EVENT


23-28th February 2025 

From the Atlas Mountains to the Sahara desert, the most incredible off-road experience!

Sahara Gravel offers a 4-day stage race along some of the most stunning gravel roads, spanning from Ouarzazate to Erg Lihoudi in the Sahara Desert. You got the chance to sign up as a solo rider or as a pair.

THE ROUTE


Self navigated 

Breathtaking valleys, high mountains & the mighty Sahara desert!

Being in the Sahara Desert is an experience like no other, but reaching it by bike elevates the journey to unforgettable heights.

Spanning a total distance of 445 kilometers over four stages, with an elevation gain of over 4500 meters, our route takes you through a variety of terrains, with 90% of the journey on gravel roads or easy single trails.

Immerse yourself in this magnificent scenery from the beginning to the end of your ride. The rugged landscapes and captivating vistas will leave an indelible mark on your memory, ensuring that your journey through the Sahara by bike will be an adventure you’ll cherish forever as a solo rider or as a pair.

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

  • 5 nights (3 nights in hotels 3 & 4 stars, 2 nights in authentic Nomad camps)
  • Full pension (breakfast, arrival snacks, dinner)
  • Transportation from and to Marrakech.
  • Feed zones
  • Luggage transportation per day
  • Photos every day
  • Sponsor goodies
  • Event t-shirt 
  • Timing 
  • Live tracker
  • Medical support
  • Route assistance

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED?

  • Bike rental
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Flight Trips
  • Health & Travel Insurance

ACCOMODATION

A Real Moroccan Experience! At each stage of your adventure, you’ll be well taken care of. Relax by the pool, sip on mint tea, and enjoy a variety of delicious Moroccan dishes. Every detail is designed to give you an authentic and memorable experience of Morocco.

For the first three stages, you’ll share a comfortable, beautifully decorated room with your friend, partner, or another participant. As we move to the last two stages, we’ll stay in authentic Nomad camps. Tents for 2-3 persons include comfortable beds and even bathrooms.

September

29th 

SUNDAY

5pm – 7pm Bib number Collection

7pm Gravel Talk with Carlos Verona and friends

September

30th

MONDAY

8am Bib number Collection

9am Start La Contrabandistes

5:30pm Time Cut La Contrabandistes

6pm Music & DJ

September

30th

TUESDAY

8am Bib number Collection

9am Start La Contrabandistes

5:30pm Time Cut La Contrabandistes

6pm Music & DJ

October

1st

THURSDAY

10am Hill Climb Challenge

12am Closing Ceremony

October

1st

FRIDAY

10am Hill Climb Challenge

12am Closing Ceremony


BIKES

We believe a gravel bike is the perfect bike for all riders, but a MTB bike can also be a great choice.

GRAVEL

40 - 45 mm tires & tubeless recommended

mtb

MTB

Fast rolling cross country tires recommended

Need a rental bike?

PIC NEGRE OFFERS A 20% discount for all participants

JOIN US FOR AN EPIC ADVENTURE!​

Spots will be limited.
Registration will open on the 18th of June, 5pm CET



Got a question?

FAQ

Morocco is safer than most parts in Europe. Crime outside of Marrakesh is minimal. Just be aware of pickpocketing in tourist areas.

You will have a proper bedroom with a shower and bathroom. Sleeping in the Sahara desert will be an unforgettable experience in its own right. The stars are brighter, there is zero noise at night, and accomplishing the journey by bike will provide you with a strong feeling of satisfaction.

Sahara Gravel is designed for riders who seek a personal challenge and want to experience a unique place, as well as for the best racers on the planet. You should be fine riding for four consecutive days, covering approximately 100 kilometers each day on loose surfaces

No, you can drop your bag in the morning, and we will transport it to your hotel. One bag per person. If you have more luggage, you can leave it during the event at the start location.

Until 3 months before the event you can cancel your inscription with a 90% refund (23rd of November 2024). Afterwards no cancelation is possible. However can you forward your inscription to someone else without any additional costs.

Most participants will fly into Marrakesh. We will provide a shuttle service for you and your bike on Sunday at 9 am. It is worth checking for direct flights to Ouarzazate; perhaps you’ll get lucky. If you have the time, we can also recommend biking from Marrakesh to the start of the event. We are happy to provide you with a route for it. For Spanish residents, it is more convenient than you would think to take the ferry from Tarifa or Algeciras to Morocco and then catch a train from Tangier to Marrakesh (your bike should be in a bag or carton box)

Yes there are options to have your partner part of the event. Please reach out to us via info@gravel-series.com and we can give you more insights.

Of course, you should have a valid health and travel insurance.

No, we designed a route where sand patches are minimal. Most likely you won’t push your bike at all. 

First of all it has something special to ride the inaugrial edition. No one ever experienced it. It has more of an adventure feel. 

But even more importantly as Morocco is changing drastically these days. A lot of remote areas get asphalt roads. It won’t be most likely the same adventure in some years. 

Included in the inscription fee is a shuttle service for you and your bike from Marrakesh to Ouarzazate (4-5hours drive) on the 23rd of February.  On the 28th we then return to Ouarzazate (3h drive) or Marrakesh (7h drive). 

If you got the time, we recommend you to bike pack from Marrakesh to the start location ( 2-day bike packing trip). 

 

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