The classic route around Midelt is the Cirque de Jaffar, a good piste that leaves the Midelt–Tattiouine road to edge its way through a hollow in the foothills of the Jebel Ayachi. The views of the High Atlas mountains are truly dramatic and the rugged road ensures an element of adventure – this is very different countryside to that immediately around Midelt, a place where eagles soar above the hills and mule tracks lead down to valleys dotted with the occasional kasbah. The route eventually loops back to the Midelt–Azrou road after 34km – turn right, onto the 3426, near the Maison Forestière de Mitkane.

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