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Best Hiking Trails in Tunisia

Overview

Tunisia is a North African country that does not have the mountainous heights of its neighbours, but the Atlas mountains run through here and there are hiking opportunities. Some of the main areas for hiking include the Djebel Zaghouan area, Khroumirie Mountains, Boukornine National Park, Ichkel National Park, Djebel Chambi National Park. The best months to hike in Tunisia are March to May and September to November. Read on for more information on where and when to go hiking in Tunisia. 

Capital: Tunis

When To Hike in Tunisia?

March – May; September – November: Drier and least hot
June – August: Can be too hot
December – February: Rainy, cold

Climate: Mediterranean climate in the northern, mountainous region – cool, rainy winters and hot, dry summers.  

 

Tunisia Monthly Weather

Accessibility of Hiking

Medium: Guides are recommended for any hiking

Transportation required: Car

Where to stay in Tunisia for hiking:

  • Kasserine
  • Tunis

Most popular hikes in Tunisia

The Atlas mountains from Morocco stretch out into Tunisia and there are discontinuous mountains scattered throughout the country. The main areas for hiking are around Tunis; in the Kroumirie Mountains; and in the High Tell Mountains around Kasserine. Highest Mountain: Jebel ech Chambi (1544 m), in the High Tell Mountains.

Filter out hiking places of Tunisia by month

Click on the red map pointers to see more info.

Djebel Serj

  • Mountain area with trails

Djebel Chambi National Park

  • Home of Jebel ech Chambi, highest peak
  • Kasserine is a base 

Khroumirie

  • Mountain area

Ichkel National Park

Djebel Zaghouan

  • Popular area

Boukornine National Park

  • Can be difficult for tourists to visit (you need a permit from police but not often granted)

Long Distance Trails of Tunisia

  • La Grande Traversé du Dahar – a 200 km trail through the Dahar mountains

Tunisia's Walking & Hiking Resources

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Tunisia Hiking Books: 

  • Hiking in Jebel Zaghouan: 10 hikes in Tunisia’s most spectacular massif, by Jan Bakker, 2021, Independently published – https://amzn.to/3TKG5WD
  • Tunisia (Bradt Guides: Travel Taken Seriously), by Oscar Scafidi, 2023, Bradt Travel Guides – https://amzn.to/3VNDQ7U
  • Tunisia Travel Guide, by Mike Gerrard, 2022, Independently published – https://amzn.to/4aFPbe5
  • Lonely Planet Africa, by Lonely Planet, 2017, Lonely Planet Publications – https://amzn.to/3TOonBx

 

Tunisia Hiking Associations/Clubs:

 

Best Hiking Trails in Tunisia:

You can find more details on hiking these trails from trail maps/apps, other websites, and tourist offices:

  • Rock Traverse Zaghouan
  • Jebel Zaghouan
  • Shepherd’s Pass
  • Climber’s Canyon Hike
  • Djebel Boukornine
  • Korbous
  • Jebel ech Chambi

 Easy Hiking Trails in Tunisia:

  • Jebel As-Stah
  • Sidi Medien Loop
  • Tamerza Canyon

 

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What Else To Do

  • Roman ruins
  • Architecture

Other Important Points

  • Parts of Star Wars were filmed here