Our mission was to hike to the hot source called M’ Hand
Our hikes or walking tours around our campsite are always a special experience! You can enjoy the beautiful landscape and do something good for your health! So we put on our hiking boots again and we got going! Our challenging hiking destination was the hot source or hot fountain called “M’ Hand”, about 5 km away from the campsite. In the in the hinterland of Agadir on the Ait Mhaned plateau.
We are Andrea, Chantal, Leandre, Roland, Jean Claude and Gerlinde – an ambitious team when it comes to hikes. In addition our two hiking-dogs Buddy and Oranne. It went immediately demanding and steeply up the mountain, always in a zigzag through a Qued. So roughly 5 km can feel like 50 km. But hey we want to hike, so lets go! After about 40 minutes it was sweaty accomplished and we had climbed the first mountain. We were rewarded by a wonderful panorama and comprehensive all-round view. And deep below us we discovered our campsite, but far away!
Now we went on our ambitious walking tour with a wonderful view over the high plateaus. Through dry farmland and through some small villages, which have settled here in the hinterland on the Ait Mhaned plateau. After about 1 hour we reached our hiking destination. The hot source called “M’ Hand”. There were not many people there yet, but the small pool was already occupied by local bathers. The hot water, which is constantly splashing out of the rock, is collected in a small typical moroccan makeshift bathing pool. And really has a hot temperature of 45 – 50 degrees! I have tried and test it myself! This place would be really beautiful if it weren’t so full of rubbish. Another older bathing pool was destroyed!
It is often difficult to understand that the locals here do not value their environment or what they own and care for. But often even willfully damage and smut. But we must leave this to the moroccans, it is their country and their live.
After a short break we made our adventurous walking tour back and enjoyed the beautiful landscape again! The way is the goal, people say! So do we on our hike! And in Morocco this is often a very special experience.
Addendum: On Google Maps you can find the place under the following link https://goo.gl/maps/BoqN6EEuJ1txZZQ86
Here a few impressions of our hike to the hot source M’Hand