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The Atlas Mountainsin Marrakesh, Morocco

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This mountain range is considered to be the heart of Morocco and a landmark destination for many travelers.
The Atlas Mountains, Marrakesh
The high ranges of the Atlas Mountains stretch for 2500 kilometers from the Moroccan coast to Tunisia. They defend the Atlantic and the Mediterranean coasts from the harsh and vast Sahara. The name comes from the Greek Titan Atlas, who holds the mighty firmament on his shoulders. The first mention about the Atlas Mountains dates back to 150 BC.

The mountain range is composed of several ranges: the High Atlas, the Middle Atlas, the Tell Atlas, and the Saharan Atlas. There are a few plains and vast plateaus. The highest point of the mountain system is Toubkal peak, its height is 4167 meters. This is the second highest mountain in Africa after Kilimanjaro.

The Middle Atlas is a mountain range in northern Morocco with a small gradient of heights. Its highest peak is 3326 m high. There are hiking, biking and horseback riding trails there. Among the iconic places worth of attention are the cedar forest Ain Lёh, almond groves, the National Park near the town of Ifrane, and the Virgins Waterfall. There are many sights in the High Atlas, too/ Travelers come to see gorges along the Dades and the Todra Rivers, the Valley of Ait Bugemez, the Ouzoud Falls, and Kelaa Mgouna Rose Valley.

The Atlas Mountains attract travelers with the opportunity to explore the life of the indigenous inhabitants of Morocco, to get acquainted with the heart and soul of this North African country. You can travel along the roads of the Atlas Mountains by a private or a rented car.

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#4Ride along the unique Gorges Dades Road in MarrakeshRide along the unique Gorges Dades Roadoddviser

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

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#13Take a camel ride in the Atlas Mountains in MarrakeshTake a camel ride in the Atlas MountainsEvelina Ziolo

Camels are always accompanied by their keepers - make a deal with them about the distance of the ride before setting out.

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