EVENT

23-28 FEBRUARY 2025 | MOROCCO

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

Sahara Gravel is a 4-day gravel stage race on some of the most amazing gravel roads from Ouarzazate to Erg Lihoudi in the Sahara desert. You have the option to sign up solo or as a pair!

THE ROUTE


Self navigated 

Breathtaking valleys, high mountains & the mighty Sahara desert.

After each stage, you’ll be well taken care of. You’ll share a luxury room or a Nomad tent with your friend, partner, or another participant. Relax by the pool, enjoy mint tea, and Moroccan specialties.

Being in the Sahara desert is an unforgettable experience in itself, but arriving there by bike is something that will stay with you forever.

The total distance of the 4 stages is 445km with  +4500. 90% on gravel roads or easy single trails with outstanding scenery from start to finish.

Accommondation


Self navigated 

A real Moroccain experience! 

After each stage, you’ll be well taken care of. You’ll share a luxury room (first three stages) or a Nomad tent (last two stages) with your friend, partner, or another participant. Relax by the pool, enjoy mint tea, and Moroccan specialties.

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.
  • Feedzones
  • 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

PROGRAM


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26

April

2024 

FRIDAY

14h – Social ride to the start of the crono

14:30h – 16h Hill climbing challenge – Jabalcón

18h – 21h  Bib number collection, Beers & Music – Recinto Ferial Baza

19h Podium ceremony – Recinto Ferial Baza

27

April

2024

SATURDAY

7:30h – 8:15h  Bib number Collection – Recinto Ferial Baza

8:30h  Start UTOPIA 165

8:45h  Start UTOPIA 110 & 55

13 – 19h  Arrival UTOPIA 165 & 110

19h  Podium Ceremony – Recinto Ferial Baza

20h  Dj Tirana -Recinto Ferial Baza

28

April

2024

SUNDAY

10h  40km fun ride (Bike, Lake swim & Beers) 

13h  Event ends

NEED A RENTAL BIKE?

Cycle Sierra Nevada offers free bike delivery to Baza and pick up if you rent from 26th - 28th of April with thE Following code: UTOPIA3DAY

JOIN US FOR AN EPIC ADVENTURE!

Register now and experience the most epic gravel stage race 

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

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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 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 scouted 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. 

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