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Hiking in the Atlas Mountains

We’ve been taking our guests hiking in the Atlas Mountains since 2004, so we have tried and tested all the best routes.  There’s something for everyone, from tough to intermediate to easy. Choose to stay in one of the beautiful mountain locations and hike from the door for hours on end, through Berber villages and valleys.

If you’re staying in Marrakech, the transfer to a good starting point for a hiking experience would be about 45 to 60 minutes.

We highly recommend the group fitness retreats with in:spa, which are based at Le Palais Paysan hotel and incorporate two half day hikes in the mountains as well as general fitness and yoga activity. It’s a great way to experience the scenery with others.

Our guides are all highly experienced and very knowledgeable, and will ensure that they go at your pace.  They will collect you from your villa, hotel or riad and take you in to the hills for an exciting and thoroughly rewarding and memorable expedition.  It’s great exercise and great fun, and the views are absolutely awesome!  Plus you’ll get the chance to see remote Berber villages and, no doubt, a shepherd or two.

Hiking can be arranged for all levels of fitness and all ages from 10 years upwards.  You just need a good pair of walking shoes and some sun cream.  We’ll take care of everything else, including snacks and or a picnic.

Hotels well situated for hiking

These hotels are in or at the foothills of the Atlas mountains. For a fully immersive trekking experience, stay at the Kasbah du Toubkal, an authentic lodge from which you can enjoy full or half day treks. Kasbah Tamadot is the high-end option, for seeing the mountains in style. We can organise stays at these hotels as part of a wider Morocco itinerary and combined with Marrakech and beach stays.

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Hiking itineraries

Here are some sample itineraries which include hiking in the Atlas mountains. Any holiday can be completely tailor-made for you including several days of hiking if you wish.

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7 night Marrakech and Atlas Mountains combination, Morocco Located in the Atlas Mountains, La Roseraie is a great base for some guided hiking. This peaceful mountain retreat hotel...

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Experience the delights of Morocco by staying in three different locations around the country.  Begin your trip by experiencing the hustle and bustle of Marrakech...

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9 night Morocco tour, with 3 nights each experiencing 3 very different places: Atlas Mountains, Marrakech and Essaouira....

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