Essaouira Mogador is a town at the Atlantic coast of Morocco

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Tour map Smimou

Tour Map Smimou

Bicycle tours

The Tidzi river and
the village Aorir

Deep valleys

Mountains around the Tidzi river

Mountains around the Tidzi valley

The old bridge of  Tidzi river
The old bridge of the river Tidzi



Four wheel drive suitablefor mountain tracks

Four wheel drive suitable for mountain tracks

Dogs watching on the roof

A blur door with ornamented  portal

Magnificient door to this house

A pink painted door with rektangular portal with  sexleaves roses

Old house

House built with stones




The village Aorir

A typical house on the hillside

Window with colourful design

Old stonehouse with  wooden door

Berber design

Detail of Portal in sandstone


Salt extraction Smimo

The salt extraction in Ida Azza . It is a salt extraction called rock salt, Halite (Sel gemme fr.)
This salt is a rock formation located at the level of groundwater is extracted with water.
This layer is saline evaporites that followed the Triassic there are about 200 000 million years.

Halite occurs in vast beds of sedimentary evaporite minerals that result from the drying up of enclosed lakes,
playas, and seas. Salt beds may be hundreds of meters thick and underlie broad areas.

saltwater ponds  - aerial view

Aerial view of saltwaterponds in Idaoui Aza Smimo


Salt extracting ponds in Asla Smimo

Salt extraction in Asla , Smimo

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The old Olive press

Old olive press

Old olive press

Old olive press

Old building for olive oil pressing


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Rock salt