Moroccan Atlas - The Trekking Guide Planning, places to stay, places to eat; 44 trail maps and 10 town plans; includes Marrakech city guide

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2015-01-07
  • Publisher: Trail Blazer Pubns
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Stretching 1200 miles from the Atlantic port of Agadir east to Tunisia the Atlas form one of the world’s great trekking ranges. The High Atlas region in central Morocco is the most dramatic and beautiful section of the entire range. Includes full practical details – getting to Morocco, town guides and maps to Marrakech, Ouarzazate and seven other gateway towns. Routes covered on 44 detailed walking maps in the proven Trailblazer style; all walking times are indicated along with points of interest and gradients.

Author Biography

A keen trekker, Alan Palmer is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and a member of the British Moroccan Society who has been visiting the country each year for the last 25 years.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION  (1) PLANNING YOUR TRIP: With a group or on your own: Independent trekking, Group tours, Trekking agencies, Getting to Morocco: By air, By road, By rail, By ferry, Visas, Budgeting and costs: Accommodation and meals, Guides and transport, When to go: Climate, Ramadan, Route options: Planning your route, Jbel Toukbal, M’Goun Massif, Jbel Sirwa, Jbel Sahro, What to take: What to pack it all in, Sleeping bag, Footwear & foot car, Clothes, Toiletries, Medical and first-aid kits, Money, Photographic equipment, Recommended reading, Maps, Mountain safety: Trekking alone, Experience, Mountain rescue services, Health precautions: Who should avoid high-altitude treks? Pre-departure preparation,  Inoculations, Insurance (2) MOROCCO  Facts about Morocco and the Atlas Mountains: Geography, Historical outline, Morocco today Fauna and flora: Fauna, Birds of the Atlas Mountains, Flora  Practical information for the visitor: Local transport 65 – Language 67 – Embassies and consulates, Electricity, Time and date, Opening hours, Holidays and festivals, Money, Keeping in touch, Media, Travelling in a Muslim country, Women in Islam, women travellers and sexual mores, Drugs, Food, Drink, Hammams, Toilets, Things to buy, Security, crime (3) MINIMUM IMPACT TREKKING: Environmental impact, Cultural impact, Economic impact  (4) MARRAKESH: History, Arrival and departure, Local transport, Orientation, Where to stay, Where to eat, Nightlife, Services, What to see (5) OUARZAZATE: History, Arrival and departure, Local transport, Orientation, Where to stay, Where to eat, Nightlife, Services, What to see (6) ROUTE GUIDES: The Toubkal region, The M’goun region, The Sirwa region, Jbel Sahro (7) APPENDICES Arabic, French and Berber, Glossary, Health

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