Hiking in Tunisia: Chebika, Tamerza, Mides

Chebika Oasis

Tunisia is an amazing destination with beautiful scenery, breathtaking canyons, gorges, red rock walls, and bright sands of the Sahara Desert. Even if you are an experienced hiker or you simply enjoy a day hike, Tunisia will amaze you with fascinating tracks and gorgeous views. There is three mountain oasis which we recommend you visit for hiking in Tunisia: Tamerza, Chebika, and Mides.

Tamerza Waterfall
Tamerza Waterfall

Hiking in Tamerza

Tamerza offers outstanding conditions of a spectacular mountain area and has been drawing tourists in search of architectural buildings and old towns. It is the most preferred destination for those who enjoy hiking and rock climbing. Today, the ruins of Tamerza are worth a visit for their spectacular scenery and rich history.

Hiking through the Tamerza canyon is an absolutely must-do trip. The canyon has many sources of clear water and you will find numerous waterfalls.

Hiking in Chebika

Chebika is another popular hiking area not far away from Tamerza and only 50 kilometers away from Tozeur. The local guides can take you on a 40-minute walk to a waterfall. The river flows from the rocks, watering the palms.

Chebika Oasis
Chebika Oasis

You will be marveled by the clear blue water and if you climb further on, you will enjoy a view towards the mountain, the oasis, and Chott El Jerid salt flat. The view from the mountaintop is a spectacular panoramic view that overlooks the palm oasis, mountains, and the Chott El Jerid salt flat.


Hiking in Mides

Mides is another beautiful three-kilometer gorge bordering beautiful white houses scattered on the hillside. This little village is only six kilometers from Tamerza. If you do go and are ready for a hike there is a marvelous 4.5-kilometer trail connecting Mides and Tamerza. A local guide can be hired for a reasonable price.

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About the author

Kevin Dyck is the founder of Mosaic North Africa and has over 11 years experience living in North African countries. He is an Arabic speaker with a passion for travelers to encounter the diverse cultures and natural beauty found throughout the North Africa region. He currently lives in and works for MNA from Tunis, Tunisia.
5 Responses
    1. Wow! 50 years ago, I’m sure much has changed but also much will still feel the same. There are definitely parts of Tunisia that feel like the past. Welcome, we know you’ll once again enjoy the hidden treasures in this small North African country!

  1. Joshua

    Good day, I would like to do this hike. I am in Tunisia during July – will it be too hot to attempt a hike during the summer here?

    1. Hi Joshua, thanks for visiting our site. I would suspect that the weather would be pretty hot in this part of Tunisia in July. Does it mean it is impossible? Probably not. I would definitely suggest sun-protection, staying hydrated, and taking plenty of rest stops when needed. There are also little cafes at the start and beginning of these trails for you to get something cold to drink.

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