Morocco’s mountains are breathtakingly beautiful and your tour of Morocco will be sure to encompass some of them. The Atlas Mountains are North Africa’s highest range. They stretch 600miles in a diagonal line across Morocco and are made up of the High Atlas, Mid Atlas and Anti Atlas. In addition, there are the Rif mountains to the North and Jbel Sarharo in the Sahara desert.
Snow-topped for much of the year, the High Atlas are clearly visible from Marrakech and it takes just an hours drive to be right up in the heights amongst the apple and cherry blossom and welcome cool air. Two spectacular roads cut across the peaks, the Tizi-n-Tichka being North Africa’s highest road.
This is true Berber country and you will pass through the most remote of villages where the children shepherd the goats and the women weave carpets which the men sell along with honey, olive oil and herbs.
At over 4000m, the highest peak, Jbel Toubkal draws serious trekkers but there are a variety of good walking opportunities, from short strolls to mountain summits. At Oukaimeden, there is even a ski resort. A beautiful day trip from Marrakech is to the waterfalls known as Cascades D’Ouzoud situated in the High Atlas. These are North Africa’s prettiest and Morocco’s highest Waterfalls.