Welcome to Aït Blel to Aït Bougomez
The road sometimes narrows to one lane, but it’s paved or graded the entire way. The cliff-edge villages and centuries-old way of life you'll encounter make it worth the additional two hours it takes to reach Aït Bougomez, instead of going the faster route via Aït Mohammed. Gas up before you go: the biggest town is Khemis Aït Blel, with a Tuesday souq and stalls selling sundries and occasionally petrol.
Near the Tizi-n-Oubadou pass, Gîte Tizi-n-Oubadou offers wraparound views over meticulously trimmed terraces with carob and almond groves. Its five rooms are quite simple but well maintained. If you call as you leave Demnate in the morning, it may be able to provide lunch (Dh60 to Dh90).