What makes Morocco Adventure mind blowing?

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What makes Morocco Adventure mind blowing?

It is a damn time travel machine.

I think this is the best way to describe it,  I’ve never in my life ran through places so far way from this century, and it is not that there’s no people, it is than in some of those villages there are very few things that could make you notice that you are not in 9th bc.

But wait, that is only the begining of the story.

The Running

So, let’s say you are in Marrakesh seeing a bunch of tourist go south in their buses, What do you do? you go east.
Anyone how know us will tell you that we don’t really like asphalt roads, and happily people in the places we are going don’t know what an asphalt road is.
Over six days our running will be full of diversity, because while traversing the Atlas mountains we might find snow for example over the Tizi ait’timi pass (3000m), sometimes we’ll be following mules paths, river running by the M’Goung canyon is one of my favorite parts, and also get ready to face dunes and sand storms when we get to the Sahara.

The Landscape

When you go back home everything is going to look … smaller. Morocco is a geological festival. The Mountain range we are crossing from north to south became commonly identified as the site Titan Atlas got condemned by Zeus to hold up the sky for eternity. The Atlas mountains hold inside spectacular places.

The team

The moment you take part into one of our adventures you become one of us, there are no priviliges, we are all in the same boat and everyone need to paddle, My very good friend Abdu Oukioud is probably the best guide in the whole country, and this is not only my opinion but also Intrepit travel’s, he used to be be a professional runner for Morocco but more importantly he’s the most energetic person. Mohammed is our chef, Ali is in charge of getting our stuff to the place we are sleeping, Mustafa is our other running leader, second generation of guides in his family, expert in everything from rock climbing to rafting, and they are all fantastic drump players

The Music

Berebers say you don’t become a man until you learn how to play the drum, music is part of the culture but not the kind you play in the radio, the kind you make on your own.
We were thinking in asiking you to send a video of yourselfs dancing but Adam Jarkow proved that you don’t need any experience.

The food

The bread, oh my god, the bread, I remember that when I was young and stupid I used to believe that the best thing of Morocco was the bread. Also the moroccan tea is legendary, and we are going to have it so many times a day. As in many other mediterranean countries eating is a social thing that in Morocco come with music too.

The people

The berebers, they are actually the real reason of this trip, meeting them, running with them, learning a bit of their language, drink tea together, eating their food, accept their hospitality, admire their incredible sustenable way of life. When you go back home if you randomly meet someone from Morocco you are going to have the impulse to hug that person, do it.


You need to be certain type of person too, I belive you can only enjoy this if you eyes to see, and I also believe people need to undertand that a it’s a honor to be welcome in a lot of the places we will be, so we need to do our best to deserve our guest hospitality.




Pablo Rodriguez
Pablo Rodriguez
Pablo and Cristina are the owner and founders of Running Costa Brava. Pablo is also a former professional triathlete.
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