Years ago, the Morocco Desert Challenge made history through its epic and legendary "Coast to Coast" route. A 3000km rally-raid adventure from Agadir and Plage Blanche at the Atlantic Ocean, to Saïdia at the shores of the Mediterranean Sea. Almost everything Morocco has to offer, in 8 days of cross-country racing.
After 3 years of absence and a 2023 edition that ended in Merzouga, we have decided, at the request of many participants, to go 100% for the "full monty": The MDC2024 will once again connect both seas with new, challenging tracks.
The advantage of this route is the enormous variety: fast as well as technical sections, wide African plains, lots of dunes, salt lakes, river beds and the old, legendary Dakar tracks. Nearly all of the eight stages start and finish in the bivouac and liaisons are kept to a minimum.
In Saïdia, with the support of the Governor, all vehicles will be safely parked within the walls of the marina so everyone can enjoy a smashing final party at an all-inclusive 5-star hotel, included in the entry fee. And with the 2 international airports of Nador and Oujda nearby, and the port of Nador just 80 km from the hotel, transport is no longer a major concern either.
8 April 2024: end of Ramadan
11 April 2024: day 1 of technical and administrative scrutineering in Agadir.
12 April 2024: day 2 of the technical and administrative scrutineering in Agadir.
13 April: Stage 1 (prologue with a start 80 km south of Agadir) and a liaison to Guelmin (bivouac 1)
14 to 20 April: 7 challenging stages between Plage Blanche and Saidia.
Details of the route will be available on our website shortly after the first reconnaissance tour in September.
Don't limit your challenges. Challenge your limits.