Magnificent landscape!

Photo from the route, Kevin on the magnificent landscape along the route between Boudnip and Merzouga. MBA 2021

Kevin Denson on the Sahara Desert MBA2021 – photo by Andi Buchs

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We are calling all Adventurers!

Morocco-BikeAdventure 2023

Starts on 8 October in Tanger.

REGISTRATION:
https://morocco-bikeadventure.com/registration-for-the-2023-moroccan-piste-adventure/
https://morocco-bikeadventure.com/registration-for-the-2023-moroccan-road-adventure/

Event calendar:
https://transbike-adventures.com/en/events/

Lamri Adjis with Peter Vansumere photo from the route MBA 2021 by Andi Buchs

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5 days left…

5 days left till the registration for the 2023 edition of the Morocco-BikeAdventure opens.

Photo: Sandro in the Middle Atlas mountains, October 2022.

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Save the date! Registration opens soon!

Morocco-BikeAdventure 2023

Registration for both piste & road routes will open on January 1, 2023.

Start date
Piste: 08.10.2023
Road: 08.10.2023

See you in Tangier.

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Congratulations to Radislav on his amazing journey!

Yesterday, precisely at 19:10 Radislav crossed the finish line in Sidi Ifni by the Atlantic Ocean.2300km journey from the Mediterranean sea through the Rif and Atlas mountains to the Sahara desert.

Neither sandstorms, strong winds, heavy rains, high temperatures above 40 degrees, nor missing of a mobile network and serious isolation could stop Radislav.
Incredible experience and achievement.
We salute your outstanding effort.

In this event riders need more than just a pair of strong legs. Patience, adaptability, logistic, resilience and mental strength is all necessary to reach the finish line of this unique adventure.

“On the pistes and deserts in remote areas I did not meet any other cyclist.I had to rely just on myself.I liked it. Such adventure must be lived through. It is difficult to explain to anybody who has not gone through the similar long distance race. It was just great!”

Congratulations Radislav!

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Photos from the pistes Radislav is cycling now.

Yesterday Radislav rode through the CP6 – an underground city in the heart of the Anti-Atlas mountains on the northern edge of the Sahara.

Now he is approaching CP7 in Assa.

Only 240km left on his lonely adventure to the Atlantic Ocean.

What an impressive effort!

Sandro arrived to the finish with the best tan line of the event!

We welcomed Sandro in Sidi Ifni on Saturday.

He jumped into the Atlantic Ocean right after finishing his beer and avocado smoothie.

We envy his well-earned tan lines!

Sandro started on the piste route in Tanger. From Merzouga, he continued almost entirely on the road route.

Congratulations Sandro!

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Huge respect to Matthias for his amazing achievement!

Applause to Maze on his first ever ultra-cycling adventure!

He is the third finisher of the road route, arriving in Sidi Ifni just an hour after Soufiane.

2100km

12days

Congratulations Matthias!

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Congratulations to Soufiane on his huge effort!

Soufiane is the second finisher of the Morocco-BikeAdventure 2022 road route.He crossed the finish line in Sidi Ifni yesterday morning.

2100km

12 days

Congratulations Soufiane!

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He did it again!

Mex rode MBA second time! He is the first finisher of the Morocco-BikeAdventure 2022 road route, riding 2100km from Tangier to Sidi Ifni in 11 days.

Congratulations Mex!

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Radislav in the Sahara desert

Radislav is currently on the toughest part of the route with only 40km left to Merzouga.
He carried 8 liters of water, 6 cans of sardines, and bread for a 160km stretch with no services. He enjoys a remote and deserted part of the route and he is sure to continue on the piste till Sidi Ifni.


Mex has 150km to the finish line in Sidi Ifni. Soufiane and Maze are heading toward the very last checkpoint on the road route.


Sandro is now in Foum Zguid and will ride the piste to Tata.

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Ernst and Johan made a tough decision

It’s day 8 for the road route riders. Ernst and Johan made a tough decision to scratch from MBA 2022, yesterday afternoon. Ernst struggled with stomach issues for a few days and unfortunately continuing the route wasn’t an option “It has been an incredible experience with highs and lows but definitely a big adventure” Great ride! Great team! Get well!

Yesterday Sandro made it across the toughest section of the route the stretch between Boudenib and Merzouga. He will now continue on the road route to the finish in Sidi Ifni.

Mex is only 480km from the finish line by the Atlantic Ocean followed by Sofiane. Maze will reach CP5 in Zagora soon.

It’s day 9 for Radislav. He is the only rider on the piste route now. Radislav is moving toward Boudenib.

Ernst and Johan rode into Merzouga today’s morning.

Ernst and Johan rode into Merzouga today’s morning. They are catching up with their scheduled plan fast and should reach the CP4 soon.

