the best way to explore Morocco, what an amazing experience to go riding through the Atlas Mountains enjoying the spectacular view and meeting locals.
Parachuting and Ballooning are relatively new activities in Morocco but many local companies offer these services most of them are located in Marrakesh.
Paragliding is the most inexpensive way to get into flying, just let the wind take you and enjoy the beautiful landscape in Morocco.
Football in Morocco
if there is only one sport to choose, most Moroccan will choose Football, it is the most popular sport here and you will probably see some kids playing football in the middle of nowhere, during the World Cup 2022 in Qatar, Morocco National team that we call here "mountakhab" did the impossible by taking down Portugal, the team of Cristiano Ronaldo, Morocco is now qalified for the semi-finals of Qatar 2022, Portugal was not the only giant team that lost against Morocco, Spain, Belgium and Canada lost as well and Croatia just get a draw against the Mountakhab.
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