the town of Ouarzazate,
a paved road winds 120 miles (193km) along the
spectacular Draa Valley to the desert town of Zagora.
Along the way, there is some exceptional scenery,
the intense cultivation of the valley cutting a
broad band of colour through the surrounding
desert. Dotted along the valley are red-earth
kasbahs, Berber villages, and the many beautiful
oases for which the valley is known. After Zagora,
the road continues another 55 miles (95km) through
a parched, desolate landscape to M'Hamid, where it
literally disappears into the sands of the Sahara.