The Skoura Oasis to the east of Ouarzazate is renowned for its pisé architecture and an interesting demonstrations of agriculture in a semi-arid environment. There’s a huge network of variable quality tracks through the oasis, however the 21-km route illustrated below is close to being a ‘green’ so in good weather is passable by ordinary 2WD vehicles. This could be combined with routes S21 or S31.

Some of the photos were shot in spring, others in autumn.


km2.5: Kasbah Amerhidl as featured on the older 50dh banknotes


km3: exit on good piste


km6: harvesting dates


km6.5: almond blossom in the spring


km7: dogwood in the autumn


km8: irrigation channel


km9: exploring pisé buildings


km10: easy piste


km12.2: Dar Lorkam


km13.7: leave the oasis crossing the wide river bed