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Head south from Marrakech into the magnificent Atlas Mountains for a truly memorable holiday.
We have taken hundreds of guests in to the Atlas Mountains since 2003 and know it well. The hiking and mountain biking is spectacular and gives you an authentic flavour of this wild landscape, particularly if your route takes in one or two Berber villages. Our expert guides will show you around and can tailor your adventure to all levels of experience and fitness.
For excellent service, luxury accommodation and a fabulous spa, we recommend staying at Sir Richard Branson's Kasbah Tamadot.
For those seeking less sumptuos accommodation (and prices!), but looking for an authentic yet comfortable alternative to Kasbah Tamadot, we would recommend La Roseraie
We suggest combining a stay in the mountains with a couple of nights in exotic Marrakech, where we have a huge selection of luxury villas, or riads and hotels with spas. Alternatively, head to the wild Atlantic coast (near Agadir) for superb beaches and surfing, or to the gorgeous ancient seaport of Essaouira
If you would rather stay in your own private villa, in the foothills, half way between the mountains and Marrakech, we have the perfect country villa for you, and a choice of two new excellent boutique hotels: Le Palais Paysan and the Capaldi
Let us know what you'd like to do or ask us for our ideas, and we'll put together a magical holiday to this most interesting of destinations.
Other ideas for mountain destinations
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This is a charming and peaceful mountain retreat hotel with gorgeous gardens and spectacular views is a great base for hiking. More
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|Explore the hustle and bustle of the medina in Marrakech, hiking in the Atlas mountains and surfing and yoga on the Atlantic coast. More|
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|Enjoy some hiking and relaxation in the Atlas Mountains before heading to Marrakech to explore the hustle and bustle of the medina. More|
Weather and when to go
The weather is very changeable and depends on what elevation your planning to get to. The High Atlas Mountains have a typical mountain climate with very cold winters from November to March and cool, sunny Summers. The Middle Atlas Mountains get a lot of rainfall, especially from November to February. Summer temperatures average around 25°C whilst Winter temperatures can drop as low as -20°C.
atlas mountains, morocco room per night from £115
Kasbah Angour is a new addition to the accommodation options in the Atlas Mountains. Designed like a traditional Berber castle and perched on a hill-top, the kasbah has superb panoramic views. The lights of Marrakech can be seen in the far distance on a clear evening. Great for hikers.view
atlas mountains, morocco room per night from £150
Set in a fabulous mountain location, yet only an hour from Marrakech, La Roseraie is a charming and peaceful mountain retreat hotel with gorgeous gardens, a spa, and spectacular views. A great base for riding and hiking in the Atlas Mountains.view
atlas mountains, morocco 5 nights from £1,105
Spectacular mountain setting and total luxury. This exceptional Kasbah is the perfect place to experience the Atlas Mountains. Once you've had enough time relaxing by the pool or enjoying spa treatments, the Kasbah is ideally suited for lots of mountain activities and adventures.view