UNDER THE HIGH PATRONAGE OF HIS MAJESTY KING MOHAMMED VI
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UNDER THE HIGH PATRONAGE OF HIS MAJESTY KING MOHAMMED VI
08 Leg 42022-03-28T17:45:10+02:00

LEG 4 – MARATHON

DAR KAOUA / OULAD DRISS

LEG 4 – MARATHON

DAR KAOUA / OULAD DRISS

IDEAL KM 265km

ESTIMATED TIME 17 h

There will be no teams returning to the bivouac tonight, because today is a “Marathon” leg!

It will take them two days to reach the next bivouac at 270 kilometers as the crow flies (an average of 320 kilometers of driving) further south.

They will have a dozen checkpoints to find over the two days.

One of the regions they will cross on the first day is affectionately known to organizers and former Gazelles as . " Hell for Gazelles ". There are many speculations about the trainee cartographer who took care of drawing up the map of the sector. Finding certain markers will be as difficult as understanding why the cartographer did not draw all the reliefs... It is disconcertingly easy to get lost. This infernal zone is followed by large endless plains with an otherworldly feel. The distances get longer as the day progresses and it will soon be time to choose a place to set up a makeshift camp, far from the hustle and bustle of the bivouac…

Second day of leg 4. While pink and yellow dominate the landscape, shades of ochre, red, grey, black and even green can also be seen on the plain of Hassi Bou Haïara. On one side, a ouadi that attracts sand and dust like a magnet. On the other, a fantastical landscape dotted with “tajines” and jagged mountains that wouldn’t be out of place in the background of a 60s spaghetti western. It's an ideal playground for Gazelles. The headings are tight and the terrain is harsh. The Gazelles will have to fight all day long to avoid losing their bearings and get out of the sand and rocks without hassle. Over the course of the day, the routes will gradually come together to converge at the large Tafenna cirque and then the new bivouac in Oulad Driss. The teams will sleep in the comfort of the bivouac and leave the vehicles in the good care of the mechanics in order to be ready for leg 5, in terra ingognita!

IDEAL KM 265km

ESTIMATED TIME 17 h

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