Hiking and Morocco go hand in hand. The country is known for its remarkable terrains, mountains, culture and villages in secluded mountains that attract tourist from around the world. It is already established that the best way to explore Morocco is through hiking. It is a personal journey where you get up close with the true Morocco whether it is its gigantic mountains or food or local culture. Hiking in Morocco is a lifetime worth of experience and if you are one of those hikers who cannot say no to a challenging but exciting hiking experience Morocco is for you.
Marrakech and Sahara Desert are one of the popular places for hikers of all the hiking places in Morocco. The journey will take you from the giant mountains like Atlas and the pass by the vast, magnificent desert of Sahara.
What you expect in this hiking?
1. The Unforgettable Beauty of the Atlas Mountain
Stretching over the three countries through Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia, the Atlas Mountain is a beauty you do not want to miss. Vast, varied and beautiful, this mountain offers a very challenging hiking experience. This mountain has some of the distinct plant and animal species exclusive to Africa.
2. Beautiful canyon, Gorges and Valleys
When hiking in Morocco, you will encounter endless valleys and canyons and gorges that can be described as delicious feast for the eyes. During hiking from Marrakech to Sahara desert, you will be visiting the beautiful canyon of Todra Gorge, the Rose valley and the Dades gorge, which is a gorge of the Dadès River lying between the Atlas Mountains and the Jbel Saghro.
Kasbahs are like the identity of the Old Morocco. It is kind of fortress which offered defence during attack and where local leaders lived. You will find a lot of kasbahs during your trek and don't be surprised if your are mesmerised by what it has to offer.
4. Camel ride at Erg Chebbi in Merzouga
Hiking is incomplete without a camel ride. During the hiking from Marrakech to Sahara desert, you can also go on a camel ride at Erg Chebbi in Merzouga. This is one experience you do not want to miss when hiking in Morocco. Camel rides are very popular and one of the ways of transportation in the desert. The well trained camels will take you on a humpy buy a very entertaining ride that you are not likely to forget easily.
Hiking in Morocco is rewarding in more than one ways. Explore this great country and enjoy some of the best hiking experience.