Your trek through the Atlas Mountains will take you through the lands of the Berbers. The Berbers, (also known as the Amazigh) have a history that predates the arrival of Islam and the Arabs. Walking through the High Atlas is a wonderful way of exploring the area. There are so many villages, waterfalls, rivers, mountains and of course, indigenous people and culture that it could be completely different with every visit.
The Atlas mountain range separates the Mediterranean and Atlantic coastlines from the Sahara Desert. The mountains reach throughout Northwest Africa, extending about 2400km through Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia. The area of the Central High Atlas that our team will take you through has some of the highest mountains and valleys in Africa’s North. Mount Mgoun, at a majestic 4068m above sea level, is the highest of the peak in Central high Atlas and our journey will be held in its south face.
The walking and biking trek will take you through the rose Valley, Dades gorges and Todra gorges. the most amazing parts of Morocco’s Central High Atlas region. On bikes, you will be able to cover greater distances than simply being on foot, which will mean you can experience even more of these wonderful North African spaces.
Day 1: Arrival to Marrakech
Meeting at the Menara airport of Marrakech and Transfert to the hotel booked for you by Our team. Night in BB.
Day 2: Marrakech – Tichka Pass – Ouarazazate – Kelaat Mgouna ( Rose valley) At 7h
in the morning, Transfert from Marrakech to Rose valley crossing the Highest pass of Tizi N’tichka, Then Ouarzazate City ( the entrance of the Desertic domain. Arrive at Rose valley ( Kelaat Mgouna) after 6 hours driving, then stay in a nice Guesthouse Called Kasbah Itran. If we arrive early, we can take a short walk in the valley before the sunset.
Day 3: Day Trek in the Mgoun valley
The trek began at Hadida by climbing up the valley till Tourbist and start climbing the mountain of Mougaltat, lunch at Agouti’s valley and then we cross Agouti’s gorges by feet till Alemdoun, transfer back by local vehicles back to Kasbah Itran (6h walking, 600m up and 400m down).
Day 4: Bike trek Rose valley to Dades gorges
today, we start by bike crossing the rock desert of Aguersif to reach the old off-road of Tialouit, nice view all around the area to the high Atlas, Djebel Saghro, roses valley… then get down to Boutaghrar, once we reach Dades we pause for lunch then we keep following the way till Dades gorges. Night at the Hotel: Kasbak vallée de dades.
Day 5: Dades gorges – Msenrir – Tizi Ouguerd Zegzaoune (2639m) – Tamtatoucht – Todra Valley – Palmeraie Tinherir
Transfert by local vehicles from dades gorges up to Msamrir ( 30km) then start biking. The purpose of the day is to reach the Todra gorge .a route marked by sumptuous wadis. Passage through the Tizi Ouguerd Zegzaoune (2639m). A huge descent ahead. Follows the second long run of the day on the wide valley of Tamtatoucht then the Todra by road. The gorges are then placed in the palm of Tinerhir. LEAVE OUR BIKES immediate transfer to Ouarzazate.
approx. 60 km biking / – + D: approx. 850 m
Day 6: Ouarzazate – Demnate – Ouzoud waterfalls- Marrakech.
Transfert from Ouarzazate crossing the Tizi N’fdghate West Mgoun and get to Tassaout valley. After taking a nice lunch break in Demnate, we get to Ouzoud watAfter an Hour walk around the waterfalls, we drive back to Marrakech.