Multi-day trek from Fes to Middle Atlas

Daily Tour 8 days 7 nights
Fes Visit Fez

Multi-day trek from Fes itinerary is created through the Middle Atlas Mountain nestled gracefully between the imposing High Atlas to the south and the rugged Rif Mountains to the north, the Middle Atlas stands as a majestic emblem of Morocco’s natural splendor. Spanning approximately 350 kilometers (220 miles) from the southwest to the northeast, this enchanting mountain range captivates adventurers and nature enthusiasts alike with its diverse landscapes and rich cultural tapestry.
Multi-day trek from Fes to Middle Atlas is a itinerary that weave you to the heart of the Middle Atlas where lie ancient cedar forests, their towering boughs whispering tales of centuries past. These verdant woodlands provide a sanctuary for myriad species of flora and fauna, offering a haven for bird-watchers and wildlife enthusiasts. Tranquil lakes and meandering rivers thread their way through the rugged terrain inviting travelers to explore their pristine shores.

At First Sight

  • Group Size 2 to 16
  • 5 days trekking of 4 to 5 hours
  • Max altitude – 1500 meters
  • Airport Transfers Included
  • Join In Fes

Accommodation & Meals

  • 7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 5 Dinners
  • 2 Nights Hotel
  • 2 Nights Guest House
  • 3 Nights Hostel/Lodge


Multi-day trek from Fez starts at 8 but may be subject to change depending on the season..

Tour quote - Middle Atlas trekking from Fez

GROUP SIZE 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
PRICE/PERSON €720 €660 €610 €580 €560 €540 €520

  • Picks up & drops by private car/Van/Bus/Taxi.
  • All your standard Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.
  • 5 nights in guesthouse, lodge, 02 nights in the Hotel 3* or Riad in Fes.
  • A highly experienced, helpful and friendly government license holder English speaking Guide or another language of your preference, But depending on the confirmation date.
  • Transport to carry your baggage during our trek itinerary.

  • Lunch and dinner in Fes.
  • All kinds of drinks like beer, coke/fanta/sprite, and alcohol.
  • Travel Insurance (Essential).
  • Tips for staffs and drivers.
  • Other items not mentioned over in package included.

Highlights of this Hike tour from Fes - Middle Atlas trek from Fes

Guided hiking tour from Fes to the Middle Atlas further a perfect blend of natural beauty, cultural richness, and outdoor adventure, making it a must-visit destination for nature lovers and adventurers alike.

  • Visit of Fes,  beckon with their splendid palaces, bustling souks, and intricate mosaics that narrate tales of a bygone era.
  • Scenic Trails: The Middle Atlas is renowned for its stunning scenery, with trails passing through cedar forests, oak woodlands, and rugged mountains.
  • Wildlife Sightings: The Middle Atlas is home to a variety of wildlife, including Barbary macaques, wild boars, and numerous bird species.
  • Special Nature: The Middle Atlas is also dotted with lakes, Rivers and reservoirs, providing habitats for fish and waterfowl.
  • Nomadic lifestyle: This Mountain range it’s home for nomadic families that followed a semi-nomadic lifestyle, moving their herds of livestock, including sheep and goats seasonally in search of grazing land and water sources

Tourism has been our hobby since childhood, starting in 1994. Over the years, we have continuously improved our experience by accompanying groups all over Morocco. In 2003, we began leading groups officially as licensed guides under Number 420. Finally, in 2018, we established a fully licensed Travel Company based in Marrakesh, operating under license number 10P/19.

This ample experience that we will share with you will undoubtedly guide you to an unforgettable tour in Morocco.

Day 01 : Fes Airport – Fes Medina

Upon your arrival at Fes/Tanger airport, you will be welcomed by your tour guide and transferred to your riad or hotel for an overnight stay. If you arrive early enough, you can visit some of Fes’s beautiful monuments and take a stroll in the bustling markets of the Medina.

