The winter season in Morocco has its own charm. However, getting away from big cities that become very routine during this time is essential.
Ifrane: The preferred destination during the winter
The region around Fes does not lack attractions. If Meknes, another imperial city, and the ancient site of Volubilis are well known, the mountains of the Middle Atlas are a curiosity: the small town of Ifrane, which Hassan II called the “little Switzerland of Morocco”.
Oukaimden: The highest ski resort in Africa
80 km from the riads and luxury pools of Marrakesh, the most famous destination of the kingdom, Oukaïmeden does not lack exoticism. At 3.600 m altitude, in southern Morocco, one could almost see the first dunes of the Sahara. The view of the Atlas, the Toubkal and the plain of Ouarzazate, the door of the desert, is impressive!
And it is there, in the heights, that is also one of the most beautiful landscapes of the kingdom: Lake Oukaïmeden.
Tinghir: The Todra Gorge
Tinghir is a charming town known for its beautiful palm grove and its famous Todra Gorge, it is built in tiers around a promontory dominated by the ruins of an old residence of Glaoui.
Figuig: A unique oasis in the world
It is a small town surrounded by small mountains in the far east of Morocco in a desert area on the border with Algeria. An oasis pleasant and very eccentric, it is the ideal place to cut a little bit of the world while marveling the eyes!
Imlil: A village at the foot of the mountains
Located about 70 kilometers from Marrakesh, Imlil is the last village accessible by road before climbing the famous Mount Toubkal, the highest point of the Moroccan Atlas. Known for being the starting point for many hikes including the ascent of Toubkal, Imlil and its valley are also known to offer a change of scenery. With its pure and abundant water, its many orchards and its breathtaking views, the valley shows another unknown side of the region.
Midelt: Moroccan capital of the apple
Located at the foot of Mount Ayachi, between Mid and High Atlas, Midelt is a small town of medium altitude. This city, however, deserves more than the simple role of city stage that is usually attributed to it. It has a beautiful landscape of beauty!
From here, you can easily reach the Cirque de Jaffar. The track that crosses it is not easy to access and a 4×4 is necessary. From Midlet, it is also possible to climb Mount Ayachi, which lasts two to three days.
Finally, the small town is near the Aouli Gorge and their old mines, creating an impressive decor.