The Sahara & Mauritania

Riding into the Sahara during summer isn’t something most cycle tourists do, most go through either before or after (I’d originally planned before). Luckily the route you take which starts in Morocco, follows the coastal route for much if the Moroccan part which helps to keep temperatures at a manageable heat. Throughout the crossing the highest temperature got to 42.5 degrees, at which point it was time to find shelter fast! Resting in the middle of the day and sometimes riding into the night. My light started to malfunction which didn’t help.

Along the way I was very surprised to meet two other cyclists, Rustam from Germany and Badr from Morocco.

More Cyclists!

More Cyclists!


The coastline was spectacular.
Stunning coastline

Stunning coastline


And there were quite a few Camels.
Camels and lorries

Camels and lorries

Somebody previously even had time to stop and Grafitti a sign in the desert.

Hehe..

Hehe..


The sunset was nice.
Amazing Sunset

Amazing Sunset

Mauritania, a Desert country .
The border isn’t paved, several kilometres of rough ground littered with dead vehicles.

Unpaved Border littered with dead cars

Unpaved Border littered with dead cars


The signs warm of mines.
Watch out for mines sign

Watch out for mines sign

The only train in Mauritania, the worlds biggest train carrying Iron ore.

Worlds biggest train

Worlds biggest train


The wildlife started to change.
Another Camel

Another Camel

Who you looking at jackass?
Who you looking at?

Who you looking at?

Only a quick update as I’m stopped briefly to get a visa

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One thought on “The Sahara & Mauritania

  1. Hi
    Hope all is well and you have not been eaten by the natives! Rather you than me!

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