Want to discover Ifrane? There are a thousand and one ways to do so. The province of Ifrane, nicknamed Little Switzerland, has an enormous tourist potential. There are differing landscapes of lake and river as well as a mild climate.
Its natural riches make it a popular tourist centre for hiking, boar hunting and for fishing in its lakes.
The Ifrane National Park is home to the largest cedar forest in the world. Ifrane is a city in Morocco, with 155,000 inhabitants and located in the Middle Atlas, at 1,713 meters above sea level.
The human presence in the region dates back to the Neolithic as evidenced by caves such as those of Tizguite as well as archaeological remains dating way back in prehistory, some 50,000 years ago.
Ifrane, a city in the Moroccan Middle Atlas, is characterized by its European urbanism. Located in the mountains of the Middle Atlas, it is an oasis of freshness and superb greenery: with its lakes and fountains, the change of scenery is stunning, surprising and regenerative for lovers of landscapes.
The freshness can be felt upon arrival at Ifrane. Springs and lakes abound in this region in the heart of a cedar forest. The chalets with their sloping roofs also surprisingly evoke Switzerland.
The Vittel spring and its waterfalls are an ideal walking-tour destination. Walk along the river for a few hundred meters and discover the forest of maples and poplars that run down to the waters of the spring.
In summer, horse rides are available to reach the waterfalls.
Its natural wealth has led the authorities in the region to create a 53,000 ha national park. The region has the largest cedar forest in the country.
Ifrane is the busiest Moroccan summer resort. It is also a grazing area for livestock and has an experimental station for the study of animal behaviour.
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