Located in the foothills of the Atlas mountains, Asni is a well visited small Berber town. About 50 minutes drive from Marrakech the souk or market is on Saturday. It can be quite busy there on souk day and local hustlers can be a little overwhelming. The drive from Marrakech to Asni is very pretty. In Asni there are a few cafes where one can find a good tagine for lunch overlooking the river, where women can be seen doing their washing and carpets are laid out to dry on bushes.
Turn left at Asni and follow this road for about 7 km to Imlil where life is much calmer and quieter. Imlil is a small Berber village in a stunning valley where you can go for the day and pick up a local mountain guide who will take you on a short or long walk through some of the most beautiful scenery Morocco has to offer. Finish up for tea in a Berber home and enjoy the wonderful natural hospitality of these kind mountain people.
Asni is a small market town, Imlil is a quiet Berber village from where to take great walks.