Running Holiday at the Backroads of the Atlas in Morocco (Fall Season)

Oct. 21 to Oct. 28, 2024

Running Holiday at the Backroads of the Atlas in Morocco (Fall Season)
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The Atlas Mountains, stretching over 2000km across Northern Africa, form a rugged spine that separates the Mediterranean coast from the Sahara desert. In Morocco, the tallest peaks host a network of ancient paths and dirt roads, linking picturesque valleys where traditional ways of life endure. Here, people live close to the land, measuring time by the seasons, and welcoming visitors with warm smiles and mint tea. Walking remains the primary mode of travel, offering a timeless experience.

As a runner, you'll discover breathtaking high-altitude trails (yielding to mules!), traverse dirt roads above terraced valleys, and race local children through mountainside villages. You can cool your legs in icy rivers fed by snowmelt and immerse yourself in a landscape seemingly frozen in time. By the end of the week, any preconceptions of Morocco as a desert will have vanished, replaced by a mosaic of diverse landscapes.

Each day offers a new route and running experience, with various distances available to suit your preferences. Every detail, from meals featuring local cuisine to accommodations and sightseeing, is meticulously arranged. With small group sizes, you'll enjoy an authentic and intimate experience, forging new friendships and creating lasting memories.

About The Host

Each person on our small, multinational team brings a unique set of running abilities, travel experience and guiding expertise to the table, but something that we all have in common is an addiction to exploration, a borderline obsession with running and a love of helping others experience the world in this very unique way. Our guides are certified Wilderness First Responders, practice Leave No Trace principles and have guided well over 200 running trips combined. When you join a trip you’ll be traveling, running and exploring with at least one (if not 2 or 3) of us.


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