January 26 : Arrive in Ouarzarzate and meet at the Hotel le Fint.
8 riders transfer via van from Marrakesh
2 riders arrive in Ouarzarzate
Dinner and discussion of the adventure ahead of us.
Overnight at Hotel le Fint.
January 27 ( day 1) near Ouzina starting point
Early breakfast and transfer with the van via the Merzouga dunes (approximately a 6h drive with lunch en route) to the horses. After a tea and a safety briefing Abdel will distribute the horses amongst the riders. We will have a short ride to acquaint ourselves with the horses (2 hours of riding)
January 28 (day 2) ride to Remlia dune and M’Harch
This morning we enjoy a great variety of landscapes: ochre mountains, sand of every shade and beautiful tracks for cantering. We will picnic near the beautiful dune of Remlia. After lunch we will cross the dunes and traverse the Ghris riverbed, and finally reach the plateau of M’harch where we camp.
January 29 (day 3) Jebel Zirg to Lmaaidr
This morning we continue riding across this famous plateau and then follow a small pass until we reach Jebel Zirg where we picnic on a beautiful plateau dotted with acacia trees. The afternoon is spent riding along a narrow pass that gives us a beautiful view of the immense plateau of Lmaaidr, until we reach our campsite for the night at the foot of a mountain.
January 30 (day 4) Taricht to Tismomine village
From Taricht towards Tafraut we can cover a lot of good ground until we reach our picnic spot. In the afternoon we finish for the day not far from Foum village and camp quite close to the palm grove of the village of Tismomine.
January 31: ( day 5) : Tismomine to Imi n’oussaif
This morning we follow the track that passes between two mountains to the beginning of a plateau where we picnic. After the lunch break we can enjoy a beautiful long canter on this plateau and then we to ride to the foot of the mountain to Imi n’oussaif .
February 01 ( day 6) Rest day at Zagora and o/night in hotel
After breakfast we travel by van to Zagora where we rest and spend the night.
February 02 (day 7) Oum lkhab to Oum lkhab plateau
In the morning we are picked up by van and taken back to the horses. On this day, we cross Jbel Mrah via a narrow path in the direction of Oum lkhab where we stop for a picnic lunch. In the afternoon we cross the Oum lkhab and camp at the foot of Jebel Tidma.
February (day 8) palm groves day
Today we cross the mountain and overlooking a large plateau and the palm grove. We will picnic at the edge of the palm grove. In the afternoon, we ride in the palm grove passing through villages. We camp among the palm trees that night.
February 04 (day 9) Ksar Nasret crossing the Jebel Bani
In the morning we cross the Draa riverbed, ride through the palm grove and pass the ksar (castle) of Nesrat. We will be seeing the mountains again and follow a good track to the picnic spot. In the afternoon we cross the Jebel Bani via a narrow pass that gives us a beautiful view of a large plateau dotted with acacia trees (and often it is easy to see gazelle) until we reach the campsite.
February 05 (day 10) Wadi Laatache & oasis Oum Laalg
This morning we continue following the plateau, keeping the Jebel Bani ridge on our right until we reach our picnic spot in front of the Wadi Laatache (‘Wadi of Thirst”). In the afternoon we travel onwards until we reach the oasis Oum Laalg .
February 06 (day 11) dunes of Cheggag to Lake Irikki
This morning is a very special day as we leave the oasis and ride to the beautiful and wild dunes of Cheggag. After enjoying the dunes we will continue on to our picnic spot located conveniently close to a well. After lunch we travel onwards with the dunes to our left and continue our journey to reach the plateau and Lake Irikki where we camp.
February 07: (day 12) ride towards Foum Zguid
This morning we continue crossing this vast plateau and enjoy a lovely gallop before we reach our lunch spot near a well, situated near a mountain called Lmdowar Sghir. In the afternoon we follow the track where we experience the interesting rocky landscape of Lmdowar Lkbir Mountain. We camp near the mountain for the night, not far from the village of Foum Zguid.
February 08 (day 13) ride towards M’ghimima
In the morning we ride across a plateau dotted with acacia trees. At times it is stony and at other times pleasant enough to enjoy a good canter until we reach our lunch spot. After our break, we continue our ride in this Saharan landscape to the campsite not too far from the village of M’ghimima.
