Tinghir and Todra valley.

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Circuit Todra Gorges – Dadès Gorges

This route is a classic one of 4WD in the area and, although an important part has been paved, remain almost 50 km of track. The scenery is beautiful and extraordinarily varied. It takes a minimum of 5 hours for the full circuit, including return to Tinghir by the N-10 road.

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Todra Gorges.
Todra Gorges

Tamtatoucht region.
The High Atlas near Tamtatoucht

Tidirine canyon.
Tidirine canyon

Dadès Gorges.
Dadès Gorges

Km 0 – Starting in Tinghir center by road to Errachidia and deviation to the left before crossing the river. We overlook the palm-grove, with beautiful views.

Km 15 – We go into Todra gorges. The canyon follow for 18 km. After the valley become more open and we see the new dam.

Km 37 – Tamtatoucht, nice village surrounded by green fields and gray mountains. There are many hostels.

Km 40 – Just after crossing the ravine, we take a track on left. Subsequently we must leave multiple paths at on one side and the other, which go to the stones quarries.

Km 47 – From the right arrives another track coming from Ait Hani, with two consecutive access. In this arid plateau, in winter, there are few nomadic families Aït Merghad with their herds. Mounting a first pass, we descend into a ravine and we climb again by a steep and rocky coast. Here nomadic shepherds are no more Ait Merghad but Ait Atta, grazing areas being clearly divided among tribes.

Km 75 – Tizi n’Aguerd n’Zegzaoun, 2639 m. The descent is softer, but after periods of rain the track can be in a very bad condition.

Km 92 – We reached a major track which we take on left. On right it goes to Agoudal.

Km 93 – Msemrir, large village with quite important market on Saturday and several hostels. From here the road is paved again.

Km 97 – A deviation to the right side leads to the Oussikis dam through the valley of the same name, very fertile, where several beautiful villages are located. Our route continues overlooking the Tidirine canyon to get off after in the Dades valley and pass near nice villages like Tighadouine, located on the other side of the river.

Km 128 – Dadès Gorges. We first passe through a scrolled, then we climb a bit to avoid another which we see from above. After descending by switchbacks, we find ten hostels. The road continues through other interesting landscapes, such as conglomerate formations and the Kasbahs of Ait Larbi and Mohadach among others.

Km 157 – We arrive to the N-10 road in Boumalne Dadès. By this road we come back to Tinghir in 50 km.

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