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We will arrive by ship at Agadir and would like to experience the city without a lot of walking. Any suggestions?
I visited Agadir a few times. I usually walk in Agadir, because most areas I visited were within 5 -15 minutes walking distance.
In the tourist area (Boulevard du 20 Aout) is a tourist train, called the Noddy Train. You can make a ride for about half an hour to get an impression of the town. You can get in where the shuttle bus from the harbour stops.
The new boulevard along the corniche is close by. Here it will be an easy walk.
If you want to visit more places in Agadir, you can take a petit taxi, for example up to the ruins of the Old Kasbah for a great view.
To get an idea what to do or where to go you can visit the Agadir travel page at this website
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Thank you so much for that information. The train sounds like a wonderful way to see the town.
It's a small train. I never used it myself. I just red that not everybody is enthusiastic about that train, because it only shows the places in the tourist area where most people already walked around. But problably when you visit Agadir for the first time, it will be fun.
Agadir is not the most interesting Moroccan town. From Agadir you can also easily make daytrips. I made a lot of trips from Agadir as base. If you are interested let us know. People here at the forum have lots of ideas.
hi yes the train is a good idea - if you are able to get your legs up onto it you should be okay. also where the train starts from - near the entrance to the Ouiseaux vallee/ bird park theres a small tour agency run by a friend of a friend who ive met a couple of times and he seems pretty good.
he does tours around with minivans so someone like him with a van would help you get around to see a few things further afield - such as up to the top of the hill where the original town and Kasbah was has an excellent/must do view over the whole area.
also at the entrance to the Bird park is a touristy looking but really is okay place to eat - locals and Moroccan visitors also tend to eat there and theres also a small bar where you can have a few beers. its a flat run all the way from there down to the promenade that runs along the beach. so it would actually be a good base to have.
especially if you get chummy with I think from memory, his name is Ibrahim with the tour agency just there.
depending on how much time you have you might like to do a drive to Taroudant which is 80km away and have a stroll through the souks - walking frame would be okay as its no different to all the others that walk through with their trolleys and so on!
the van could drive you around to see the city walls and if it was sunday theres a large outdoor souk on the outskirts of town that you can get a pretty good view from the road of.
but if you didn't like that idea a drive down the coast to Aglou plage and Tiznit which also has red mudbrick walls around its old town, would be nice. Aglou plage has close parking to the promenade that has been built looking over the beach so its rather nice. nice place to have a seafood lunch. you could go down to Sidi ifni, an old Spanish colonial town with blue and white buildings and long stretch of beach, and then back up to Agadir via the main road and Tiznit.
if you had quite a bit of time - such as an 8 hour stretch you could make a day trip to Tafraoute in the Anti atlas with pink granite rocks, pink and red mudbrick houses and Berber villages and fortress villages. you can do a circuit from Agadir to Tafraoue and over the pass to Tiznit, Aglou plage and then back to Agadir.