Beni Mellal: A Destionation for  Hikes, Pistes, and Cascades

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Beni Mellal is one of the most significant cities of the centre of Morocco with prosperous historical heritage mostly from the Ishmaelite Era (XVII Century).

Beni Mellal: A Destionation for  Hikes, Pistes, and Cascades

Beni Mellal: A Destionation for  Hikes, Pistes, and Cascades

Beni Mellal is also a destination to discover mountains, cascades, forests and flora and fauna in its pure condition. It offers tourism of adventure, the most beautiful reliefs of High and Middle Atlas. It also has many caves and pits.

The city is generally a destination of ecotourism and tourism of culture. The vast garden located at the center of Morocco where fields and farms are dominated by green plains, and can be accessed from Marrakech, Casablanca, Fez, Ouarzazate, Errachidia and Rabat.

With almost 60,000 inhabitants and still growing, the city has souks for handcrafted woolen Berber blankets, olives and oranges. In town, one of the best sites is the Kasbah de Ras El Ain which overlooks the gardens of the area. On a clear day, it is possible to have a view of the Ain Asserdoun spring, but the picturesque ambiance of the place makes it a nice stopover.

One of the best motivation four tourists to travel to Beni Mellal is to experience the hikes, pistes, and cascades of the area. The Cascades d’Ouzoud is undoubtedly the highest and most sought after in all of Morocco. The whole neighboring area is a hiking spot in the foothills just below Djebel Tassemit, the second-highest peak in the area just below Djebel R’Nim.

Heading south towards Mouriq or towards the Mellal Gorges, you will be welcomed by stunning landscapes. A must visit is the Zaouia Ahancal, which can be easily accessed with a four-wheel drive.

Generally, Beni Mellal and the nearby areas are worth a visit. They are not congested with tourists and some areas have not been commercially developed. Taking your own car through Morocco is a benefit to take you to some large off-road tracks and piste that leads to remote villages with amazing views.

Mohamed Dekkak

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