Next to the regististration fee participants should take into account the following extra costs when calculating their total budget:
Ferry transport from Almeria to Nador & back for 4×4’s & trucks
Approximately 400€ for a return ticket between Almeria, in the south of Spain, and Nador (North-Morocco) for 2 persons and a standard 4×4. The crossing of the Mediterranean Sea takes about 7 hours. The price includes transport of the vehicle, 2 seats and all taxes . This ticket can be booked by the organisation as we take this ferry too.
An even cheaper option is to drive down even more south and take the ferry in Gibraltar/Tarifa/Algeciras to Tanger or Ceuta (45 minutes).
Plane ticket from Europe to Morocco
Ryanair, Thomas Cook, Royal Air Maroc, etc. Many airline companies operate daily cheap flights from Europe to Morocco. The 2017 edition starts in Agadir and finishes in Saïdia, next to Oujda. Both are large cities with lots of connections to Europe. On the condition that you book early (with Ryanair), you can buy your plane ticket (both ways) from 120€ onwards.
Fuel provisioning during the rally (all vehicles)
The fuel price in Morocco (both for diesel and petrol) is a much lower than in Europe. Most of our camps have a petrol station in the area, but it’s not always the case. On those places and on the race track the organisation will provide fuel at the standard price of 1€/liter, for diesel and 1,25€ for petrol. We do not do this to earn money, but rather to offer a service. Still we ask you fill up at the petrol station whenever you have a chance.
You get as much mineral water as you can drink/carry for free. Coke, wine and ice cold beers however, are a available in the bivouacs at very reasonable prices.
GPS UNIK 2 & Sentinel
New since 2015 is the introduction of the GPS UNIK 2 and Sentinel (only in the Rally category). These devices cannot be bought, so you’ll have to rent them at ERTF (www.ertf.com). Rental prices are about 380€ for a motorbike/quad/ssv and 480€ for a car/truck/buggy. More info as well as ordering forms will be published soon.
Satellite Tracking System
Because it’s important that the organisation can -at any moment in time- see where you are on the race track, it’s obligatory to have a tracking system on your vehicle. It also allows your friends & family at home to follow you during the race. This system, is obligatory for every parcipating vehicle (rally: Iritrack, raid: SPOT) on the track. It can be rented via the organisation. Order forms will be sent to participants from 1st February 2018 onwards.
Hotel nights before the start of the rally
During the rally we all camp in beautiful desert bivouacs with all necessary confort (hot showers, European style toilets, large tents for dinner, etc.) and the last evening however, after the prize award ceremony in Saïdia, you’ll be offered a room in a 5-star hotel, included in your registration fee.
What’s not included are the hotel nights before and during the administrative & technical controls (scruteneering) in Agadir. This is due to the fact that some teams already show up 1, 2, 3 or more days before the start of the event. A night in our 4-star hotel, just next to the bivouac, costs about 50€ per person, in a “superiour room” and in half-board (very good breakfast & dinner buffet included). No need to contact the hotel directly. You can reserve your room via our online registration system “Competitor Control” from February 2018 onwards.