Discover MoroccoMauritania and Senegal and tackle this challenge on your trail or maxi-trail
by riding on the tracks of the most famous legendary rallies to join the mythical Lac Rose,
at your own pace, without chrono. 

The trail or maxi-trail are known to be the best bike to cross and discover these countries with landscapes only Africa can offer, along with its unique ancestral cultures. The participants will benefit from the logistic of one of the biggest rally-raid in Africa, the AFRICA ECO RACE

Every night, the participants will join the caravan of the AFRICA ECO RACE where the various actors of this unique rally can mingle and discuss their experience of the day. 

At the head of the organization of the AFRICA RAID and the AFRICA ECO RACE, these two world-known adventures: Jean Louis SCHLESSER et René METGE

Their motto: change of scenery, endurance, mutual aid and conviviality.   

The participants will experience a unique event…
a once in a lifetime adventure which will fulfil your travelers’ soul!


November 1st, 2023
Closing of the entries

December 29th & 30th, 2023 
Administrative checks in Menton - France

December 30th, 2023 
Official start in Monaco

December 31st, 2023
Boarding the boat at Sète - France, direction Nador - Morocco 

From January 2nd to 14th, 2024
Arrival of the boat in Morocco 
12 days through Morocco, Mauritania and Senegal 
1 day of rest in Morocco

January 14th, 2024
Arrival at the Lac Rose & award ceremony 

Boarding of the vehicles on the boat from Dakar to the South of France

Third week of January, 2024
Arrival of the return boat with vehicles in the South of France

Non-definitive program, subject to change 


  • Solo Rider,
  • For all owners of trail or maxi-trail,,
  • From 450 cc,
  • Autonomy required: 300 km minimum,
  • Rolling and sandy tracks & roads. For those who would like to taste the sand and challenge themselves, there will be alternatives for everyone to enjoy. 




  • Official start ceremony,
  • Boat transport to Morocco for the person, in an interior cabin to be shared with 3 other persons, 2 nights,
  • Meals at the self-service on the boat,
  • Boat transport two ways Europe/Morocco & Dakar/France for the vehicle,
  • Custom formalities,
  • Bivouacs in Africa,
  • BIKE Raid : transport of 2 boxes, 1 tent, 2 complete wheels,
  • Accommodation on bivouacs (breakfast, packed lunch, dinner) and lunch in Lac Rose,
  • Supervision by professionals,
  • The rally's t-shirt,
  • Photo gallery free of rights,
  • Prize-giving ceremony at Lac Rose,
  • Mauritanian visa,
  • Vehicle insurance in Mauritania and Senegal,
  • Medical assistance, osteopath,
  • Repatriation assistance,
  • Civil responsibility insurance of the organizers.

Register online now: click here



  • Helmet less than 5 years
  • Mask
  • Gloves 
  • Boots
  • Trousers and moto vest
  • Dorsal protection
  • Elbow and Knee pads
  • 2 extra tires with studs
  • Soft 3 litre tank of water (Camelbak type)
  • Survival blanket
  • 1 medical emergency kit 
  • GPS GARMIN TREAD recommanded
  • Rental of a SmallTrack – satellite tracking system. Available for rent with the organization : cost approx. 400€ : Mounting Guide. E-shop : Africa Eco Race - ESHOP Marlink Events.


Every person who wishes to participate in the race must imperatively do the online registration process on the TOP RIGHT of our front page : REGISTRATION 


As from now:

You have to:

  • Create an account or connect to an existing account 
  • MY ACCOUNT / VEHICLES: Create a vehicle and enter the dimensions. If you do not yet have the model, simply fill the slots with “X” 
  • MY ACCOUNT / MY TEAMS: Create your team 
  • MY ACCOUNT / MY CREWS: Create your race crew by attaching the vehicle 
  • MY ACCOUNT / MY CREWS: On the right: ACTION/MANAGER/MEMBER: Create the pilot and co-pilot. If you do not have all the names, fill the slot with “X”. 

Any information can be modified any time before the close of the entries. 

To complete and finalize the team file

All slots need to be filled in your own time.
A copy of the following documents have to be uploaded :

  • Each passport of each person valid 6 months after coming back from Dakar.
  • Each valid driving licence (back and front) corresponding to the category of vehicle entering the race. 
  • Each vehicle registration document (including the trailer).  

Each Registration File must be finalised and fully completed before entries closure. 


Create your personal space and register directly online. 

Your details will be saved and will be modifiable from one year to another if you wish to participate again. A simple way to manage your administrative steps and prepare your adventure. 


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Submitted on Wed, 04/01/2020 - 08:52