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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!

Mountain RangeAtlas
Duration1/2 day
Offer periodMay, Jun, Jul, Aug
Type of tripNot 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.

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

Meeting point

Lalla Takerkoust Dam.



About the guide

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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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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 124 each

Group of 2

EUR 62 each

Group of 3

EUR 42 each

Group of 4

EUR 40 each

Group of 5

EUR 37 each

Group of 6

EUR 35 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

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