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Get a true rally experience with The Real Way to Dakar

Our annual off-road competition the Real Way to Dakar by Intercontinental Rally is for motor enthusiasts who want to participate in a challenging and well-organized trans-African rally.

The route passes through some of the most spectacular landscapes in Morocco, Mauritania and Senegal evoking a timeless sense of adventure and exploration.

From the endless dunes of the Sahara to the desolate expanses of coastal deserts, the rocky trails of the High Atlas, and the low lying Savannah.

Above all, each day brings new surprises and unexpected challenges.

Everyone is welcome

Whether you are an experienced rally driver who want to fulfill your dream of racing to Dakar against other crazy participants. Or you are a rally enthusiast without much racing experience who doesn’t want to race against the clock, but still want to check the race to Dakar of your bucket list. In other words, the Real Way to Dakar by Intercontinental Rally has something to offer everyone.

Maxime Mettra finishing the Real Way to Dakar on Moto

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Service & Food

As a participant in the Real Way to Dakar you will get breakfast and dinner as a part of your registration fee. Participating in our rally is also about joining a community of passionate rally enthusiasts and eating together lets everyone exchange experiences and adventures. 

For service you have the option of being on your own, bringing your own service team or partnering up with one of the service teams that are already participating in the rally. 

You can learn more about serviced the participating service teams here. 

How to participate in The Real Way to Dakar? 

The Real Way to Dakar is not an official IFA/FIM rally. This means we can be more flexible with the vehicles we allow to participate in the rally. But there are still some requirements depending on what kind of vehicle you choose as your companion. 

You can choose between a number of different vehicles. To make it easy we’ve gathered all relevant information for each vehicle on one site. 


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