Welcome to Agdz
Travellers who zoom from Ouarzazate to Zagora are missing out on Agdz (ag-daz), a classic caravanserai oasis with a still-pristine palmeraie (palm grove), ancient mudbrick kasbahs and a secret desert prison. As you approach the town, you’ll see tajine-shaped mountain Jebel Kissane on the horizon, and spot mountain bikers heading off from Agdz to 1660m Tizi n’Tinififft, some 20km away. The mountains glisten with what looks like snow, but that’s a mirage: it’s sunlight bouncing off deposits of reflective mica.
Agdz crafts traditions include carving, pottery and basket-weaving, and you might spot a few prime examples outside shops downtown or at the Thursday souq (October and November).