Agafay Desert trail running tour near Marrakech

Enjoy a great half-day trail running tour in the Agafay Desert, very close to Marrakech. Do it in the company of Marc, a local UIMLA mountain leader, who will guide you and your group through the most amazing places. You'll enjoy great views of the High Atlas!




Trip Duration

1/2 day

Mountain Range


People per Guide

12 people

Trip Level


Offer Period

May, Jun, Jul, Aug

Type of Trip

Not specified


A different half-day trip, running in the amazing Agafay Desert, just 30 minutes away from Marrakech. Don’t miss out!

The Agafay Desert is located 40 kilometers away from Marrakech. On the way to this area, you will get to see how the landscape changes, from urban Marrakech to the aridity of the desert.

Although we call it “desert”, this is not a typical uninhabited place full of sand dunes, like the Sahara. It is more of a barren deserted plateau. Its terrain provides a great environment for those who want to enjoy outdoor activities, such as this trail running tour.

This program consists of an easy trail running itinerary in the Agafay Desert. The route offers meandering paths up and down ravines and dramatic sand dunes. Moreover, we will enjoy amazing views of the High Atlas Mountains. The starting and ending point is the Lalla Takerkoust Dam. 

This trail running tour will take us no more than half a day. The furthest point will be an old and abandoned village. Here we can learn some history about the people who once inhabited it.

After the tour we’ll have plenty of time to enjoy the experience of being in the desert far from civilization. Moreover, once we finish the tour we can taste a delicious “Tajin”. It is a typical Moroccan dish you’ll probably love!

So, if you are looking to go on a fun outdoor adventure during your Moroccan vacation, come join me. Contact me and I will be happy to take you on this trail running tour in the Agafay Desert!

Curious to know more about trail running in Morocco? Check out our blog post on the subject.

Price per person

1 Person
135 USD

Group of 2
67 USD

Group of 3
45 USD

Group of 4
43 USD

Group of 5
39 USD

Group of 6
37 USD


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
Lalla Takerkoust Dam.
More info

For single runs, the first person pays full price. All subsequent people go for 50% off!


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.

FROM 37 USD per person


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