Excursion to Ifrane in 1 Day
Is located 80 kilometers from Fez, in the Middle Atlas. It is a small town surrounded by mountains 1650 meters above sea level. It was built in 1930, with a European style and a pleasant atmosphere all year round, ideal for breathing clean air.
Its construction by the French, begun in 1929 as a seaside resort, was inspired by Alpine architecture. It has a grand Royal Palace, Al Akhawayn University, a military academy and many luxury villas which are dotted around the city with well-kept trees and alleys. It is a city of entertainment for summer and winter sports. In the center stands out a lake surrounded by forests, next to which you can contemplate the Lion of Ifrane, a stone sculpture.
Ifrane National Park:
An impressive cedar forest, a natural monument and the largest in Morocco. It covers all the surroundings of Ifrane and Azrou, at an altitude of 1,500 – 2,000 meters. Its forest of more than 50,000 hectares, the largest reserve of cedars in Morocco and the world, is considered a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Incredible cedars over 100 years old, grandiose walnut trees and towering holm oaks obscure the road and give it an air of mystery. Visit the Lakes of Dayet Asaua, Dayet Ifrah, Valley of the Rocks, Virgin Falls and Jbel Hebri Peak, next to Michlifen Winter Resort. Wildlife abounds: monkeys, wild boars, hares and partridges. Trout fishing.
There is a circuit of the lakes, taking the road to Fez, taking a deviation 16 km to Dayet Aoua, an ideal place to eat and observe birds. Continuing on the local road between pines and oaks towards Dayet Ifran, one can admire a beautiful landscape little visited. On the way back to Ifrane, via road 707, you can admire the Valley of the Rocksmade up of large rock formations.
Ski resort at 2,036 meters above sea level, 17 km. This area is a plain dotted with forests and stones composing strange shapes. The station offers various services. Next to it there is Jebel Hebri station, 2,014 meters above sea level and 22 km away. It is accessible from Azrou by the road to Midelt.