Travel to Jebel Siroua – Ancient Volcanic Massif
Jebel Siroua is an ancient volcanic massif located between the High Atlas and Anti-Atlas Mountains, south of Marrakech. The area is a dissected plateau with a wide range of volcanic features, including numerous craters and lava plugs.
On a clear day, the nub-like summit offers some of the best views in Morocco, with the High Atlas, the Anti-Atlas, the Jebel Bani and even the dunes of the Sahara in view. In this region it is possible to stay in Berber houses and enjoy excellent walking. Guide and mule services are available in a limited capacity in Taliouine.
Siroua is located about 50 kilometres southeast of Toubkal. It is in the rain shadow of the High Atlas, receiving much less precipitation. However its elevation is sufficient to receive winter snowfalls. The best time to trek in this region is during April.
Most treks in the Siroua region tackle the non-technical summit of Jebel Siroua to the north of the trailhead town of Taliouine.
Visitors to the Siroua region can enjoy some challenging hikes in this beautiful, fertile mountainous region. They can also enjoy skiing in autumn and early spring. The village of Tizwat also makes for an interesting visit.
You’ll need a private vehicle to reach the start of trekking routes – this is usually arranged by your guide.
- Explore a beautiful region of rugged mountains and picturesque villages.
- Enjoy skiing in one of the highest mountains in the Kingdom.
- Take a challenging hike in a beautiful and fertile mountainous region.