The Atlas Mountains stretch an impressive 1,200 miles from the coastal town of Agadir right through to Morocco’s neighbouring country, Tunisia. The range is divided in to the High, Middle and Low Atlas and each comprise of incredible scenery and give fantastic opportunities for a range of activities. Below we have listed some of our favourites…

Hiking

Perhaps the most popular way of exploring the Atlas Mountains is by hiking and whether you are looking for just a short walk along some of the steady mountain paths, or a trek over several days with over night stays in traditional bivouac, all can be arranged and enjoyed. Many hiking trips also give you the opportunity to interact with the traditional Berber culture.

Mountain Biking

There are some fantastic mountain biking trails in the Atlas Mountains for both the experienced and beginner rider covering a wide range of terrains, all the while with beautiful snow capped mountains in the distance.

Horse Riding

Horse riding through the Atlas Mountains can be an incredible experience. Rides can be taken through some of the Berber villages and in to the farmlands and along the way knowledgeable guides will explain the history and culture of the region making it all the more rewarding.

Bird Watching

Morocco is home to over 480 species of birds and is one of the best bird watching locations in Africa. The Atlas Mountains are a wonderful location to enjoy some bird watching and there are a varied range of sightings including alpine swifts, the rare white-rumped swift, Levailant’s woodpecker and the rufous bush robin.

4 x 4 Tour

Taking a 4×4 tour of the Atlas Mountains enables you to cover a lot of ground and take in a range of sceneries in little time. If you are short of time it can be a great way to ensure that you don’t miss out on seeing this incredible part of Morocco. Trips can be arranged direct from hotels in and around Marrakech making it all the more convenient.

Stay in a Berber Lodge!

And one bonus! Of course when you visit the Atlas Mountains you have to stay in a traditional Berber Lodge and see how people traditionally lived in these remote areas. You’ll be amazed how they’ve been transformed into fantastic and comfortable hotels. We can recommend one in particular…

The Atlas Mountains really are an incredible part of Morocco and offer so much for visitors to do and see. We are certain that if you can manage to spend some of your trip in the mountains you will remember it for years to come.