Yesterday we went for our 1st ride. Leaving Imlil we headed East to Tinerhourhine via the Tizi n'Tamatert (Tizi = mountain pass). So a climb of approx 500 vertical metres up to the pass followed by about the same in descent along a very narrow mule path with many tight switchbacks. The path up to the pass was tarmacked so it was a fairly easy gradual ascent over about 3km.
You can see form the photos that the scenery during the ascent was amazing. We felt so small in these vast mountains.
A few minutes later we were once again at the bottom of the valley and on the tarmac heading home towards Imlil.
We arrived home at about 7pm - about 3h overdue due to pesky kids, losing the trail near Ikkiss and Photo stops.
This morning the legs feel ok, but we're going to take it easy because tomorrow is Toubkal day!
On the way up the 1st climb, we saw some lovely singletrack heading back down to Imlil, so I think we'll "close" that trail this afternoon. It's pretty hot out there today.....