trekking in the atlas mountain

Trekking in Morocco

Trekking in  The Atlas mountains of Morocco

 

With around 10 summits over 4000m which are relatively accessible, the Atlas mountains are a real kingdom for trekking, riding and skiing.

The Middle and Anti-Atlas mountains

 

Located to the north of the country, the Middle Atlas mountains are suitable for lovers of forest walks.

As the height difference is relatively small (highest point is 3326m), you can walk or ride a horse or a mountain bike there.

Among the interesting sites, the Ifrane national park, the Virgin waterfalls and the Aïn Leuh cedar forest are worth a special mention. The Bou Iblane and Bounaceur line of ridges is steeper.

The Anti-Atlas range extends to the south as far as the Tafraoute region.

The town is dominated by its highest point, the Jbel El Kest (2278m).

Walking and riding are practiced there.

The most famous routes pass through the fortified villages and qsars (storage areas) or the valley of almond trees.

 

The High Atlas

 

Azilal is an ideal base camp to fan out in all directions. All forms of hiking, riding, mountain-biking etc. are enjoyed.

White-water sports (canyoning, rafting, kayaking, etc.) are also promoted in the Ahansal wadi and the Assif Melloul.

There are numerous sites of interest.

On the north side: the Aït Bouguemez valley, the Ouzoud waterfalls, the Imi-n-Ifri bridge.

On the south side: the valley and gorges of Mgoun, the geological heritage, the Todra and Dadès gorges. The Mount M’Goun can be climbed in six days (4068m).

Finally, from these mountains rises Mount Toubkal which, with its 4167m, is the second highest peak in Africa after Kilimanjaro).

Allow two and a half days to reach its summit leaving from the village of Imlil.

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