Activities and Sports In Morocco

The diverse land spaces, terrains, and climate of Morocco provide and offer several occasions and opportunities for adventure and sports Lovers. A variety of activities and sports in Morocco offered not just on land, but also On the water on both the Atlantic and Mediterranean coast, and other body shapes of waters (rivers, lacks…) that get crowded by tourists and locals during different parts of the year.

A wide range of hotels are offering various activities related to wellbeing, nature, and adventure, water sports (diving, fishing, Surfing, Windsurfing, and kayaking) as well as on land sports like horseback riding, hiking or trekking, mountain biking, rock climbing, skydiving, and skiing …

Different Activities and Sports In Morocco

  • Surfing
  • Windsurfing and water skiing
  • Whitewater rafting and kayaking
  • Diving
  • Deep Sea Fishing/ Fishing 
  • Horseback Riding
  • Mountains biking
  • Trekking/ Snow Trekking 
  • Rock climbing 
  • Para-gliding and Skydiving 
  • Golf

water Sports i can do in Morocco

Morocco has plenty of great opportunities to engage in many water activities, along both coasts the Atlantic and the  Mediterranean.
Most hotels on the coastlines offer a wide range of water sports, some of them have been practiced for decades, and some have been recently got popular in Morocco’s beaches among tourists and locals.
If you are passionate about one of the water sports, such as surfing, kayaking, and windsurfing, sailing, yachting, waterskiing, diving, and deep-sea fishing, Morocco’s beaches might be the best choice for your holiday to practice your favorite activity or your favorite water sport.

Surfing in Morocco

The best weather for surfing is definitely between the latter half of autumn till March. Taghazout is one of the few spots in the world where the weather is good during all four seasons, and you can practice surfing all around the year.
If you are a surfing enthusiast, then make this surfing destination your destination too; the small village of Taghazout in the north of the famous Agadir resort attracts surfers with its smooth, sandy beach from all over the world to join its competitions and surf its waves.

Even if we say this about this amazing surfing spot, there are still other recommended surfing spots all around Morocco (along the coast), such as the mellow Banana beach, a few miles south of Taghazout, Sidi Ifni, Kenitra, Bouznika Plage (between Rabat and Casablanca), El Jadida, Safi, and Rabat.

Windsurfing and water skiing in Morocco

Windsurfers and kite surfers never get enough from the Atlantic coast, but the best spot for this sport lovers is Essaouira, the bride of the Atlantic, or the windy city of Africa as it called too, known for its windsurfing competitions and excellent sailing conditions. As well as Agadir. they both known as amazing resorts.
The main windsurfing season is between spring and autumn and mid-June to August.

Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Morocco

If you are one of these sports lovers, then your destination will be either the high Atlas or the Middle Atlas mountains, which have become popular for whitewater rafting and kayaking.
Pass by the villages of Beni Mellal and Khenifra to reach the most popular destination in the High Atlas Mountains for white water rafting enthusiasts; Oum Er Rbia the Mother of Springs As it is called too. It is known that up to 40 springs originated from it.
If you headed to Middle Atlas Mountains, then you will be going to the Ahansal river one of the most beautiful sceneries of Morocco, and where many of the kayaking and rafting trips begin.

A kayaking trip down one of several rivers in Morocco affords some of the most picturesque topography underneath the always prevalent Moroccan sunshine. So don’t forget to bring your camera with you.

Diving in Morocco

Morocco’s shores are famous for their sponge, coral, and gorgonian fields, all along both coasts of Morocco-the Mediterranean and the Atlantic- which offers Morocco 400  kilometers of beautiful shores where you can explore its diverse marine life.
There are plenty and diverse marine mammals that you can see and discover for yourself while practicing one of the best water sports and activities in Morocco, like killer whales and pilot whales, also there are over 240 varieties of fish. The most notable fish is the red Pandora, black porgy, sea bream, moray eel, striped mullet, skate, tuna, swordfish, and grouper.

Agadir and Essaouira have some of the most popular diving spots on the Atlantic coast, because of The sunny weather all around the year, wreck diving, and the chance to swim by orcas and sardines.

Deep Sea Fishing/ Fishing in Morocco

Both of the coasts of Morocco are well known to the adventurous who love to fish and like to have new experiences, especially on the Atlantic Coast at Western Sahara. They both offer many opportunities for fishing, particularly on the Atlantic Coast. It is considered as one of the richest in the world, with its varieties of fish such as sea Perch, Bonitos, Mullet, Chad, and Sea Beam, as well as the swordfish, marlin, tuna, grouper, and barracuda.
If you are not getting along with the sea and boats, you still have other inland fishing options in the different lakes, wadis, and gorges of the Middle Atlas such as Oum Er Rabia River, Bin el Ouidane near Beni Mellal city, and Ifrane Near to Zerrouka. Trout is the main type of fish that you can find in inland fishing and there are others like pike, perch, black bass, carp, barbells, eels, and roach.

The fishing season for the lakes is known as between May and June, and if you like to do an arranged boat trip and take a part in a new experience in deep-sea fishing, then you can give a visit to Sakhla in the Sahara or Mohammedia near Casablanca; the Two of the best fishing ports in the country, or you can head to Essaouira or Moulay Bousselham.

