This is a seldom-used traverse of the High Atlas mountains heading north from Ouarzazate travelling through spectacular scenery with a visit to a film set, ride over three tizis and along the beautiful Tassaout Valley, then a walk through the massive natural bridge of Imi n’Ifri before finishing at Demnate.
Although an all-tarmac route there can be debris on the road after heavy rains.
Photos are a mixture from different trips.
km21: film set 200m from the road
km22: road stretching into the distance towards the High Atlas mountains
km40: now entering the foothills and starting the climb
km50: I keep meaning to explore this piste
km55: great light nearing sunset
km67: desolate in places
km68.9: looking down from Tizi n’Fedhrat into what I term 'debris valley'
km71: and then a couple of km further on you reach the beautiful Tassaout Valley
km82: Gite Toughrine on the left with the 'lateral souq' on the other side of the river
close-up of the lateral souq
piste leading to route 'S21 Tisgui Loop'
km84: looking back on the piste and Gite Toughrine in wintertime
km86: stone rather than pisé architecture
km104: open bowl on the way to the second tizi
km115: looking down from Tizi n-Outfi
km127: the river disappears into a gorge by the red cliffs
km135: good video point at the third tizi
km148: explanation of Imi n'Ifri
the road crosses the natural bridge by the white poles at top of photo
photo doesn't do justice to the scale of the massive bridge