This is a classic walking holiday combined with the exploration of Roman and medieval Moroccan cities and ruins lead by Hughie Arbuthnott and accompanied by Berber guides.
After arrival at Malaga airport you are transported across the straits of Gibraltar by ferry into North Africa and into the Rif Mountains where, for the next 3 days, we walk with mule support amongst remote, wild and indescribably beautiful mountain country through ancient Berber villages and terraced hillsides.
The journey continues to the imperial city of Fez following the footsteps of the Merinides, who supported the Moorish kings of Granada in the 14th century and on to the Roman ruins of Volubilis through Moulay Idriss ending the holiday in Rabat and fly out of Casablanca
Overall walking distance: 47 miles
Longest walking day: 12 miles
Walking grade 3: Tough at times with stony parts under foot, steep uphill stretches, max 16 miles per day.
Going under foot: Cobbled streets and mountainous terrain
Option to walk less: Yes, there are plenty of options to walk shorter distances.
6th – 13th October 2018
6th – 13th April 2019
£2,250 per person sharing a room
£2,750 per person individual room
The prices include 7 nights full board, wine with lunch and dinner, services of English speaking guides, airport transfers and transport throughout the week and entrance fees as specified. Flights not included
Accommodation en route: Elegant Riads, a charming mountain gite and boutique hotels
All accommodation has private bathrooms.
Arrival Airport: Málaga
Departure Airport: Casablanca