The Main Guff

  • The entry fee is £1200 per person
  • The start line is nestled in the dunes of eastern Morocco in Merzouga
  • The finish is just before land gives way to the Atlantic Ocean. The exact location of the finish might move but your outbound airport will still be Marrakesh.
  • If you have a UK driving licence from pre-2002 you can drive a 50cc bike without a licence
  • In Morocco you can drive a bike up to 80cc without a licence
  • The bikes come with the legally required third party insurance so you can show some forms to the policemen at the checkpoints.
  • For many nationalities you can get a visa-on-arrival - double check yours before you go.

Getting there and back

  • The nearest international airport is Marrakesh - this is the best option in and out of Morocco.
  • There'll be a bus to the start line from Marrakesh and one back from the finish line to Marrakesh.

Fuel Food and Lodgings

  • Fuel is mostly available, but less so in the desert.
  • Likewise with food & water. You probably want to avoid tap-water, unless you enjoy defecating through the eye of a needle. 
  • Camping is the most versatile option for accommodation, but you'll find a fair few Pensions in the towns & mountains.