- Tour Ideas
- South & Sahara
- Atlas Mountains
The Middle Atlas provinces cover 23,000 km² in area, and comprise 18% of the total mountainous surface of Morocco. The provinces of Khènifra, Ifrane, Boulmane, Sefrou, Khemisset, El Hajeb as well as parts of the provinces of Taza and of Beni Mellal lie in the Middle Atlas region. Béni Mellal on the Oum Er-Rbia River is designated "the doorway to the Middle Atlas."
Between Fes and Marrakech, the Middle Atlas area has gentler slopes than the High Atlas with wooded hills offering excellent trekking.
Attractions include a variety of Berber towns/villages, The M'Goun Geopark (a 12000 sq km region of fossils of Mesozoic age and stone structures) and the well-known Cascades d'Ouzoud (waterfalls).