The path of 1000 kasbahs

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A horse trail in loop with departure and arrival in Skoura palm grove, near Ouarzazate

The magic of encountering nomads and their herds

The almond valley blooming from end January till end February

The superb kasbahs

The palm groves with a view over the snowy Atlas Mountains in the back

The lunar landscapes, specific to the stone desert

The high standard level at the camps (pleasant dining tent, shower tent with hot water, chemical loo in a separate tent)

Prices
Horse riding holiday with return transfers and 2 nights in riads
7 days / 7 nights, including 5 and half days in the saddle / 5 nights in camp
from €980 for 3-5 participants
from €900 from 6 participants
  • Day 1

    Arrival at Marrakesh or Ouarzazate airport and transfer towards the palm grove of Skoura (5 hours from Marrakesh or 1 hour from Ouarzazate, lunch not included). Dinner and night in Skoura in the Kasbah Aït Abbou.

  • Day 2

    You will cross the palm grove of Skoura where you will encounter magnificent palm trees. You will see the mountains far away with their snow-capped peaks, from the palm grove. This contrast of landscapes is really extraordinary. You can discover magnificent Kasbahs along your road. The picnic will be made at Aït Saïd. Your bivouac will be in the heart of the oasis of Tamassinte.

  • Day 3

    You will take the direction of the Atlas Mountain and you will discover a very big variety of landscapes throughout your road with an alternation of mountains with rich and contrasted colors. Picnic at Tamsoulte, in the valley of almond trees. Almond trees are in flowers there at the end of February - beginning of March and you will appreciate the beauty of this small paradise in bewitching scents. You will go through small paths following villages dug in the mountain. The bivouac will be located in Atagragra.

  • Day 4

    You will meet nomads and will cross their camps, full of children, sheep and goats. Picnic at Assaghmou which peaks at 1600 m. You will go down the mountain by rugged paths in the direction of your bivouac which will be established near the small fortified of N'Aij, situated near Ghassat, at 1450 m.

  • Day 5

    You will cross the magnificent valley of Assif Izerki inhabited by nomads and full of very old picturesque villages. Picnic at Taferghouste. In the afternoon, the road goes back up the oued Dadès lined by ksour flooded in the greenery of oases and dominated by the overwhelming silhouette of the AtlasMountain. The oued Dadès feeds the lake of restraint of the dam Mansour ed Dahbi which allows the irrigation of the valley of Drâa. It is at the edge of this lake that your bivouac will be located.

  • Day 6

    You will follow the Dadès to arrive at the village of Afra where you will lunch with magnificent Kasbahs nearby. In the afternoon, you will take the direction of the Sarho mountains. Your bivouac will be on the plateau of Maouste, in front of the village of Sidi Flah. This village, lined by Dadès, in fact consists of three hamlets: 2 Arab hamlets surrounding a Berber hamlet.

  • Day 7

    Morning on horseback through small paths which will let you in the palm grove of Skoura. You will have lunch in the kasbah Aït Abbou. Departure towards Marrakesh or Ouarzazate in the early afternoon. Free time to discover/visit Marrakesh in the evening or Ouarzazate in the late afternoon. Dinner not included. Night in riad.

  • Useful information

    On horseback:
    - helmets are provided
    - weight of the riders limited to ~ 85 kg

    For the nights in camp:
    - bring a warm sleeping bag and warm clothes as the nights are cold in the mountains

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