- You do need to be reasonably fit for this tour and with the right equipment/clothing for the time of year as the weather can vary considerably. Highlights are the wonderful views along the valleys from the tops of the mountains and cols; the Berber villagers and their daily lives; the support provided by the leader, cook, muleteers and mules; the history and architecture of the towns and cities.
The Gites and camp sites are basic, with everything needing to be carried by mule, so expect to be flexible and fit in with what's required to get the best from your experiences. Some Gites, I found, were well used but with very limited facilities, that I wondered whether any investment was finding its way back into the community by upgrading the site using local labour, or being creamed off by its owners?
Published on: 18 October 2016