The ADVENTURE CATEGORY
Explore your potential in The Real Way to Dakar
THE FULL RALLY ADVENTURE
Riding from Paris to Dakar is a quest that is at the top of the bucket list for many motorsport enthusiasts. Participating in the adventure category is your chance to get the most of the rally experience, the magnificent and challenging terrains and navigation and as a full member of the rally team. But without the clock ticking away and with a dedicated adventure route that may include a few alternatives every day to allow you to choose the best option for you based on your vehicle, terrains, skills and interests.
To inspire your adventure you will have dedicated go-to-person with in-depth knowledge of the terrain, the navigation and tips & tricks to help you enjoy the rally experience in the adventure tracks. Every night there will be a dedicated briefing for the participants in the adventure category to help you prepare and plan for the next days adventure.
THE CATEGORY IN A NUTSHELL
Participating in the adventure category you are a full member of the rally family and will share life in the camps and all the fun with the racers in the other categories.
As a participant in the adventure class you will also have:
- A dedicated adventure route that follows along the same route as the race route but with less technical driving and less heavy sand.
- A dedicated go-to person that will give you loads of advice on the routes, the terrains, the navigation etc.
- A dedicated adventure briefing every night following the official race briefing .
- Breakfast, dinner and supplementary coffee/tea with the rest of the rally family every day.
- An opportunity to participate with vehicles suited for rallies and long distance off road adventures but that may not be suitable for participation in the race category.
Each day you will have a dedicated adventure route that may include different options based on your vehicle, driving skills and interests. Options may include doing the full race route and special stages, but without the time taking, or doing a part of the special stages and some of the sections on paved road. Every day will be different.
Choosing between options in the adventure route will be based on your interest, vehicle and driving skills as well as the terrain on the day´s special sections. And not all terrains will be suitable for all vehicles – the adventure class route and briefing will take this in to account.
Heavy touring motorbikes like the BMW GS 1200 or a Honda Africa Twin 1200 may be perfect for the some of the long stretches of dirt tracks, but will be a challenge in the heavy sand, and may get you stuck for the night in the big sand dunes of Mauretania. The same applies to certain cars and the way you prepare them for the adventure. We will guide you to get the most of the terrains and special sections.
The participants in the adventure category will be assigned a member of the organization as their primary contact and go-to-person. In 2021 it will be Bo Degn, who completed the rally three times in the race 4X4 category. Bo is experienced with off-road navigation and driving in the Sahara region as well as from the far north above the arctic circle and Iceland. Bo will be your go-to person before and during the rally if you have questions or need for advice
IMPROVE YOUR NAVIGATION AND SAHARA DRIVING SKILLS AS PART OF THE ADVENTURE
As a participant in the adventure category you will have a separate briefing every night after the rally briefing. We will discuss navigation, terrain and preparations for the next day in the tracks. And you can ask questions on the route and tracks from experienced drivers so that you can make informed choices of the route, and what challenges you want to take up the next day. On request we will do specific training sessions on the gps–navigation as used in the rally, driving in rocks, sand and dunes as well as beach driving etc.
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