Jbel Ayachi is one of the highest driveable roads in Africa
Jbel Ayachi is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 3.727m (12,227ft) above the sea level, located in Drâa-Tafilalet region of Morocco, in the Eastern High Atlas. It’s one of the highest roads of the country.
The road to the summit, also known as Djebel Ayachi, was built in 2015 to allow the construction of some mountain resort at the top. This trail passes through remote areas, so you need to be prepared. This route is not suitable for normal cars. The peak is one of the highest mountains in North Africa. The views at the summit are stunning, dominating the far east of the Atlas.
The road to the summit is gravel, rocky, tippy and bumpy at times. It is currently impassable by 4x4. It might be possible with a dirt bike. There are mudslides and rock slides that block the road about a third of the way up. The final part of the road is impassable without an excavator. Furthermore, it’s almost impossible to find in the first point. It can only be found by following the line on satellite images. It’s one of the highest roads of Africa.
Do not travel this road in severe weather conditions. The peak remains snow-covered and cold late into the year. Avalanches, heavy snowfalls and landslides can occur anytime, being extremely dangerous due to frequent patches of ice. Don't forget your camera with lots of film/memory, fully charged batteries and an empty memory card! Snow remains on most of the peaks until late May or early June, and in a few sheltered spots may survive the entire summer.
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Road suggested by: Jason Corkill