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Ride along the unique Gorges Dades Road in Marrakesh

A dizzy road leads to the Dades Gorge. Try to ride all the way by this dangerous, but spectacular motorway.


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Ride along the unique Gorges Dades Road

#4 of 12 things to do in Marrakesh
The riverhead of the Dades lies between the high cliffs of the High Atlas - the mountain range in the northwest of Morocco. For over millions of years, a narrow gorge formed there. Now they know it as the Dades Gorge. The landscapes here are fantastic: canyon rock shimmer in the rising sun with yellow, red, orange and slightly greenish tints.

The path through the gorge spins like a small snake crawling from the high mountains to the river. The road is amazing: lots of turns on an almost vertical cliff. Ride all the way by the mountain serpentine through the Dades Gorge to make great photos of this wonderful masterpiece created by the nature and humans. Going down the road, you will notice how the valley is getting narrow, and its walls are pushing closer and closer together, hanging down over your head. Ancient defensive fortresses kasbahs are built in the Dades Gorge along the banks of the river. There, settled inhabitants of the mountains used to hide from nomad raids.

Travelers dare to take the dangerous ride to the Dades Gorge for the futuristic landscapes, reminiscent of a strange planet, and for the sake of a winding road leading deep into the canyon. In this adventure you will learn about the life of indigenous peoples living in the Atlas Mountains.

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The Atlas Mountains in Marrakesh
The Atlas Mountains#3 of 5 places to visit in Marrakesh

This mountain range is considered to be the heart of Morocco and a landmark destination for many travelers.


Tips and hints

you can get to the mountain serpentine leading to the Dades Gorge only by your own or rented car.


Guest26 July 2017

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