A demanding unpaved road to Tizi n'Oulaoun
Tizi-n-Oulaoun is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.789m (9,150ft) above the sea level, located in Drâa-Tafilalet region of central Morocco. It’s one of the highest mountain roads of Morocco.
The road to the summit, also known as Tizi-n-Ouloun, is totally unpaved. It’s very narrow and steep. In many places the road is bordered by a drop of hundreds of meters (many hundreds of feet) unprotected by guardrails. The climb is unrelenting. Endless hairpins carry the gently graded piste higher and higher. Only 4x4 vehicles.
This road tests the skill, and courage, of any driver. It’s definitely not for anyone suffering from vertigo or a fear of landslides. The road ends in the village of Amezri, base for the ascent of Irhil M'Goun from south. Do not travel this road in severe weather conditions. Avalanches, heavy snowfalls and landslides can occur anytime. High winds are common.
Pic: Med Amouri