Vespa Dakar Challenge '2014' - The Route

 

 

1. Morocco

The numerous rallies hosted in the Berber’s country leave no doubt: here is guaranteed spectacle. After the ferry transfer to Tanger, the real adventure starts. Passing the famous cities of Zagora & Ouarzazate, we will reach the beautiful Draa valley. After crossing the breathtaking heights of the Atlas mountains, we will use a 48 hour window to cross the desolate mine fields (on a save track) of the Western Sahara.

 

Day 1: Sunday 21/09/14           Barcelona - Night at sea          0 km

Day 2: Monday 22/09/14          Tanger - Chefchaouen          105 km

Day 3: Tuesday 23/09/14         Chefchaouen - Guercif          320 km

Day 4: Wednesday 24/09/14     Guercif - Bouarfa                 295 km

Day 5: Thursday 25/09/14        Bouarfa - Merzouga              340 km

Day 6: Friday 26/09/14            Merzouga -Tafraoute             170 km

Day 7: Saturday 27/09/14        Tafraoute - Zagora               150 km

Day 8: Sunday 28/09/14          Zagara - Tata                       265 km

Day 9: Monday 29/09/14          Tata - Tan-Tan                     400 km

Day 10: Tuesday 30/09/14       Tan-Tan - Dakhla                  837 km

 

2. Mauritania

The "République Islamique de Mauritanie" was not without reason the favorite country of the Dakar rally. Mauritania is very big, but also the least populated country in the world. Between Nouadhibou and the capital Nouatchott 500 km desert highway are awaiting us. The last 100km are part of the beach and can only by ridden on low tide. If you lose the race against the tide on this piece, you might get absorbed by a fierce ocean .... Excitement guaranteed!

 

Day 11: Wednesday 1/10/14       Dakhla - Nouadhibou                 378 km

Day 12: Thursday 2/10/14          Nouadhibou - Cap Tafarit           257 km

Day 13: Friday 3/10/14              Cap Tafarit - Cap Tafarit                0 km (resting day)

Day  14: Saturday 4/10/14         Cap Tafarit - Nouakchott             280 km

Day 15: Sunday 5/10/14            Nouakchott - Keur Misene            294 km

 

3. Senegal

On breathtaking sahel tracks and through primitive villages with straw huts, we slalom between majestic baobab trees from St-Louis to South-Dakar. What’s waiting for us are a warm deep blue ocean, waving coconut palm trees, a refreshing cocktail in a tropical atmosphere. We end in style to celebrate our adventure with a leap into the vibrant African nightlife.


Day 16: Monday 6/10/14            Keur Misene St-Louis                   62 km
Day 17: Tuesday 7/10/2014       St-Louis - St-Louis                         0 km (resting day)
Day 18: Wednesday 8/10/14      St-Louis - Koba lodge                 193 km
Day 19: Thursday 9/10/14         Koba Lodge - Dakar                   175 km
Day 20: Friday 10/10/14            Dakar - Fly home                          0 km

 

TOTAL = 4321 km in 20 days

 

 

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