Embrace nature and delve into Morocco's beautiful landscapes on this four-day hike through the Rif Mountains from Chefchaouen.
Rif Mountains 4 Day Hike
Day 1: Chefchaouen – Azilane
At 9 am on the first day of your trek, we'll meet up in Place Mohammed V in Chefchaouen. From here, you'll set off on your 8 hour hike through the spectacular green landscapes of one of the most beautiful natural areas of Morroco: Talassemtane National Park. You'll captivated by the incredible views of this protected area of the Rif Mountains from first sight.
Today's hike will be split into two 4 hour treks, between which we'll enjoy a break in the forests of Talassemtane to build up your energy eating your picnic lunch. At the end of the day, we'll stay in a mountain lodge in the village of Azilane. We'll have dinner here and relax ready for the next day's adventure.
Day 2: Azilane – Taourarte
After a hearty breakfast at the mountain lodge, we'll head out on the trail. Hope you're well rested, because today's hike will be 8 hours long! We'll walk through another beautiful area of the Rif Mountains known as Taourarte, which is characterised by the vibrant ochre and green colours of its scenery.
We'll have a brief break to fuel up with our picnic lunches before making the trek to a rural lodge in Taourarte to enjoy a well-deserved dinner and rest.
Day 3: Taourarte – Akchour
With the first rays of sunlight, we'll have our breakfast at the mountain lodge. An 8-hour hike awaits us, this time divided into three stages of approximately two and a half hours each. During these three treks, between which we'll make stops to have lunch (not included), we'll have the unique opportunity to spot the monkeys that live in the Rif Mountains! If we don't make any sudden movements, they might even come near us to say hello!
The highlight of this route will be a visit to the famous Akchour Waterfalls, the ideal spot to enjoy a refreshing dip in the sparkling green waters of the natural pools after a tough walk. Day three will come to an end at a mountain lodge in Akchour village, where we'll spend the night after a delicious dinner.
Day 4: Akchour – Chefchaouen
After an early start and an energising breakfast, we'll set off on the fourth and final part of our trek: a hiking route lasting a total of 6 hours, split into two 3 hour trails. The first stretch of our adventure will take us to see the so-called God's Bridge, a natural rock formation towering above a spectacular canyon.
Having had our picnic lunches, we'll embark on the last section of our unforgettable four-day hike through the Rif Mountains in the direction of the "Blue City of Morocco". For the finishing touch on the excursion, when we arrive in Chefchaouen, we'll enjoy a guided walking tour of the most emblematic monuments of the old town, like the Medina and the Spanish Quarter.
At 6 pm, the tour will finish back in Place Mohammed V in Chefchaouen.
Accommodation and food
This four-day trek includes three nights' accommodation in mountain lodges:
- Azilane (first night): Gîte D’étape Azilane or similar.
- Taourarte (second night): Gîte Taourarte or similar.
- Akchour (third night): Gîte D’étape Zaouia d'Akchour or similar.
Accommodation includes dinners and breakfasts. Lunch is not included on any of the days, so we recommend bringing your own picnic food.
Who can participate in this activity?
- The minimum age for this tour is 16 years old.
- A good level of physical fitness is required, as we will do a level 2 route (moderate trekking).
- This tour is not suitable for people with heart or back problems or for pregnant women.
This is a private tour organised exclusively for you and your partner, family or friends.
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Private English language tour
Up to 2 peopleUS$ 518.1
Up to 4 peopleUS$ 793.8
Up to 6 peopleUS$ 1,190.7
The tour is exclusively in English.
English speaking guide.
Three nights' accommodation in a mountain lodge with dinner and breakfast.
Private and exclusive tour, there will be no one else in your group.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility or pushchairs/strollers).
Place Mohammed V.