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Type of Trip
You cannot miss this amazing and different trail running weekend to break the day-TO-day routine. I will guide trough the most outstanding places of the Atlas Mountains and take you up to Toukbal summit.
If you want to disconnect yourself from the routine and live a unique outdoor experience, I recommend you to come to the Atlas Mountains. This time, it’s my pleasure to invite you to an intense trail running weekend. With my help, you will run among the best places of this Moroccan region. As a coronation, and before returning to work on Monday morning, you will also run up to Mount Toubkal summit.
Some of the reasons why I like to take my clients on this trail running adventure are the following:
- In addition to exercising the body, you’ll enjoy cultural tours,
- You’ll discover the way of life of the Berber, native villagers,
- It’s a great opportunity to conquer Mt. Toubkal, the highest peak of North Africa,
- The Moroccan meals you’ll taste in this trip are really delicious.
These mini-holidays will also allow you to be acclimatized to the altitude before the summit attack. Please take into account that they will be 3 intensive days. A very good physical preparation is mandatory. You must be capable of running a half-marathon in the mountains. Furthermore, you must also have some previous experience and training in running up several mountains.
Finally, at the bottom of this description you’ll find the specifications of the itinerary. If you have more doubts or you need help to get decided, please contact me. Live a unique trail running experience in the Atlas Mountains in the company of a mountain leader who knows the area perfectly!
Would you like to know more about the trail running scene in Morocco? Check out our blog post!
Price per person
- Guiding fee
- All meals during trip
- Transport during the trip
- Luggage transfer during the trip
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.
STARTING POINT TO IMLIL
A taxi will transfer you from Marrakech to the mountains. We’ll start running uphill to Tizi Oudite, where we’ll have lunch. Then, we will continue passing by the village of Tizi Oussem, over the Tizi Mzik pass, and down into Imlil. We’ll spend the first night in that Valley.
RUN TO TOUBKAL HUT
We’ll have 2 options for the morning. Either a restful time to look around Imlil and buy souvenirs, or a 10-km tour running in Imlil and exploring these valleys. In the afternoon we’ll run up to the Toubkal Mountain Hut, at 3.200m in order to get ready for the big day.
After an early start from the Toubkal Hut we will run up to the summit of Toubkal, at 4167m. Then, we’ll run back down to the hut again for a hot lunch and something to drink. After that, we’ll head back to Imlil in time for a taxi ride back to Marrakech. We did it!!!
Prices may slowly vary based on the exchange rate.
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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