Bin El Ouidane – Explore The Unique Dam In The Mountains

The small town, sharing the same name as the Bin El Ouidane dam, has about 5000 inhabitants and is located in the Atlas Mountains, near the city of Azilal and within the region of Beni Mellal. The dam itself ranks among the largest in Morocco, covering 37 square kilometers. Its dam wall is one of the biggest in Africa and the second largest in Morocco.

Boat Barrage Bin El Ouidane
Boat Barrage Bin El Ouidane

Accommodation with a View

In the region surrounding the dam, there are several accommodations and hotels available in different price categories. From traditional accommodation to fancy hotels, every preference is catered to. Many of these accommodations offer a fantastic view over the dam, with some providing direct access to the water.

House with barrage
View from accomodation to dam and houses
Barrage Bin El Ouidane
View to the dam

Adventurous Route to Bin El Ouidane

The journey to the dam is highly adventurous, winding its way high through the Atlas Mountains, offering stunning views along the way. The roads are often very curvy and a bit scary, yet the breathtaking views one can see along the way make the journey worthwhile, with the dam serving as a rewarding endpoint.

Man on donkey in the Atlas Mountains
Man on donkey in the Atlas Mountains
Curvy way mountains
Curvy way in the mountains
Little Cafe on the way
Little Cafe on the way in the Atlas Mountains
Houses in the Atlas Mountains
Houses in the Atlas Mountains

Barrage Bin El Ouidane

Access to the dam varies depending on one’s location. It is worth it to get closer to the water to enjoy a lovely view and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere. Additionally, visitors have the option to explore the water with a boat or jet ski.

Barrage Bin El Ouidane
Barrage Bin El Ouidane
Barrage Bin El Ouidane
View to the water

In Conclusion,

The region is an ideal weekend getaway from the busy city life. Its calmness provides a perfect setting for relaxation, while various activities ensure there’s something for everyone. Moreover, the journey to the dam itself offers a unique and memorable experience.

Way Atlas Mountains with snow
Way with view to the Atlas Mountains covered in snow

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