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