Tizi n'Tinififft is a scenic paved road in the Atlas Mountains
Tizi-n-Tinififft is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.693m (5,554ft) above the sea level, located in the Drâa-Tafilalet region of mid-southeastern Morocco.
How long is the road to Tizi n'Tinififft?
Set high in the Atlas Mountains, the road to the summit is totally paved. It’s called Route Nationale 9 (formerly Route P-31). The road was built as a military highway in 1936 by the French. The pass is 24.9 km (15.47 miles) long, running from Agdz (also spelled Agdez) to Ait Saoun. Definitely more interesting than the pass itself is the descent through a few twists over the canyon and through small oases in the direction of the town Agdz.
Is the road to Tizi n'Tinififft difficult?
The road features steep sections, hitting a 7% of maximum gradient through some of the ramps. It has recently been rebuilt with bends being cut through and is now much faster, wider and straighter, part of huge road improvements to the N9 from Marrakech to Zagora.
Road suggested by: Martin Dady
Pic: Tom Baetsen