When rallies and raids first started in Africa the motorcycle of choice was the same: the trailbike. Since then trailbikes and competition rally-raid machines have continued along parallel tracks. The Trail Desert Challenge of the Rallye du Maroc will bring them together again.

A standalone event dedicated to trail and adventure bikes, Trail Desert Challenge participants will share the rally’s highlights, such as the same start and finish towns and the marathon bivouac, alongside the rally competitors in the motorcycle category. The Trail Desert Challenge will also benefit from the Rallye du Maroc’s logistical and safety cover. There will be no stopwatch on the Trail Desert Challenge but rather, as the name suggests, a series of challenges based on navigation and bike control.

The spirit of trail and adventure bikes has been reborn back where it all began.