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Doing sports during your trip to Marrakech

Written on : 23 April 2018

Marrakech: Morocco's most popular city for travellers

With nearly 2 million visitors last year, this "Pearl of the South" that is Marrakech is one of the most popular Moroccan cities of travellers. Famous for its Medina, its Jemaa el Fna square, the Majorelle garden and its fabulous historical monuments, Marrakech has undeniable tourist and cultural assets. The red city is the image of this beautiful country that is Morocco, rich in its history and diversity.

Of course, a stay in Marrakech is synonymous with a change of scenery, where relaxation will plunge you gently into this oriental atmosphere. But who said that holidays and sports were not compatible? Thanks to its geographical location close to the Atlas Mountains, Marrakech is also very popular with adventurous tourists and sports enthusiasts, who appreciate the variety of activities on offer.

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From golf to skiing, guaranteed sensations!

With more than 70,000 tourists registered on the courses of the kingdom, golf is the flagship sport in Morocco! And Marrakech is no exception to this rule, where six golf courses await enthusiasts. From Al Maaden to the legendary Royal Golf Club, golfers enjoy exceptional spots at the foot of the Atlas. Another way to contemplate the palm groves and beautiful desert areas: quad rides, buggy or more authentic and traditional, horseback riding. But here is an unexpected activity for such a destination, skiing at the top of the Atlas! Lovers of skiing can hit the slopes of Oukaïmeden station, just 80km from Marrakech, from November to February.

You will understand, there is really something for everyone! Marrakech is a sporting destination par excellence, especially since it hosts major events each year.

The international marathon of Marrakech contributes to the influence of this fascinating city on a world scale. This prestigious 42-kilometre race is usually held in January and sees the participation of more than 6,000 athletes from around the world to tour a circuit of exceptional scenery. But this annual event is not the only Moroccan reference for sports tourism, since the Marrakech Grand Prix, World Championship for passenger cars (FIA WTCC).

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