  • Overnight stay in a Riad/Hotel.
  • No meal is included

Take note: If you plan to arrive at Tanger Airport, please inform us in advance if you are interested in this option.

Day 2: Fes Medina guided tour – Sefrou – Skoura M’Daz 

Our Fes City tour guide will meet you at your hotel at 9:30 to lead you on a captivating Fes medina guided tour. Immerse yourself in this imperial city with this enriching experience, an extraordinary walled city that stands as one of the world’s largest. Immerse yourself in the labyrinth of narrow streets adorned with vibrant displays of fresh fruits, aromatic heaps of spices, and the mesmerizing sight of intricately woven Berber carpets. Morocco’s artistic essence will surround you as you encounter a myriad of captivating works of art.

As the day unfolds, your exploration will unveil the superbness of the Palace of the Kings, a historical gem steeped in regal tales that echo through its magnificent halls. Witness the age-old craft of tanning at the tanneries, where vibrant hues come to life in the hands of skilled artisans. Marvel at the dexterity of Fassi ceramicists, whose hands breathe life into exquisite creations, showcasing the enduring beauty of Moroccan craftsmanship.

Our Fes medina guided tour also includes a visit to the famous Al-Qaraouine University. which is the oldest in the world, the Tanneries, and the Moulay Idriss mausoleum. We will also explore the tile cooperative and then enjoy a magnificent panoramic view of the entire Medina of Fez from the historically significant Merenid Tombs, perched on a hill overlooking Fes. The half-day tour in Fez lasts about 5 hours, followed by a transfer to the Middle Atlas. We head towards Sefrou, a town referred to as the ‘Cherry Capital’ due to its extensive cherry orchards and the annual Cherry Festival that takes place in June. The city is also famous for its ancient medina. We continue driving to reach Skoura village nestled in the heart of the mountains. Depending on our arrival time, we can enjoy a walk around.

  • Overnight stay in a guest house.
  • The distance covered on the drive, 93 km/2h 45min
  • Meals: B . L . D
Day 03 : Skoura M’Daz –  Azrou – Z.Ifran 1500m

After breakfast, we will continue our discovery of the Middle Atlas Mountain Range by driving through cedar forests and natural lakes. Along the way, we will enjoy a short break to meet Barbary macaques. We will then proceed to a large lake called Afounir, renowned as one of the best spots for bird-watching in Morocco. Here, we will have our picnic lunch and take a leisurely walk around the area. Afterward, we will continue our tour trek to our final destination for the day, Z. Ifrane, a quiet village nestled at the foot of scenic waterfalls.

  • Overnight stay in a guest house.
  • 3 hour of walking.
  • The distance covered on the drive, 147 km/2h 45min
  • Meals: B . L . D
Day 04 : Z.Ifran 1200m – (Ouiouane)Wiwan 1500m

Departure after breakfast to discover this magnificent site with beautiful waterfalls of over 100 meters which water the roofs of the houses. On the large cliff, we enjoy a panoramic view of the village. We will cross the cider forest, lakes, and vast pastures inhabited by nomads. We will finish our stage near the large Lake Wiwan.

  • Overnight stay for two nights in a Lodge at an altitude of 1500 meters.
  • Elevation gain,+300 meters
  • Elevation loss, -150 meters
  • Meals: B . L . D
Day 05 : Wiwan (Ouiouane) Lake 1500m – Oum Rabia Spring – Wiwan Lake 1500m

We stroll across flat terrain cultivated with barley and wheat, gradually ascending amidst a beautiful forest of cedar and oak trees. After a pause at the pass, we descend into a pastoral area and the Boumzil valley, where we will have our picnic lunch and reunite with our transportation. After a short transfer, we reach Oum Rabia Spring, renowned for its crystal-clear waters and picturesque surroundings, making it a popular destination for tourists and locals seeking relaxation and natural beauty. After a relaxing moment drinking a cup of mint tea, we return to the same lodge for overnight stay.

