10 STUNNING MOUNTAIN VALLEYS IN MOROCCO THAT YOU SHOULD VISIT IN 2022
Morocco is a vast natural beauty, travelers can find almost every natural landscape, from the majestic Sahara desert to the Atlas mountains to the amazing lakes, varied beaches, and mountains valleys.
This article about 7 stunning mountains valleys in Morocco definitely will blow your mind. In addition to the fresh air that you can get while relaxing in the valleys, there are lots of activities you can do, a lot of breathtaking landscapes that you can enjoy. Moroccan valleys are also home to a pure Amazigh ( Berber) culture that is worth discovering while visiting the Atlas mountains.
Ait Bouguemez – The happey valley
Situated in 182Km north East Marrakech, known also as the Happy Valley. This valley of over 2000m altitude offers amazing trekking trips to Mgoun and Zaouit Ahnsal in addition to the walks that always fascinating within the valley its self. Ait Bouguemez valley hosts a Sunday market where you can get closer to the local life of Berbers. Visiting the Dinausor footprints near one of its 20’s villages is not to be missed once you are in Ait Bouguemez valley.
Visitors also can explore Sidi Moussa, one of the famous granaries in the region, which offers also breathtaking views all around the valley.
Ait Bou Oulli valley:
The valley of Ait Boulli is only a few kilometers from Ait Bouguemez valley. This red-color valley offers an amazing environment for anyone who is interested in hiking and other mountain activities. Nearby the green valley there are gorges and beautiful rock formations that travelers can enjoy.
Being close to Marrakech, Ourika valley become one of the famous valleys in Morocco. Where you can escape the hectic of the city for a day. During hot summer months ( June- July-August) it is conceded as an outlet for both locals and travelers in Marrakech. In addition to its River and several waterfalls you can explore, the valley is home for numerous interesting plants that you can explore on a day trip from Marrakech.
Set in around 330km from Marrakech and 140km from Ouarzazate city. This beautiful valley is mainly a cultivated valley with fig trees, apricots, peaches, and several fruit trees. The River of Dades remains the main source from the dum of Mansour Eddahbi, this last waters 200km palm trees of Draa valley. tours from Marrakech, conceder Dades valley a breaking point before heading to the Magistic Sahara desert of Merzouga.
Travelers can stop by the unique rock formation of ” Path des singes” in Tamlalt village, where they can have a unique hike inside the sandstone formation. The rock formation looks a bit like the mountain formation of “127 hours” movies. The Snacking road of Tisdrine offers a unique view on the top. If they continue 4km farther they will reach the Dades gorges, during summer it is an extremely amazing place.
Todgha Valley and gorges
Todgha valley is home to evergreen vegetation, a running all-the-year river, and a famous rock climbing destination gorges in Morocco. This valley is the only green spot in the region. Locals cultivate barley, wheat, corn, and vegetables within the valley. There are several paths where you can walk following the river bed towards the gorges.
Rock climbing in the gorges is a famous activity travelers can experience, thanks to its deep cliff-sided canyons. From the same gorges there is a well known 3 hours hike if you are a hiking lover.
Is a little valley set in 10 km outside Ouarzazate city, perfect for small walks beside the clean river. This river is a home for small fish, frogs, and turtles that entertain the beauty of this mountain valley in Morocco. Fint Oasis can be your best destination while visiting the south Morocco as a family, the valley offers small lodges for overnight in this peaceful environment.
M’goun connects Ait Bouguemez valley and Rose valley, Perfect for outdoor activities and hiking trips. Visitors can not drive into the deep parts of the valley as the terrain is too rough, no road access yet. Therefore hiking is the only real way to explore the valley.
Hiking in M’goun valley makes visitors find out what life was like a 3 century ago in Moroccan Atlas mountains during their visit. It has a unique rock formation, Berber villages, amazing landscape, and stunning gorges that wows every visitor.
Rose Valley is a home for pink roses that blooms between April and May. This valley produces over 5000 tons of roses each, mainly used for cosmetic products. The valley of Roses in Morocco is a window to the settlement of Berbers from both the High Atlas and Anti Atla mountains. Celebrating the harvest of Roses in the End of May the valley’s administration center of Kalaat Mgouna host one of the famous festivals in Morocco.
Travelers can hike from rose valley to the peak of M’goun or the other way around, which offers them a unique exploration of Berber culture and nature.
Sets between the Anti Atlas slops and the Sahara desert, this huge valley of 200km of date palm trees is worth visiting on your way to Erg Chegaga. Draa valley has is also home to several Ksars and Kasbahs that attract travelers.
In many ways, This valley in the south of Morocco has everything tourists would need whether traveling budget or luxury. Roads are paved all along the valley crossing Zagora city to M’hamid El Ghizlan by the beginning of the Sahara Dunes.
Sets between Errachidia and Rissani towns partly mountainous, partly vast terrains before the Sahara desert of Merzouga. This valley host one of the best date variety in Morocco. Either driving or biking travelers can enjoy exploring this valley on their way to the Sahara desert.