Maze changed his tactics and now making huge progress. He is only 60km behind Sofiane. Sandro has to make another 50km to the end of the 160km stretch with no services, no water, and no mobile network. We are expecting him to be in Merzouga today afternoon.

Radislav took his time at the checkpoint at Aouli mines. Had tea and a good time with the miners.

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Part 1: The Rif and Middle Atlas mountains

Riders on the piste route are on their day 7. After traversing the Rif and Middle Atlas mountains, now they are heading to the Sahara desert. In this particular part of the route, riders are going to get to know the people in rural Morocco, people who rarely see any tourists, Where it’s hard to find any accommodation. Where people get the water at a fountain outside their houses. Public water fountain is a common place to meet others and have a talk whilst filling up canisters with water. Locals still ride donkeys to get from one place to another and they use real fire to cook their meals, which may take a bit of time but it’s authentic.

Wednesday, it’s day 5, and thunderstorms made the route much more demanding. Riders had to hide from lightning and earth slides which made the route unpassable high up in the Middle Atlas. The temperature has dropped to 9 degrees Celcius. Riders experienced how important it is to be properly equipped for any kind of weather and carry enough food supplies. At Tamatroucht, Sandro and Till together with the media car found an auberge where they could dry their clothes and recharge.

From Tamatroucht to Imouzzer Marmoucha several landslides made the route unpassable and the media car got stuck in a mix of stones and mud. Up to Tizi Bouzabel, which is 2267m above sea level, about 12 earth slides destroyed the road. However, no problem for the riders and they made it to the beginning of the Ahouli mine parkour.

Sandro, on top of all the challenges, has to deal with his stomach issues since day 2 and that slows him down. Radislav from Czech, who is 68 and is the oldest rider, is constantly moving forward and enjoying the route.

Our road riders are now 6 days on the route, dealing with exceptional weather conditions too. Last 2 days roads were covered with mud and the route was anything else but easy. At the moment, they are all heading to checkpoint 2, the Valée de Ziz, an oasis in the Sahara.

In the meantime, we are heading to meet the road riders.
Yesterday, we met Soufiane “I am stopping frequently to take photos as the route is amazing! After every storm that passes there comes a rainbow after”.

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The adventure is in full swing! And the weather is perfect!

The adventure is in full swing! And the weather is perfect!

Roadies departed from Tangier yesterday morning and now both groups – roadies and piste route riders are spread across 200km along the route.

Soufiane was the first one to reach CP1 and is now leading the rest of the roadies.Sandro had some early mechanical issues almost instantly after the start, despite that he reached the CP1 in Chefchaouen as the first rider and he is untouchable since then.

Till is in 2nd position and only 50km behind Sandro. He is keeping strong even though still feeling unwell after overheating on day one.

The pair riders Ernst and Johan are now on a 246km and will camp by the lake. Good idea!

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Grand Depart – the piste route!

Today at 9 am the piste route riders started a 2300km adventure from Tangier which will go through the Rif and Atlas mountains and all the way to the Sahara desert. They will finish in Sidi Ifni at the Atlantic Ocean.

Good luck and stay safe!

Mex started 24 hours before his road route scheduled departure time together with piste route riders. However, he made an agreement with all the riders.

Grand Depart for the road route is tomorrow at 9 am sharp.

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Probably the most challenging adventure one can do!

Two Continents Bike Adventure will kick off in just three weeks.

Stage one will follow the Iberica Traversa route: 1720km across the Iberian Peninsula mostly unpaved routes and trails.

Stage two will start in Tangier following the Morocco-BikeAdventure route to Sidi Ifni. 2300km through the Riff Mountains and over the Middle Atlas to the Sahara desert.

A total of 4000km and 60,000 meters of climbing makes it probably the most challenging adventure one can do!

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Registration closes soon

Our last adventure in 2022 starts October 8th in Tangier Morocco. The Morocco-BikeAdventure piste route brings you to the rural Morocco, the Rif mountains, the Atlas mountains and the Sahara desert. Registration closes soon:
https://morocco-bikeadventure.com/register-for-the-2022-moroccan-piste-adventure/

And a day later strats the road route in Tangier:
https://morocco-bikeadventure.com/register-for-2022-moroccan-road-adventure/

2021 Kevin refelling water at Erg Chigaga….

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Will come back stronger!

Lamri Adjis in the Sahara desert.

He has unfinished business.

Lamri Adjis in the Sahara Desert near the Erg Chigaga checkpoint. Photo: Andy Buchs

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Riding through the Sahara Desert is a truly unforgettable experience.

Piste route – the stretch between M`hamid where the paved road ends and the checkpoint at Erg Chigaga.

You will ride through the wilderness of the Sahara desert. Unforgettable experience.

Waiting for the riders before the Erg Chigaga checkpoint. Photo: Andy Buchs

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