In the middle of the Sahara desert in the most remote and authentic Morocco.
A unique experience running through a magical place , between plains and spectacular dune ergs.
Without competition but a true challenge , although very adapted to different levels according to your condition.
6-12 November 2022
Draa Valley, Sahara Desert
Price per person: €1,125
Start: November 6, 2022
Meeting point: Marrakech (Morocco)
End: November 12, 2022 (in Marrakech, Morocco)
Run the pure desert
In the middle of the Sahara desert in Morocco is located one of the most remote and authentic areas: the valley of the Draa River. A magical place , full of plains and spectacular dune ergs that follow the underground course of one of the longest rivers in Morocco.
4 days · 30-40Km / day
It is not a competition but that does not means that it is not a challenge , in fact it is, but adapted to different levels according to the level of demand of each one. We combine different terrain and scenery every day.
With support team
With the support of an organizational team that will ensure that everything works perfectly and you enjoy a full adventure without problems.
A trip of great impact
Walking and running are the simplest and most authentic activities that a human being can do to travel. “Draa Running Expedition” will allow you to discover unique territories through our passion: running .
Itinerary of the trip
Arrival in Marrakech
Marrakech - M'Hamid
After having breakfast, we will check-out and at 9:00 we will leave for M’Hamid, at the gates of the desert. A long day on the road awaits us in which we will cross the Atlas and gradually enter deeper into the desert. We will have lunch en route and arrive towards sunset at our hotel in M’Hamid.
Stage #1: M'Hamid - Sahara Camp
First day of our adventure! The first 40km run between M’Hamid and the south of the great sea of dunes of Erg Cheggaga. We will cross great plains and we will run in between the small trees that surround the Draa River, which we will cross before reaching our destination for today, the great Erg of the south. Night “des Sables”: we will sleep in a self-sufficient free camping ( bivouac ) under the stars. A first stage not to forget!
Stage #2: Sahara Camp - Erg Cheggaga
We will wake up in the middle of the dunes to head north, towards the sea of dunes of Erg Cheggaga. Today we will run through very varied terrain, alternating rivers of sand with hard surfaces and dunes. A very complete stage of extraordinary beauty. We will sleep by the dunes, in a bivouac with dinner and breakfast included.
Stage #3: Erg Cheggaga - Iriki
Today is a day of more emotions! We will start running in the dunes of Erg Cheggaga, while we head west towards the great dry lake of Iriki. A day of pure desert. Night in an auberge in the middle of the dry lake of Iriki, with dinner and breakfast included.
Stage #4: Iriki - Fin - Foum Zgid
Today is the last day of our running trip through the Draa river valley! We will continue heading west crossing the infinite dry lake of Iriki, in a stage in which you will be able to feel the immensity of the desert with all its force. Near the end, we will take some trails that will take us to the finish point, where a final picnic will await us. Transfer to Foum Zgid and night in hotel with dinner and breakfast. Tonight we will celebrate the great challenge we have achieved!
Foum Zgid - Marrakech (Return)
After having breakfast, we will check-out and at 9:00 we will leave for Marrakech. We will have lunch en route and arrive towards the sunset at the Marrakech airport. End of our services.