2022: the Course

NEW DATES : 14th TRANSMAROC Itinerary

 November 5-12, 2022

Saturday November 5, 2022: Welcome to Marrakech

Arrival at the hotel in Marrakech starting at 2pm, depending on flights and other travel arrangements (hotel name TBC).

The cars will be delivered directly to the hotel.

2pm: Training session in navigation and desert driving (mandatory for beginners) – during this time, the cars will be equipped with Tripy devices (handled by the organizers)

6.30pm: Briefing sessions for all participants and instructions on how to use the Tripy GPS.

7.30pm: Welcome happy hour followed by dinner.

 

1st Leg: Sunday November 6, 2022: Marrakech - Foum Zguid

Departure from Raid via a trek through the Atlas and our first pit stop in Foum Zguid.

The first day is all about getting into the swing of things with a connecting leg and a few easy trails to bring us down South.

2nd Leg: Monday November 7, 2022: Foum Zguid - Zagora

For this second day, a little more time to explore the Erg Cheggaga before to join Zagora.

Lodging on standby

3rd Leg: Tuesday November 8, 2022: Zagora - Erfoud

Now it’s time for some real desert challenges and magic along the side by side trails that follow the cape and the first crossing of the dunes to Merzouga.

Here you’ll only have the Road Book to guide you to the Erg Chebbi, where your hotel will be waiting for you to rest up and recharge during three delightful evenings at the friendly Auberge du Sud.

4th Leg: Wednesday November 9, 2022: Erfoud - Merzouga

Now it’s time for some real desert challenges and magic along the side by side trails that follow the cape and the first crossing of the dunes to Merzouga.

Here you’ll only have the Road Book to guide you to the Erg Chebbi, where your hotel will be waiting for you to rest up and recharge during three delightful evenings at the friendly Auberge du Sud.

5th Leg: Thirsday November 10, 2022: Merzouga - Merzouga

Here you are at the foot of the dunes!

All together will spend the day with Patrick Zaniroli and Alain Lopes at the "Dunes Driving School", exit timing and Regularity tests in the dunes.Everyone will head out together to explore the famous Erg Chebbi.

This time it’s a full-on sand bath for everyone! Maneuvering through the dunes will be like a walk in the park by the end of the day since you’ll all have become experts in the art of driving in the sand.

The whole day will be dedicated to exploring the incomparable Erg Chebbi and reveling in the totally unique feeling of driving in the seemingly endless waves on an ocean of sand.

6th Leg: Friday November 11, 2022: Merzouga - Ouarzazate

The sand is replaced by high-speed trails and the pleasure of navigating from one oasis to the next as we gradually make our way to the final destination in Ourzazate.

Lodging at the 5-star Berbère Palace.

That evening we’ll all enjoy the rewards and applauds for the winners followed by a lovely poolside dinner.

7.30pm: Awards Ceremony

8.30pm: Closing dinner

Dare to embark on an incomparable adventure where you’ll discover the Moroccan desert under ideal conditions.

 

The End : Saturday November 12, 2022: Back to Marrakech and Europe

The morning will be spent driving to Marrakech to return the 4WD rentals and catch your planes home, unless you decide to spend the weekend onsite and take in the sights.

Our travel agency is at your service if you’d like help planning with insider tips about Marrakech.