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Fully supported..

...From the moment you sign up

Whether you're a first timer, regular long distance walker or ultra runner we offer you the best support possible for your Challenge.

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The real Morocco!

...Magical sights you'll never forget

From bustling Marrakech to mountains dotted with ancient forts, lush valleys, rocky plateaus, and magnificent dunes on the edge of the Sahara.

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Great hospitality...

...Start to finish

Authentic hotels, Bedouin style camping, rest stops, plenty of food & drink, guides, and lots of encouragement all the way!

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The Route...

...from mountains to desert

A start in the shadow of Mount Kissane with Draa Valley providing a dramatic backdrop for The Saharan Challenge.

The Challenge....

2 Marathon distance treks or runs in 2 Days 

12-16 Oct 2017

The UNESCO World Heritage Draa Valley provides a dramatic backdrop for The Saharan Challenge - a new 5 day adventure with 2 days of tough marathon distance trekking a night of camping under the stars.  Just like our UK Ultra Challenges - you'll be fully supported with great hospitality & first class logistics.  We all need adventures to invigorate & energise - join us and do something amazing!

The Itinerary:

Day 1 - Thu 12 Oct - Arrive Morocco

  • Depart London on group flight to Marrakech
  • Coach transfer to our hotel in Ouarzazate

Day 2 - Fri 13 Oct - 42 km of trekking

  • Early start & transfer to Mt Kissane start
  • A warm up & final briefing - and we're off!
  • 2 rest stops & lunch en-route
  • Trek to our overnight campsite
  • Dinner, briefing & sleep

Day 3 – Sat 14 Oct - 42 km trekking!

  • Early start, 2 rest stops & lunch en-route
  • Official finish line photos & medals
  • Transfer to hotel in Zagora, dinner & relax

Day 4 - Sun 15 Oct - Back to Marrakech

  • Hotel breakfast then transfer to Marrakech
  • Lunch en-route
  • Celebration dinner & party in Marrakech

Day 5 - Mon 16 Oct - Return to UK

  • Early breakfast & check-out
  • Transfer to airport & return flight to UK

What's included?

  • Participant area on website
  • kit lists / training plans
  • Return flights - London to Marrakech 
  • 3 nights in hotels, 1 night of camping
  • Twin share - single option also available
  • All Camping Equipment (excl. sleeping bag)
  • All meals - including breakfast on final day
  • Full support - rest stops, snacks, meals
  • Mapped & guided route, medics, support
  • Glass of Saharan fizz & medal at the finish 
  • Celebration dinner & party in Marrakech
  • Pre-event briefing in London with team
  • FREE place on 50km UK Ultra Challenge

NOTE - All runners will set off later than Trekkers to enable event logistics to stay in tact. 

How to join:

  • Self fund - pay just like a holiday
  • Fundraise for a charity of your choice 
  • FLIGHTS - Included in either options above 
  • OR you book your own flights

If you've a question - call 0207 609 6695 or email  info@thesaharanchallenge.com

Your financial protection: The packages and flights shown are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority in the UK. Our ATOL number is 6296. Please see our booking conditions for more information.

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