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

Highlights

 
     

    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.

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 1
    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
     

    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.

     
     


     

     

    What People are Saying about Marc Gallagher

     

    Loved the trip and Marc was fantastic. Would highly recommend
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    Jason Stokes
    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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    Stephen
     

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