Hiking and Walking in Morocco
There are lots of opportunities for Walking and Hiking in Morocco. From coastal walks to mountain hikes for all abilities, you can be sure of unspoilt scenery all around Morocco.
There are many companies that can offer Walking and Hiking trips and guided tours to suit all abilities and energy levels, including mountain hikes to over 4000 meters in the High Atlas range. If you are like me, I prefer to go it alone and often walk into the mountains or along the coastal paths, following goat trails and small tracks, just drinking in the solitude.
There are so many small villages and ruins to explore in the mountains so walking and hiking is the best way to explore. Everybody you do meet will be sure to give you a warm friendly welcome – many people offer tea and a place to rest – this is just Moroccan hospitality so accept it.
It is always best to be prepared for a long walk or hike, especially if you are on your own. Take plenty of fluids, some energy foods and snacks, sunscreen and a hat are essential as is a camera. I always carry a smartphone with a GPS app and my Garmin GPS too. I suggest you let somebody know where you are heading and when you should be back – you never know. 4G signal is good in most areas too.
If you are not very experienced and would prefer a guided hike, we recommend Steven at Tayyu Hiking as an excellent guide. He is very experienced and knowledgeable and will be sure to give you the best time.