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Very interesting part of our trip through the Ounila Valley which links the Tizi n Tichka pass to Ait Ben Haddou. It was once the main thoroughfare for the trans-saharan trade route between Marrakesh and sub-saharan Africa. You can imagine these huge caravans on their...More
If you have a reliable vehicle, absolutely take this backroad instead of the main Marrakech/Ouarzazate highway.
At the north end it loops off the main road near Telouet (worth a stop itself) and rejoins the highway at Ait-Benhaddou at the south end. The road is...More
The scenery along this route is stunning.
It takes a bit longer than the N9, and the roads still not properly surfaced for a few miles, but this is probably what helps to keep it so quiet, undeveloped and unspoilt. Next time I'll hopefully have...More
It's an amazing drive up this valley, with gorgeous views at every turn. Kasbahs in every village, some sadly now decaying, see them before they melt back into the ground! The road climbs higher and higher up to Telouet, well worth the trip!
If you're taking a day trip yo Ait ben Haddou, you drive through the Onila Valley. From the road, the views are amazing. It is a long trip from Marrakech by car, Andy the road particularly treacherous.