To discover the most beautiful route, combining various types of terrain, nothing beats a team of professionals, enthusiasts and former pilots / co-pilots who know what the competitors are looking for and expect from such an event. Jean-Louis SCHLESSER and his team know all about it, as they took part in the world’s biggest rallies in the car, truck and motorcycle categories.
For this 14th edition, the desire of the organization is to create a route, compiling the most beautiful stages of the last editions but also including some new surprises. The competitors will tackle magnificent tracks and dunes that only Africa can offer, as well as a very challenging route. But beware, the regular AFRICA ECO RACE competitors know it, they will have to stay focused and carefully follow the roadbook to be sure not to arrive too late at the bivouac.
We can expect, like every year, a minimum of liaison and a maximum of departures and arrivals at the bivouacs. As for the terrain, Africa offers a multitude of terrain with dune crossings, some off-track, wadis passages and some more rolling parts… to sum it up, enough to satisfy everyone. The navigation will not be put aside, with often some delicate parts where it will be necessary to keep focused and on track.
Finally, after the effort, some comfort; the bivouacs and their legendary conviviality will be set up in the middle of nowhere in breathtaking landscapes. The bivouacs constitute the heart of the rally, a place for sharing, debriefing, take some time to study with the reading of the next day’s road-book which will be this year, in color. But let’s not forget, the bivouac are above all, a place to get your energy back; nothing better than a good meal simmered by a great French chef before dozing off under a magnificent starry African sky.
As you have understood, a great edition is being prepared, both in terms of its participants and the route.
Rendez-vous from the 12th to the 27th of March 2022 for the 14 th edition of the AFRICA ECO RACE and stay tuned to follow, step by step, the reconnaissance team ...