The richness of a journey lies in the fact that everyone can find something of interest. While some are passionate about local habits and customs, others indulge in tasting specialties that are as delicious as they are sometimes surprising! While some prefer to meet the locals of the host country, others take the plane in an insatiable search for new landscapes. If you belong to this latter category, take a moment to discover the most beautiful natural sites of Algeria to plan a possible future trip. One thing is certain, after reading this article, you will have only one desire: to take a one-way ticket to Algeria!
The Indispensable Algerian Sahara
We have all heard of the vastness of the Sahara Desert. What is less known is that it is largely located in Algerian territory. Indeed, situated in the south of the country, it covers nearly 90% of Algeria’s surface area. Contrary to what one might think, it offers an incredible diversity of landscapes. From plains of stones to dunes and oases, the Sahara will dazzle you! Convinced? Then it’s time for a Paris to Algiers flight! On your next trip, we recommend visiting the oases of Djanet and El-Oued.
The Hoggar Massif
When we said that the desert is full of diverse and varied landscapes, keep in mind that the Hoggar Mountains are located in the heart of the Sahara. It is a mountain range that rises to no less than 2,918 meters. Among these rocky formations, some are impressively sized, like the Tizouyag. Hiking enthusiasts will not want to miss climbing to the top of Assekrem to admire one of the most beautiful sunsets!
The Ghoufi Canyon
If you have never had the opportunity to visit the Grand Canyon, here is a miniature version located in northern Algeria! It has nothing to envy its American counterpart, except perhaps its size. Spanning about four kilometers in length and with depths ranging from 500 to 1200 meters, the Ghoufi balconies offer spectacular views of magnificent oases.
Mount Gouraya Aiguades
At the foothills of Mount Gouraya, the Aiguades are actually a cove carved by Mother Nature. By walking along the cliff path or opting to take the sea route, you will arrive at a beautiful wild cove. Whether you go there for a swim or simply to explore this magical landscape, you will undoubtedly be charmed by the Aiguades.
The Algerian Atlas
Stretching across Morocco, Tunisia, and Algeria, the Atlas is a mountain range peaking at 4167 meters. Impressive in its grandeur, it is also the site where the Greek myth of Atlas is said to have occurred. It is even believed that Atlas gave its name to the Atlantic Ocean! With its wide variety of terrains, the Atlas is a paradise for nature hikes. Whether you are an experienced hiker or a beginner, there is something for everyone.