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Ifrane Travel Guide

Known as the 'Switzerland' of Morocco, Ifrane is a small city in the middle Atlas region of Morocco. It is the perfect destination for those looking to escape to the countryside for a peaceful and chilling weekend.

Getting there

By Plane

There are no regular flights to Ifrane Airport, instead use the bus or the taxi.

By Train

There is no train station in Ifrane.

By Bus

Most of the buses comes from Fes or Meknes. Both cities are 55km away from Ifrane. We recommend choosing 'CTM' or 'Supratours' and avoiding other old and cheaper buses. The 'CTM' buses are found in the east end of the market, while the other companies are in the new 'Gare Routière'(bus station) which is in the south-west of the market.

By Car

From Rabat, Casablanca or Marrakesh : Meknes is accessible via A2 highway, after Meknes you need to take the N13 to 'El Hajeb' and finally the R707 to Ifrane.
From Fes : Take the national road known as N8

By Grand taxi

We don't recommend travelling by 'Grand taxi', buses are always preferable. Grand taxis arrive in Ifrane at the grand taxi station in the south-west of the market, prices from Meknes or Fes 30 Dh per place.

Where to Stay in Ifrane

History

Ifrane was established during the French protectorate in Morocco in 1928. The landscape of the region is comparable to that found in Europe. The goal was to provide a place where the French could spend their summer holidays

Places to visit

Ifrane

Centre ville

You can see in the park in Ifrane the iconic Sculpture of a Lion. The sculpture is the work of Henri Jean Moreau (1890-1956), who was an Art teacher in 'Gouraud' high school in Rabat. The sculpture dates from 1930.

Parc La Prairie

A beautiful park in which to enjoy nature and enjoy walking through.

Arzgoro

The oldest and largest cedar tree in the region is located in the middle of the forest of Arzgoro, The forest is notable as a habitat for a sub-population of Barbary macaques, Macaca sylvanus It is the only primate found north of the Sahara desert. The current population is threatened by habitat destruction and by illegal trade.

Michlifen Ski Station

This ski station is 40 minutes from Ifrane. Along the route you can stop and enjoy the beauty of the surrounding countryside. The station is low altitude and you can find several restaurants, however the prices are particularly inflated.

Source Vitel

A series of waterfalls inside the forests of Ifrane.

The small tourist train

Next to the coffee and Beethoven Bowling Ifrane you can take a tour in this small train which does a circuit around the city, a pleasant and original way to discover the beauty of Ifrane.

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Morocco Map Ifrane Coordinates: 33° 31′ 58.8″ N, 5° 6′ 0″ W
Name in English Ifrane
Name in Arabic Ifrane
Region Fes - Meknes
Population 155 000
Demonym Ifrayni
Zip Code 53 000