The road to Tizi n'Ouano in the Atlas demands pure concentration

Tizi-n'Ouano is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.910m (9,547ft) above the sea level, located in Drâa-Tafilalet region of Morocco. It’s one of the highest roads of the country.


Can you drive to Tizi n'Ouano?

Set high in the Atlas Mountains range, in the central part of the country, the road to the summit is called R704. At this elevation it’s one of the highest drivable roads/pistes in north Africa.

How long is the road to Tizi n'Ouano?

The road is 77.05 km (124 km) long, running south-north from Boumalne Dades to Agoudal.

Is Tizi n'Ouano unpaved?

The road is mostly paved at the beginning, starting at Boumalne Dades. 25 km before the pass the surface turns to unpaved. It’s a dirt road paired with sweeping, slippery and hard gravel that definitely demands pure concentration.

Is the road to Tizi n'Ouano challenging?

It’s a really challenging and difficult drive, with extreme drop offs unprotected by guardrails. The road is very narrow and steep, hitting a 20% of maximum gradient through some of the ramps. It offers a little bit of everything. The last village is located about 20 km south of the pass. 15 km before the pass there is a restaurant.