Morocco Mountains & Hiking – An Eldorado for Mountain Lovers and Sports Enthusiasts
Already when your plane lands in Marrakech, you can see the High Atlas in the distance. At an altitude of 4100 metres, the Toubkal National Park is the highest elevation in the mountain range, and will delight hikers and adventurers alike. On day trips you can explore the narrow passes by off-roader and you will be fascinated by the charm of the High Atlas. The Ouzoud Falls in the Middle Atlas are among the attractions of the region, which will enchant you with its endless gorges and snow-capped mountain peaks. Trekking excursions are one of the highlights if you are planning a tour through the Berber area and the olive groves.
Breathtaking mountain world with many places of interest
The Ouzoud waterfalls are just one of the destinations that will fascinate you on a hike or excursion by off-roader. If you are a guest in the national park, you can admire the highest mountain in Morocco, the 4167 meter high Jbel Toubkal. Even in summer the mountain peaks are covered with snow. Not surprisingly, this elevation is not only Morocco’s highest mountain, but all of North Africa’s highest mountain. A popular excursion destination is the province Ouarzazate with the capital of the same name. It lies embedded in the Draa Valley and lets your gaze wander over the diversity of the landscape. High and vegetation-free rock slopes enclose the green and blooming landscape inside the valley. Cultural treasures such as the Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou are worth a visit. The World Heritage Site is one of Morocco’s most important sights and should be on your travel agenda. The fascination of the Atlas Mountains is based in the varied landscape, the different climate zones and the steep slopes into the desert landscape.
Hikes in the Atlas and Rif Mountains
The Rif is a breathtaking place that belongs to the northern foothills of the Atlas Mountains. Dense forests reach almost to the peaks of the mountains and provide a familiar and picturesque environment. Small and forgotten Berber villages or high and snow-capped peaks, harmonious valleys and the charm of rushing waterfalls give Morocco its special aura of diversity. You can explore the Atlas Mountains, the Rif Mountains or the Toubkal National Park not only by off-roader, but also on foot or by mountain bike. If you are standing on the summit and looking into deep gorges, you should be free of vertigo. A visit to Morocco is not only an experience in the pulsating life of the cultural capital Marrakech, but also in the untouched and rough nature. You book an adventure that will stay in your memory forever. Around the highest mountains of the Atlas mountains there is a lot to discover.