The Tizi-N-Tichka Road, built in the 1920s and very frequented by trucks and coaches, is one of the most dangerous roads in Morocco. Crossing the high Atlas it is unbelievable and atypical. Offering breathtaking views of quasi-desert landscapes: The valley of the Wadi Tensift in the north, the valley of the Ounila in the south, Tizi-N-Tichka is definitely worth a visit for its wonderful landscapes, during a motorcycle road trip Morocco. Between the months of December and April, the Col du Tizi-N-Tichka dubbed the "Pass of the pastures" can be blocked by snow.
The mountainous route is only a succession of curves that culminate on the pass of Tizi-N-Tichka offering travellers a splendid view of the landscapes of the high Atlas especially during the ascent of the Col de Tichka. Dry stone villages, wheat crops and barley nest throughout this motorcycle route. On the road, many of the flats offering typical Moroccan dishes such as grilled skewers, tajines or cuckoos make it possible to stop for lunch before joining the Col du Tizi-N-Tichka, which is 2 260 metres above sea level, Made the highest road crossing of Morocco. Long of almost 200km and crossing point required to rally the cities of Marrakech in Ouarzazate, it is considered one of the most beautiful roads of the country to do during a motorcycle raid Morocco.
The colors of the natural landscapes alternate throughout the journey, the area allows the walkers who wish to take a break, an astonishing beauty of the landscapes and several possibilities of hiking. To those who wish to discover the corner, the road offers beautiful excursions if one has a little time: the Kasba of Telouet, located in the small Berber village of Telouet also called the Palace of Glaoui, was built between the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries , the Kasba of Aït Benhaddou, an ancient town in clay where 4 families still live or the Kasba of Aït Ourir, a village located in the heart of an olive grove.
The magnificent views that the road offers on the mountains and Kasbas are the opportunity to leave with some souvenir photos. Along the curves, the road rises above the plains to reach its highest point, a natural border between Marrakech and Ouarzazate. The kilometers then pass through a rocky and semi-desert landscape. A winding and zigzag road, door of the great South Moroccan and ideal for a motorcycle raid Morocco full of sensations.
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