The Rif Ramble - Walking in Northern Morocco
Morocco, Trek & Walk, 8 days - from £695 (land only) - from €995 (land only) - from $1,140 (land only)
Tempted by Tangier and an undiscovered Morocco!
Secret trails, hidden national parks, magical Chefchaouen, welcoming Tangier and the spectacular Atlantic and Mediterranean coastlines all rolled into one magical walking holiday.
- Off the beaten track walking holiday in the beautiful Rif Mountains
- Time to explore the romantic powder-blue town of Chefchaouen
- The hidden gems of Talassemtane and Al Hoceima National Parks
- UNESCO Tetouan, berber fishing villages and bijou town of Asilah
- Soak up the fascinating colour and atmosphere of friendly Tangier
From the lively port of Tangier, to the Rif Mountain town of Chefchaouen, this 8-day walking holiday discovers the delights of Northern Morocco. Heading East out of Tangier, we follow the Mediterranean coastline, exploring ancient Roman ports and the Hispanic-Moorish architecture of Tetouan. With daily walks we discover quiet beaches, traditional village life and the scented cedar forests of the Rif. Heading inland, we drive over the Tidihigne Rif Mountain Pass at 2445m which leads us to the Talassemente National Park. The ‘Blue Jewel' in the crown of our Rif Ramble is the charming mountain town of Chefchaouen. Founded in the 15th century, Chefchaouen's colourful history makes for a wonderful afternoon of discovery. Continuing Eastwards we drive onwards to the Atlantic Fortress town of Asilah and explore the old-world fusion of Spanish, Portugese and Moorish cultures which has given Northern Morocco it's distinct, diverse identity. Returning to Tangier for our final night, this is an amazingly different discovery of Morocco.
Explore International. This is one of our Explore International holidays. Participants on these trips can book through KE or through one of our international partners. This helps us to gather together sufficient numbers of like-minded adventurers to get your holiday up and running quickly. Led by an English-speaking guide, the cosmopolitan nature of these groups can be an important part of the experience!
Is this holiday for you?
The maximum altitude attained on this holiday is 2445 metres when we drive over the Tidihine Rif Mountain Pass. This means that no-one should have any difficulty with acclimatisation to the altitude. During the course of the week, we walk on average 3-4 hours a day with around 300m-400m of ascent and descent. Whilst most of the walks are mostly around coastal areas, we also walk in the Rif Mountains. Most of our routes follow coastal paths and well-established routes between valleys and through villages. The paths can be uneven with some rocky terrain. Each day we spend several hours travelling in a private vehicle, which is necessary to cover the itinerary as described. This is a great trip to discover a different side to Morocco on foot and by vehicle.