This is a great family or group day out. The hike is not too challenging and also not too long, making it ideal for children.
Getting out into the heart of a rural community, seeing how they live, work the land and make traditional foods is a wonderful way to spend a few hours.
We also include a mule as well as our expert local Guide, just to carry any gear you have or perhaps if someone gets tired, they can ride the mule; this is especially nice for the children.
When you arrive to the family home, you can see how Fatima makes a traditional flat bread in a clay oven similar to a tandoori bread.
You will then get to eat the bread with your lunch which is made at the house. They say the best food is eaten when prepared in a family home, and you will see why when you taste it!!
You can extend your time here by staying overnight and exploring more of this region, or continue on to discover another part of the High Atlas. You can walk from here down to Marigha where your transport will be waiting or you can be collected after your lunch at the house.
1 Day Hike in Ouirgane National Park with breadmaking and lunch in a local Berber House.
Our driver will pick you up at 9 am from the nearest point to your accommodation in Marrakech and drive you to the start point of the hike. Your journey will take you through Berber villages and market towns, along winding mountains roads that follow gorges and up in to the red valley of Ouirgane. Your local Guide and Mule-team will be waiting to welcome you.
Once everyone is ready, bags stowed in the mules baskets, water to hand.. you will head off through the local trails and fields up through the Ouirgane National Park. The walk takes around two hours and takes you up the valley to the village of Tassa Ouirgane and the family home where Fatima will be waiting to welcome you.
Here, people make a traditional flatbread similar to a tandoori bread as it is baked on the inside of a clay oven. The women are the ones who mill and prepare the wheat for the bread and cook it daily. You can see how she makes the Tannourt bread and you will get to eat it with the lunch that is prepared for you.
After a rest and your lunch, you will take the trail down the valley to meet your driver. This can be from 1 to 4 hours depending on your group and if people are tired. The driver will then return you to Marrakech.
If you are coming on a Saturday when the local market takes place in Asni, we can add a visit on your way.