Morocco is a dream come true for lovers of the great outdoors and hiking enthusiasts.
The Atlas Mountains stretch across Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia. Made up of several ranges, they separate the coasts from the mighty Sahara Desert. In Morocco, there are three main sections: the High, Middle, and Anti Atlas ranges. A haven for trekkers, hikers, and climbers, the Atlas Mountains can be surprisingly quiet and peaceful. Outdoor pursuits are still relatively new in Morocco, meaning that you can enjoy the great outdoors without the crowds.
Jbel Toubkal is often a draw for serious hikers. As the highest mountain in North Africa, it can be a challenge to climb! Conquering the majestic peak takes a few days, leading through traditional villages and varied terrain.
The Toubkal Circuit is another favourite route for experienced hikers. Crossing soaring mountains and winding through craggy valleys, the circuit typically takes around a week to complete.
The M’Goun Massif has a number of trails that vary in length and difficulty. Follow the M’Goun Circuit for around six days, hiking up M’Goun peak, crossing the Aghouri Pass, seeing the Tarkedit Plateau, and walking through Ain Aflafal valley.
The remote valley of Ait Bouguemez is considered to be one of Morocco’s most picturesque places. The valley and lakes have several scenic walking routes. Other top places in the High Atlas Mountains include Puanoukrim Mountain, the Dades Gorge, and the Todra Gorge.