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 central Morocco, in the Atlas Mountains. It’s one of the highest roads of the country.

Set high in the Atlas Mountains, the road to the summit is called R704. It’s really challenging and difficult, with extreme drop offs unprotected by guardrails. The road is mostly paved at the beginning, starting from Boumalne Dades. 25 km before the pass the surface is unpaved. It’s a dirt road paired with sweeping, slippery and hard gravel that definitely demands pure concentration.

The road is 77.05 km (124 km) long, running south-north from Boumalne Dades to Agoudal. It offers a little bit of everything. Beyond the pass, the road is completely unsurfaced. This road is usually open all year, but it can be totally impassable anytime when the access is not cleared of snow. The last village is located about 20 km south of the pass. 15 km before the pass there is a restaurant.


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