turn to nice desert track to Merzouga (road report) | Tourist Attraction

Morocco

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MODERATOR NOTE Please be aware of flash floods in the river beds.

We drove this route, heard it's a part of old Paris-Dakar rally.
It is around 180 km without tarmac, only stone/gravel in one part almost dry river or sandy road. It's not difficult in dry season, we did it 2x, only once for a dry river part we used 4x4.
Locals told us that in rainy season (start in October) road through river is impossible to drive so you have to go through dunes which are tricky because they are like flour and you can easily get stuck. For 100 km you will be all alone in the dessert. Mostly you will see huge open spaces, sand in a distance. Nice ride. Few military checkpoints because it is close to Algeria border. They will only write down your personal details and let you drive.
After 100 km you will see first small village and then another. After 180 tarmac which will lead you to Merzouga which is crazy touristic and commercial place... we didn't like it. This drive was much more better.

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We drove this route, heard it's a part of old Paris-Dakar rally.
It is around 180 km without tarmac, only stone/gravel in one part almost dry river or sandy road. It's not difficult in dry season, we did it 2x, only once for a dry river part we used 4x4.
Locals told us that in rainy season (start in October) road through river is impossible to drive so you have to go through dunes which are tricky because they are like farine and you can easily get stuck. For 100 km you will be all alone in the dessert. Mostly you will see huge open spaces, sand in a distance. Nice ride. Few military checkpoints because it is close to Algieria border. They will only write down your personal details and let you drive.
After 100 km you will see first small village and then another. After 180 tarmac which will lead you to Merzouga which is crazy touristic and commercial place... we didn't like it. This drive was much more better.

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