Morocco : Dades and Todra Gorges
Travelling between Erfoud and Ouarzazate along the southern side of the High Atlas Mountains you will pass through Boumalne du Dades and Tinehir, both of which lead up to the gorges. The Dades Gorge is a stunning driving of a slowly snaking road passing fig and almond orchards, some stunning rock formations, quiet Berber settlements and winding rivers. As you climb further into the mountains a four-wheel drive is necessary and depending on the time of year it is possible to pass down to the Todra Gorge. The Todra Gorge is stunning, it is a fault in the plateau and feels as if the earth has split open. Depending on the time that you have available try as walk up as far as you can, it feels like you are entering another world, passing through smaller gorges and Berber villages. There are several restaurants in the gorge and make a pleasant yet unusual location for lunch.