Video: Off the map in the Atlas Mountains – mountain biking in Morocco
We join Eric Porter and H+I Adventures on an exploratory mission to the Atlas Mountains
With its rich history, vibrant culture and lofty peaks, Morocco is an incredible destination for two-wheeled discovery. In the latest issue of MBUK, we join US pro rider Eric Porter and H+I Adventures founder Euan Wilson as they follow the path of the nomadic Berber peoples through the High Atlas Mountains.
Using a network of ancient trails to join the dots between remote settlements, they stumble upon a huge variety of riding, from lush green meadows and flowing singletrack, to raw high-altitude rockiness, with breathtaking views and scary consequences.
Check out the video below for a teaser and grab a copy of our February issue (366) to read the full story...
Former Mountain Biking UK features editor Ed Thomsett is a downhiller at heart but has been riding bikes of all types since a young age. He's raced both nationally and internationally in downhill and enduro, and has spent several summers living in the Alps and Canada, riding, roadtripping and living the dirtbag lifestyle. Now Ed calls upon his years of experience riding bikes to the limit as a writer and reviewer for MBUK and BikeRadar. He's also an avid trail builder and has scraped out numerous steep and technical lines in the woodlands of his native North Yorkshire. These days Ed will happily turn his hand to any discipline and believes the sign of a good week is when every bike in his shed ends up muddy by the end of it.