No, it’s not all about the desert! We are heading to Morocco to run and explore one of the most dramatically beautiful landscapes that the kingdom has to offer: the High Atlas mountains.
On a clear day these snow-capped peaks can be seen from Marrakech, but you’ve got to get in (and on!) them to truly experience the grandeur. Get ready to run the quiet dirt roads & single track trails that wind through the foothills and across hidden valleys, race local kids as you pass through remote Berber villages (warning: you’ll probably lose), soak your legs in icy snowmelt rivers and immerse yourself in the local culture.
Replenish yourself with incredibly fresh, traditional food at each and every meal, and recover each evening at beautiful family-run guesthouses featuring crisp mountain air, sweeping views from the rooftop terraces and that legendary Moroccan hospitality.
If the idea of getting off the tourist track and exploring a fascinating culture with a group of like-minded runners makes you want to lace up your shoes, then this is the adventure for you.
THE SCENERY: High alpine mountains, terraced foothills, high desert landscapes, pine forest
THE RUNNING: Mostly dirt road and single track trail with some pavement mixed in as well. Occasional steep climbs and rocky footing, but plenty of options available each day to accommodate all levels.