Arrive in Marrakech, where we will pick you up at the airport and take you to our beautiful riad (traditional courtyard house). That evening you will get your first taste of Moroccan tagine as we dine on the rooftop, relax, and unwind. Those who manage to hold off the jet lag can experience the Djemaa El-fna and the surrounding souks: sample local treats, bargain for scarves, charm a cobra, jump into a drum circle or simply wander around and take it all in! No organized run Meals: D (dinner)
DAY 2: AIT BEN HADDOU KASBAH
Depart from Marrakech towards the High Atlas mountains. After a beautiful journey over the pass and a fresh picnic prepared by our cook team, we'll drive a bit more before beginning our afternoon run. Beginning with a long descent into the Ounila Valley, this run rolls along miles of lush green gardens and ultimately finishes at Ait Ben Haddou, a UNESCO-preserved kasbah that has served as the set for Gladiator, Game of Thrones and many other films. Spend the evening soaking your legs in the pool and enjoying a big dinner at our guesthouse. Running:Up to 13 miles, pavement Meals: BLD
DAY 3: DESERT OASIS & DADES VALLEY
Up early? Hike up to the watchtower of Ait Ben Haddou for sunrise exploration & photos before a big breakfast. Later we'll head to the nearby oases of Skoura, where the run begins. Weave through immense palm groves, a couple of small villages and lush gardens before finishing with a picnic in the trees. Afterward we’ll head to the fertile Dades Valley where you’ll have the afternoon to explore the gardens (and a hidden waterfall!), or simply relax and enjoy the stunning view from our cliffside guesthouse.