The Dades Gorge Travel Guide

The Dades Gorge

Snaking its way up from Boumalne du Dadès, the narrow roadway that is gradually swallowed up by the gorge is captivating. Along the route you’ll see sprawling, emerald-green valleys and classic kasbahs set against a backdrop of surreal wind-sculpted, geological formations. The immensity of the gorge itself is a humbling reminder of our own vulnerability to the forces of nature and time. The switchback road helter-skelters to the end of the tarmac at Msemrir, but (in good weather) you can loop across to Todra Gorge in a 4x4 vehicle or continue northward on a rocky piste to Imilchil. The scenery of the Dadès Gorge is astounding, and if you can break away on foot to explore further, you will encounter Berber nomad families living in caves and rocky crags carved into the mountainside.

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