Asni is a small town in the foothills of the High Atlas mountains near Marrakech, and it is the heart of Berber countryside with fabulous villages and hamlets, forests, fruit trees (orange, lime, lemon, grapefruit), and rose gardens.
The community of Asni is a cluster of small Berber villages and farms in a fertile valley at the foot of the High Atlas Mountains. Asni is on the route from Marrakech to Taroudant via the Tizi-n-Test pass, the highest and most spectacular pass of the High Atlas.
High Atlas mountains
The Atlas Mountains is the highest mountain in North Africa, Mount Toubkal stretching to 4.165 meters above sea level.. These big chains of mountains divided into three parts: the Middle Atlas (north of Beni Mellal), the Anti-Atlas (south of Marrakech to Tafilalet) and the High Atlas Mountains between Marrakech and Ouarzazate and offer very impressive mountain biking trails, trekking trails and photography opportunities. These mountains are the highest in the region. The Atlas Mountains has walked to suit all abilities, but mules are also available in the villages if riding suits you better than trekking. The Authentic Berber villages offer stylish Moroccan accommodation in the local traditional houses and there are official guides available. The Berber are the original people of Morocco who are enduring, hospitable and very friendly people.
Imlil is a small Berber village with a large number of hotels and restaurants. Imlil situated at about 70km from Marrakech. It’s the last biggest village before the Atlas mountains and it is the start point of the hikes and treks to Toubkal or surrounding area.