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From Djurdjura the view embraces all of Great Kabylie.

Greater Kabylia corresponds to the territory that the ancient Kabyles called Tamawya taqbaylit (or Tamawya), the “Kabyle Federation”. It is distinguished by its altitude from Petite Kabylie, to the southeast, and from Basse Kabylie, to the west, and extends, from north to south, from the Mediterranean coast to the crests of Djurdjura. Three mountainous groups occupy the largest part :

To the north, as far as the sea, and to the east, the high wooded massifs of maritime Kabylie, which culminates at Mount Tamgout (1278 m), and Akfadou, which marks the beginning of Little Kabylie;

To the south, the Djurdjura limestone chain, overlooking the Draa El Mizan-Ouadhia depression to the northwest, to the south the valley of the Sahel-Soummam wadi, and culminating at Lalla-Khadîdja (Tamgut Aâlayen), the highest peak of all the Tell Atlas (2308 m);

Between the two, bordered to the north by the Sebaou basin, adjoining the Djurdjura to the southeast, deeply cut by numerous gorges, the ancient mountains of the Agawa massif, the most densely populated, with an average altitude of eight hundred meters 19,20 . This is where Tizi-Ouzou is located, founded in colonial times and formerly called "the village", today the main city of Grande Kabylie; as well as Larbaâ Nath Irathen, the highest urban center in the region, at about a thousand meters above sea level.

The territory of Grande Kabylie today covers the wilaya of Tizi-Ouzou and half of that of Bouira, including the centers of Lakhdaria (formerly Palestro), Kadiria, Bouira, Haizer, Bechloul and M'Chedallah (formerly Maillot) and delimited by Aghbalou and Chorfa on the side of the wilaya of Béjaïa, Ahnif and Ahl El Ksar towards that of Bordj-Bou-Arreridj.

The expressions Haute Kabylie or Kabylie du Djurdjura are often used as synonyms of Grande Kabylie, sometimes also to designate more specifically the part located south of Sebaou, the city of Tizi Ouzou, a relatively recent city, whose old quarter is reduced to a few houses. low along the main artery and the mosque surrounded by a peristyle with arcades nicely decorated with white and black reliefs. Even if the city has few tourist attractions, it nevertheless remains the capital of the prefecture of Grande Kabylie - or Kabylie of the mountains, where the colonial style is dominant and which can be found in its official buildings such as the town hall, the courthouse or the post office. We then take the road to Bejaïa passing through Azzazga, the Akfadou forest, Yakouren, the Adekar pass (950 masl) and the Djurdjura national park. After the latter, the road descends towards the Soumam valley to At-Ouartilène.

It is the country of Sheikh Al-Fadil Al-Wartlani and the great thinker.

Ait Ouartilene is renowned throughout history for its Zaouia "Koranic schools. The region is renowned for its manufacture of gunpowder and weapons, pottery, brick, earrings, borders, wool carpets, ropes, dishes and wooden spoons. (see the mold for making bullets at the Lmuhub Ulahbib library).

The region also produced an important industry for the period from the 18th to the 19th century. This is the grenadier industry, its wood was specially used and reserved for the manufacture of rifles. A very important industry for this period, very disrupted because of the many uprisings against the arrival of the Turks in the 16th century and the arrival of the French in the 19th century.

The village of el-Djemâa n’ Ait-Ouarthilane is renowned for the burnous industry. It is softer, whiter, thinner and stronger. of the celebrity of the Tizi Watu village for the production of this burnous barnus, until the end of the 19th century. The region also exploits salt.

The market of El el-Djemâa n'Ait-Ouarthilane is the busiest in Kabylia and eastern Algeria. The market is held in the village, every Friday, since the Middle Ages, Cf - the testimony of Lhucin al Wartilani, (manuscript of al wartilane in the library of Lmuhub Ulahbib, written in the 18th century. "Bejaïa is a coastal town -the largest in Kabylia by population.Its marina, its corniche, its natural environment (National Park of Gouraya) make it a pleasant stopover.Discover the city and its monuments, including the remains of the fortified enclosure of the Porte Fouka (Bab El Fouka), built between 1067 and 1071. There are only two turrets still visible from which sentries could watch the arrivals; the Porte de la mer (Bab El Bahr) allowed access to the city by the sea; Fort Moussa (or Barral), a 16th century Spanish fort.


