Difficulty and physical preparation
For all types of people, of any age who have a minimum physical condition to run at their own pace between 30 and 40Km (CHALLENGE variant participants) or between 15 and 20 Km (DISCOVERY variant participants). The DISCOVERY version could be done by walking if the person walks at a light pace.
No… and yes. It is not possible for people to come who want to do the traverse walking 100% at the CHALLENGE level (too many hours and it spoils the spirit of this variant). At the DISCOVERY level, it could be done by walking if the person walks at a light pace. After all, it is not a competition and, logically, during the stage each person will run or walk as he/she sees fit and according to the terrain.
A minimum physical condition is required to cover a distance walking and running for 4 days, depending on the variant in which you are going to participate. The rhythm can be smooth and adapted to each person, but the better physical condition, the more you recover each day and the more you enjoy each stage.
About the trip itself
You will never run alone. For safety reasons, it is mandatory to always be together with at least someone from the group (it is not necessary to run in couples). But we will not necessarily all go in a group. Subgroups that come out naturally will be made. The faster ones will be the ones that may eventually finish first, and prepare “Mint Tea” for the slower ones by the time they get to camp.
NO. It is a self-guided route. Pure and lonely desert. But each participant will have an exact track of the route and every 8-10Km will find a checkpoint of the organization.
Of course it is. At any time, during the same stage or for the next day’s stage, any participant may decide to change to the higher or lower level variant. The objective is to enjoy each one’s challenge in a unique environment living a fantastic experience.
If for some reason you have to leave, you join the organization for the rest of the trip and prepare the best “Te a la menta” for the rest of your fellow adventurers, and experience the journey from another point of view.
Information on the possibility of traveling to Morocco can be found on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs: http://www.exteriores.gob.es/Portal/es/ServiciosAlCiudadano/SiViajasAlExtranjero/Paginas/ DetailRecomendacion.aspx? IdP = 119 . In the event that Morocco closes borders for tourists before the start of the adventure, it would be postponed and you could opt for a refund of the same amount or save the registration for the future date (which will be announced then).
As of March 2022, the country has reopened to tourism with certain restrictions (see above). Forecasts for November are that there will be no restrictions, and that is why the dates are set and the trip scheduled.
To complete the registration it is mandatory to present travel insurance. It is not included in the price because you may already have one. But in case you don’t have it, we can offer you one. That said, it is important that this travel insurance has COVID coverage. Make sure that the insurance covers the possibility of cancellation by positive PCR before the trip, accommodation costs in the destination country due to quarantine or border closure, etc. Check the coverage with your insurer, or contact us to know the clauses of the travel insurance that we offer for Adventure Running Trips of our collaborating insurer IATI Seguros .