15-km Berber villages trail run near Marrakech

Discover the real Morocco and its Berber villages with this 15-km trail run near Marrakech with UIMLA-certified mountain leader Marc.

 
 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

1/2 day

Mountain Range

Atlas

People per Guide

6 people

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

Type of Trip

Not specified


 

This 15-km Anoughal Berber villages trail run near Marrakech is one of my personal favorites! It starts at the Amizmiz village, 55 kilometers south of Marrakech. So it’s really easy to fit around your Moroccan vacation!

This is a moderately difficult trail run, involving 3-4 hours of running at a normal pace. We could probably make it in 2 hours if we were attempting to do it faster. In total, we’ll run 17,072 meters and the maximum elevation will be 1,465 meters.

This trail run near Marrakech will allow you to get off the beaten path and into more traditional parts of Morocco.

From Amizmiz, a winding path will take us to a first village. From there, a steep section will take us to an old irrigation channel Then, we’ll be crossing a beautiful pine forest inhabited by eagles and wild boar.

Twenty minutes later, we’ll reach a small col. From up there, we’ll enjoy some gorgeous views of the Anoughal valley down below. After that, we’ll have to decide whether to go for a summit that we’ll allow us to look down towards Marrakech.

Then, we’ll reach another Berber village (Ait Hamd) and then a third one (Sllamt). You’ll have to watch your step here. You’ll probably find it hard to believe that it’s the same path children use to get to school every day! From Sllamt, we’ll take a beautiful balcony path to reach the Sidi Hussein shrine. And after that, a short run will take us back to our starting point.

So join me on this fun trail run and get to know these beautiful Berber villages like few tourists do! It’s a great way to discover the real Morocco.

Check out our blog post about trail-running in Morocco to know more about the best spots to visit in the country.

 

Price per person

 
1 Person
80 EUR

Group of 2
60 EUR

Group of 3
55 EUR

Group of 4
50 EUR

Group of 5
45 EUR

Group of 6
40 EUR

Group of 7
35 EUR

Group of 8
30 EUR

 

Price includes

 
  • Guiding fee
 

 

What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund.Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.

What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).

What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.

 

Other details

 
Meeting point
Amizmiz, Morocco.
More info

- Trail type: Mixed berber footpath and 4×4 track
- Total distance: 17072 m
- Max elevation: 1465 m
- Min elevation: 919 m
- Total climbing: 808 m
- Total descent: -704 m

 

About the Guide

 
 

I am a certified International Mountain Leader and a Summer Mountain Leader (UK). In addition, I hold a Diploma in Conservation and Wildlife Management.
Originally from Great Britain, I am now based near Marrakech, in Morocco. Actually, in a Berber town at the foot of the Berber Mountains.
The love for travel runs in my veins. In the Sahara I lived with nomads. In Siberia I met reindeer herders. In Mongolia I traveled with yurt-dwellers.
The stunning landscapes and nice people of Morocco have enchanted me, which is why I now live here. My goal is sharing with my clients the exotic beauty that I've discovered here.
The environment is of extreme importance to me. In particular, I'm interested in geology and birds of prey.
Besides speaking English and French, I can get by in Berber.
My work is not limited to this area: I also do the Tour du Mont Blanc trek in the Alps.

 
 
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