Walks Africa and Middle East Morocco Berber Trail 2

The Berber Trail

8 Days | From £649 | Guided group and Private guided departures

A walking holiday mixed with cultural interaction and Berber village life in the High Atlas Mountains. Following time-honoured trails and trekking across a series of mountain passes you'll experience Berber life close up as you explore four very different valleys. Plan your walking holiday to Morocco today. Call a specialist Walks Worldwide consultant or, to check availability, simply click the Dates & Prices tab below.


8 Days | From £649 | Guided group and Private guided departures

The Berber Trail - group guided and private guided walking holiday

  • Disover the charm of tiny, timeless mountain villages
  • Friendly Berber hospitality and culture
  • Dramatic High Atlas Mountain panoramas
  • Experience the magnetism of Marrakech

Following ancient Berber trails that link the mud and stone villages of the High Atlas, this amazing walking holiday has been specifically designed and researched 'in the field' to provide you with the opportunity to genuinely experience real Berber life close up.

Trekking across a series of mountain passes (Tizis) you explore four entirely different valleys to discover a fascinating variety of changing, colourful landscapes. Enjoy a sublime Atlas trek and stimulating cultural experience with comfortable, charming accommodation, friendly Berber hospitality, tasty fresh Moroccan food and breathtaking scenery along the way. Returning from the mountains to colourful Marrakech you have time to explore the curious labyrinths of the souks. This trip includes a night in a charming, traditional family-run riad in the heart of Marrakech.

See below for a map of the trip:

Morocco The Berber Trail Map

*map may not be to scale

Day 1. Arrive Marrakech; transfer to Oukaimeden
Depart UK and arrive Marrakech, where you'll be transferred by private vehicle to Oukaimeden in the Atlas Mountains. Dependent upon the arrival time of your chosen flight, you can take a short walk up to a classic viewpoint for a mountain panorama.
Day 2. Trek via the Tizi n'ou Addi to Tacheddirt
Ascend along a piste track towards Angour before running parallel to this most impressive mountain, to rise at a steady gradient towards the first and highest pass you?ll cross on this holiday, the Tizi nou Addi. Enjoy views of the Atlas Mountains and across the valley below. Continue up on a Berber trail to Tacheddirt, the highest permanently occupied Berber village in the whole of North Africa.
Day 3. Cross Tizi Tamatert to Aremd
Descend down valley on a piste track passing tiny villages along the way to Tinerhourhine. You?ll then ascend up a zig-zagging mule trail to reach the Tizi n?Tamatert where there are stunning views. Descend and take a detour through the village of Targa Imoula to follow a villagers trail up to Aremd, where mighty Toubkal dominates the skyline.
Day 4. Cross Tizi Mizik to Tizi Oussem Village
Follow a Berber trail that leads steadily up a side valley to the Tizi Mizik. Enjoy new views across the Azzaden valley and tree covered hills in this more vegetated landscape before descending on a Berber trail to Tizi Oussem.
Day 5. Walk down the Azzaden Valley to Ouirgane village
Follow local trails down the Azzaden Valley that cling to the valley sides, with the occasional crossing from one side of the valley to the other. Continue down to the splendid village of Tassa Ouirgane.
Day 6. Explore nature reserve near Ouirgane
Explore the village and environment of Tassa Ouirgane at your own pace.
Day 7. Drive to Marrakech; explore the city.
Transfer to Marrakech where the rest of the day is free to explore and hunt for souvenir in the souks and bazaars.
Day 8. Depart Marrakech, arrive UK
Depart Marrakech and fly back to the UK.

For a detailed itinerary and more information please click the 'Trip Dossier' tab above.

  • Trip grade: B - Moderate
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Trip code: TTBT
  • Group size: 4 - 12 (Max)
  • Max altitude: 2,960m
  • Accommodation: Riad x 1 nt, Hotel x 1 nt, gite x 1 nt, trekking lodges x 4 nts.
  • Meals: 7 breakfasts, 5 picnic lunches and 6 evening meals included
  • Departs: April until November (except August)
  • Overseas joining point: Marrakech
  • Important: Make sure your chosen holiday is guaranteed to run before you purchase your air tickets and make any other travel arrangements

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