THE ATLAS IS AN HUGE MOUNTAIN CHAIN
THE ATLAS IS AN HUGE MOUNTAIN CHAIN: This mountain chain is the extent from Morocco to Algeria and Tunisia. It’s divided into seven areas: Anti, High, Mid Atlas, Big, Little, Telliano and Sahara Atlas.
the first three areas belong to Morocco.
The highest mountain in the country is the Jbel Toubkal (4165 meters). in the High Atlas not so far from Marrakech. The Anti Atlas is in the South close to the Sahara desert; the High Atlas crosses in a horizontal way the country, from the Atlantic coast to the desert. While the Mid Atlas is extended to the Rif chain in the North. The Rif is a chain mountain close to the Mediterranean coast, where the vegetation is of shrubs and olive- trees.
As a touristic destination. The Moroccan mountains are a new product, the landscapes are different. Cedar forests where little monkeys live and even the Atlas leopard. Berber villages where people live with agriculture and stock-raising.
Here you can choose walking and skiing. In the South cross the desert dunes with dromedaries, or by motorcycle, 4×4 cars, and why not you can do snowboard on the sandy dunes.
The Atlas Mountains have charm and enchanting landscapes: from rocky valleys to the highest summits, driving or walking along meandering tracks in the middle of huge rocks or ilex forests.
During your trip, you will see and enjoy lakes, streams, little villages and dizzy canyons. If you like the adventure you can organize some walking tours along tracks, that are real mule tracks. We suggest asking for expert guides that will help you with mules or donkeys for the transportation of the equipment.
You will camp under a tent or in a mountain refuge or you can choose to spend the night in a local Berber family- house.