Route & Itinerary

The Adventure begins in Marrakech where the group meet and transfer over the Atlas Mountains to our exclusive Bedouin Camp – our Moroccan home for 3 nights. Nestled amongst palm trees in the valley of the Draa river bed, our start line is in the shadows of Mount Kissane – from here we will follow the Draa Valley south bacj to base camp. After 2 days & 52 miles, with a few up’s & downs en-route, we’ll cross the finish line at the stunning Nakhla Dunes near Zagora on the edge of the imposing Sahara Desert.

Day 1 - Departure

Depart UK for Marrakech

Thu 7 Oct 2021

You will meet up with the Action Challenge Team and the rest of your challengers at London Stanstead Airport for the group flights Marrakech. Land only participants must arrange for their arrival in Marrakech for 10am as there is a long transfer to camp and most transfer companies will not complete this at later times of the day. The group will take a transfer to our Bedouin Camp on the outskirts of Tizguine. This journey is approx. 8 hours with regular breaks in private minibuses. In camp we will share a welcome meal and briefing on the challenge ahead.

Meals included: lunch & dinner

Accommodation: camping

Day 2 - The Challenge

26 miles Afra to Base Camp

Fri 8 Oct 2021

We rise early for breakfast and a 45 minute transfer to the starting line in Afra near Mt Kissane. After a group warm up we start the Saharan Challenge! We begin in an incredible lunar landscape before re-joining the river to arrive at our first rest stop. From here we pass through mud brick villages, palm trees and date plantations. After lunch the route takes us through the narrowest part of the Draa Valley between 1,500m peaks to our afternoon rest stop and finally arriving at our Bedouin Camp. We have a group buffet style dinner this evening before a briefing and well deserved rest!

Meals included: breakfast, x2 snack stops, lunch & dinner

Accommodation: camping

Day 3 - The Challenge

26 miles Camp to Nakhla Dunes

Sat 9 Oct 2021

Starting early in the morning cool, we begin our trek by passing through a number of small villages and palm plantations. Here we’ll find our next rest stop with snacks and drinks. Continuing our trek we veer away from the river, we’ll walk through desert landscapes before arriving at the fortress of Beni Zoli for lunch. Our route follows a network of irrigation canals through a patchwork of fields growing a profusion of fruit and vegetables. The last 6 miles of the trek sees us leave the fertile fields and head out into the Nakhla sand dunes.  Cross the finish line and celebrate our fantastic achievement with a glass of fizz and a medal. We transfer back to camp, for a final night in dunes & an epic celebration dinner.

Meals included: breakfast, x2 snack stops, lunch & dinner

Accommodation: camping

Day 4 - Marrakech

Transfer Camp to Marrakech

Sun 11 Oct 2021

After breakfast we set off for the 8 hour drive to Marrakech, stopping for lunch en-route. We check in to our hotel and have time to freshen up before we enjoy a three course meal of local Moroccan dishes. This is a chance for the whole group to get together and reflect on the tremendous achievements of the past few days.

Meals included: breakfast, lunch & dinner

Accommodation: Hotel 

Day 5 - Departure

Depart Morocco

Mon 12 Oct 2021

After a welcome sleep and breakfast, buses will depart for the airport early, in time for your flight back to London. Please note that if you have not booked flights with us you will be responsible for making your own arrangements to the airport. Flights will be departing in the morning time, to arrive back in London for midday/early afternoon.

Meals included: breakfast

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