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Chris Scott provides Matthew Traver with some good advice on travelling the Sahara.
Mauritania: Good security for at least 400km east, inland from the Atlantic Coast. Provinces near the Mali border, such as Adrar, Tagant, Hodh El Gharbi and Hodh Ech Chargui, may be less safe.
Western Sahara: Travel and access along the N1 Atlantic Route, running down the Atlantic Coast, is easy and safe. Expect a few military checkpoints.
Tunisia: Avoid the Libyan border zones and the far south, which is a military area.
Updated June 1, 2019 to add link to his latest video.
In May 2014, Iohan Gueorguiev (website – YouTube – Twitter – Instagram) started cycling from the Arctic Ocean at Tuktoyaktuk, in Canada’s Northwest Territories. The plan was to cycle to the tip of South America in a year, maybe a few more months.
From A2A Expedition:
We take a 4×4 trail from Merzouga through the Sahara desert to Sidi Ali and then onto Tinghir. It was a dusty, long but fantastic trail!
From: A2A Expedition:
We do a quick round trip from Chefchaouen through to Fez via the Blue Springs Oasis to Merzouga in Morocco.
From A2A Expedition:
We spent five weeks in Chefchaouen, camped with our Land Rover while waiting for our clutch to arrive and be cleared by customs.
The inaugural Intrepid Adventure Index contains current information and research examining topics such as top destinations for Australian travellers, how Aussies define adventure travel, trends in the travel market, and even a handy infographic on getting bang for your buck around the world.
The top destinations for Australian adventurers:
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The Rallye Aicha des Gazelles du Maroc is women-only event taking place over nine days in the desert, sleeping in a tent, navigating off-road with paper maps, and driving for up to 14 hours a day. And that’s if all goes well.
Established in 1990, the rally is a one of a kind adventure in competitive motorsports. Completely off-road in the Sahara desert, the women-only participants take to the dunes (and the cliffs and the rocks and the vegetation) in pairs using only compasses for navigation. So long, GPS and upscale nav systems; you’ll be sitting this one out. Same goes for binoculars, cell phones, laptops, zoom lenses and anything that could receive a signal. Quarantined for the duration.