Motorcycle trip in Algeria: what to do and what to see

: from the fine sandy beaches of the coast to the fertile plains to the central highlands. Climate and nature have made Algeria famous for its dates, Aleppo pines, palm trees and citrus groves.

A destination certainly special and different from the usual, in a country that has faced a difficult period but in recent years has attracted travellers from around the world.

The most beautiful stages not to be missed

  • Al Qal’an of Hammad goods, 200 km southeast of Algiers, is an archaeological site with the remains of a Muslim stronghold, one of the oldest and best-preserved fortified complexes. It is located in a mountainous area with an exceptional view.
  • Timgad was a Roman colony founded by Emperor Trajan in the year 100 with military works. Its ruins are an example of the grid with which the Roman cities were built.
  • The Sahara valley of M’zab has attracted the interest of many modern architects. This area is composed of 7 cities (El-Atteuf, Mélika, Bou-Noura, Ghardaia, Beni-Izguen, Guerra and Bériane) built ten centuries ago by Ibadi, masters of Islamic art of the time. The colourful pyramids are of unparalleled simplicity and beauty, true jewels of Chebkha.
  • For lovers of hiking and high peaks, there is the Atakor massif, the central and highest part of the Ahaggar massif, which extends for about 3200 km², with an average altitude of over 1500 meters. The Ahaggar mountain region is characterised by the presence of “needles” and volcanic cones and large basaltic expanses. It is on the summit of Mount Assekrem (2728 m) that Charles de Foucauld, a diocesan priest and missionary, chose the place of his hermitage.
  • Porta del Deserto”, this region of fairytale landscapes will surely interest lovers of anthropological sciences for the presence of engravings and rock paintings by Tassili n’Ajjjer, dating back to 6000 and 3500 BC.
  • Also worth a visit is Timimoun, famous for the colour of its red ochre buildings built in the neo-Sudanese style and because it was built in the oasis of the same name on the edge of a sebkha.
  • The capital of Algiers is a landmark, characterized by Ottoman buildings such as the Ketchaoua Mosque of 1612. An important centre in Roman times, today the religious centre of the city, Algiers fascinates with its atmosphere rich in history and mysteries. The city offers interesting museums including the Archaeological Museum of Roman and Byzantine Art, the Musée Stéphane Gsell, rich in collections of Islamic art.

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