Atlas Mountains Hiking Summer

When the temperatures start to rise in Marrakech, a short stay in the vibrant red city with a longer Tour into the Atlas Mountains Hiking is a great option.

The Atlas Mountains

The Atlas Mountains are only 2 hours away from Marrakech and so after breakfast your Private 4×4 with driver will arrive for the journey into the Toubkal National Park. Arriving in time for tea, you will then meet your Guide with his donkey for a hiking experience in this most beautiful of settings.

Berber Villages

You can choose from easy to difficult hiking trips with local guides who have grown up in this region and take you on a safe and fascinating journey through traditional Berber villages, high onto stunning plateaus and into lush valleys.

A full day Atlas Mountains Hiking trip sees you stopping for a picnic lunch and can be tailored with a combination of more difficult terrain or relaxing valley walking.

Guest House

Our recommended Guest House is an authentic place run by local Berber people who make your stay a really special experience and the food is great in the colourful dining room.

rebecca-hutleyWritten by Moroccan Journeys

Rebecca grew up in Africa and has spent her life travelling and working in the UK and around the world in both the corporate and personal development fields. She is co-founder of Moroccan Journeys with Mohamed Elhaoissi and lives in the UK and Morocco. She believes in the conscious management of business and the importance of personal growth. Rebecca is also a Reiki Master Teacher and runs Intensive Reiki Journeys in the Sahara desert. She spends her free time exploring the untouched parts of Morocco to ensure Moroccan Journeys is eclectic and unique in its offering.

Frequently Asked Questions

When can you hike the Atlas Mountains?2023-05-25T21:32:05+00:00

Year-round Hiking in the Atlas Mountains. Embark on a captivating hiking adventure in the Atlas Mountains, where exploration knows no season. The optimal time to visit is during spring and autumn, offering mild temperatures and lush, green landscapes. Stretching across Morocco from north to south, the Atlas Mountains boast an array of trails suitable for hikers of all levels. While the renowned route from Imlil to Toubkal National Park is a favorite, numerous other trails traverse valleys and cross passes, revealing the beauty of this majestic mountain range.

How do you dress for the Atlas Mountains?2023-05-25T21:47:07+00:00

When visiting the Atlas Mountains in Morocco, it’s recommended to wear layered clothing to accommodate temperature changes. Start with a light jacket or sweater for cooler mornings and evenings, and switch to short-sleeve shirts and lightweight pants as the day warms up. Ensure you have sturdy and well-worn walking boots for hiking. Comfort and durability are key. Additionally, remember to pack a sunhat, sunglasses, sunscreen, and insect repellent to stay comfortable and protected during your journey.

Is it cold in the Atlas Mountains?2023-05-25T22:00:26+00:00

Winter in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco can bring cold temperatures, with average lows around 32°F (0°C) and highs around 50°F (10°C). However, milder temperatures are common, and sunny days are frequent. Nights can be chilly, but days are generally pleasant. In contrast, summers are warmer, with temperatures reaching the mid-90s°F (mid-30s°C).

Compared to coastal regions, the Atlas Mountains experience cooler weather with a more moderate climate. Higher elevations may receive snow during winter, while lower areas are warmer and drier.

Atlas Mountains Walking Tours

Atlas Mountains, Morocco, With Snow Covered Peaks in the Distance

Atlas Mountains Walking Tour

6 Day Holiday

Discover the beauty of the Atlas Mountains on a guided walking tour that will take you on a journey through some of Morocco’s most stunning landscapes. Starting your adventure in the Toubkal Region, you’ll hike to the summit of Outousse (2200m) with your expert local guide. From there, you’ll descend to the village of Armed where you’ll visit a magnificent waterfall before venturing on to explore the UNESCO World Heritage Berber town of Ait Ben Haddou. You’ll spend the night in an authentic hotel nestled within the walls of an ancient Kasbah, before embarking on a trip deep into the Sahara Desert. Your private 4×4 and driver will take you on a tour of the desert, giving you a chance to experience the rugged beauty of this incredible landscape. Book your Atlas Mountains walking tour today and immerse yourself in the magic of Morocco.

Vegetation at the Base of the Atlas Mountains, Morocco

Atlas Mountains Hiking Trip

Day Trip

The Atlas Mountains Hiking Trip offered by Moroccan Journeys provides a truly unforgettable experience in exploring the stunning natural landscape of Morocco. You will embark on a 4×4 ride through the Toubkal national park region, fully escorted by your driver, before enjoying a guided walk through the valley area of the Atlas Mountains. Take in the vintage Berber way of life as you visit a traditional Berber village. A well-deserved lunch awaits at a Moroccan restaurant, where you can indulge in some of the country’s finest cuisine. This day trip promises to offer incredible memories that will last a lifetime, delivering an incredible experience of hiking through the Atlas Mountains in just one day.


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