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Amsterdam Cycle Chic goes Morocco

While the citizens of Amsterdam temporarily swap their bicycles for ice-skates, part of the Amsterdam Cycle Chic team visited Morocco. In Morocco we encountered a widespread and very colourful cycling culture, which is not only limited to its cities and villages. Apparently even the desert offers a good soil for cycling. You do have to be a skilled cyclist to be able to mount the sand dunes of the Sahara.

Cycling in the Moroccan dessertCycling through the Moroccan dessert

In the medinas of Rissani and Marrakech the bicycle is, next to donkeys, a much-used vehicle for transport. Vegetables, eggs, or even groceries for the whole week are being transported by bicycle.

Vegetables carried home with a bicycle in Morocco

a fully loaded bicycle in Morocco

Goods transported on a bicycle in Morocco

While a young girl is proudly showing of her red mountain bike in Ouarzazate, an old man is using his bike as a chair while chatting with friends in Rissani.

Girl in Ouarzazate showing her red bicycle

A man chatting on his bike to a friend

The colourful aspect of Morocco’s cycling culture manifests itself in its cheerful coloured bicycles and accessories. Check out the cool pannier bags and saddle covers. As you can see, I even had my own made!

A saddle cover and panniers in Morocco

Cow saddle cover in Morocco

A man making panniers in Morocco


Veggies and fish

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