Leaving the hotel we will refuel our bikes
and then continue our journey on smaller backroads taking us through the National Park of Ifrane and on through the unusual university town of Ifrane.
Ifrane is a real oddity in Morocco as it has been modelled on a Swiss town and looks very out of place in this North African country.
Quick stop for coffee or orange juice.
Well-known for its A-line roofed houses it is a popular place for the wealthier city dwellers to come and get cool in their summers, or in winter spend weekends skiing at the resort – one of just three in Morocco - the other two being at Mischliffen and Oukmaimeden.
Traversing the busy Imperial city of Meknes we will stop to visit the well-preserved area of Roman ruins at Volubilis, the most important archaeological site in Morocco, and protected by UNESCO. Well worth taking a guide to explain the various different areas of this ancient empire, the site was first settled and began to prosper in the 3rd century BC. We will go to a local cafe for a quick lunch.Leaving the ruins, we drive up through the small town of Moulay Idriss perched on a hill, where Islam first started in 789 and where the only circular minaret in Morocco is built.
At this point we will take the faster main road so that we can get to Chefchaouen early afternoon and have the rest of the day and evening to wander this beautiful blue town with its' narrow streets.
Dinner in our Riad hotel set in the medina. Try the chicken Pastilla.
Make sure to take a moment to climb to their roof terrace to listen to the last call to prayer and enjoy this unique view across the town’s rooftops.
If you are interested in a place on a full tour contact SU to be put on her waiting list & be advised if a place comes free.