ATLAS MULE TREK
Ride a mule into the Ouirgane valley
Mule treks can be arranged from Kasbah Africa with mules hired from nearby villages. Our typical mule trek route takes around 4 hours and follows a circuit from Kasbah Africa to Ouirgane village and its reservoir and back along the Azzaden Valley passing through Berber villages, orchards, olive groves and along the riverbed (depending on seasonal water levels).
Mules are sturdy, sure-footed and equipped with local saddles. A Berber mule handler leads the mules. A local mountain guide also accompanies the trek. Infants and toddlers should ride with a parent. Older children should ride their own mule. Longer or shorter treks can be arranged on request. During the trek we follow centuries-old mule trails that link the Berber communities to their orchards, farmland and trading routes.
0900 Meet your mule in Kasbah Africa's parking area.
0910 After briefing, start the trek, head west down the valley.
1045 Reach the shores of Ouirgane reservoir; tea-break.
1115 Begin return journey, east up the valley.
1300 Arrive back at Kasbah Africa.
Timings are approximate and may vary due to interests of the group, weather or seasons. Riding mules is at your own risk and you should decide on the spot if you are happy to undertake the activity.
Helmets are not available locally so do bring your own from home as we strongly recommend that one is worn. We also recommend that long trousers are worn.
PRICES PER PERSON
Pick-up from/drop-off at Kasbah Africa; one mule per adult (or child) mule rider; English and French speaking local guide.
Beverages and meals not specified; tips and items of a personal nature.
Price for each child riding their own mule is the same as adult price. Infants and toddlers riding with a parent are free of charge.