Dades Gorge or Gorges du Dadès, Morocco. A gorge carved by the Dades River separates Atlas and Anti-Atlas (or Lesser Atlas) mountain range. Recently the gorge and neighboring Berberian kasbahs became a popular tourist attraction.
The Dades Valley, also known as a Road of a thousand Kasbahs, stretches 160 km (100 mi) from Ouarzazate to the east of Tineghir. The winding road offers stunning views to the gorge and historic kasbahs. Tourists often refer to this as the most memorable experience in Morocco.
Hikers can explore even more amazing landscapes. Tour guides help visitors discover amazing rock formations. Walking in the gorge is particularly breathtaking, as some paths are engraved deep between the precipitous rocky walls.
Why to go there?
Great views, amazing ride or hike in the gorge, camping is possible. The area has a natural and historical significance.
When to go there?
Visit the lower valleys from March to May and mountains from May to July.
How to get there?
The gorge is found further from Marrakesh. The best way to reach it is from a town of Boumaine, which is 116 km (72 mi) from Ouarzazate and 53 km (32 mi) from Tinerhir.
Lead photo by Steve Jackson
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