Morocco - Toubkal Mountain Trail

Experience Level
  • Open May-Sep
  • Set arrivals
  • 7 nights / 6 days of riding | 3 to 5 hours riding per day | Nearest airport:Marrakesh
  • Weight limit: 14st (89 kg) (196 pounds)
  • Usual maximum: 10

Starting and finishing at the very comfortable Terres d’Amanar you follow mountain trails and ride at an altitude between 1,500m & 3,100m.

Amongst the high barren peaks are woodlands of pine, oak and cedar, open pastureland and small lakes. This ride can only be done in summer because many of the trails and passes used are closed in winter due to snow.

A highlight of this trail is riding along the Kik Plateau ridge, where you will see brilliant views over the Haouz Plain and Mount Toubkal.

The horses are Barb Arabian and mainly stallions. They are well schooled and behave well on the trail and the only thing you need to remember (as on all trails but of even more importance when riding stallions) is to keep a distance from other horses at all times.

The tack is good quality English-style saddles. Guests normally assist with grooming and tacking up their horse but assistance is on hand at all times.

The riding is a mix of paces to suit the terrain and is fast in places. You need to be confident riding in open spaces and in control at a fast pace. You must also be physically fit as well as riding fit since there is some walking on foot on steeper descents. The trails are not suitable for nervous riders.

In some places it is very rocky and suitable only for walking. Where possible there are opportunities for trots and canters which may be along hard tracks.

The first and last night is at Terres D'Amanar, the mid night is at a lodge and the other nights are in tented camps which are moved on each day. A support vehicle meets you each day for lunch and then goes ahead to set up camp. There are three nights in hotels and four nights in camp.

When camping you stay in two person dome tents with a porch area for baggage. Normally everyone helps with the setting up of the tents. There is a large mess tent for eating and relaxing in the evenings. There is also a separate shower tent and you are provided with a large bucket of hot water for showering.

The food in Morocco will be a highlight of the holiday - a meal typically begins with hot and cold salads and is followed by a tagine which may be served with couscous.

Alcohol is not provided and not easily purchased during the trail. There are some shops where you can buy alcohol in Marrakesh, but the choice is very limited and can be expensive. We recommend that you bring your own alcohol from home or from duty-free if you wish.

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Upcoming Dates

These itineraries are scheduled during the summer months and will be guaranteed to run with two guests in the group.

For our rides in different regions, check out our Essaouira Coastal Trail and Desert Trails. If you would prefer not to camp, our Horses, Dunes & Nomads itinerary would be perfect.

Holiday Experience LevelExp Lvl Arrive - DepartArr - Dep   Price Itinerary Availability
Toubkal Mountain Trail
23 Jun 2019 - 30 Jun 2019 7 nights 7 ngts £727.20 View (.pdf) Book
Toubkal Mountain Trail
30 Jun 2019 - 7 Jul 2019 7 nights 7 ngts £727.20 View (.pdf) Book
Toubkal Mountain Trail
7 Jul 2019 - 14 Jul 2019 7 nights 7 ngts £787.81 View (.pdf) Book
Toubkal Mountain Trail
14 Jul 2019 - 21 Jul 2019 7 nights 7 ngts £787.81 View (.pdf) Book
Toubkal Mountain Trail
21 Jul 2019 - 28 Jul 2019 7 nights 7 ngts £787.81 View (.pdf) Book
Toubkal Mountain Trail
28 Jul 2019 - 4 Aug 2019 7 nights 7 ngts £787.81 View (.pdf) Book
Toubkal Mountain Trail
18 Aug 2019 - 25 Aug 2019 7 nights 7 ngts £787.81 View (.pdf) Book
Toubkal Mountain Trail
25 Aug 2019 - 1 Sep 2019 7 nights 7 ngts £787.81 View (.pdf) Book
Toubkal Mountain Trail
1 Sep 2019 - 8 Sep 2019 7 nights 7 ngts £787.81 View (.pdf) Book
Toubkal Mountain Trail
8 Sep 2019 - 15 Sep 2019 7 nights 7 ngts £787.81 View (.pdf) Book

Prices

SMALL GROUP SUPPLEMENTS If there are only 2 people confirmed there is a supplement of £347.85 per person. This will be removed once there are three or more people confirmed.

INCLUDES Accommodation; full board (from dinner on night of arrival to breakfast on last morning); riding; camping equipment.

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT A supplement of £101.00 is payable if you are in a single room. If you are prepared to share this will be refunded once a sharer is found. A single tent is an additional £40.40 for the week.

PAYABLE LOCALLY Lunch on arrival or departure day; drinks in hotels; alcoholic beverages; tips.

NEAREST AIRPORT Marrakesh.

TRANSFERS included from Marrakesh.

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Location

In the High Atlas mountains south of Marrakesh.


Weather & Climate

The high interior can be visited year-round, although it does get cold in winter. The Toubkal Trail runs in the summer months when the mountains are clear of frost and snow. On the first and last day of the trail it may feel hot, but once into the mountains, the temperatures are pleasant.

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Guest Review

The horses were top quality, in great condition (no sores which unfortunately can be all too common on some riding holidays) and very willing and able to cope with the challenging terrain.
I cannot praise Rashid and his team too highly - all very genuine guys.

Sadie ,Lancashire

5 star rating Overall rating: 5/5

Toubkal Mountain Trail Riding Specialist

Lucy says

You will be riding amongst some seriously big mountains. It amazes me how people first settled in these inaccessible places.

My Top Tip

Make sure you have comfortable boots which you can walk in because there are times when you need to lead your horse on foot.

Email: lucy@inthesaddle.com

Lucy Downes
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