February 09 (day 14) rest day at Tata o/n Tata
Leave camp after breakfast and transfer to Tata for the on February 10: (day 15) palm groves of Tissint to Kasbah In the morning we are picked up from the hotel and brought back to the horses. This morning’s ride begins with traveling along a narrow path that provides us with a beautiful view of the plateau and eventually leads to a small oasis. We ride through the palm grove of Tissint, passing through the river bed and picnic in the oasis near the village of Akka Did Sidi . In the afternoon we ride out from the oasis, cross the riverbed to a plateau, and just after the palm grove of the village of Kasbah we set up camp.
February 11: (day 16) ride towards Wadi Akka N’lghern
This morning, we leave the palm grove and ride towards a low mountain dotted with acacia trees until we reach the riverbed. From here we follow a stony way to a picnic spot on the edge of Wadi Akka N’Ighern. In the afternoon we continue in the wadi to a small oasis before Tata where we camp.
February 12: (day 17) ride towards Jbair and Tazoult
We follow the left bank of the riverbed, not far from the village of Akk n’Iznkad, after crossing the Jbel Bani via a narrow pass that allows us to have a beautiful view of the palm grove and the surrounding villages. We continue in the direction of the old fortified village of Jbair that we pass before arriving at our picnic site on a small plateau covered in acacia trees. After lunch we follow the riverbed, cross the village of Tazoult and follow the riverbed to the gorge which we then leave to follow a small rocky ridge to our camping spot for the night.
February 13: (day 18) ride towards Foum Laalgue
Today, we begin with good ground and join up with the Tata riverbed, until we reach a small oasis where we have lunch. 20 km In the afternoon we join the a good track that allows us to enjoy a faster pace if possible and head to our camp near a small oasis facing the village Foum Laalgue
February 14: (day 19) ride towards Tizouinine
This morning we continue the track that crosses another huge plateau covered in acacias where we might chance upon nomad camps. We picnic next to the village of Tizouinine.. In the afternoon we stay in the same track that crosses an agricultural plateau, with some oases until we arrive at our camp on the bank of the wadi overlooking a small oasis and the mountains (20 km)
February 15: (day 20) Ait ouablli to Tajhjijt and on to D’Icht
Today, our departure, is not far from the village Ait ouablli,. We ride up the wadi then along a ridge by a track until we reach our picnic spot in the shade of the acacias. In the afternoon we stay on the track, pass next to a mountain and cross a plateau with some oasis, the village of D’Icht is not far from where we camp. (20 km)
February 16: (day 21) D’Icht to the Tagjgalte plateau
This morning, we start out from near the small village D’Icht and its palm grove and ride over a small plateau covered with acacia trees and then along a riverbed until we reach our picnic spot not far from the village of Kasbah. After the lunch break, we continue in the same riverbed, which passes between two mountains and on to the plateau Tagjgalte where our camp is located (18 km)
February 17 (day 22) D’Ait illoul toTaghjijte
This morning, surrounded by mountains, we cross a beautiful plateau, towards our picnic point just before a small road that leads to the village D’Ait illoul.. In the afternoon we continue along a field, then join a good track that leads to the village of Taghjijte where our campsite is.
February 18 (day 23 ) Rest day in Guelmim
After breakfast we depart for Guelmim where we rest and overnight in a hotel
February 19: ( day 24) Taghjite to Igherm n’Igouzel
Today, a beautiful ride through the palm grove of Taghjijte and Further along we will find our team for the lunch break. After lunch, we follow the riverbed, passing a small village and then arriving at the camp at the entrance of the village of Igherm n’Igouzeln between the mountains Agni Ouaarich and Mouchllif .
February 20: (day 25) Wadi Seyad to Fask onto Tighmert
We ride along the Wadi Seyad and cross a beautiful plateau with some nomad camps. We then continue our journey on the plateau not far from the village of Fask . In the afternoon, we finish crossing the plateau and reach a river that extends to Tighmert where our camp is for the night.
February 21: (day 26) ride to Labyar and finally the sea
The sea air is calling us and we cross some hills to the picnic spot not far from the village of Labyar. In the afternoon we are in the riverbed until we finally arrive at the magnificent Plage-Blanche (the white beach) to enjoy a great gallop. We camp on/near the beach.
February 22: (day 27 )
After short ride in the morning on the beach we have a light lunch, bid farewell to the horses and make our way to Agadir by van (5 hours) . In Agadir we will enjoy a farewell dinner. Overnight in Hotel Tildi in Agadir.