LIVE the experience of the Nordic Walking World Cup in MOROCCO. With an EXCEPTIONAL LANDSCAPES! The Morocco Nordic Walking Word Cup Towers stage is a sporting challenge. It is also the discovery of Morocco, where landscapes of wild and colorful mountains extend to loss of sight, for an exceptional race in a breathtaking scenery.
Three distances :
- 17.10.2020 / 7 KM (non-competition),
- 18.10.2020 / 10KM NWWCUP all categories
- 18.10.2020 / 15Km NWWCUP all categories
Friday 16th October 2020: Arrival of participants
09h00 - 18h00 Opening of the exhibition village and inscriptions Removing bibs and kits
20:00 - 21:00 Press conference and dinner
Saturday 17th October 2020:
10h00 - 12h00 Welcome and registration of participants for the Open 7km Delivery of bibs and documents to participants
15h00 - 19h00 Open 7km, tourist visit of the monuments of the city of Marrakech, souks and tastings of local products, with introduction to the new rules of Nordic walking by Marko, Director of the NWWCUP Tour.
Sunday 18th October 2020: A gourmet village with local products and entertainment for visitors.
08h30 - 09h00 Welcome, registration of participants and opening of the village
09:00 - 09:30 Warming up Rally at departure SAS (Circuit 10km - 15km)
10h00 Departure of the course (15km) Man and Woman (all categories)
10h30 Departure of the course (10km) Man and Woman (all categories)
13h00 Closing SAS arrival and awards ceremony finalists
19:00 Closing Party (graduation of training)
How To Travel to Marrakech?
How To Travel to Marrakech
Join Marrakech from the airport by bus
Marrakech Menara Airport is located near the city center about 9 km southwest of the Old City of Marrakech (Medina) and 6.6 km from Jemaa El Fna.
The bus N ° 19 connects the airport and the city center with a frequency of every 30 minutes from 7h to 21h30. In 20/25 minutes you will arrive at the stop Arset El Bilk (place Jemaa el Fna) where you will go down if you stay in the Medina.
The bus is 100 meters after leaving the airport behind the taxi platform.
Price: One way costs 30 MAD, round trip 50 MAD.
Join Marrakech from the airport by taxi
If you are at least 2, the taxi can be an interesting option. An airport trip> Medina (Jemaa el Fna square) costs 70 MAD (or 7 euros) or less.
Coming by train to Marrakech
The train station of Marrakech is located in the district of Guéliz (New Town). To join it you can take the bus n ° 10 from place Jemaa el Fna (4 MAD) or the taxi, count 20 MAD max (agree with the driver).
Several trains of the public company ONCF join the cities of northern Morocco from Marrakech like : * Casablanca, trains every 2 hours. The journey of 3 hours will cost you 84 MAD.
Plan drinks and eat. Alternatively, you can rob the wagon traveling the wagons during the trip. Marrakech is the southernmost station of Morocco. To go even further south (it is possible) in the Atlas Mountains, in the desert or on the coast in Agadir or Essaouira you can take the bus, rent a car or take a big taxi (connection outside cities to share to 6 passengers).
Coming by bus to Marrakech
Several bus companies including CTM and Supratours (bus subsidiary of the national railway company ONCF) connect Marrakech to other cities in Morocco: Agadir, Safi, Casablanca, El Jadida, Essaouira, Fez, Meknes, Ouarzazate, Rabat and Taroudant ...
The buses are comfortable with air conditioning, reclining seats, wifi on board ... and in addition they are cheap.
Passport valid for a stay of less than 90 days. Some nationalities require a visa, so you will need to find out from Moroccan diplomatic or consular representations in your country.
No vaccination is required to return to Morocco. If your pet is accompanying you, get your vaccination record of less than six months. Pharmacies are abundant in Marrakech and provide most European drugs or their equivalents.
Located in the Greenwich time zone, Morocco lives on G.M.T.
The Moroccan currency is the dirham, which is subdivided into 100 centimes. Currencies must be exchanged at authorized banks or institutions. At the airport, in the new city of Gueliz, Avenue Mohammed V, near the Jemaâ El Fna Square, exchange offices are numerous in Marrakech. Some hotels may also offer this service. Traders willingly accept euros (1 euro = 11 dirhams). The currency breaks down as such: notes of 20, 50, 100 and 200 dirhams. Rooms from 0.1 to 10 dirhams.
Morocco has two official languages: Arabic and Amazigh, taught in schools and employed by scientists. In everyday life it is a local dialect, Darija is used, with some differences depending on the region and even the villages. Berber, the country's second language, is also widely used and is now also a national language. Morocco is one of the few countries to promote French on English. This is explained in particular by a past common to the two states, which still binds them today. Most Moroccans know French, which is taught at primary school. However, learning a few words of Darija will be very useful and will delight your Moroccan interlocutor. The north of the country, because of its proximity to Spain, has a good command of Spanish.