Chefchaouen- Mechkralla - Loubar
13 - 25
120 - 210
250 - 350
The starting point is the Plaza Sebbanin at the foot of the Medina.
We cross the small picturesque bridge over the Ras Elma and leave the Medina through the gate Bab Mkadem. Passing the soccer field, that is at evening always good recorded. Nice to follow from the roof terrace of your accommodation ;-) Parallel to Av. Ras Elma we take the trail and get ever impetus for the rise to Route de Loubar.
We follow the route until we hit the dirt road meeting the Chefchaouen with the small mountain villages Mechkralla, Tisouka and joins other more remote locations. In the next 7 km we will deal with about 580 meters of altitude. Here we pass Amrah, a clearing with a small source, which is rumored by locals, that she offer healing spring water.
After clearing himself opens up a wide view of the valley below Mechkralla, also the small mountain village Amigri can be seen. Not far and Mechkralla is reached.
From Mechkralla from rising above the jagged trail Cercuit Talassemtane takes again to. The effort is worth it. At the highest point (1085m) of the tour, which is reached after about 8 km we get once a deep breath and diving in the picture that is offert.
Here we GO! The reward for the climb is a downhill freeride with ca.3,5km and 510m height difference, which comes first with a technical section on the trail Circuit Talassemtane. Followed by flowy beaten paths and who can take the occasional drop with ;-)
Those who want to can also visit the location at the bottom of the exit "Café Loubar", to make an impression with a hot glass of mint tea or coffee seem to be won by all. It offers a wonderful view of Chefchaouen from terrace.
Who now can not get enough use the time also to the battery to recharge a bit and goes in to a second round ;-)