1 Chefchaouen to Al Hoceima
The scenic and sometimes vertiginous drive along the northern slopes of the Rif is simply spectacular.
2 The coast road
Recently upgraded all the way from Tetouan’s coast to the Algerian border, with deserted coves, rich pickings for birdwatchers among the dunes, and a few easy-going resorts.
This sophisticated Spanish enclave boasts a wealth of Art Nouveau buildings and an imposing fortress-like Medina, perfect for touring after tapas.
Close to the Algerian border, this enjoyable beach resort comes alive in summer, hosting a raï music and popular arts festival in May.
5 Zegzel Gorge
Fantastic hiking through dramatic limestone cliffs, terraced fruit groves and magnificent cedar and oak forests.
6 Cirque du Jebel Tazzeka
This classic car-driver’s route offers stupendous views of both the Rif and Atlas ranges and passes by the massive Friouato Caves.