Getting there

Cheap flights and frequent ferry services make it easy to get you and your bike to Morocco.

Several low-cost airlines including Royal Air Marco, easyJet and Ryanair fly there as well as bigger players like British Airways.

If you’re coming from Spain, the easiest option is to catch one of the many ferries. Boats run from several points on mainland Spain to the Spanish enclaves of Meillia or Ceuta, from where you can easily cross into Morocco, as well as directly to the bustling city of Tangiers.

From Malaga, daily services to Meillia with a slow ferry run by Acciona Trasmediterranea cost 33 euros for foot passengers. There is no charge for bicycles. A fast, and more expensive, catamaran runs on Mondays. The ferry company’s website says you have to bag bikes, turn the handlebars and remove the pedals but no one was concerned with this when we boarded. We were able to ride our bikes onto the boat before securing them to the ship with straps for the voyage. Once in Meillia, it’s a short ride to the border crossing.

Between Tangiers and Tarifa, the fast ferry run by FRS will get you to Morocco in under an hour. Bicycles cost extra on the fast ferry but are carried free on some of the slower services running between Tangiers and Algeciras. Ask around the port to see which company can give you the best deal. There are some ferries from France and Italy as well.

Try this site for details on all ferries running to Morocco.

Whether you come by ship or plane, entering Morocco is straightforward for EU citizens and many other nationalities. Just fill out a few forms, get the usual passport stamp and you’re on your way.