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.