Hike the new Great Crossing of the Dahar, a 194km circuit in the Dahar mountains
Bike through traditional villages on Djerba Island
Observe the birds of Boughrara lagoon, an Important Bird Area (IBA)
Participate in the Zammour Trekking event in March with organized events like trekking, cycling, zip line, cross-country marathon, archery, and hot air ballooning
Parasail over Sidi Mehrez Beach or paraglide the port town of Zarzis
In late 2021, The Great Crossing of the Dahar – the first international standard circuit of hiking in Tunisia – was inaugurated. The 194 km circuit is divided into 12 stages and it’s possible just to do a section or two if you don’t want something so intense as the entire trail. From the Berber village of Tamezret to the Ksour of Ghomrassen, from the “Dinosaur Trail” to the troglodytes of Douiret, this is now the best way to get to know the Dahar mountains region that sits at the edge of the Sahara. You will pass through geological sites and see many fossils, crossing traditional granaries and oil presses along the way, and there is always an abundance of wild flora making for striking photography opportunities.
Since 2017, every March Zammour Trekking has taken place in Beni khedache. This annual event offers its visitors a set of adventure activities ranging from trail and ultra-trail trekking, cycling, zip line, cross-country marathon, archery, and hot air ballooning. It also has events for traditional local sports like kouret elguedda (soccer) and tanguiz lwezra (long jump).
Get the best of both worlds, both land and sea, as you cycle this island paradise. Pass through olive groves and traditional villages before arriving at the beach where you can refresh in the calm, sparkling water (and if you want to continue with adventure activities, scuba and snorkel is very popular here).
Another Ramsar protected site, the broad, semi-closed lagoon of Boughrara receives water permanently from the Mediterranean as well as tidal currents from the Ajim Channel which separates the Tunisian mainland from Djerba. The area is an exceptional site for terrestrial and marine biodiversity and harbors so many diverse bird species during winter that it has been classified as an Important Bird Area (IBA).
Sidi Mehrez Beach on Djerba is 17 km of coastal calm to help you rejuvenate. Its waters are warm, its beaches flanked by slender palm trees providing some shade, and this beach consistently offers its visitors gorgeous sunsets. Parasailing both here and on nearby Guellela Beach is a perfect way to take in the views. On the nearby mainland, adventure-seekers can also paraglide in Zarzis, a port town that was of utmost strategic importance for Phoenicians, Romans and Arabs in the past.
Having such a privileged coastal location, water sports were always the main adventure draw in this northern Tunisia destination. But with Djebel Ressas and Boukornine National Park also located here, land exploration by foot or bike to experience the diverse flora and fauna has become popular recently.