51km La Source Bleue – Erfoud

The oasis that stretches as far as the eye can seeWinter in the desert is a truly wonderful thing. With the little bit of rain that falls at this time of year the ground comes to life with flowers and greenery, giving us a very scenic ride down to Erfoud.

Early in the morning we admired oasis towns tucked into the gorges carved out by the Ziz river, with their vast swathe of palm trees and vegetable fields.

Later in the day, as the first sand dunes appeared on the horizon, a carpet of small purple flowers ran alongside the road, giving out a strong aroma for several kilometers.

We are now taking a break for a day, before cycling down to the dunes at Merzouga, and then taking the N12 across to Zagora.


  1. andrew
    2nd February 2007 at 1:21 pm #

    N13 La Source Bleue – Erfoud – A fairly quiet road, with some great views on the way to the desert. Not many towns of any size, aside from Aoufouss where you should be able to stock up on the basics. There was a small campsite about 30km into this stretch, as well as one where we stopped just before Erfoud.

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