Hike in Ouirgane
Half Day Hike in Ouirgane National Park with bread-making in a local house
We are sad to say that this hike is on hold for the time being as many many homes and villages were damaged or destroyed during the earthquake including the house where we went for traditional bread making. If you would like to help these families, do get in touch. Once we have spent some time putting together a hike with a family to bring our clients to, we will update this experience.
Come and enjoy a day out with your family or friends; hiking in the Ouirgane National Park with a delicious homecooked lunch in a local house and see how the traditional Tannourt bread is made on a wood fired Kanoon. Travel from Marrakech passing through the market towns of Tahannout and Asni to reach the lakeside village of Ouirgane in the heart of its own National Park.
If you are staying in Marrakech you will be given a pick up location where your driver will meet you to drive to the start point where you will meet our local Guide and a mule to carry your gear and water for larger groups.
The day starts with a 2 hour hike through traditional Berber adobe villages and gardens as we make our way up the valley; the rich red of the earth, scent of juniper and pine and the fertile gardens of crops, fruit and olive trees will surround you. Once we reach the village of Tassa Ouirgane, we will stop at a local house. Here you can watch Fatima as she makes a bread similar to Naan bread inside a clay oven. You can also see the mill that is used to grind the wheat and other grains. After this you will sit down to a home-cooked lunch in the house with mint tea to welcome you and of course, the bread you saw being made.
After lunch you will take the trail down to the village of Maghira where your transport will return you to Marrakech.
This trip is a big favourite with families as the hike is not too strenuous and not too long, the mule can also be ridden if someone is tired.
This particular excursion includes around one and a half hour of driving each way and 4 hours of hiking, it requires suitable footwear and clothing. Please also bring sufficient water, lip balm and sun protection; hat, sunglasses and cream as you prefer. Email me for the price for this great day out in the foothills of the High Atlas Mountains.
This area can be explored more thoroughly over several days with mules and muleteers to carry gear, cook meals and set up camps if you would like to spend more time exploring and discovering this beautiful region. Just send me an email and we can organise this for you.
IncludedBottled waterPersonal guidePrivate transport
Not IncludedAccommondationAirport transfersFlightsInsuranceMeals as per tour descriptionSoft drinksTips for staff and guides