  • Overnight stay at the same lodge at an altitude of 1500 meters.
  •  4 hours 30mi of walking.
  • The distance covered on the drive, 20 km/15min
  • Elevation gain, +250 meters
  • Elevation loss, – 400 meters
  • Meals: B . L . D
Day 06 : Wiwan (Ouiouane) Lake 1500m – Oum Rabia Spring – Aguelmam Aziza Lake – Ait Noh

After a short transfer of 15 minutes, we arrive at the beautiful spring of Oum Rabia, the beginning of the Oum Rabia river, considered one of the most significant in Morocco. We then take a stroll along the valley, cross through a cedar forest, and reach the large natural lake of Aguelmam Azigza. After a brief walk around the lake, we proceed with another short transfer of 15 minutes to our accommodation for the night at another hostel.

  • Overnight stay in a lodge at an altitude of 2250 meters.
  • 5 hours of walking.
  • Elevation gain, totaling +500 meters
  • Elevation loss, – 50 meters
  • Meals: B . L . D
Day 07 : Ait Noh – Kounifra – Fes/Marrakesh.

After a brief 30-minute transfer to the stunning site of Jnan Mass, we will begin our walk along the Boumzil valley. Along the way, we’ll traverse a cedar forest adorned with mountain pastures, passing through hamlets where shepherds settle with their flocks on these plateaus. Eventually, we’ll reach the three lakes of Tiglmamen, where our transportation awaits to take us back to Fes via the Middle Atlas Road, passing by the cities of Khounifra and Mrirt. We expect to arrive in Fes late in the day.

  • Overnight stay in a hotel/Riad.
  • The distance covered on the walk is 12 km/5h of walking
  • The distance covered on the drive to Fes, 176 km/2h 40minutes
  • Meals: B . L .D
Day 08 : Hotel – Airport

Following our morning meal, our vacation officially concludes, leaving the entire day open for leisurely exploration through the vibrant and bustling city of  Fez. You are encouraged to wander through the winding streets, immerse yourself in the lively markets, and indulge in the kaleidoscope of colors that adorn the cityscape. An enticing choice is to spend the rest of the day at your own pace. Meeting you and transfer to Fes airport 3 hours before your fly time.

  • The distance covered on the drive from Fez city to Fes Airport, 20 km/ 30minutes
  • Meals: B

Take Note: Optionally, with an additional fee, we can arrange a transfer to Marrakech or Casablanca for you, Feel free to contact us if you need assistance.

Key Facts

We’ve gathered a selection of commonly asked questions to provide you with further insight into this extraordinary trek from Fes.

Meal Plan

All meals are included during this trek from lunch on Day 2 to breakfast on Day 8.

Food & Water

Drinking untreated water from the taps is discouraged. It is advisable to use purification tablets or a filter bottle (such as a Water-To-Go bottle) to treat your water, or purchasing mineral water as alternatives.
During the trek, all food is sourced locally and prepared by our skilled trek cooks. Our cook team consistently amazes Morocco hike tours groups with their culinary creations!

Breakfast, tea, coffee, milk, chocolate… jams, honey, cheese… bread, sometimes Berber pancakes.

Lunches usually starts with a cup of mint tea, assorted salads, and a hot dish, fruits,… (Vegetables are washed, peeled).

Dinner, starts off with soup and bread. The main course is usually rice, pasta, couscous, spaghetti or chips, with a vegetable stew (or tagine) consisting of some of the following – onion, potato, carrot, green pepper, zucchini, turnip, parsnip, green beans, and peas. There will be some meat (usually chicken, lamb or beef), however meat is not prominent in the menu. All dishes come with traditional sauces which are rarely (spicy) hot. To round off dinner, there is the usual range of hot drinks and some fruits.

