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Berber trail running program in Morocco

Berber trail running program in Morocco
Berber trail running program in Morocco
Berber trail running program in Morocco
Berber trail running program in Morocco

Discover the wonderful and varied landscapes of Morocco during this trail running program that includes mountains and the desert. Join Thibault, mountain leader, you won't regret it!

Atlas

6 Days

May - Jul

High

Intermediate


Description

Are you trying to decide between discovering a new destination and practising trail running? Then this 6-day program in Morocco is perfect for you. Join me to enjoy your passion and marvel at the environment during this atypical stay. 

Thanks to its technical routes, its topography and the quality of its preserved landscapes, Morocco is an ideal destination for trail running. During our stay we will traverse many different landscapes: from the desert to the Atlas Mountains, always enjoying the Berber hospitality. The discoveries will be unforgettable!

Except for one night when we will sleep in a mountain hut, our base will be a guesthouse in Amizmiz. Amizmiz is a traditional Berber village located on the heights of the Atlas. Traversing the Amizmiz route, which we will do on the first day, is a trip in itself. It plunges from the first miles in the great plains bordering Marrakech to get to the first hills and approach our trail.

After a couple of days running in the mountains, traversing authentic Berber villages, we will drastically change the scenery by moving to the desert. It is a unique experience to run along the dunes of the Agaday desert! Finally, I also included 2 days when we will run in the mountains and spend the night in a hut, to enjoy the high mountain environment.

Are you tempted to discover Morocco while trail running through unique landscapes? Then request to book this trip and let’s enjoy the adventure together! For more trail running programs, check out this one in Scotland.

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Luggage transfer

Price details

A local guide will also join us.


Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival

We meet at the airport in Marrakech and transfer to Amizmiz (1:30hs). Arrival to the guesthouse. We will enjoy the authentic berber hospitality from the first moment.
Today we will check the equipment to have everything ready for the trail.

Day 2: Trail 1 - 35 km 2148 D+

A rather simple but long introduction day in the foothills of the Atlas Mountains. The trail goes around Amizmiz, at the edge of the mountains, traversing several berber villages and ending 35 km later, in Ouirgane. Ouirgane is a village perched in the High Atlas, offering a splendid panorama.
Make sure to bring your poles, as they will allow you to make it through the ascents.
Taxi back to the guesthouse, lunch and afternoon free.

Day 3: Trail 2 - 25km 1445 D+

Today we will run through a beautiful pine forest to reach the highest point of the day, from where we will admire the plain of Marrakech.
Along the way we will traverse all types of paths, from Berber tracks to more technical trails. Manage your energy to make it until the end with a smile!
Afternoon free.

Day 4: Trail 3 - 23 km 400 D+

After breakfast, transfer to the Agafay desert. Today we leave the mountains behind and we have the luxury to experience running in the desert.
Afternoon free.

Day 5: Trail 4 - 35km

Today the objective is to reach a mountain hut, and there are a multitude of paths to do so. We will choose the most appropriate one depending on the conditions and your level.
We will enjoy the free afternoon and spend the night at the refuge.

Day 6: Trail 5 - 30km

Today the running program is from the mountain hut back to the guesthouse.
Transfer to Marrakech and end of the trip.

 

Details

More info

Starting price:

  • Group of 11: 1100€ per person
  • Group of 15: 1200€ per person

The trip is organized with Dina Travel sprl / Passions Performances with the following licence number A 5756 / IATA 8241726

Sustained level:

  • Btrail index: 50-60%, advanced knowledge of mountain running
  • 40KM 1000D+
  • Running rhythm: 4.30-5 min/km, between 700 and 2000 D+

Equipment: hydration backpack, at least 1.5L backup water, tights, shorts, t-shirt, underwear and trail socks, technical underwear, thermal long sleeved top, sports sunglasses, head cover, thin gloves, 2 pairs of trail shoes apt for the terrain, headlamp, tissues, replacement laces, trail sticks, clothing and shoes for before an after running, toiletries, earplugs, cash, individual pharmacy.

Meeting point

At the Marrakech airport.

About the guide

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Thibault

4.60

(8)

Mountain Leader

Passionate about trail running, the outdoors and everything that nature provides to us, I got certified as a mountain leader by the Club Alpin Belge. I also work as a school teacher and devote my free time to my artistic pursuits.

Maps are another of my big passions. I collect them and spend hours looking at them and searching for the best itineraries in the Alps, the Andes, the Carpathians...and then I take you to explore them, running or walking.

My mission is to share with you the happiness that a high altitude lake can provide, the comfort that one can find in a rustic mountain hut and the excitement of walking along a mountain ridge. Looking forward to meeting you!

Languages

French | English

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What people are saying about Thibault

Valeria

2.00

First of all our guide was not Thibault as communicated initially but Nathalie. Already when in contact with Thibault communication wasn't smooth, he only replied via the platform days after the message with very short info. I had asked several times more details about the activity but I never got them...the day before I got a message from Nathalie just giving practical tips about clothes, meteo etc I was told that we would have had orienteering challenges in teams but on the day the guide was sending instructions to get to a point via smartphone (only to me) which was quite useless because I was the only one trying to find a way. On the other hand if she wanted to do something with smartphones she would have warned us in advance so that all colleagues would have had an active one and for exemple she could have sent the messages in a chat with everybody in. Anyway the best would have been to print out for us simple maps/instructions like the ones she had. All this should have been discussed and agreed with me/us in advance...otherwise it would have been far more interesting a simple walk with a guide that knows the history and characteristics of a place and that could tell us something (this was an offered option) interesting.

5.00

Pour ceux qu’un stage/week-end organisé de Trail tente, je ne pourrais que vous recommander Trek Atout. Superbe weekend passé dans les Hautes Fagnes... 3 sorties trail sur des tracés magnifiques, super encadrement et top ambiance... plus que vivement conseillé ! Merci Thibault

5.00

Des parcours magnifiques, un we bien rempli mais juste ce qu'il faut, un niveau adapté, une guide au top et un chouette logement ! En résumé, un we inoubliable.

5.00

J'ai participé à la journée rando-photos à Bouillon ce dimanche et j'ai adoré! C'était super interessant, le cours etait très bien donné, la prof nous a super bien coaché durant la rando et l'endroit était magnifique!! Vraiment a faire!! Je ferai sûrement d'autres cours chez vous pour me perfectionner maintenant!

5.00

Il y a juste deux petites semaines, j'ai participé à un weekend rando Trek Atout... Un superbe weekend ! Ok, la météo nous a fait un super cadeau : de la belle neige sur nos Fagnes! Mais tout de même, sans le "président" rien n'aurait été pareil ! Nous avons été accueillis comme des amis, Thibault nous a emmené sur des petits chemins et sentiers magnifiques, nous avons appris à jouer au whist, nous avons partagé l'apéro, Thibault nous a préparé une (demi)soupe sur un sol enneigé, nous avons échangé et beaucoup rigolé ! Je pourrais encore allonger la liste pour les non convaincus! ... Merci encore Trek Atout! (Depuis, je m'entraîne encore plus à la course à pied en espérant un jour faire un trail avec TrekAtout).


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