Activities

11 Insider Tips to Agadir — Beyond the Obvious…

Agadir Marina

If you are googling Agadir, you've probably already picked it out as your beachfront destination for unplugging and soaking up the sun.  But, apart from the obvious, what else is there to look forward to in this Moroccan resort?  After a six-month sojourn, I’m proud to share my “insider” tips of fun...

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Nothing Short of Beautiful – the Middle Atlas & Beni Mellal

Poppy fields Beni Mellal

In the Middle of Nowhere Alpine valleys. Crimson poppy fields. Cascading waterfalls. Winding mountain roads. Switzerland, right? Not quite... Beachless & duneless, the Middle Atlas and its “gateway” Beni Mellal commonly get overlooked. Truth be told, I only discovered it myself, as I was attending an international chess tournament near...

Tifnit – in Pursuit of Virgin Beaches & Troglodyte Caves

The Village A beach snob that I am, I’m always hunting for remote resorts and virgin beaches in the area. In my latest pursuit, I stumble upon Tifnit – a tiny fishing village in the midst of Souss Massa National Park, about 45 km south of Agadir. Pink seashell gravel,...

Where to Ride in the Atlas Mountains?

WHERE TO RIDE? With so many riding options in the Atlas Mountains, I leave it to my Marrakech-based friend and travel blogger to choose for us. After a week of checking and vetting, she comes up with Ouzgita Randonnée – “best value, best reviews,” she says – and we set...

Discover the High Atlas in an Off-Road Adventure

Buggy adventure in the High Atlas

WHY LEAVE MARRAKECH? If you are travelling to Morocco, chances are, sooner or later, you will visit Marrakech. If so, carve out at least one day to explore the footsteps of the Atlas Mountains. Appreciate the contrast between the hectic city and the serene countryside and get a glimpse into...

Fly Like James Bond

fly like james bond in gyrocopter

Ever wished you could fly like James Bond in his Little Nellie gyrocopter? Guess what...? You can! I flew one as part of my disaster response training in France, but there are flight schools in the US (and many more in Europe) that offer gyrocopter training and discovery flights. WHAT'S...

1-Day Getaway to “Little Marrakech”

LITTLE MARRAKECH Taroudant, or “little Marrakech” as the locals call it, is a great one-day destination about an hour’s drive from Agadir. Encased almost entirely within the remarkable ochre ramparts, Taroudant looks like a traditional Moroccan town but has a certain air of mystique about it. The provincial Berber town...

Training with ELISA

Gyrosopter flights in the South of France

LIGHT AIRBORNE EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM I come back from my first weekend of training with ELISA Medicoptere – a one-of-a-kind NGO specializing in emergency medical air missions worldwide. ELISA stands for Equipe Légère d’Intervention de Secours Aéroportée (Light Airborne Emergency Response Team), and Medicoptere is a contraction of medical and...