Asni, is a small town in the foothills of the High Atlas mountains near Marrakech. And it is the heart of Berber countryside with fabulous villages and hamlets, forests, fruit trees (orange, lime, lemon, grapefruit), and rose gardens.
The community of Asni, is a cluster of small Berber villages and farms in a fertile valley at the foot of the High Atlas Mountains. Asni is on the route from Marrakech to Taroudant via the Tizi-n-Test pass, the highest and most spectacular pass of the High Atlas.
It is a Berber village located in the tranquil foothills of the High Atlas Mountains in the heart of the Toubkal . National Park lays the pretty Berber village of Ouirgane (pronounced Weer-gan).
About 90 minutes drive from Marrakech, it has a gentle winter climate and moderate in summer. This village provides an alternative and lesser-visited village base for walking, horse riding and mountain biking trips in the Atlas.
Wonderful views of the Toubkal range, a wide variety of bird life and a fresh and invigorating altitude of 1,000 metres await the traveller who makes it here. Ouirgane is located on the valley floor of the Oued Nfis (river Nfis), and spring is a fantastic time to visit when the almond blossoms are absolutely breathtaking.