A waterfront trek through the Atlas mountains
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With a quarter of its territory covered by peaks, the mountains of Morocco represent one of its major assets and attractions. Between sea and desert, the parks and high ranges of Morocco provide breathtaking views over the landscape. The country offers green valleys and fertile plains, as well as desert plateaus. Its beauty varies from one coast to another, like its terrain that displays changing scenery in every region.
If Morocco can boast towns that are important to its rich cultural heritage, the country’s parks and mountains also deserve serious attention and admiration. For sports buffs or lovers of wide open spaces and untamed nature, the mountains of Morocco make the ideal place for a trek, and the extent of the massif and its parks means that there is plenty to discover. Whether it’s a gentle hike, expeditions to the snow-covered caps, or a family walk in the valley, this part of Morocco will allow you to track down picturesque scenery containing a rich and diverse flora and fauna.
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Among the Moroccan ranges, you’ll come across the M’Goun massif. Situated in the High Atlas and not far from Marrakesh and Toubkal national park, Mount M’Goun stands proudly at over four thousand metres above sea level. In this region you’ll stumble on mountain villages, landscapes that switch between greenery and snowy caps, and valleys – excellent opportunities to start your encounter with the Moroccan High Atlas.
Morocco is full of magnificent valleys dominated by mountains with distinctive contours, as in the Valley of the Roses, one of the most lovely in southern Morocco, although the majestic gorges of the Dadès valley are just as stunning. These areas are mostly situated in one of the country’s nine national parks, with the Toubkal National Park being one of the most famous for its mythical treks in the Toubkal massif. If you want to see Saharan wild life, Souss Massa has a very rich fauna, while d’Al Hoceima National Park has a Mediterranean look with scrubland and cultivated fields dotted around. By travelling across the parks and mountains, you’ll discover another Morocco, a more natural and authentic one.
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