The route for this 20th Edition of the Maroc Challenge, which will be held from December 2 to 9, has come together following the latest recons.
In recent days we have searched for the best tracks to put together one of the most charismatic routes of the event, in which we cross the Atlas mountain range before entering the desert, ending up at the foot of Erg Chebbi.
As in all previous editions, we have taken advantage of this reconnaissance to renew the routes and make adjustments for all the categories, seeking out terrains and landscapes to suit all types and tastes and adapting them to the characteristics of the different vehicles. The Winter 2023 will start in Ifrane, where administrative and technical verifications will take place, ending in Merzouga after six intense stages which will also include Midelt, Talsint, Erfoud and Zagora.
Crossing the Atlas is always a challenge and is heavily influenced by weather conditions, both what the beginning of December can throw at us and the weather in the previous weeks which can cause radical changes to the state of the tracks. The first two days of the Winter 2023 will run mainly along mountain routes, that is, narrow tracks, rocky areas and fording rivers, but we have worked hard these days to cut down the complications as much as possible by looking for new and better passes.
From the cold, rain, mud and snow that we will probably come across in Ifrane to the sun, heat, sand and dunes of Erfoud, adventure and contrasts will accompany us all along the way. When we reach the plains and especially after the Talsint night camp, we will enter the desert and as we proceed down south we will encounter ever more sand and dunes, another of the many attractions that await us.
The 20th edition of the Maroc Challenge will end with the popular ‘waypoints’ stage.
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