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Sports I can do Onland in Morocco

Horseback Riding in Morocco

Trying this activity of Horseback Riding On your travel in Morocco, it’s like adding a dessert to your trip and make it an unforgettable one, just like having a camel trekking through Dunes Of sand (Erg-Chebbi).
You can rent a horse for a day or longer at one of the horse-riding centers, in One of these Morocco’s big cities; Casablanca, Tangier, Rabat, Agadir, Fes, Oujda, and Meknes.
In this activity, you get to roam around and See Morocco from another angle; on the back of a horse and see how is it look like to be a cowboy. Embark on this adventure to unveil and explore the mysteries of the rugged mountain terrains, mountainous landscape, and the desert that Morocco is blessed with.

Montains biking

One of the most exciting activities to do in Morocco, that gives you the chance to witness all the different worlds of Morocco and its treasures in close, whether we talking about the glorious mountain backdrops, hills, the vibrant forest centerpieces, valleys, and the indescribable desert landscapes…

Morocco offers you multiple kinds of routes, easy, short, long, and even the tough and hard ones. And Just like any other sports, bikers will be looking for a challenging route, and the High Atlas offers you the best. There are two popular routes for mountain biking. Oued Amizmiz that covers about 38 km and it’s relatively flat, and there is The 42 kilometers long route of Azegour through Toukline which’s a lot more intense and it is only recommended for expert bikers.
You can also bike ride in the South, from Ouarzazate to Zagora or Ouarzazate to Tinerhir. Or just try the Djebel Sahro and Djebel Bani, in the northern and western sides of the Middle Atlas.

Trekking/ Snow Trekking in Morocco

If you are one of these activities lovers, then you should come by between April and November, this time is known as the hiking season. And if you like to have the areas for yourself, then your visit should be before July.
experienced climbers vote for the high Atlas as the most beautiful region, with the least spoiled terrains in Morocco, and even compare it to hiking in the French Pyrenees or Alps.
Usually hiking in the high Atlas requires walking long distances routes and staying overnights, just like hiking in the Djebel Toubkal that takes at least three days to climb it up and return to Marrakesh. Djebel Toubkal is the highest point in the North of Africa (at 4167m) and has the Most Popular trekking Areas in Morocco.
You also can have a short trekking trip and it will only take 2 hours to find yourself surrounded by a new world; the world of the mountain Berber tribes, where you can find the most stunning mountainous scenery in the world.

In Winter, from November to mid-June when peaks are covered with snow, is still an amazing time for hiking and trekking, you just need to be prepared with some layers on you and some snow boots, then embark on your new adventure. Trekking in winter is recommended for expert hikers, but if you are new and like to try it, November to May is a good time for you to learn, and don’t forget to go with an expert guide.

Whatever it is that kind of trip hiking that you are looking for, I am sure that you absolutely going to find something within one of Morocco’s 400 mountains in its four mountain ranges.
In Morocco’s Mountains and valleys, you will find the perfect challenge for you, not just that but it also has the best picturesque views, villages, and unique historical sites you might ever see. So Don’t Forget to pack Your Camera With you to take your whole journey in it.

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Rock climbing in Morocco

Rock climbing is one of the activities and sports that get more popular each passing year In Morocco. With the 400 Mountains, no wonder Morocco becomes a hot spot for rock climbers.
Todra gorge attracts hundreds of climbers with a thirst for adventure, to taste climbing the smooth rock faces that may look daunting to some, but for rock climbers, there where excitement, joy, and adventure exist.
And don’t miss out on going to Tafraoute; the second popular destination after Todra gorge, where you can have an unforgettable experience and the best challenging experience.
From the famous climbing spots, there is Taghia Gorge (High Atlas), Imeter (south of Casablanca), and Oukaimeden (south of Marrakech).

Para-gliding and Skydiving in Morocco

With the various landscapes and the beautiful terrains in Morocco, Skydiving becomes one of the most popular activities among many other famous activities in Morocco.
Although Morocco filled up with many mountains, it’s also blessed with many wide-open spaces, make them great spots for practicing some Para-gliding. Sidi Ifni and areas around Tafraout are popular for this activity.

 If you are one of the adrenalin Junkies and you like to have an unforgettable experience, then head to Beni Mellal Flying Club(PAMCA) just a few miles from Marrakech, or to the Air Mauss Parachute Adventure School in Taroudant, one hour from Agadir.

Golf In Morocco

Golf is one of the most popular sports, since 1917 when the first course has been sculpted in Tangier.
Morocco offers the 12 most stunning and exotic golf courses that you may ever see. Starting with the Royal Dar Es Salaam Golf Club in Rabat, where the Hassan II Trophy is held every year, and it’s ranked as one of the best 50 courses. It was launched by the late Hassan II, one of the internationally ranked players.

There are other many world-class courses in other big cities like Casablanca, Marrakech, Fez, and Agadir, and they were sculpted by some of the famous international designers such as Gary Player, Kyle Phillips, and Jack Nicklaus.

these are just a bunch of sports from many sports in Morocco, but these are the most famous ones among visitors, that make them come over and over to practice their favorite sport here in Morocco.

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