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Riding through the Atlantic Beaches

COASTAL Trail- 8 days/7 nights

The Coastal Trail is an 8 days and 7 nights' horse riding trek from Essaouira along Atlantic beaches and the coastal zone This trek covers significant ground with a variety of terrain, and passes numerous small local villages untouched by other visitors.

Level: Experienced

Day 1: Transfer

Arrival at airport of Marrakech, welcome and transfer to your accommodation for the night.  Briefing by the trek leader.  Dinner and night in hotel.  (possibility of organising the transfer from Agadir)

Day 2: Diabat – Sidi Kaouki (5 hours)

Early morning start after meeting your guide. Spend the morning alternating between the eucalyptus and mimosa forest et the superb deserted beaches which stretch along the coast between Diabat and the lighthouse of Cap Sim, near to which you will have picnic lunch.  After a short rest, you take the narrow paths which will lead you to small berber villages by crossing the sand dunes. Arrive at village of Sidi Kaouki at the end of the day and take the chance to have a well-deserved swim in the sea near the camp (according to the season). Dinner prepared by our cook.

Day 3: Sidi Kaouki – Iftane beach (6 hours)

Ride along the Atlantic coast and take advantage of vast expanses of beach. Lunch break at the foot of natural waterfalls of  Sidi M’bark. Swim after lunch according to season. Then you will ride inland a little and pass through small traditional Berber villages. At the end of the day you will arrive on top of a cliff overlooking the Iftane beach and its fishing village. Bivouac for the night.

Day 4: Iftane beach - Tafedna (6 hours)

Take a little path down the cliff and ride along the river bed of Aghbalou to go further inland.  Lunch break amongst the springs. Then ride through isolated villages and plateaux scattered with argan trees.  Short siesta in the shade. Come down onto the Tafedna beach. Bather in sea according to season.  Night in camp near fishing village.

Day 5: Tafedna – Timzguida Ouftes (5 hours)

You will find yourselves again on the cliffs which edge the Atlantic.  The long track offers great views of the ocean and leads you to Timzguida Ouftes with argan and olive groves on the left and the blue ocean on the right.  Camp overnight.

Day 6: Timzguida Ouftes - Imessouane (6 hours)

Morning departure along the cliff path. Then you will pass through some villages after going inland a little and descend to Imessouane. Arrive late afternoon on the coast, have a swim if conditions permit.  Camp for night.

Day 7: Imessouane – Tamri (6 hours)

Last half day riding along the coast and across a valley of palm trees and a river which irrigates all the vegetation of the region.  The end of this day is relatively early in order to have time to travel back to Essaouira by car, do some last-minute shopping and take a hammam and massage. Dinner and night in hotel.

Day 8: Transfer

Transfer to airport of departure.

See General Horse Trekking Information


7 Nights / 8 Days
Group Type
  • Agadir
  • Essaouira