After exploring the palmeries in the Todra gorge valley we moved only 75 kilometres south-east, to the Dades gorge. Completely different to the Todra gorge, it narrows substantially and has a steep climb consisting of a number of tight hairpin bends. There are amazing rock formations in the valley and we drove the gorge and then spent the next day hiking through a smaller canyon just across from our campsite, between amazing formations known alternately as “the body rocks” and “the monkey’s fingers”. The hike was challenging: crawling under bolders, scaling small sections of rocky cliff and jumping stepping stones in the parts where water flowed.
Morocco – the Dades Gorge