The chosen starting point for this years Sahara Challenge is the Spanish capital – Madrid with good airport connections from around the globe or an easy half day drive from the northern Spanish ferry ports. It is also within the reach of those who fancy a long weekend drive through France from the cross channel ferry ports.
From Madrid onto Castilla – La Mancha. Stopping for the night in the ancient Moorish city of Cordoba, then to the hills of Andalucia before catching the afternoon ferry across the Strait of Gibraltar to Tangier and the first experience of the flavours, sights and sounds of the Maghreb.
Onto Morocco, from the ancient kasbahs and medinas of market towns like Fez to the Alpine-like mountains around Ifrane, then on through spectacular hidden canyons like the Todra Gorge where Indiana Jones galloped on horseback to the quiet grandeur of the Erg Chebbi dunes, before reaching our destination in Marrakesh, that trendiest and most talked about Moroccan destination since the Sixties.
The Sahara Challenge entry is unfortunately now full and a reserve list is being established. T