Atlas Mountains, Morocco
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There's skiing of a kind in Oukaïmeden in winter, though good snow isn't guaranteed. Trekking is best in spring when the almond blossom is particularly lovely. The cooler temperatures in autumn make this a good time too. High summer is still a good time for the mountains, unless you're intending to climb Mount Toubkal.
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PlanesFly into Marrakech with BA, Air France or Royal Air Maroc. EasyJet starts daily flights from Gatwick in July.
AutomobilesThis is 4x4 country, and you'll pay up to MAD1,000 a day for a Suzuki or a Mitsubishi, though you're probably better off hiring a mule for the day unless you're used to the dirt roads. The best way to get out to the High Atlas is in one of the big Merc 'grands taxis'.
TaxisA 'grand taxi' will take up to six – explain first if you don't want to share with other parties. Establish a price for your trip before you set off.