Mo-Rockin with a Montague Folding Bike
With a Montague folding bike, you can ride anywhere there’s a road – or if you’ve got one of our full-size folding mountain bikes, you can ride even if there’s no road at all. You can take yourself wherever you’d like to go, and there are a lot of great places to explore. On a bike (as opposed to bus or taxi) you can do it on your own schedule, at your own pace, and still have the mobility to get from one place to another, whether that’s on your folding bike, or on a train with your folding bike.
We’ve heard from a lot of different Montague riders over the years, from truck drivers to students to soldiers to retirees, who have their folding bikes in literally every corner of the world. And if you’re looking for a new place to visit with your folding bike, the city of Marrakech in Morocco could be a fantastic next stop.
Marrakech is a modern city that surrounds an old, historic district (the Medina). The Medina is a veritable labyrinth of merchant stalls – food, henna tattoo artists, clothing, scarves, pottery, carvings, blankets, rugs – just about anything and everything you can imagine. You can spend days there and see something new every day. And on a Montague folding bike, you can be sure that you don’t miss a thing!
Where to Stay: Hotel, Hostel, or Riad
In addition to the hotel and hostel-style lodging that you find in most countries, you can also choose to stay at a riad, for an authentic Moroccan experience. A riad is a Moroccan house with a central courtyard. You can rent rooms by the night or by the week, and some even offer discounted rates for stays of a week or longer. The rooms usually feature traditional Moroccan décor, and the central courtyard is a place you can relax, enjoy the outdoors, but without being subject to the hustle and bustle of the streets and markets of Marrakech. A riad can be a great place to unwind after a day of site-seeing or shopping in the Medina.
If you’re really looking to pamper yourself though, you might want to check out some of the lodging available just outside Marrakech, such as Peacock Pavilions. Situated on an olive grove, with 5 bedrooms between 2 different pavilions, it also features an outdoor pool, movie theatre, dining tent, and gym – a perfect blend of the traditional Moroccan dwelling with more modern luxuries. While Peacock Pavilions is located 8 miles outside the Medina, the knowledgeable owners can arrange reliable car transportation to the city and point you towards some of the finest (and lesser known) attractions. You can also find some great information about places to visit and things to do by checking out their blog, My Marrakesh. Of course, located just 8 miles from the Medina, if you’ve brought your folding bike along, you can also ride in (it would probably take about 45 minutes); or, if you’re conserving all your energy for the Medina, take your folding bike in the car, and ride from one attraction to another.
And if you’re looking to do some mountain biking while visiting Morocco, Marrakech is not far from the Atlas Mountains. If you’re thinking of a day trip, it’s a long way to ride there and back and do some mountain biking, so you’ll want to look into hiring a car or taxi service to get you there, but if you’re thinking of a multi-day trip, riding down to the mountains is an option. You can do a self-guided tour using trail maps available online, or you can go through one of the companies in the area that offers guided bicycle tours. Either way, with a Montague folding bike, you know you’ll be riding a quality bicycle.
Where have You Travelled Lately?
Marrakech is just one of the many places to see and explore on a Montague folding bike. Do you have any upcoming travel plans? Or have you travelled recently? Have you visited Marrakech? Where’s your favourite place to travel by folding bike?