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What trekking routes to follow to visit Morocco?

From the Sahara to the Atlantic coast, from the Mediterranean Sea to the Atlas Mountains, a trek in Morocco always has wonderful surprises in store.

To help you organise your trip, we offer 5 ideas for trekking in the land of the distant sunset. It's almost time to prepare your backpack. Before setting off, don't forget your passport and sunglasses!

Trekking in Morocco: the routes to follow

Trekking in the Sahara Desert: Oulad Driss oasis

> Environment: desert, oasis
> Difficulty : medium
> Recommended period: May to October
> Average duration: 5 days
> Average height difference: 3400 ascent and 2450 descent

Who has never dreamed of escaping to the dunes of the Sahara Desert to follow in the footsteps of the caravans and sleep in a bivouac under the starry sky? This is certainly the trek through Morocco you really must experience. Welcome to the land of the Berbers! En route to adventure for an exotic getaway to conquer the largest desert in the world. In this part of the country, you won’t come across any trace of modern life. Between Ouarzazate and Mhamid, time seems to stand still. You’ll lose all your bearings. During this trek through the middle of the desert, starting from the oasis of Oulad Driss, you’ll pass through several stop-off points: Bougarne, Lahdibat and R'Gabi. This hike in the desert should only be undertaken with camel guides who know this hostile environment inside out.

Trekking in Morocco: the routes to follow

Trek in Jebel Siroua: with the mountain Berbers

> Environment: mountain > Difficulty: medium to demanding
> Recommended period: May to October
> Average duration: 7 days
> Height difference: 2780 ascent

Dominating the Anti-Atlas mountain range, Jebel Siroua overlooks intriguing coloured valleys, carved out by wadis with their crystal-clear waters. You’ll hike through typical small villages, terraced gardens, deep gorges and bare peaks. These very diverse landscapes are obviously a terrain perfectly suited to trekking. In the Siroua massif, you’ll meet the local people and discover the ancestral growing of saffron, the red gold of the Anti-Atlas.

Trekking in Morocco: the routes to follow

Trekking in the Atlas: ascent of Toubkal

> Environment : mountain
> Difficulty: medium
> Recommended period: May to October
> Average duration: 5 days
> Total height difference : 3400 ascent and 2450 descent

The main mountain range in Morocco, the High Atlas has 400 peaks which rise above 3000 metres.

Just that! It’s in this steep massif that the highest mountain in North Africa can be found: Mount Toukbal. Obviously, it’s an essential trekking destination in Morocco. Embark on a week's hike to tackle this legendary summit, easily accessible from Marrakech. Nicknamed the mountain of mountains by the Berbers, Toukbal reveals splendid alpine scenery and countless traditional villages. This very sporty ascent takes you above the green valleys of Azaden and Imlil. The last slope is steep, but there’s something magical about arriving on the summit of this giant.

Trekking in Morocco: the routes to follow

Trekking on foot in southern Morocco: the Drâa Valley

> Environment: desert, wadi, oasis, valley
> Difficulty: medium 
> Recommended period: May to October
> Average duration: 5 days

Between sand dunes and green palm groves, the Drâa Valley is one of the gateways to southern Morocco. From mountain to desert, you’ll meet the inhabitants of the Drâa Oasis. A great opportunity to slow down and cut yourself off from the world, to experience a slow passage through unspoilt lunar landscapes. In this hostile environment, nomadic life is intense and the camel caravans continue their slow journey, perpetuating a tradition that’s thousands of years old. In the company of nomadic people, you’ll taste local specialities under a Berber tent: couscous, mint tea and gazelle horns will be on the menu.

Trekking in Morocco: the routes to follow

Trekking in the Valley of Roses: unmissable Atlas hike

> Environment: mountain, valley, wadi
> Difficulty: easy
> Recommended period: May to October
> Average duration: 4 to 5 days
> Total height difference: 770 ascent and 520 descent

The M’Goun Valley, which translates as Valley of Roses, is one of the most fascinating regions of Morocco. Lose yourself in labyrinthine backdrops where traditional agriculture and Berber culture still exist. Over a mint tea, you’ll discover the local customs and meet the inhabitants of this region. Before your eyes, a fully preserved environment is there to admire, made up of wild landscapes and traditional villages. Among the unmissable stops along this trek through Morocco: the gorges of Jebel M’Goun, Jebel Touchar and the lush valley of Assif Imeskar.

Trekking in Morocco: the routes to follow

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