Gravel Epic | Marrakesh

Sunday 29th March 2020

Marrakesh: Agafay desert, Marrakesh, Morocco

Cycling


Activities

  • Epic Course - Epic Course
  • Exploration Course - Individual Age group/open

Description

A new race series for those who exult in the challenge of gravel riding: four events, four countries, four vastly different experiences that will get your heart pounding with anticipation and excitement while leaving you with an unparalleled sense of accomplishment. From the Atlas Mountains in Morocco, to the lava fields of Mt. Etna, to the green forests of Slovenia and the gravel roads of Girona, we have amazing experiences in store for those who love getting off the tarmac.

 

First up in March 2020 is an amazing opportunity to explore Marrakesh, the Agafay desert and the wonders of the Atlas Mountains. After you arrive in beautiful, exotic Marrakesh, give yourself some time to soak up the atmosphere of the city’s markets filled with spices, exotic fruits and handmade artifacts before you head to our base, a luxury camp at the foot of the Atlas Mountains in the Agafay desert. Wake up to the sunlit mountains on race day before you start exploring the area. The course will lead you through arid plains to the majestic Atlas Mountains, the highest range in Northern Africa, rising up to over 4000m. After a tough but beautiful climb you will descend into green valleys before you finally leave the mountains and race through the desert trying to beat the sunset. And when it is all over, relax, recover and share your stories in front of a bonfire in the camp. The Marrakesh Gravel Epic race is a day we promise you will never forget.

 

While you are racing, we will make sure your whole family is having an equally good time with activities for everyone, from hot air ballooning, ATV tours or camel rides, market tours and much more. The Gravel Epic race is an event for the whole family; racers, partners and kids.

 

 

 

Event details and schedule

race date: March 29, 2020

Epic Course                                                       Exploration Course

180km                                                              138km

3850m ascent                                                    2700m ascent

Technical level: 6/10                                           Technical level: 5/10

Difficulty level: 8/10                                            Difficulty level: 8/10

Expected median finish time: 10 hours                                                 6 hours

Organised by

World Epic Events Ltd

368 Hennessy Road, HK

Phone: +852 94611616

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