Special diets

While we make efforts to accommodate vegetarians, the options may be limited at times. Unfortunately, we may not always be able to accommodate special dietary needs due to the nature of our trips and the area we visit. It can be challenging, and in some cases impossible, to cater to a wide range of dietary preferences. You may need to bring supplementary food or snacks from home if your dietary needs are specific. For inquiries about specific dietary requirements, please contact our sales team. Please understand that we cannot guarantee to fulfill all requests and cannot be held liable for any issues related to dietary restrictions or intolerances.


During this Middle Atlas Trek, the group will spend two nights in a riad or hotel in Fes on an en-suite basis. While there are a range of high-end hotels in Fes, we try to strike the right balance of a comfortable and conveniently located base while maintaining a really good value holiday.

While trekking, we have 5 nights in a hostel or guest house. The rooms can be twin, triple, or quadruple, and you will not need a sleeping bag.

If you are traveling by yourself, you will be paired up with another single client of the same sex. Single hotel rooms and/or single rooms are available for a supplementary cost. If you are planning on extending your holiday, additional nights at the group hotel or in a range of different hotels and riads in Fes are available on request.

Group Leader & Support Team

The group will be led by a professional and qualified tour leader proficient in English or another language of your preference, depending on the confirmation date. Additionally, the group will be supported by a full trek crew, which includes a cook responsible for preparing our lunch breaks, as well as a baggage transporter.


This Middle Atlas Trek involves going to moderately high altitude. During the course of this trek you will reach altitudes in excess of 1600 metres. Most people will have no difficulty with this level of altitude but before coming on the holiday, we recommend you read the advice on trekking at high altitude. You can also talk to one of our trekking experts if you have any concerns about altitude.

Expending funds

Plan to hold around £150 per person (or its equivalent in US dollars or Euros) for tips, soft drinks, snacks, and other incidental expenses. Keep in mind that additional costs may arise for souvenirs, and optional activities, so it’s wise to budget for these separately.

While Moroccan Dirhams are not typically available for purchase outside the country, you can conveniently withdraw local currency from ATMs upon your arrival at the airport or in Marrakech. ATMs offer the option to withdraw funds in pounds sterling, dollars, or euros, which you can easily exchange at the airport. Carrying a credit card is advisable for emergencies and additional peace of mind.

Direction on gratuities

Tipping is the customary way to express gratitude to your local guides and porters. It’s important to note that tips do not constitute a part of their wages; rather, they are viewed as a personal gesture of appreciation from group members. We advise our local teams that tips are not obligatory or expected but are rather a reflection of the service provided.
It is customary for the group to collectively decide on the final amount of tips to be distributed among the guide, cook, and porters, as their responsibilities differ. We suggest that approximately from £55 per group member would be an appropriate amount to ensure fair compensation, which you can give directly to them.

Suitcase Allotment

For this Middle Atlas Trek around Fes, you should bring one piece of luggage (maximum weight on arrival at the group hotel is dependent on your international flight restrictions) and a day pack (of around 30 – 40 litres).

Our baggage transfer company, which transports your main bag from hostel to lodge throughout the trek, has requested that everyone use a duffle-type bag. They will not accept hard suitcases. Otherwise, if you bring one, you should leave it at the hotel in Fes. Please note that there is a strict weight limit of 15-20kg maximum for bags to be transferred, and no fresh produce should be left in these bags.

You can, of course, leave any type of your baggage at the hotel in Fes with any items you do not need on the trek and pick these up when you return.

Your main bag will be transferred between overnight stops, and you should have this ready for collection by 8:00 each morning befor breakfast. The bag will normally be delivered to your next lodge by 17:30, but this may vary depending on the day.

Internet access

Upon your arrival at the airport, you can purchase a SIM card for 1 euro, or sometimes it’s free. Then, all you need to do is top it up with an internet option, and you’ll have a connection when needed. We recommend Maroc Telecom as the company, but please keep in mind that in some places, other companies might offer better service. It all depends on the reception in each area.

