morocco

road trip day 6 | fes to malaga

Distance driven

484 kilometres

Where we stayed

Home!

Driving time

7 hours 30 minutes

We got up a little earlier in the morning to head out for a quick walk around Fes, however out riad seemed to be a little out of the way and we found ourselves in what certainly looked like the ‘wrong’ part of town. The walk freshened us up, and we made our way back to the riad for our final breakfast, which was as lavish as all of the rest that we had enjoyed. After some confusion on the ferry time (Cueta, although on mainland Africa, is still part of Spain and therefore an hour ahead) we hastily left the riad and made our way back onto the road.

The first couple of hours of the drive were on some incredibly suspect roads, leading us through some very underprivileged villages. The greenery in this part of the country however, was amazing, and again showed us a completely new side to Morocco, which has some very diverse landscapes. The N13 and N2 roads we took lead us past the beautiful blue city of Chefchaouen, and with more time we would have loved to explore the city. Before reaching Cueta, we spent the remainder of our Dirhams in pottery at the side of the road, purchasing our very own tagines for back home.

We crossed the border into Cueta around an hour before the ferry time, before experiencing a 90-minute delay for the crossing. We managed to arrive on mainland Spain for around 8pm, and the final two-hours of the drive were perhaps the hardest of the whole journey with exhaustion finally taking over and driving in the dark making it incredibly hard. We made it back to the village of Algarrobo by 10pm, and sat on the rooftop terrace reminiscing about a brilliant trip full of surprises, beautiful scenery, fantastic hospitality, and unforgettable memories. Morocco is so much more than than Marrakech or the tourist-traps, and there are plenty of places that we will most certainly return to in the future.

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