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Possibles activities during your stay in Fez

Cooking courses

There are several possibilities of cooking courses close to the ryad, in general these include a first part to the market to find the good products then a practical part dedicated to the course followed by a lunch or a dinner.

Do not hesitate to ask us more details about the various offers available.
Prices start at 450 dhs/pers.

cooking courses in Fez


The region of Fez has a great variety and offers great hiking opportunities. There are numerous possibilities in the immediate surroundings or farther in the Middle Atlas for a few hours or a full day. We will know how to inform you on the most beautiful places according to the seasons.

We can also help you combine a stay in Fez with a multi-day hiking trip in the Middle-Atlas, a region of a great beauty.

Contact us for more details.

hiking in the region of Fez

Biking :

A good way to see the charms of the surrounding countryside and mountains. We propose some bikes (mountain bikes and hybrid bikes) for rent exclusively for the customers of the riad and will know how to inform you on the possible routes.
Attention this activity requires a good experience of cycling or mountain bike because the ground can be difficult and it is necessary to know how to manage the encounters with dogs (of shepherds, farms, and stray dogs) often quite aggressive towards the cyclists!

biking in the region of Fez


With its lush garden and its terrace Ryad Mabrouka is a nice place for birdwatching. The region of Fez also offers some great birdwatching spots, some just a few minutes away from the medina, and many others by the lakes of the Middle-Atlas. A documentation on the birds of the riad and region is available in the courtyard.
Pierre-Marie, co-owner of the riad is a birdwatcher himself and will be able to give you information on differents spots if you are interested.

Here are some the birds visible at the riad : cattle egret, little egret, lesser kestrel, alpine swift, garden bulbul, white stork, Eurasian collared dove, striolated bunting, sparow, Cetti's warbler, European robin, common starling...

birdwatching in the region of Fez

Royal Golf of Fez

18 holes course on 170 acres located at the foot of the Middle Atlas at an elevation of 2000 ft, 30 to 40 mn driving from the medina in a very pleasant wooded setting. Designed by world famous architect Cabell Robinson. The whole course and clubhouse has been restored and reopened in 2017.

playing golf in the region of Fez

Oued Fez Golf

An 18 holes course opened in 2012 in the city centre along the Fez river only 5mn away from the medina. A great alternative for those who do not want to drive outside of Fez. A new clubhouse is under construction, we are looking forward to its opening!

playing golf in Fez

Winter sports

Between the beginning of December and mid-April the Middle Atlas is often covered with snow, nevertheless with the climate change the altitude where snow holds tends to rise but snow showers are frequent throughout this period above 1000m.
The ski slopes of Mischliffen offer very little interest but in snowy periods the area offers very beautiful possibilities for cross-country skiing or snowshoeing in wild open spaces or cedar tree forests but this requires some precautions because there are no markings. It is preferable to bring your own equipment.

winter sports in the region of Fez