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Walking Holidays in Morocco

The welcoming Kingdom of Morocco offers a wonderful diversity of culture, cuisine and beauty. Morocco’s landscape is greatly contradictive, from dramatic and picturesque mountains in the Atlas Mountains, to the vast Sahara Desert.

Walking in Morocco is a sensory journey through a land steeped in history and vibrant culture. The Atlas Mountains offer hiking trails that wind through tiny villages, hidden valleys and alongside charming lakes surrounded by breathtaking panoramas. Whether you are wandering through the bustling markets of Marrakech or venturing into the tranquil landscapes of the countryside, this magical gateway to Africa has trails available for all walking abilities. With trekking trails available all year round, Morocco is the perfect walking holiday destination.

Highlight of Walking in Morocco

Marrakesh, a vibrant city at the heart of Morocco, blends a tapestry of colours, scents and traditions, the perfect place get into the vibe for a walking holiday in Morocco. 

Its iconic medina, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is a bustling maze of narrow alleys where ancient palaces and bustling marketplaces coexist. The city’s rich history is reflected within its architectural wonders like the Bahia Palace and Koutoubia Mosque. Every evening Djemaa el-Fna square, transforms from a lively daytime spectacle of snake charmers and street performers to a mesmerizing evening bazaar illuminated by the glow of food stalls and lanterns.

Walking Holidays in the Atlas Mountains

Stretching across Morocco, the High Atlas Mountains stand as North Africa's tallest mountain range. At a close inspection, a web of walking trails can be seen meandering throughout the mountains. The highest peak within the Atlas Mountains is Mount Toubkal (4,167m) and can be reached via a spectacular track through the heart of the mountain range. A trek to the summit of Mount Toubkal is rewarded with jaw-dropping panoramas stretching from the mighty High Atlas to the magnificent Sahara Desert.

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Walking Holidays in the Sahara Desert

Venture into Morocco’s rugged Sahara Desert on an extraordinary adventure that unveils the mesmerizing beauty of this vast and otherworldly landscape. The shifting dunes, create a surreal backdrop as you journey through the endless sands. As day turns to night, the desert sky comes alive with a tapestry of stars, painting an awe-inspiring panorama above the seemingly infinite horizon.

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More Information About Morocco

Morocco is home to diverse wildlife, including various bird species, Barbary macaques, desert foxes, and reptiles. Birdwatching is a popular activity in the region.

5 great experiences on a walking holiday in Morocco

Camp beside spectacular Lake Ifni

The pristine alpine lake is surrounded by rugged peaks, offering a breathtaking backdrop for your campsite. As you rest in your tent by the tranquil waters, you'll be serenaded by the sounds of nature and treated to mesmerising reflections at sunrise and sunset. It's a perfect opportunity for stargazing,

Explore Marrakech 


Wander through the historic medina, where narrow winding streets lead to hidden souks filled with treasures. Marvel at architectural gems like the Bahia Palace and Koutoubia Mosque. Don't miss the bustling Djemaa el-Fna square, where street performers, food stalls, and market vendors create a lively atmosphere day and night. Sample traditional Moroccan cuisine in local eateries, sip mint tea, and immerse yourself in the city's bustling markets, where you can shop for spices, textiles, and handmade crafts.

Sunsets in the Wadis

On a walking holiday in Morocco, you'll have the chance to witness breathtaking sunsets as a reward for your hiking adventures through dramatic wadis. As the sun dips below the rugged desert landscapes, the sky transforms into a canvas of vibrant colours, casting a magical glow over the wadi's winding paths and rock formations.

Stay at Traditional Berber Camps

Staying at a traditional Berber camp during your walking holiday in Morocco offers a unique and immersive experience. These desert camps provide a glimpse into the nomadic lifestyle of the Berber people, the indigenous inhabitants of North Africa. You can sleep in comfortable, yet rustic, desert tents, dine on delicious Moroccan cuisine, and enjoy evenings by the campfire under the vast desert sky.

Explore the Rock Gates of Bab n'Ali

This unique geological landscape offers a glimpse into the country's volcanic history, with striking rock formations and ancient lava flows. As you hike through this area, you'll be surrounded by the raw beauty of nature and have the opportunity to learn about the geological forces that shaped this extraordinary terrain.






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