R307
R307

Road R307

Located in central Morocco, R307 is a quiet twisty road, sometimes turning into a track running through the High Atlas mountain range.

It’s one of the most stunning yet challenging drives of the country. The drive offers stunning views. It suffers the harsh meteorological conditions of the area every winter. In theory the road is paved/tarmaced for the whole distance but in practice parts of it disappear after bad weather. Some sections can be debris-strewn. There is risk of falling rock, several parts without guardrail, more than hundreds of curves, only one single car going in opposite direction, and a really breathtaking scenery all the time.

The drive is 142 km long. It was built by French government at the beginning of 20th century. The road condition deteriorates at the mountains and after winter it may be pretty tough. The journey runs north-south lining the villages of Demnat (Azilal Province, Béni Mellal-Khénifra) and Ouarzazate (Ouarzazate Province, Drâa-Tafilalet). Some issues in the tight hairpins where water erosion has broken the pavement or scattered rocks and debris.
This track can get very muddy and slippery after rain. So a 4x4 or a high clearance vehicle might be useful . It’s pretty dangerous after rains due some potholes. The road is very scenic and runs between remote and isolated old villages. The weather at around 2000 metres is very changeable and if it does rain or snow you will have difficulty. The highest elevation of the journey is at 2.194m (7,198ft) above the sea level.
Pic: Roei ben moshe

 

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