VALLEYS AND VILLAGES - 9 DAYS
DAY 1 : Arrive in Marrakech. Overnight
accommodation in a hotel.
DAY 2: Leave early after a full breakfast by Landrover to
Had Zergdane ( 1700 m) situated just below the Tichka Col.
Choose and get to know your transport for the next few days.
Leave Had Zergdane and follow the track which will push you
deeper into the High Atlas Mountains, passing through sleeping
Berber Villages as you make your way upwards to 2000m and the
village of Tizi Noubadou, where you will find the evenings bivouac
and resting spot.
DAY 3: After breakfast, back in the saddle and onwards. Dropping
down from the village of Tizi Noubadou you will pass through
the terraces and fields which seem to be hanging to the side
of the mountains by the roots of the crops, until you arrive
at 1700m and the village of Tamgounsi; your over night bivouac
at 1700 m .
Saddled up after a filling breakfast and leave the
village of Tamgounsi. From here you will make your way into
the Tassaoute Valley. Using the local mule tracks you will slowly
work your way upwards arriving at the evenings stopping point
in the village of Ait Allah at 1900 m.
DAY 5 : From the village of Ait Allah, you will continue to following the Tassaoute Valley , the river Tassaoute being your guide as you climb upwards until the 2000m mark and the village of Tajgaouelte. Bivouac.
DAY 6 : The mornings ride up to 2700 m and the village of Tizi Nrougalte will be the most technical part of the holiday. From the top of the Col. you will drop down to 2400m and the village of Rougalte for the night.
Leave Rougalte following the valley downwards, until Tazegzaoute your last night under canvas at 1700 m.
DAY 8 :In the morning your final ride into Abachkou, where the Land Rovers will be waiting to transfer you back to Marrakesh (night in hotel).
DAY 9 : Explore Marrakech. The Koutoubia minaret, the Bahia palace, the Saadian tombs, the Agdal and Menara gardens. Or the Jmaa El fna square and the labyrinth of alleys of the Souks behind. Transfer to Airport.