Top Trail Running Trips in Morocco
Agafay Desert trail running tour near Marrakech
Toubkal trail running weekend in Atlas Mountains
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Offering a unique mix of mountain environment, great sunny weather and a unique culture, in the last few years Morocco has become a favorite destination for runners from all over the world. The Atlas Mountains, the Agafay Desert and the Berber villages trail provide wonderful locations for unforgettable running trips. Come enjoy great races, like the Nomads Run, the Morocco Race or the Marathon des Sables, or just explore the amazing terrain of this country with a 1-day or a multi-day running adventure.
The Kingdom of Morocco is located in the far west of North Africa. The city of Rabat is the capital and the famous Casablanca is the largest city in the country. It is located just an hour’s ride on ferry from Spain. Morocco is bordered from the south by Mauritania and from the east by Algeria. This country of ancient Islamic traditions offers stunning scenery and unique locations, from the Mediterranean coast, to four different mountain ranges and the endless sands of the mythical Sahara desert.
The summer can be a little too hot in Morocco, with temperatures rising over 35⁰C even in the mountains, and around 40º around Marrakesh, although at night temperatures are cooler. Winter is cold and in the mountains there is snow above 1500 meters.
Arabic, Berber and French are the spoken languages. You can also easily find people fluent in English, specially in the urban areas.
Moroccan dirham (MAD)
Flying is the simplest way to get to Morocco. You could also pick up a ferry from Spain or France.
Although you can practice trail- running in Morocco year-round, Autumn and Spring are the best seasons to visit.
Fabulous running in a fantastic country for trail running. My guide Marc was superb and could not have been more knowledgeable or accommodating. I would recommend anyone try this run of a lifetime with Marc.
Very pleasant person and really scenic trail run
Amazing three days spent running in the Atlas Mountains with Marc, a highly professional and super friendly guide. We passed through Berber villages where we stopped off for tea and took in 35-30kms most days in amazing conditions. Can’t wait for my next trip!
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