Atlas Mountains: Part 1 of our 4-Part Video Series on Cycling West Africa

When people think of cycling in Morocco they might immediately envision roads winding up and over the Atlas Mountains and down into valleys below. But starting in Casablanca and finishing in the disputed Western Sahara, this is no typical cycle tour of Morocco – in fact Morocco is just the start of this three month journey through West Africa.

In this first video from our web series, you will see that Morocco (and Western Sahara) are not all mountains – the Atlantic Coast and the Sahara are also a big part of the cycling experience. So too are the villages the cyclists pass through and the people they meet. Through the video you also get a glimpse into the lifestyle of the cyclists who undertake these expeditions – peanut butter sandwiches on the roadside, and coastal sunsets at the end of a long day. As Erwin says in the video “I think cycling is the best way for travelling.”

Registration is now open for the Atlas Mountains and all four sections of the 2020 West Africa en Vélo.

A big thanks to our young filmmaker Esen Küçüktütüncü who spent three months in West Africa filming for this project – from the back of trucks and the seat of a bicycle – and the last several weeks editing this web series.


West Africa en Vélo


Join us on this unique cycling expedition to explore West Africa from Casablanca to Cape Coast. Clocking in at just over 2 months and 6,300 km, riders…

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