The Agadir Sable d’or Ride (Golden Sands of Agadir)

  • Trip Duration
  • 8
  • 7
  • Riding Time
  • 6
    days riding
  • 5-7
    hrs per day riding
  • Group Size
  • 3 - 9
    Guests per group

Trip Itinerary

The Agadir Sable d’or Ride (Golden Sands of Agadir)

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Day 1

Arrive in Agadir airport where you will be met and transferred to your hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 2

After breakfast you try out your horses, arrange saddle bags and coats etc., and make any changes necessary to horse and rider combinations.

Your first ride takes you across the fertile plains of the Souss with many sandy roads allowing for good gallops. In this region vegetables are grown in greenhouses to protect them from the fluctuating temperatures. Tomatoes, potatoes and zucchini squash can be enjoyed year round! The dry brush in the open fields is used by the local people to feed their sheep and goats. Camp is set up outside the last villages on an immense plain that reaches to the mountains on the horizon.

Day 3

Today long sandy tracks take you from Berber village to Berber village. The red clay walls are mostly hidden by cactus bushes, from behind which you may see a pair of curious eyes watching as you go, as horses and riders are an uncommon sight in these regions. Under the hot sun, the farmers manage to grow a few crops but mostly live on the sheep and goats, usually tended by young children and older villagers.

Day 4

Leave the fertile plans of the Souss and descend into rocky and deserted hills filled with cactus and bushes. The Berber people live basically on the production of oil from the nuts of the local Argan trees, and on the sheep they raise. It is surprising to see how the little goats climb up into the bushes to reach the few leaves that are still clinging there. Lunch will be next to a lake between the hills while birds chatter nearby. You will spend the night in camp set up on the shores of Youssef Ibn Tachafine Lake.

Day 5

Today you ride over the hills of Tachilla, affording one last view of the blue waters of the lake before heading to the region of Tiznit. The landscape will vary from dry sand dunes to big rocky plains, and a deep canyon which you cross. Leave the horses in a small village and transfer by car to the city of Tiznit, very well-known for its silver works. In the afternoon you will visit the Medina of Tiznit with time to see the silver artisans at work. Have dinner and spend the night in Tiznit.

Day 6

After breakfast leave Tiznit and rejoin your horses. Ride across the stony plain towards the Atlantic Ocean, soon reaching an area of succulents and cactuses. This wild section is impressive and you may have to carefully select your way through before reaching one last hill. A fresh wind flows from the Atlantic refreshing you for nice long gallops over sandy plains before reaching the coastline. Follow along sandy tracks and the seaside while enjoying the salt air. Lunch will be near the ocean. Enjoy long gallops in the afternoon before reaching camp where you have dinner and overnight on the coast.

Day 7

This morning you ride along the coast and into the dunes and low hills along the coastline, ending on an enormous deserted beach where you have the opportunity for fast gallops. Only the cries of seagulls and the sound of the waves reaching the shore break the silence. Waves of birds, seagulls and flamingos will make way as your horses race along the beach. Before lunch you reach the dry bed of the Souss that is a large bird reserve. Their cries will accompany you for some time as you ride. Lunch will be in a large eucalyptus forest. Slowly you ride back into civilization and say good-bye to your horses. Transfer to your hotel in Agadir for your final night and farewell dinner.

Day 8

Departure after breakfast, or as needed for your outbound flight.

Itinerary Addendum

This itinerary is flexible and changes may occur at the guide's discretion due to unforeseen circumstances.

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