A typical mud-brick village in the Ifrane district, aka ‘Little Switzerland’.
Located in Morocco’s north, the Middle Atlas mountains are also fine for hikers and mountain-bikers, though being about a kilometre lower than the High Atlas, Middle Atlas the sights will involve a lot more green forests and meadows, blue lakes and pinkish mud-brick villages. The slightly lower altitude is better for horseback riding and there are plenty of rental opportunities. Some popular destinations are the Ifrane National Park, Virgin waterfalls and the Aïn Leuh cedar forests.
The Anti Atlas range runs south down to the Tafraoute region where the town is dominated by Jbel El Kest, a 2278m high peak. Again, hiking and horse riding are favoured activities in this area with trails passing through various fortified villages and spectacular scenery.
The artificial lake of El Ouidane in the Azilal district, Middle Atlas, a fine place for carp fishing.
Just nipped out for a quick gasper; going back inside soon.