Daily departures according to your wishes.


Price from: €715 including tax per person.

The technical sheet of the program will be sent to you by e-mail.

Other programs are organized in Kabylie, on request, from 4 days to 8 days. Contact us by e-mail : contact@tafassasset-voyages.com

Abdelkrim Ben Ahmed or Linda Merzouki or Hélène Jean.

You can organize a program yourself and we take care of the logistics. Our guides are at the top of the preparation.any request, by e-mail.



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Day 01

Europe - Algiers

Welcome by your driver at Algiers airport. Transfer and installation at your hotel in Algiers. Dinner at a hotel or traditional restaurant

Accommodation: in a hotel
or in a traditional hotel depending on the formula chosen
Supervision: French-speaking driver
Transfer: Minibus, 08:30.

Day 02

Algiers - Tizi-Ouzou - Azrou n’Thor (160 km – approx. 2h12)

Your guide and driver will join you at 8am. Departure for Tirourda pass (1800m). Short walk under centuries-old walnut trees to reach your first accommodation in Berber country. Lunch on site then in the afternoon, accompanied by your guide, walk to the village of Thakhlijt Aťh Atosu between terraced crops and villages. Return to the hotel in Tizi-Ouzou for dinner and overnight.

Hours of walking: between 2h and 2h30
Elevation +: 350 m
Elevation -: 350 m
Accommodation: in a hostel
in a standard or superior hostel depending on the formula chosen
Supervision: French-speaking guide
Breakfast lunch dinner
Transfer: Minibus, between 7:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Day 03

Tizi-Ouzou - Ath Yenni (57km)

Your team of muleteers and your cook join you. Hike with a guide and pass in front of the village Ath Yenni, then long climb by the Tizi Tirkabine pass (1430m) Steep path in places, descent to reach Tala n Tazarth (1400m) place of pasture at the foot of the circus of Ighil Bouamas. Return to Tizi-Ouzou the hotel for dinner and overnight.

Walking hours: between 8 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Elevation +: 1150 m
Elevation -: 630 m
Accommodation: in a hotel
Supervision: French-speaking guide
Breakfast lunch dinner.

Day 04

Tizi-Ouzou - Adekar - Beni Ourtilane - Béjaïa (98km) – env. 1h45.

Descent to the valley of Tubusuptu (Tiklat and Bougie), on the left bank of the Soummam. It is erected on an eminence which dominates the valley formed by the river. Its ancient name is attested by Pliny, Ptolemy, Ammian Marcellinus, the Geography of Ravenna, and Julius Honorius. On the other hand, it is not in Antonin's itinerary, on the description of the road joining Saldae (Bougie) and Rusuccuru (Dellys) from the inside. Like Saldae, it was a colony founded by Augustus in 27 BC. JC. and composed of veterans of the 7th Augusta legion } balcony path in the clear forest of thuriferous junipers, passage to Tala-n-Tizlar and Azrou Ifilene, crossing the villages on the left bank of the valley to reach Beni Ourtilane at 1250m d 'altitude. Simple and short transfer on the road part to Tubusuptu, a Roman colony of veterans founded in the year by Augustus at 1100m altitude. 3:00 p.m. Departure to Béjaïa 40km
Installation in a comfortable mountain Residence Alpha (with swimming pool) Residence Alpha for dinner and overnight.

Walking hours: between 9:30 a.m. and 3 a.m.
Elevation +: 100 m
Elevation -: 600 m
Accommodation: in a hostel
standard or superior depending on the formula chosen
Supervision: French-speaking guide
Type of board: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Transfer: Free.

Day 05

Tighremt - Béjaïa – Europe (32km)

Last hike in the morning with your guide. At 11am, return transfer by minibus to Béjaïa, arrival at the end of the morning.
End of services.
Transfer to Airport

Hours of walking: between 1h30 and 2h
Elevation +: 100 m
Elevation -: 100 m
Accommodation: Residence Alpha
Supervision: French-speaking driver Breakfast
Transfer: Minibus, between 1h and 1h30.


  • From Europe (departure from province, contact us)
  • 5days/4nights
  • Half pension
  • City break
  • Level of difficulty: easy
  • Type of accommodation: 3* hotel (local standards)
  • 4 participants minimum
  • 13 participants maximum
  • Best season to experience this trip: all year round (except May).

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