Group size & Trek Arrangements

All our trekking proposals in Morocco are guaranteed for a minimum of two people. There is a required minimum number of participants to ensure the trip proceeds. Once this minimum number is reached, the trip status will change from ‘Available’ to ‘Guaranteed to run

Health & Vaccinations

If you suffer from a severe allergy, kindly notify the Morocco Hike Tours Team (support) prior to your departure. While we will make every effort to assist you, please note that we cannot ensure an allergy-free environment during Your trip to Morocco. It is imperative that you carry your own allergy treatment, as ‘adrenaline auto-injectors’ are not provided as standard equipment by Morocco Hike Tours leaders and staff. Upon arrival, please inform your leader about your allergy and indicate the location where you store your adrenaline pen.

Vaccinations: It’s advisable to reach out to your physician or travel clinic to verify if any particular vaccinations are necessary for your trip.

Passport & Visa

Your passport must meet 2 requirements. It must be:

  • Less than 10 years old on the day you enter (check the ‘date of issue’)
  • Valid for at least 3 months after the day you plan to leave (check the ‘expiry date’)

Travelers hailing from the UK, US, and EU typically enjoy visa-free access to Morocco. However, it’s essential to bear in mind that visa regulations can undergo alterations. Ensuring compliance with visa prerequisites falls under your purview for this journey. Hence, we advise consulting the closest embassy or consulate pertaining to your designated destination(s), as well as any countries involved in transit or transfer.

Certain local authorities furnish information regarding the requisite visas for their nationals. To assist you further, we’ve compiled a set of helpful links below:

Washing Cloths

If you wish to have your clothes washed during your stay in Morocco, it will be possible for an additional fee of 10 Dirhams per item (underwear not accepted) and 4/5 Dirhams per item for ironing.

Getting Ready for Your trip to Morocco

Preparing with some extra physical activity prior to embarking on an active vacation is highly advisable. Enhancing your fitness level beforehand will undoubtedly enhance the overall enjoyment of your trip.
Being in good physical condition and accustomed to walking for 3 to 5 hours on consecutive days is recommended. Engaging in hill walking, incorporating both ascent and descent, serves as optimal preparation. Additionally, activities such as running, cycling, and swimming are beneficial for improving cardiovascular endurance and stamina.


Morocco’s monetary unit is known as the Moroccan Dirham. Below are some currency exchange rates, which can fluctuate daily:
– 1 Pound Sterling = 12.5 Dirham
– 1 Australian Dollar = 6.5 Dirham
– 1 Canadian Dollar = 7.4 Dirham
– 1 US Dollar = 10.00 Dirham
– 1 Euro = 10.6 Dirham.

Weather & Temperature

During this time Midlle Atlas Trekking, the weather typically offers pleasant conditions with daytime temperatures ranging between 20 and 25°C, and nighttime temperatures dropping to 7 – 10°C. However, there are instances when nighttime temperatures may plummet to as low as 0°C, or even a few degrees below freezing. When traversing passes and trekking up peaks, temperatures are expected to hover around 10 to 15°C. Evenings at the highest camps may be chilly, so remember to pack a fleece jacket. While rainfall is common in this area of Morocco, being a mountainous region, it’s wise to be prepared for occasional showers.

Plastic & Rubbish

Morocco Hike Tours does not encourage the use of single-use plastic items. We ensure that all our staff across Morocco work together to reduce this issue and educate those around them. During our desert and mountain treks, we are committed to collecting our rubbish and bringing it back to the big cities. Our footprints are the only thing we should leave behind.

Travel Insurance

To participate in a holiday organized by Morocco Hike Tours, it is imperative that you possess a valid travel insurance policy. This insurance should adequately cover the expenses related to medical treatment and safeguard the value of your holiday in case of cancellation. Prior to obtaining insurance, please verify that the chosen policy provides coverage for the activities and altitudes specified in your itinerary.

In the event that one participant leaves the group for any reason, the customer must assume responsibility for all the charges, and no reimbursement will be provided.

Season & Dates

This trek operates during March, April, May, June, and November, and offers flexibility to depart on any date of your preference within these months.

