Welcome to Mauritania! Reception at Nouakchott airport and transfer by 4 × 4 to the Berber camp on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean (1 h), 30 km from the capital

Transfer in 4 × 4 to the Banc d’Arguin national park (3 h), visit and excursion in Pinasse, night in camp with fixed tents in Cap Tafarit

STAGE 1 (23 km)
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Transfer by 4 × 4 to the oasis of Terjit (6 hours), with a stop for lunch in Benichab. Night in a Berber camp in Terjit

STAGE 2 (18 km)
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Arrival of the stage at the oasis of Mhaïrith, transfer by 4 × 4 to El Beyedh (5 hours), with a stop at the Atar market. Night in a Berber camp in El Beyedh

STAGE 3 (42 km)
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Day entirely dedicated to running. Arrival of the stage on the edge of the Richat Structure, night in a Berber camp

Visit of the Richat Structure, transfer to Ouadane (1 h) and visit of the village. Night in a Berber camp

Transfer in 4 × 4 to Chinguetti (1 h), city tour and lunch

STAGE 4 (21 km)
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Relax in Chinguetti, award ceremony and final party in a Berber camp

Transfer in 4 × 4 to Nouakchott (5 h). Visit the fish market and relax on the beach. Assistance for returning to the airport



#1 | CAP TAFARIT - RN 2 (23 km)

Off to the dances! Departure at dawn from the beach of Cap Tafarit. The first, flat kilometers of the route, run along the Atlantic Ocean, on fine sand. The route bends, without great variations in altitude, towards the interior, where the fine sand gives way to a more compact layer of sand mixed with salt, typical of the Atlantic coast. Arrival near Route National 2, Mauritania’s main road

Hours: 07:00 – 10:00

Refreshments: upon arrival (water, salts, fruit)

Terrain: fine sand – salt

#2 | TERJIT - MHAÏRITH (18 km)

The way of the oases! Departure at dawn from Terjit. Once out of the oasis, a rapid ascent will take you to run the first few kilometers on a cliff with a wonderful view of Terjit. The journey continues with challenging ups and downs between the rock cliffs and the sandy valley floor, and yet another ascent on a ridge above the oasis of Mhaïrith. Last spectacular descent, and arrival in the shade of palm trees in the oasis of Mhaïrith

Hours: 07:00 – 10:00

Refreshments: upon arrival (water, salts, fruit)

Terrain: fine sand – stony ground

#3 | EL BEYEDH - RICHAT (42 km)

It is the day of the hardest stage, a fantastic Sahara marathon, through many different types of desert. Departure from El Beyedh, and first few kilometers on wonderful expanses of red sand. From here, a first ascent will lead you through rugged stony ground, with continuous ups and downs through lunar landscapes, where huge stones alternate with black sand deserts. Arrival near the outer rim of the Richat Structure

Hours: 14:00 – 23:00

Refreshments: 21 km (water, salts) – upon arrival (water, salts, food 24 hours a day in Berber camp)

Terrain: fine sand – stony ground


The fantastic epilogue! Departure from Chinguetti. After the first few kilometers through the picturesque alleys of the old town, the silence and hostility of the Sahara return to reign supreme. The route winds through colossal golden dunes, and then descends back into the dry bed of the oued for the last extraordinary kms, with the skyline of the ancient mosques illuminated by the last sunrays of the afternoon as a background to the wonderful arrival at the finish line of Chinguetti, among wings of crowds cheering

Hours: 15:00 – 18:00

Refreshments: upon arrival (water, salts, fruit)

Terrain: fine sand – dunes – track


In tutte le tappe saranno presenti dei punti di controllo ogni 5 km, che permetteranno di registrare i tempi e gestire i ritiri. Ogni concorrente dovrà superarli, e in caso di mancato superamento verranno applicate delle penalità


In tutte le tappe sarà sempre garantita l’assistenza da parte del team Sea2Sahara, con mezzi 4×4 in costante movimento lungo tutto il percorso a supervisionare sul regolare svolgimento della gara e sulla salute dei partecipanti

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