Only 8 weeks until the start of the second edition of Morocco-BikeAdventure. You have to realize this is a really hard journey. Be prepered for anything, when Kai Edel was checking the route in February 2020, he came into severe sandstorm in the Sahara desert.
Donncha Cuttriss has a job to finish. 2019 he struggled with his tubeless setup in the Sahara desert and had to scratch. This time he will start at Irun for the Iberica Traversa and continue with the Morocco-BikeAdventure at Tangier.
finishing at: Sidi Ifni
what’s your experiences: Trans Am Bike Race, Race Across America (RAAM), Morocco-BikeAdventure, Race Around Ireland (RAI)
Have you ever been in the Sahara desert? Do you know the Rif mountains?
The Morocco-BikeAdventure piste route is definitely not for bikepacking beginners. Navigation skills are a must not to get lost. If you are used to cycling from petrol station to petrol station shop, this is not for you. It’s a real challenging adventure!
For the first time we offer the opportunity Irun Spain to Sidi Ifni Morocco, 2 races in one.
“Happy New Year! If interested in an incredible bikepacking adventure for 2021 I highly recommend the Morocco Bike Adventure on 9 October. Its a great adventure for anyone and also a serious test for any competitive racer who can hold it together physically and mentally for a few weeks, the time which it will take to finish the 3000 km of the optional long route. The route combines a diverse range of incredible scenery and surfaces including shifting desert sands, rough piste and gravel. Strategy, logistics, planning, adaptability and resilience will be needed as riders will be seriously isolated with few and meagre options for resupply in rural Morocco where on occasions you may only find a few packet of wafer biscuits and tins of tuna. Andi Buchs has put years of work into this race and has divised a route which is simply breathtaking. The best thing is that this event doesn’t attract too many entrants so participants can mostly enjoy the route and experience as if out there on her/his own. However, when you do meet another participant on the course its just beautiful.”