The palm grove of Skoura
A day trip to discover the splendid palm grove of Skoura, on foot, by bicycle, by car, by mule.
Sawadi is located in the palm grove of Skoura whose area covers 50km². Its palm trees are so famous that they adorn luxurious villas in Marrakech or Rabat. This palm grove is surprising between lace of paths and tracks, in the shade of the palm trees, winding between the fields, which go from village to village.
In the shade of the palm trees grow first trees (olive trees, apple trees, fig trees, almond trees, etc.), which themselves shelter crops on the ground (vegetables, corn, wheat, fodder for animals).
Sheep, goats, cows and poultry can be found there. The whole is irrigated by a network of small canals whose residents share the water over the days. Splendid Kasbahs in pisé mark out the course, and if sometimes they are in ruin the majesty of their vestiges adds still more to the charm of this discovery.
Visit of the kasbah of Amerhidil (17th century) whose image adorns the banknotes of 50 dirhams, we will also visit that of Aït Sidi El Mathi. Lunch with picnic under the palm trees or at the inhabitant.
Hiking in SIDI FLAH
A day trip to the oasis of Sidi Flah and its village (it is necessary to count approximately 3h30 of walk in a decoration of dream)
Sidi Flah is a charming little village on the edge of the Dades wadi, isolated about fifteen kilometers from Sawadi. Departure by car in the morning from Sawadi around 9:30 am, to reach the starting point of the hike which is 9km from Skoura by the track.
The hike consists in going up the course of Dades by small paths practicable on foot or by mule to Sidi Flah. Depending on the season, it is possible to swim in the river which, in some places, forms meanders and small sandy beaches. You won’t see any big tracks or paved roads on the way, just some very small villages. The lunch is done in picnic or at the inhabitant.
For the morning approach to the starting point and the late afternoon return (25 km all inclusive), participants will use their own vehicle.