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 The Rif Mountains:

 It is a large mountain range located in the north of the Kingdom of Morocco, and it has always been a center of Berber resistance against intruders and invaders from the Phoenicians, Romans, Spaniards, and the French.

Many areas and foothills of the Rif Mountains are characterized by heavy rainfall, which has contributed to the growth of a dense vegetation cover and the flourishing of agricultural, grazing, and tree cutting activities.

The word countryside or countryside is an Amazigh word that means: a terrain outcrop or a stone mountain that meets the sea.

We find the root Rif in many areas in Morocco, the Canary Islands, Algeria, and even in southern Spain, which was ruled by the Moroccans for a time.

Among the names of the places: Tenirife, Tarifa and Tarfaya (Tarfaya).

The Rif mountain range is located in the Kingdom of Morocco, specifically in the northern part of it, and this chain extends along the coast of the Mediterranean, starting from the city of Tangiers at the Strait of Gibraltar, and ending near Oujda at the Moulouya River, forming these mountains a wide arc, the width of which is from the middle It is about two thousand four hundred and fifty-six meters, and its width to the east is about one thousand and eight hundred meters, but it narrows as we approach its western side.

The slopes of the Atlas Mountains are rich in rains of great abundance; where rain falls more than in all regions of the State of the Maghreb, where the level of rain rises in some areas of the Rif mountain range to nearly two thousand millimeters annually, especially in the western and central parts of Morocco. Thanks to its heavy rains, it is credited with the growth and diversity of its rich and dense vegetation, and thus it is also rich in its various agricultural crops.

Atlantic cedar forests cover large areas of mountains, in addition to cork oak trees, as well as holm oak, in addition to the presence of Moroccan fir forests that are widespread in the mountains, and they are of the Spanish fir type remaining in the world, as for the slopes of the eastern chain, which usually rain less than the heights It is abundant in pine forests, particularly in Aleppo, and there are also marine pines, in addition to tetraclanes.

There is a belief that the Rif mountain range is a separate part of the Spanish mountain range, which is known as the Serranivada, and that they were previously attached to each other before the formation of the Strait of Gibraltar. According to C. Michael Hogan, the Rif Mountains are not synonymous with the country’s famous Atlas Mountains. 

There is a belief that the Rif mountain range is a separate part of the Spanish mountain range, which is known as the Serranivada, and that they were previously attached to each other before the formation of the Strait of Gibraltar. According to C. Michael Hogan, the Rif Mountains are not synonymous with the country’s famous Atlas Mountains.

In this chain there are about eight settlements of monkeys known as the endangered Barbary Macaca or the endangered Sylvanus Macaca, and these mountains are the largest habitat for honeybees, which is known as Ips mellifera major.

It is worth noting that many of the forests in this mountain range are widely disappearing, due to overgrazing in them, in addition to the fires that caused damage to the soil, as well as random logging, in addition to

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The Rif Mountains are located in the north of Morocco and extend along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea in the form of a wide arc from the Strait of Gibraltar (Tangier) to the Moulouya River (near Oujda).

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 Towards the sea, it is believed that this chain is part of the Serranivada mountains in Spain and that they were joined together before the formation of the Strait of Gibraltar and the coast next to these mountains, rocky, high, and with many heads.

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 The Middle Atlas Mountains:

 The Middle Atlas chain extends in the middle of the northern part of the Far Morocco.

It is linked in its southern borders with the High Atlas and separated from the north by the Taza Pass and the Sais Plateau, where it overlooks the city of Fez to the north.

Most of the Moroccan rivers (Sebou, Oum Al Rabie, Moulouya and Bouregreg) originate from it, and it is considered the most important water reservoir in the Maghreb.

the Middle Atlas is divided into two parts: the eastern part is an elevation of more than 3000 m, and the western part is a plateau ranging in height between 1000 and 2000 m.

Its inhabitants are Berbers and live on grazing, with the exception of some areas that have known modern agricultural activity since the colonial period, where many fruit estates are spread, especially apples, pears, cherries, apricots and peaches.

Its vegetative cover usually consists of green oaks (oaks) and juniper in the medium-altitude areas, and rice in the higher areas, where there is the largest cedar forest in the world. The type in it is called Atlantic rice, which is one of the finest types of rice.

Its forest wealth has been depleted, especially in the past years, threatening its ecological balance, as the production rate is 250 thousand tons, while the forest can only provide 130 thousand tons. Its highest peak is the summit of Mount Banassir, which is 3340 m. Its most important cities are: Beni Mellal, Khenifra, Yafran, Azrou, Imouzzer Kandar, Sefrou, Pullman, Mysore.

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The best hiking tours in Morocco beyond the traditional desert?

Mountain treks A land of sea, mountains, and desert, Morocco is a true paradise for hikers. The kingdom is full of hiking trails and routes for all tastes and levels. Walks in Berber villages, valleys, and forests for novice hikers, to conquer summits, and particularly the ascent of Toubkal, for the more athletic, through treks in the dunes of the Sahara, all hikers will find shoes to suit their feet.

Here are a top 20 of the best hikes through the most beautiful natural sites in Morocco! All you have to do is put on your walking shoes and put on your backpack to set off on an adventure off the beaten track!

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  • Portage: For walkers a small backpack for the day’s belongings. Mules or Camels are available for carrying luggage.
  • Supervision: By a French speaking Moroccan mountain guide assisted by a cook and muleteers.
  • Meals: typical Moroccan dishes (tagine, couscous, …). Fresh products and complementary preserves, meat bought in the mountains. Picnic or salads at noon, hot and cooked meal in the evening.
  • Climate: dry and hot in spring, cold at night in winter. Thunderstorm possible
  • Supervision: Berber guide speaking French and English, cook, mule drivers.

Accommodation: Camping and Local Houses

List of equipment to bring back: The weight of your luggage must be limited and contain all of your belongings. A flexible travel bag with side openings or a rucksack without frame, do not bring back rigid bags and suitcases.
  • The list:
  •  A sleeping bag (warm for winter)
  •  A small backpack for the day.
  •  A pair of light walking shoes that hold the ankle well.
  •  A spare pair of shoes and a pair of sandals.
  •  Loose pants for walking
  •  A sweater or fleece (from October to March) and a lighter one to wear underneath.
  •  A mountain jacket & waterproof jacket & pant
  •  A change of clothes.
  •  A flashlight + spare battery.
  •  A gourd.
  •  Sunglasses …
  • To do this trek, you should be in good physical conditions, but efforts will be rewarded.
  • Good walking shoes are mandatory, Sleeping bag.
  • To confirm this Trek you need a deposit of 15% before you start and 85% at the start time.
  • Payment: Cash