Surprisingly, up the dry and barren rocks and mountains you arrive at nice green fertile fields of the small town of Msemrir. Guess thats why theres a town of people living here!
From here it the tarseal road ends and becomes definitely 4 wheel drive country with which connects with the road from Todra gorge and Imilchil.
Small town 70-80 km from the main road at Boumalne, through stunning and varied scenery with berber villages along the way, green oasis valleys and rocky mountain surrounds its a lovely drive to culminate in the small town of Msemrir.
From here the tarseal road ends and becomes difficult 4 wheel drive road. but its well worth the trip for amount of interesting and varied sights to be seen on one stretch of road.
Ive been to the Dades Gorges twice before but never kept on going through to Msemrir - unless you have a 4 wheel drive vehicle its a dead end road - you have to come back the same way but its such lovely scenery that i think its all worth seeing twice anyway!!
and well worth the drive on to see the scenery between the Dades and Msemrir.
The river continues to wind its way along with even deeper and more dramatically looking erosion into the land mass but still with green fertile areas down along the river.
The scenery here is similar to the scenery you see when driving out amongst the remote dry and mix of stark and barren and green and propogated as when driving around Imilchil and Tamtatouche and between Anmiter and Ait Benhaddou. These are usually 4 wheel drive roads but my then boyfriend was an excellent driver and we had some excellent trips through these areas in our car!
Id love to see it in winter when there is snow around but that would be a lucky dip as
to whether the road would be quite safe enough then for a non 4 wheel drive vehicle with icey roads or snow blocked roads.