Additionally, this trek provides the option to combine with a trek to the Merzouga Desert sand dunes during March, April, May, and November. However, trekking to the Merzouga sand dunes is available from October to April.

Booking Procedure & Payment

Please select the trek that piques your interest, then reach out to us via email to initiate a discussion regarding your preferred trek and to verify its availability. Once we have agreed upon the specifics of your trek, including its duration, route, and the number of participants, we will proceed to make a tentative reservation, providing you with the dates and associated costs.
To secure your booking, we kindly request a 20% deposit, which can be paid online through a bank transfer in Euros, pounds sterling, or US dollars. The remaining balance is settled upon arrival in Morocco, payable in cash using the same currencies—Euros, sterling, or dollars—at the outset of the trek.
Please note: Should you find it inconvenient to carry cash, you have the option to settle the balance online via bank transfer a few days prior to the departure date.

Cancellation Conditions

Our Cancellation Policy:

  • If the trip is canceled at the discretion of our agency, you will be eligible for a full refund of the amount paid.
  • If the trip is canceled by you more than 30 days before the trip date, the amount paid will be retained as credit for a future trip, valid for two years (24 months).
  • If the trip is canceled by you less than one month (29 days or fewer) before the trip date, the amount paid will be retained as credit for a future trip, valid for one year (12 months).
How should you dress when traveling through small villages?

In areas with low tourist numbers (Berber villages in the desert such as in the Atlas), men are advised to avoid very short shorts, tank tops or loose shirts. The same goes for women, avoiding transparent fabrics and tight-fitting outfits. A scarf on your hair is not essential. You can try to dress in local fashion, which seems better suited to the climate.

Equipment list

This packing guide aims to assist you in organizing your belongings efficiently. It’s advisable to aim for minimal weight when packing your equipment.

Please ensure you have the following items with you:

  • Hiking boots
  • Trainers or sandals to wear after returning to the lodge.
  • Socks & underwear
  • Trekking trousers / shorts (please respect local culture and don’t wear in villages)
  • Lightweight waterproof over-trousers
  • Thermal baselayers
  • T-shirts / tops / shirts
  • Fleece jacket or warm jumper
  • Lightweight waterproof jacket
  • Sunhat / Warm hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Lightweight thermal or fleece gloves
  • Daypack 30 litres
  • Headtorch and spare batteries
  • Sun protection (including lip sun screen)
  • Water bottles 1 Litre (x2), a camelbak or platypus is useful (we encourage re-filling water bottles rather than single use plastic)
  • Small padlock (to lock your kit bag)
  • A selection of dry bags (to keep kit bag contents dry)
  • Antibacterial handwash
  • Washbag and toiletries
  • Small trek towel
  • Basic First Aid Kit including: Antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, diarrhoea treatment (Imodium), painkillers, plasters and blister treatment, Insect repellent, and re-hydration salts (Dioralite).

You have the choice to opt for the following items:

  • Sleeping bag liner
  • Down jacket
  • Trekking poles (recommended)
  • Camera
  • Travel clothes (can be left in Fes in a foldaway bag)
  • Pen-knife (note: always pack sharp objects in hold baggage)
  • Repair kit – (eg. needle, thread, duct tape)
  • Reusable cloth bag for shopping (to avoid plastic bags)

Rental Services:
You can rent/lease this via Morocco Hike Tours.

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The Middle Atlas Mountains are a mountain range in Morocco, located in the northern part of the country. They are part of the Atlas Mountain range system, which extends across North Africa. The Middle Atlas Mountains are known for their rugged beauty, diverse flora and fauna, and traditional Berber villages. The region offers opportunities for hiking, trekking, and exploring the natural landscapes, including cedar forests, lakes, and rivers. The highest peak in the Middle Atlas is Mount Bou Naceur, standing at around 3,340 meters (10,958 feet) above sea level. The Middle Atlas Mountains are a popular destination for both adventure seekers and those looking to experience Morocco's rich cultural heritage.

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