This is a 77-km link route between the crossroads town of Demnate and the start of the ‘Happy Valley’ piste route.

It includes some fairly dusty, but blue (non-technical) piste as well as a visit to the natural bridge of Imi n’Ifri and two examples of dinosaur footprints.


km0: centre of Demnate with shops, cafés and fuel


km6: one of the two new hotels on the road to Imi n'Ifri


km8.2: John Cressy at Imi n'Ifri, a massive natural bridge that is well worth exploring


Easy path to the bottom


To give you an idea of the scale, look for the two people standing at the bottom


km14.8: park up to check out the dinosaur footprints


Helpfully outlined with white paint!


No shortage of willing volunteers to show you


km22: unusual viewpoint of a stream culvert—interesting when in flood


km28: lovely twisting road


km31: fairly easy piste


km42: piste disappearing into the distance


km49: spectacular strata





km52: juniper trees


km56.9: piste junction with the M'goun Massif in the distance


km72: a ksar overlooking the valley coming from Azilal