The climb into the High Atlas Mountains offers a astonishing contrast to its neighbour the desert.
Its hard to believe that 3 days ride from Chegaga, the biggest sand sea in Morocco, you are in the mountains headed by Jeb Toubkal, at approximately 4,200 metres the highest mountain in North Africa.
From the desert there a few roads up to to the High Atlas, most of which take the traveller to Marrakech. But going via the Tiz n Test. The madness of the big city can be avoided.
Ok. So went to Morocco but not Marrakech!
Imlil is the main village in the High Atlass but others like Ouraganie on the TiznTest and Azmizmiz in the Anti Atlas a quite local Berber Villages with good accomodation.
The High Atlas and its Berber Culture is and amazing riding, travelling and cultural experience.
You may catch some high altitude soccer training.
Or buy a Berber rug
The motorcycle riding in the Atlas, high, mid and anti is something special. A topic for the next blog.