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Atlas Villages Hikes

 

Heading east and into the Ourigane Valley your first village will be Tizi Oussem. The view from the terrace of the Gite in the village of Tizi Oussem. The views at the end of a hard day on the hill will be opened up to you as you enjoy the sun setting from the terrace of terraces.

 

The view from the 2nd floor window of the gite gives views on to the Toubkal Massif.

This valley is a jewel and could be best discribed as “the most beautiful region of the Atlas Mountains” The green terraces holding to the mountain sides mixed in with the red rock produce a combination of colours with the setting sun from the story books!

 

The walking progresses through Berber villages, like Imelil and Tamatert, with apple, peach and walnut trees bright with blossom in the spring, and full of rural images of harvesting, threshing and irrigating unchanged for centuries, at other times of the year. The trail takes you up to 2279m before descending to Ouaneskra and a night in a local Gite where you may choose to sleep under the African stars. After the large village of Tachddirt, the trail takes you over the Tizi nou Agersioual pass (2000m), before continuing to Agersioual village then back to Marrakech.

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