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The mountain is your playground

The ocher walls of Marrakesh back up to the Atlas Mountains, whose steep slopes are an invitation to adventure. Hike across hills, cross valleys on suspension bridges or speed down ski runs from the snowy peaks.

Test your mettle by attempting an ascent of Jebel Toubkal. Led by a local guide, you'll trek up the trail and camp under the stars until you finally reach the summit: magnificent views of the surroundings await you as a reward for your efforts!

There is an eco-friendly nature reserve next to Toubkal National Park that has the biggest ropes adventure park in Africa. The zip-lines, ropes courses and aerial bridges will get your heart racing.

The mountainous surroundings of Marrakesh also give you a chance to flex your skiing or snowboarding muscles. With a maximum elevation of 10,500 feet, the Oukaïmeden ski area has all the conveniences you expect, plus it tempts you with the option of skiing all day before heading to the milder climes of Marrakesh in the evening.

Last but not least is Lake LallaTakerkoust, which lies 25 miles to the south. Between ATV rides and jet skiing, Motor sports fan will have a blast!

The hinterland of Marrakesh is a world of its own. Just a few minutes from the comforts of the city, you find yourself in an untamed, but inviting natural setting where the wide, open spaces encourage you to push your limits.

The hinterland of Marrakesh is a world of its own. Just a few minutes from the comforts of the city, you find yourself in an untamed, but inviting natural setting where the wide, open spaces encourage you to push your limits.