The cedar forests south of Azrou are supposedly great for hiking and if you're lucky you'll come across some of its best know residents, the Barbery Apes. As we were leaving Azrou on the road to Midelt we spotted a few of these apes close to the road - some of them were even walking across it!more
Azrou is surrounded by hills and many people hike up these hills for great views of the town and the surrounding area. On our first evening we walked through the market and over to one of these hills beyond rue Titahcen. This is one of the poorer areas of town and the higher we climbed the more obvious the poverty. Many of the houses here were...more
Azrou is the Berber word for rock and town takes its name from the huge rock mountain near the centre of town. The area around this azrou is a popular spot with local kids while you can also climb to the top of the azrou from where there are great views over the town. It's an easy enough climb though near the top there are a few dangerous spots...more
Patisserie Azrou is a nice cafe near the mosque in the centre of Azrou. Inside it's a typical dark, smoky, cafe, with mostly male customers watching Spanish football but it‘s more friendly on the terrace or upstairs. We had breakfast here one morning and we stopped by for a coffee a couple of times as well. Overall, it’s a good value cafe with...more
There aren’t too many restaurants in Azrou and as it had started raining heavily by dinner time we didn’t want to spend too long searching for somewhere to eat. It was a choice between the restaurant in our hotel and the one next door and we chose our hotel as the menu sounded nicer. There were a couple of menus on offer though, strangely, you...more
Ferries from Spain & France to Azrou:Ferries from SpainTaking your car, or going as a foot passenger, Ferries are available from Algeciras and Tarifa to Tangier. Crossing is about 2.5 hours or fast crossing 1 hour. [No need to book] www.frs.es/ also www.trasmediterranea.es/Ferries from France:Sete to Tangier. Regular sailings from Sete in the...more
If the Big City travel fatigue takes over and you feel the need to chill then why not plan a train trip to Laidback Hassle free Azrou in the middle Atlas Mountains just 1¼ hours from Fez & Meknes.Firstly when you board the train it’s time to relax and sightsee out the window for a few hours.There are railway links from all Moroccan Cities to Meknes...more
By Air to Fez (Sais) international airport is only 1¼ hours from AzrouAdvance bookings of Direct and Indirect flight from £35 return with Ryanair: www.ryanair.com/ fly direct to Fez from Europe: London Stansted (STN) , Girona (Barcelona) (GRO), Frankfurt (Hahn), Marseille Provence MP2, Alicante (ALC), Brussels(CRL), Milan (Bergamo)(BDY), and...more
The Cooperative Artisnal on the Khenifra road sells rugs, carpets and interesting woodwork, made from the cedar in the forests around Azrou. These Artisnals can be found in many towns in Morocco and, in general, the prices are fixed but often quite high. However, you can be assured of the quality of the goods. We almost bought some of the cedar...more
Every Tuesday there is a huge Berber market held on the outskirts of Azrou. The morning of our departure coincided with market-day so we decided to stay around and see the market. It's held about 1.5km south of town. To get here, leave town by Boulevard Moulay Abdelkader and walk for about 20 minutes until you come to the market. It's held in a...more
On the road from Meknes to Azrou, about 18km north of Azrou, there’s a roadside lay-by called Paysage Ito which has excellent views over a volcanic plateau. According to my guide book this was used as a backdrop in many sci-fi movies in the 1970s. We had planned to stop here for a picnic but it was very cold and windy so we had to eat in the car. We did get out briefly to take in the spectacular views.
Soccer games. Check small soccer games with children playing. Go and play with them they will love it for sure.
We had a nice balcony outside our hotel room which overlooked the town and in the evening after climbing one of the hills around Azrou and climbing the large rock, we came back to our balcony have a few glasses of wine, listen to Moroccan radio and play cards before dinner. It was the third day of our trip and we were starting to relax and get into...more